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Election 2020: BC’s struggling tourism sector needs provincial support

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

BC’s struggling tourism industry was hoping for more when the B.C. government unveiled its $1.5-billion economic recovery plan just prior to calling a snap election Monday.

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Discovery Island Businesses Reopen, Slowly

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Businesses in B.C.’s small resort communities are trying to figure out how, or even if, to open shop as the province enters the next stage of its reopening plan June 1.

Restaurants, pubs, businesses, resorts and marinas in the Discovery Islands off the west coast of B.C. are tentatively taking the first steps in expanding services in their communities to locals and tourists alike.

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Tourism Operators Wrestling WIth BC’s Reopening Plan

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

B.C. tourism operators being crushed by COVID-19 are hopeful but confused about how the critical summer season will unfold after the province unveiled its plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday.

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Tourism On Life Support

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Easter long weekend is usually the unofficial start to tourist season in B.C, but tourism operators are not sure they are going to survive COVID-19.

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