Morning Headlines: March 2, 2020

Michelle de Leon / March 2, 2020

The two patients who have died from Covid-19 were admitted into Evergreen Health Medical Center.
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COVID-19 CONCERNS

Health officials in Washington state confirmed the second person to have died from the coronavirus in the US is a man in his 70’s near Seattle.

The spread of Covid-19 has sparked Americans in a state of panic-buying which is usually seen during natural disaster events.

In Ontario, health officials of the province announced four more cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total of patients diagnosed with Covid1-9 to 24.

More coverage on the effects of the coronavirus coming up in BCIT News.

WET’SUWET’EN PROPOSAL

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and senior government ministers reached a proposed arrangement on Sunday which focuses on Wet’suwet’en rights and land title.

They discussed the pipeline dispute in Northern B-C which has prompted solidarity demonstrations and blockades across Canada.

Coastal GasLink had agreed to pause construction during the talks, which began on Thursday, but the company says it will resume construction activities in the area today.

The discussion between the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and senior government ministers was in response to the multiple protests and demonstrations throughout Canada.
(Michelle de Leon / BCIT News)

When Lyft launched in January, the pick-ups were restricted to Vancouver and only went as far as Victoria Drive.
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NEED A LYFT?

Lyft is expanding its operating region in Metro Vancouver.

Passengers will be able to use the rideshare company’s services at the Horseshoe Bay and Tsawwassen ferry terminals,  as well as White Rock, Langley, and all of West Vancouver.

The Passenger Transportation Board is continuing to work through ride-hailing applications from other companies.

The board has approved an application from Coastal Rides to operate in parts of Vancouver Island and northern B.C.