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BEVS Mar 23rd 2020 5:13 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by PiffPoff
my grill element on the oven has conked out and the washing machine is filling with water when it's off.

MrBEVS says the solenoid valve is not shutting off. There should be a tap that feed the washing machine. Either under sink or back of w/m. Just turn that off and on as you need to. If there is hot and cold going to the w/m then you will need to turn both on and off as needs be. Hope that helps a bit for now.

carcajou Mar 23rd 2020 5:56 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Australian airline Rex has suspended operations except for government subsidised intra-Queensland flying.

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 6:24 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
We can get onto the Save On website, it will let us pick a day and time and load the shopping cart but then times out with a server error at check out and doesn't complete.

If only I could take sleeping pills 2 times a day and just sleep near 24 hours a day, seems like the best solution, sleep through it all in the comfort of home.

Safeway is doing the following for their store employees:

All teammates will receive an additional $50 a week, regardless of the number of hours worked, recognizing how each one of our heroes is going over and above to feed our customers.
• All of our teammates who work more than 20 hours a week will receive an additional $2 premium per hour for all hours over 20 hours, in addition to the $50 payment mentioned above.
• All of these new arrangements are retroactive to March 8, 2020, and employees will receive their first payments in early April.
• This program will be reassessed at the end of April.

dbd33 Mar 23rd 2020 12:24 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by spouse of scouse (Post 12825484)
It would have to be a building with super-duper, individual sound proofing for every apartment.

At 25 The Esplanade people can be having a party that's loud in the corridor, through the closed door, but inaudible in the apartment next door. In winter, anyway, open the windows and that doesn't work.

dbd33 Mar 23rd 2020 12:41 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Gozit (Post 12825501)
Generally the nicer a building is probably filters out the amount of families with kids or pets...because if they can afford the nice condo they can probably also afford to live in a home more suited for family- or pet life. Especially outside the big cities Toronto and Van etc.

This may be the ultimate Canadian petit-bourgeois comment. Toronto and Vancouver are not especially big cities. Not all people think a plastic coated wooden box near a strip mall is more suited to family or pet life than, say, a pre-war apartment opposite Hyde Park or on Central Park West. In NYC or Paris, for example, very many rich children live in apartments near their elite schools, near the parks, near the museums and galleries.



Piff Poff Mar 23rd 2020 1:11 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BEVS (Post 12825572)
MrBEVS says the solenoid valve is not shutting off. There should be a tap that feed the washing machine. Either under sink or back of w/m. Just turn that off and on as you need to. If there is hot and cold going to the w/m then you will need to turn both on and off as needs be. Hope that helps a bit for now.

yes, thank you BEVS and MrcBevs, that is the issue, we fixed it before by unplugging and turning the taps off for 24 hrs and then turning it all back on, that fix didn't last as long as it did last time, let's hope it see us through the next little bit. I'm more distressed about the oven. But OH will get me a new element, im sure it's the second one of those we are on too.

Almost Canadian Mar 23rd 2020 1:32 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I wonder how many feel like this:


Danny B Mar 23rd 2020 2:17 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Everyone who thinks social distancing is a joke should watch the first 40 secs of this video.


Jerseygirl Mar 23rd 2020 2:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
All private schools here are now closed until Sept...looks like state schools will follow.

Paul_Shepherd Mar 23rd 2020 2:45 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12825754)
Everyone who thinks social distancing is a joke should watch the first 40 secs of this video.

https://twitter.com/C4Dispatches/sta...619172359?s=20

Very well explained....from what I have heard and seen in the UK....people are blatantly ignoring social distancing.... panic buying and queuing in grocery stores. My cousin and her husband walked into an Asda and walked straight out out again at the weekend....too many people just not listiening to government instructions making a mockery of social distancing. The UK will be the next Italy if that behaviour continues.

BristolUK Mar 23rd 2020 3:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
The city bus service here has reduced the timetable, essentially not running for the evenings and no sitting in the seat immediately behind the driver.

As of today there's a limit of 9 passengers on the bus.

Jerseygirl Mar 23rd 2020 3:39 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Arghhh no mandatory lockdown from JustinT today...disappointing,

BristolUK Mar 23rd 2020 4:01 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
I wonder how many people who don't have a flu jab because they "don't get flu" would now take a shot against this virus if it was available. :sneaky:

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 4:21 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12825803)
The city bus service here has reduced the timetable, essentially not running for the evenings and no sitting in the seat immediately behind the driver.

As of today there's a limit of 9 passengers on the bus.

They couldn't do a 9 limit here but they are not letting people use the front door (unless needing the ramp to board.) and they are waiving bus fare since no way to collect payment from the back door. (sky train fares are not being waived, just bus fares)

macadian Mar 23rd 2020 4:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12825808)
Arghhh no mandatory lockdown from JustinT today...disappointing,

He is having a chat with Premiers this evening allegedly. I suspect legislation will be enacted similar to what has been implemented in Nova Scotia, in the next few days.
I do feel that although the Feds seem to be doing a reasonable job dealing with the Pandemic thay have to often been "Reactive ' rather than "Proactive" imo....if people haven't 'got it' by now they never will...without a 'wallet hitting' incentive! Again, overdue imo.

Siouxie Mar 23rd 2020 5:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12825839)
They couldn't do a 9 limit here but they are not letting people use the front door (unless needing the ramp to board.) and they are waiving bus fare since no way to collect payment from the back door. (sky train fares are not being waived, just bus fares)

Same here...

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 5:34 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
48 new cases in BC and 3 more deaths, total cases in BC 472.

33 in hospital and 14 in ICU.

100 people have recovered.




CanadaJimmy Mar 23rd 2020 5:38 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12825891)
48 new cases in BC and 3 more deaths, total cases in BC 472.

33 in hospital and 14 in ICU.

100 people have recovered.

In reality number of cases in BC is much higher than this. I know someone who was coughing up blood, and they just told them to go home and self-isolate. No test given. Thankfully I hadn't seen them in person for a while.

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 6:03 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by CanadaJimmy (Post 12825896)
In reality number of cases in BC is much higher than this. I know someone who was coughing up blood, and they just told them to go home and self-isolate. No test given. Thankfully I hadn't seen in person for a while.

Yes I am sure it is, as they only seem to be testing the most serious of cases/meeting specific criteria.

But they are the only numbers we have to go by.

But with 21,296 tests done as of last Friday, we are doing better than Washington state was at 21,296 so I guess that is a plus.

Washington is up to 30,875 as of today with 1,996 positive. Unfortunately BC only updates the testing numbers once per week on Friday where WA seems to do it daily.




scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 7:23 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
People and businesses who don't comply with social distancing rules may face fines in the City of Vancouver now.

Fines up to 1,000 for individuals and up to 50,000 for businesses.

Fines are considered a last resort.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/briti...ines-1.5506828




BristolUK Mar 23rd 2020 7:40 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12825891)
48 new cases in BC and 3 more deaths, total cases in BC 472.

33 in hospital and 14 in ICU..

We're still at the same 17 (8 confirmed and 9 presumptive) as at the end of last week, all linked to travel and all mild.

I was looking at the Downtown webcams earlier and there was hardly anyone walking.

People treating it more seriously or used to doing as they're told?

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 8:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
BC announced their assistance plans, renters will have to wait a few more days though, province hasn't announced those plans yet.

- $2.8 billion in support for individuals and $2.2 billion for businesses.
-one-time $1,000 tax-free benefit for British Columbians unable to work due to crisis. (if eligible for EI and federal care benefit)
- companies with payroll over 500,000 can defer employer health tax payments
- Various provincial tax deadlines extended until Sept 30
- April 1 increase of carbon tax, PST on sweetened carbonated drinks, PST registration on e-commerce delayed and their timing will be reviewed by Sept 30.
- $1.7 billion for critical services.
- increasing and expanding the B.C. Climate Action Tax Credit in July 2020. 86 per cent of British Columbians will see some extra money from this enhancement.


Jerseygirl Mar 23rd 2020 8:05 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Trudeau, Tory and Ford and still no mandatory lock down. Just asking people isn’t enough.

Danny B Mar 23rd 2020 8:48 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Shit just got real in the UK. Finally.

BristolUK Mar 23rd 2020 9:32 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12825961)
Shit just got real in the UK. Finally.

The non essential goods will be difficult. Sure you can close a gift shop or whatever but "Shopping for necessities" may be a problem.

Who determines what's essential? And if it's okay to buy milk, eggs what about a pack of bacon and you may as well have a bottle of coke and a bar of chocolate while you're there. And what if you're collecting your essential prescription from one of those big pharmacies that also sell those things? :unsure:

Atlantic Xpat Mar 23rd 2020 9:56 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12825823)
I wonder how many people who don't have a flu jab because they "don't get flu" would now take a shot against this virus if it was available. :sneaky:

I suspect the antiivaxers will be rather quiet when a Covid vaccine is available...

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 10:08 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
Maybe the airport/airline screening isn't going to work well?

macadian Mar 23rd 2020 10:31 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Danny B (Post 12825961)
Shit just got real in the UK. Finally.

Yes, but BJ screwed up imo. Parks are still open...won't be long before the daily exercise, once per day gets abused....I hope I'm wrong......unintended consequences?

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 23rd 2020 11:36 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 
"B.C.’s health minister says British Columbians should expect to remain under strict provincial orders until at least the end of April."




Siouxie Mar 23rd 2020 11:43 pm

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12826000)


I know of someone who's daughter flew back from Dominican Republic (with a couple of friends) to Montreal on Sunday and on arrival was handed a pamphlet 'suggesting' they might want to self isolate for 14 days - nothing compulsary. After staying in Montreal for the night they got on an internal flight to Alberta. If any of them had CV19 then they potentially infected hundreds... they should make self isolation compulsary for ALL travellers - Canadian or visitors - and restrict taking internal flights until they are cleared.

Jerseygirl Mar 24th 2020 12:43 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12825525)
I got laid off today, not unexpected, Grandad 94 in UK is in Hospital with Pneumonia, sore throat and a cough, is awaiting covid test results, is not allowed visitors.

my grill element on the oven has conked out and the washing machine is filling with water when it's off.

Early May visitors have cancelled, one half is stuck in the US, the other half at home in Germany, they are mid -late 70's, our late May visitors are looking into rebooking for next year.

I am going to buy some craft supplies and dog food tomorrow when I pick up my letter from work and then cocoon myself. Puppy will miss out on essential socialising and may cause issues in the future, hoping to at least be able to book her into a groomer in the next two weeks before everything is shut down.

OH is still working at the moment, his place of work laid off 21 on Friday.

stay safe peeps.

I realise you were expecting it Piff but none the less it must have been a bit of a shock. ((((((HUGS)))))).

my Pom could do with a haircut but I will not risk going to the groomers. Instead I’ve ordered hair clippers from Amazon. Hubby needs a hair cut too...he doesn’t realise I will be practising on him using the same clippers. :lol:

Piff Poff Mar 24th 2020 1:13 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
Well I went to get my 'lay off' letter to day and it was busy at work, I was asked to hold off applying for EI. I am now doing 10-1 5 days a week (usual shift is 8-1). I'd rather do that than stare at 4 walls. I'm pretty sure we will be on lockdown soon anyway.

I will pick up a supply of dog food on Wednesday as that's when Pet smart gets it's delivery, then aside from groceries we will be set up. I did get some mini clippers for doing in between Nushkas toes. She is great in the bath and even doesn't mind my hair dryer, it's as she gets bigger we might struggle lol. We should have a 'I groomed my own pup ' thread if this goes on and on.

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 24th 2020 1:20 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
I am thinking the US and/or Italy may end up with more cases than China at this point, doesn't seem to be slowing in the US.

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 24th 2020 2:01 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12826046)
I know of someone who's daughter flew back from Dominican Republic (with a couple of friends) to Montreal on Sunday and on arrival was handed a pamphlet 'suggesting' they might want to self isolate for 14 days - nothing compulsary. After staying in Montreal for the night they got on an internal flight to Alberta. If any of them had CV19 then they potentially infected hundreds... they should make self isolation compulsary for ALL travellers - Canadian or visitors - and restrict taking internal flights until they are cleared.

Hawaiian Airlines has a charter flight into Vancouver tonight, arrives in about 3 hours. Canadian's from a cruise ship that docked in Hawaii. Hawaiian government kept everyone on the ship until 3 hours before their flight and then ship straight to airport, there are other flights to Australia, UK, Germany, US mainland and a couple others to repatriate people on the ship to their home country. Hawaii didn't want the ship to dock but apparently it has mechanical issues that made docking necessary, but Hawaiian government seemed to be very strict, stay on ship until time to go to airport then straight to airport.

No word if the Hawaiian crew is staying in Vancouver, flying to Seattle or another US city though, doubt the plane or crew will go back to Hawaii tonight, would be a long day, and might exceed crew limits if done round trip same day. But Hawaiian Airlines is a rare visitor to Vancouver, too bad the plane is arriving so late.

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 24th 2020 2:11 am

Re: Coronavirus
 
BC Dentist died of COVID, had attended the big dental conference at the start of the month that has been linked to 20 cases so far.


Siouxie Mar 24th 2020 5:15 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Jsmth321 (Post 12826093)
Hawaiian Airlines has a charter flight into Vancouver tonight, arrives in about 3 hours. Canadian's from a cruise ship that docked in Hawaii. Hawaiian government kept everyone on the ship until 3 hours before their flight and then ship straight to airport, there are other flights to Australia, UK, Germany, US mainland and a couple others to repatriate people on the ship to their home country. Hawaii didn't want the ship to dock but apparently it has mechanical issues that made docking necessary, but Hawaiian government seemed to be very strict, stay on ship until time to go to airport then straight to airport.

No word if the Hawaiian crew is staying in Vancouver, flying to Seattle or another US city though, doubt the plane or crew will go back to Hawaii tonight, would be a long day, and might exceed crew limits if done round trip same day. But Hawaiian Airlines is a rare visitor to Vancouver, too bad the plane is arriving so late.

Ooohh I wonder if my friend was on that flight - her cruise ship was diverted to Hawaii to offload passengers for flights as they were down to 1 prop.. she lives in Ontario but perhaps they will put her on an internal flight from Vancouver. (No sickness on her ship as far as she was aware). I just saw the news report and that was the ship she was on!

scrubbedexpat091 Mar 24th 2020 5:42 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Siouxie (Post 12826135)
Ooohh I wonder if my friend was on that flight - her cruise ship was diverted to Hawaii to offload passengers for flights as they were down to 1 prop.. she lives in Ontario but perhaps they will put her on an internal flight from Vancouver. (No sickness on her ship as far as she was aware). I just saw the news report and that was the ship she was on!

Sounds like the same ship. Sun Country is also bringing in some of the passengers so she might be on one of those, I believe they are all coming to Vancouver and then onward to their home, at least from what has been reported.

Jingsamichty Mar 24th 2020 10:03 am

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Had to laugh this morning at Mike Ashley's claims that Sports Direct shops should remain open because they provided "vital sports and fitness equipment" to the British public. Last time I was in a Sports Direct <shudder> it was just wall to wall piles of Kappa tracksuits, Barcelona football shirts and giant mugs.

Hopefully another greedy, grasping wideboy about to learn a lesson. Should have put this in the "Upsides" thread.

MillieF Mar 24th 2020 10:19 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by Piff Poff (Post 12826078)
Well I went to get my 'lay off' letter to day and it was busy at work, I was asked to hold off applying for EI. I am now doing 10-1 5 days a week (usual shift is 8-1). I'd rather do that than stare at 4 walls. I'm pretty sure we will be on lockdown soon anyway.

I will pick up a supply of dog food on Wednesday as that's when Pet smart gets it's delivery, then aside from groceries we will be set up. I did get some mini clippers for doing in between Nushkas toes. She is great in the bath and even doesn't mind my hair dryer, it's as she gets bigger we might struggle lol. We should have a 'I groomed my own pup ' thread if this goes on and on.

Is Pet Smart still open? We have a new one that has just opened and it has 'self service wash your doggy' station! My dog (a big Cairn Terrier) has a visit to the groomer every 3 months ish, but it's not cheap, and much as I love him he does smell, my son and I had planned to try to wrestle him in there when C19 changed our lives...now I'm 'working from home', my son lost his job and Uni has pretty much ground to a halt, I will check and go there...if possible - thank you PP

MillieF Mar 24th 2020 10:31 am

Re: Coronavirus
 

Originally Posted by BristolUK (Post 12825941)

I was looking at the Downtown webcams earlier and there was hardly anyone walking.

People treating it more seriously or used to doing as they're told?

I am very much in agreement Bristol. I think we are all taking it very seriously here. I did work last week, but that was just because it was deemed necessary (and I was on my own) I haven't been anywhere since last Friday. There is almost no traffic on the roads. I was planning to go for a walk with the dog today, but it has snowed - surprisingly more than advertised- in the night, so perhaps I won't.

Why can these people just not stay in and isolate? Two weeks might just make all the difference...


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