The emergency orders announced by B.C. Thursday will provide Richmond with more powers, according to the city.
The city says those new measures are also in line with the steps Richmond is taking to combat COVID-19.
On Thursday, issued as orders under the Emergency Program Act, the provincial government set up a new supply chain team to control the distribution and sale of essential goods during the coronavirus pandemic, and suspended municipal states of emergency – with the exception of Vancouver – so that there would be a cohesive, rather than “patchwork,” response across B.C.
Those measures are in line with Richmond’s priorities, according to the city.
“The alignment of our priorities will maximize both the province’s and Richmond’s success in addressing COVID-19 and aiding those significantly impacted,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie.
“We are strategizing how to swiftly support provincial efforts, while we continue to keep the best interests of everyone in our community, including Richmond businesses, a priority.” …