Trump and Biden Will Hold Competing Town Halls on Thursday

President Trump may not be debating Joseph R. Biden Jr. on the same stage on Thursday night as originally planned. But the two candidates will still face off head-to-head.

NBC News confirmed on Wednesday that it would broadcast a prime-time town-hall-style event with Mr. Trump from Miami on Thursday at 8 p.m. Eastern, with the president fielding questions from Florida voters.

The event will directly overlap with an already-scheduled ABC televised town-hall meeting with Mr. Biden in Philadelphia, which will begin at the same time.

Mr. Biden’s town hall has been on the books since last week, after Mr. Trump, who had recently contracted the coronavirus, rejected plans to convert the second formal presidential debate into a virtual matchup; the debate was eventually canceled.

The NBC event, to be moderated by the “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie, had been contingent on the Trump campaign providing independent proof that the president

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COVID-19: B.C. begins health enforcement for banquet halls, nightlife venues, and food and beverage establishments

While food and beverage and nightlife establishments are facing financial challenges due to changes to provincial health orders, the provincial government has announced new measures to enforce those health order amendments.

B.C. provincial health minister Dr. Bonnie Henry announced amendments to provincial health orders on September 8 regarding nightlife and event venues and alcohol service. Henry had explained these changes were made after working extensively with the nightlife industry. However, she said that despite all efforts, these venues remained unsafe environments where transmissions were taking up large amounts of public health resources due to challenges in contact tracing. 

Today (September 20), B.C. Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth announced the ticketing measures that will enable officers to enforce these amendments, effective immediately. These measures are being enacted under the provincial state of emergency, which has been extended until September 29.

All of the changes that Henry announced pertaining

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