BC COVID-19

UBC Okanagan researcher says Canadians too dependent on imported foods

UBC Okanagan researcher says Canadians too dependent on imported foods

A UBC Okanagan researcher is saying Canada’s food supply isn’t as secure as Canadians would like to think it is. “Climate change is a big (reason). As we look at different weather patterns that affect food production, it’s very disconcerting,” said Joanna Taylor, a UBC Okanagan postdoctoral researcher on the …

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Private parties in Vancouver area linked to at least 45 COVID-19 cases, says B.C.’s top doctor – BC

Private parties in Vancouver area linked to at least 45 COVID-19 cases, says B.C.’s top doctor - BC

B.C.’s top doctor says at least 45 cases of COVID-19 in the province are linked to private parties in the Metro Vancouver area. Dr. Bonnie Henry said the exposure event bears a resemblance to an outbreak in Kelowna connected to private gatherings that took place over the Canada Day long …

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B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials to provide Thursday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials are set to provide a Thursday update on the province’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The province announced 146 new COVID-19 cases over a four-day span during a news briefing on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it announced another 47 cases, bringing the total in the province to …

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B.C. premier expected to take questions on back-to-school plan at morning news conference

B.C. premier expected to take questions on back-to-school plan at morning news conference

B.C. Premier John Horgan is expected to take questions about the province’s back-to-school plan at an unrelated news conference on Thursday. Horgan and Health Minister Adrian Dix are scheduled to make an announcement on health services in Surrey at 9:30 a.m., but both are expected to field questions about the …

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Online petition calls to keep attendance at B.C. schools voluntary come September

Online petition calls to keep attendance at B.C. schools voluntary come September

A growing number of B.C. parents are voicing their frustration with the province’s return to school plan. A change.org petition calling on the government to keep the fall return to the classroom optional has garnered more than 1,500 online signatures as of Monday morning. 1:57BCTF calls for delay in to …

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Coronavirus: Armstrong’s Caravan Farm Theatre launches fundraiser – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Armstrong’s Caravan Farm Theatre launches fundraiser - Okanagan

The Caravan Farm Theatre hasn’t cancelled a show since its inception 43 years ago, but the pandemic has forced it to postpone its summer shows this year. “What is sad is that we were on such a roll. We had had three really great years — we were adding to …

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Coronavirus: Long weekend brings COVID-19 concerns after last outbreak in Kelowna – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Long weekend brings COVID-19 concerns after last outbreak in Kelowna - Okanagan

Another long weekend has arrived and with it comes renewed COVID-19 concerns for the Okanagan community. The concern stems from a spike in coronavirus cases in Kelowna following exposure linked to the Canada Day holiday. “My hope is after our last long weekend and what resulted, we learned our lesson,” …

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Over a third of B.C. teachers ‘unsure’ about returning to classroom in September

Over a third of B.C. teachers ‘unsure’ about returning to classroom in September

B.C. teachers are “unsure” about a return to school in September and only half of them felt safe during the voluntary return to class last month. According to preliminary results of an internal survey of B.C. Teachers’ Federation members, a majority felt exhausted by increased workloads and say they need …

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B.C. health officials to provide Monday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials to provide Monday COVID-19 update

Health officials are set to provide a Monday update on British Columbia’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. On Friday, health officials announced 27 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, a slight dip after a week in which new diagnoses topped 30 nearly every day. One additional COVID-19 death was reported …

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Kelowna country dance bar OK Corral closing after more than 30 years

Kelowna country dance bar OK Corral closing after more than 30 years

Country music enthusiasts may have danced their last line-dance at Kelowna’s fabled OK Corral. The staple of Kelowna’s nightlife for more than three decades announced it is closing its cabaret “indefinitely” in a social media post on Sunday. The announcement comes as provincial rules designed to mitigate the spread of …

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