central okanagan

COVID-19: Interior Health asking residents to register for vaccine shots

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Register, register, register. That was the vaccination message Interior Health officials pushed during a media call on Friday afternoon. According to Interior Health, the region’s immunization plan began early in the year with those most at risk, but will soon include people 18 and over. Read more: Delaying 2nd …

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Coronavirus: B.C. Liberal Health critic’s COVID-19 comments in question

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The B.C. Liberal Health critic, who is also Kelowna-Mission’s MLA, has made some controversial statements regarding COVID-19, in a news article. In an interview with KelownaNow, a local news website, Merrifield is quoted as saying she takes “5,000 international units a day of vitamin D because there’s a direct …

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COVID-19: Okanagan sees slight increase in confirmed cases from week prior

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Okanagan for the last week of April grew slightly from the week prior, according to provincial data. Statistics from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control show that for the week of April 23-29, there were 351 confirmed cases of COVID-19 throughout …

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COVID-19: Kelowna RCMP, mayor urge anti-restriction protesters to adhere to health orders

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Kelowna RCMP Superintendent Kara Triance are asking anti-lockdown protesters to adhere to public health orders, the very orders many of them are protesting. “We have always said we respect the right to peacefully protest and the B.C. Supreme Court ruled in March that the …

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Interior Health: COVID-19 vaccine shots available at more pharmacies across region

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Interior Health says B.C.’s age-based immunization program is accelerating across the region, as vaccine shots are available now at more pharmacies. According to the health agency, people 30 years and older can receive their COVID-19 vaccine from select pharmacies in Castlegar, Cranbrook, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna, Lake Country, West Kelowna …

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at long-term care centre in Kelowna

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

All visits to a long-term care residence in Kelowna have been temporarily suspended following a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility. Interior Health says one resident and one staff member at Spring Valley Care Centre have tested positive for the illness caused by the coronavirus. The health agency says contact …

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COVID-19 outbreak at Sandalwood Retirement Resort deemed stable, Interior Health says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

The COVID-19 outbreak at Sandalwood Retirement Resort in Kelowna has been deemed by Interior Health as stable, as there have been no new positive cases reported. “It’s in control, mainly because of the vaccine,” said Dr. Albert de Villiers, Interior Health’s chief medical health officer. Currently, there are still …

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Okanagan tourism operators offer ‘staycation’ incentives amid COVID-19 travel ban

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With B.C.’s travel ban keeping many would-be-tourists away from the Okanagan, local tourism operators are having to appeal to a different kind of clientele this season — the kind that doesn’t have to travel that far. “Everybody is learning to just kind of be creative and think outside of …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan retirement home outbreak declared over, but 51 new cases for Interior Health – Okanagan

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A coronavirus outbreak at an Okanagan retirement home is now over, health officials said on Tuesday as 51 new cases for Interior Health were announced. According to Interior Health, the outbreak at Heritage Retirement Residence in West Kelowna is over. IH says an outbreak is declared over when two …

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Coronavirus: 71 new COVID-19 cases for Interior Health region – Okanagan

Coronavirus: 71 new COVID-19 cases for Interior Health region - Okanagan

Health officials announced 71 new cases of COVID-19 for the Interior Health region on Friday afternoon. Of those 71 cases, which pushed the region’s overall total to 6,151 since the pandemic began, one case was linked to the Big White cluster, while 10 were linked to the Fernie cluster. …

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