Kelowna

People aged 30+ living in Summerland, Rutland eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

People aged 30+ living in Summerland, Rutland eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Interior Health announced Friday morning that residents who live in Summerland or Kelowna’s Rutland neighbourhood are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The health authority said those areas are currently considered high-transmission neighbourhoods. People hoping to get the vaccine are being told to register, so they can be notified when …

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COVID-19: Unlicensed Kelowna, B.C., gym has door locks changed by Interior Health

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

Flow Academy, a Kelowna martial arts gym, had its door locks changed as Interior Health says the gym has repeatedly violated public health orders, including a cease operation order handed down in the middle of April. “Unfortunately, we had to change their locks so they could not get into …

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

Click to play video: 'Canada should look at ‘really cutting down on’ non-essential travel, Yaffe says'

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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‘I felt helpless’: Patient concerned about Kelowna General Hospital staff masking habits

‘I felt helpless’: Patient concerned about Kelowna General Hospital staff masking habits

A Kelowna patient is sharing her experiences at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). The woman says she felt helpless watching some hospital staff walk around unmasked. While it’s unclear if any rules were broken, the health authority is using the incident as a learning opportunity. Read more: COVID-19: Outbreak at …

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More restrictions means more pain for local business – Okanagan

More restrictions means more pain for local business - Okanagan

The local tourism industry is bracing for more pain. Last week, the federal government announced Canada’s major airlines will suspend service to all Caribbean destinations and Mexico starting Sunday until April 30. In addition all international passenger flights must land at only four airports in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and …

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