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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Kelowna hip-hop funk fusion band 538 st., blends genres to produce debut single

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

Kelowna’s own 538 st.’s sound makes them stand out in the Okanagan’s music scene. The band gets its unique name from brothers and bandmates Jake and Sam Cooke’s mom’s house, where it all started. Jake had his laptop stolen with all his music on it while recording music in …

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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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Penticton Indian Band says some members not sharing COVID-19 contact-tracing information

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

The Penticton Indian Band says some of its community members are refusing to share information when it comes to contact tracing. On Monday, PIB issued a statement on its website, noting that the number of confirmed COVID-19 tests is holding at 19 positive cases. “Although our health team has …

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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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Positive COVID-19 case identified at Penticton Indian Band funeral

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

Interior Health officials are asking members of the Penticton Indian Band and the Okanagan Indian Band who attended a funeral last week in the South Okanagan to monitor for possible COVID-19 symptoms. This week, the Penticton Indian Band (PIB) posted an urgent, online notice stating it has been notified …

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