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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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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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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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B.C. couple concerned vacation rental’s refund policies create pressure to travel

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Public health restrictions to not travel between health regions has prompted many British Columbians to cancel travel plans. And in some cases it is leading to conflicts over cancellation policies and refunds, especially with short-term rentals. “We exchanged emails back and forth with the owner and they were very …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health region a varied mix of caseload totals – Okanagan

A map showing COVID-19 cases in B.C., from Dec. 26, 2020.

A map of B.C.’s Southern Interior regarding coronavirus statistics is beginning to resemble a quilt of many colours. About a month ago, there were six subregions within Interior Health that had zero confirmed cases of COVID-19. Fast forward from that Dec. 26 report, and now there are 10 regions …

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Coronavirus: Big White cluster grows another 28 cases – Okanagan

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The community cluster at Big White Ski Resort continues to grow, health officials announced on Tuesday afternoon. Interior Health said another 28 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified, pushing the cluster total to 203. The health agency said of the 28 new cases, 22 either reside or work …

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Coronavirus: 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 86 new cases announced for Interior Health – Okanagan

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Two more deaths related to COVID-19, along with 86 new cases of coronavirus, were announced for the Interior Health region on Friday afternoon. Both deaths were in long-term care, said Interior Health, at Heritage Square in Vernon. Including Friday’s announcement, the region’s COVID-19 death total since the pandemic began …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health case totals rising, but data widely varies – Okanagan

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Interior Health is still seeing an overall increase in confirmed coronavirus cases, but how big or small that rise is varies widely from area to area. The Okanagan region, for example, had 2,956 cases from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, according to the latest data from the B.C. …

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Coronavirus: 214 cases reported for Central Okanagan during week of Christmas – Okanagan

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The Central Okanagan saw a spike in coronavirus cases during the week of Christmas, according to new data. The B.C. Centre of Disease Control (BC CDC) says between Dec. 20 and 26, the region had 214 new cases of COVID-19. To put that in perspective, the Central Okanagan had …

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