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Coronavirus: 81 more cases announced for Interior Health region – Okanagan

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Provincial officals reported 81 new cases of COVID-19 in the Interior Health region on Friday afternoon. Along with the new cases, Interior Health said there are 631 active cases that are isolating, along with 16 people in hospital, including four in intensive care. The number of deaths in the …

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B.C. COVID-19 vaccine plan: Who gets priority and what is the schedule?

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B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, said she is hoping to roll out a COVID-19 vaccine in the province in the first week of January. Henry said Thursday there will only be enough for people in priority groups to start, including vulnerable seniors and health-care workers. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: Resident in Kelowna long-term care home dies from COVID-19 – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Resident in Kelowna long-term care home dies from COVID-19 - Okanagan

One person has died in a declared coronavirus outbreak at a long-term care home in the Okanagan. The person was a resident at Mountainview Village in Kelowna. It’s believed to be the first long-term care home death in the Interior Health region. The Good Samaritan Society operates the 90-resident long-term …

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Kelowna hospital’s PPE supply areas locked at night, BC Nurses’ Union says

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Nurses in the Okanagan are still struggling to access personal protective equipment, according to their union. BC Nurses’ Union president Christine Sorensen said she’s been told that the PPE supply area in Kelowna General Hospital is closed and locked at night. “Nurses coming onto their shift at 7:30 are …

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

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

British Columbia’s top health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s COVID-19 response at 3 p.m. PT, Thursday. Global News will carry the briefing live here, on our Facebook page and on BC1. The update comes as the province bans all adult group sports activities, …

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B.C. chef, charity team up to offer virtual ‘holiday parties’ while feeding kids in need

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A Vancouver restaurant and a local charity have come up with a unique partnership that’s keeping both afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The project has kept crucial revenue flowing through the doors of Fable Kitchen, while helping Backpack Buddies — a group that helps feed vulnerable kids — keep …

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‘Dozens’ infected with COVID-19 after B.C. oldtimers’ hockey team travels to Alberta

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A recent trip by a B.C. oldtimers’ hockey team to Alberta was responsible for dozens of cases of COVID-19, according to the province’s top doctor. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonny Henry used the case as an example, while again urging British Columbians to forego all non-essential travel as coronavirus …

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COVID-19 complacency rampant at first high school in South Okanagan to have exposure, students say

Students congregate outside Princess Margaret Secondary School over the lunch hour on Wednesday. Some were not physically distant or wearing masks.

Students at the first secondary school in the South Okanagan to be notified of a COVID-19 exposure say it’s a wake-up call, as some classmates have become complacent in following on-site safety protocols. On Tuesday night, families of approximately 500 students in Grades 9 through 12 at Princess Margaret …

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B.C. man in video of Starbucks confrontation fined twice for refusing to wear mask

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West Shore RCMP say they have issued two tickets to a man not wearing a mask who was belligerent with staff at two Victoria businesses on Monday. Police said staff at a Peninsula Co-op gas station on Millstream Road in Langford contacted them around 3:30 p.m. after a man …

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B.C. health officials to provide live Wednesday COVID-19 update

B.C. health officials to provide live Wednesday COVID-19 update

British Columbia health officials are scheduled to provide their latest update on the province’s COVID-19 response Wednesday afternoon. Global News will carry the briefing live at 3 p.m. here, on our Facebook page and on BC1. Read more: Coronavirus: ‘Healthy’ B.C. family posts ad requesting exposure to COVID-19 Tuesday …

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