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Coronavirus: Kelowna bus driver tests positive for COVID-19 – Okanagan

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A public bus driver in Kelowna has tested positive for COVID-19. The news was confirmed on Wednesday by Al Peressini, president of Amalgamated Transit Union 1722. “Sad to hear one of our drivers was diagnosed with (COVID-19) on Sunday,” Peressini told Global News. “(The driver) started feeling ill on …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna’s mayor reacts to anti-lockdown messages spray-painted on city hall – Okanagan

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Kelowna’s city hall has been vandalized with anti-lockdown messages for the second time in less than three weeks. Police say the vandalism happened around 4:30 a.m., on Wednesday. Kelowna RCMP have released an image of a person of interest, in hopes someone will recognize the alleged vandal. “At this …

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Coronavirus: ‘Exposures coming faster than we can keep up,’ says Central Okanagan Teachers Association – Okanagan

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Since the end of October, there have been at least 14 schools across the Central Okanagan with positive cases of COVID-19. It’s a trend that has the Central Okanagan Teachers’ Association (COTA) increasingly concerned. “The exposures are coming faster than we can keep up,” said COTA president Susan Bauhart. …

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Impromptu Remembrance Day ceremony attracts crowd in Kelowna – Okanagan

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Remembrance Day looked quite a bit different this year as all public parades and ceremonies were cancelled due to public health orders, but some people still went out to pay their respects. Bagpipes echoed across a crowd of around 150 people at the Kelowna City Park Cenotaph. The impromptu …

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More confirmed COVID-19 cases at Kelowna Secondary, says school district – Okanagan

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More people at an Okanagan school have tested positive for coronavirus, Central Okanagan Public Schools announced on Wednesday. The school district said there were more confirmed cases at Kelowna Secondary School, but did not reveal how many had tested positive for COVID-19. The affected members are said to be …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health issues COVID-19 alert, says cases surging – Okanagan

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Interior Health has issued a coronavirus alert for the region, stating that “surging COVID-19 activity has become a concern.” In a press release issued Tuesday just before 3 p.m., the health agency noted higher rates of COVID-19 are being detected and it is “concerned by the upward trend and …

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Coronavirus: Anti-vaccine, anti-lockdown ads appear in West Kelowna

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Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine ads have popped up on some West Kelowna billboards. Several ads cycle through on the digital billboards. One reads, “COVID. Is the cure worse than the illness?” Another reads, “Masks. Distancing. Lockdowns.. Are they working?” The ads are causing some controversy in the Okanagan. Read more: …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health region sees noticeable rise in COVID-19 cases – Okanagan

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The Interior Health region saw a noticeable bump in COVID-19 cases on Friday. Provincial health officials say 24 additional cases were reported overnight in the region, which pushed the total number of cases in the area since the pandemic began to 845. Currently, there are 115 active cases in …

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Coronavirus: Kelowna elementary school added to growing list of confirmed cases in Okanagan – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Kelowna elementary school added to growing list of confirmed cases in Okanagan - Okanagan

An elementary school in Kelowna was added on Thursday to what is a growing list of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Central Okanagan. Central Okanagan Public Schools announced the news, stating a member of the Springvalley Elementary School community has tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure date, according to …

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Coronavirus: Interior Health declares outbreak at long-term care home in Kelowna – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Interior Health declares outbreak at long-term care home in Kelowna - Okanagan

A coronavirus outbreak has been declared at a long-term care home in Kelowna. Interior Health said it declared the outbreak after conducting a thorough investigation at the Village at Mill Creek. The health authority said two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, but added, “there are no cases …

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