Tag Archives: Kelowna

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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Efforts underway to pull off Okanagan’s largest toy drive despite actual event being cancelled – Okanagan

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The Tiny Tim charity breakfast and toy drive has been a long-running tradition in Kelowna. Every year, it draws hundreds of people who, in exchange for a new toy donation, receive a buffet breakfast and live entertainment, including a visit from Santa, courtesy of the Coast Capri Hotel. Read …

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Kelowna, B.C., woman arrested after COVID-19 mask dispute at Value Village

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A 41-year-old Kelowna, B.C., woman was arrested on Sunday after she refused to wear a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at a Value Village store. Mounties responded to a complaint of trespass and causing a disturbance at the business in the 100-block of Aurora Crescent just after 4 …

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Kelowna RCMP investigating after mall staff member allegedly threated by anti-mask demonstrator

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Kelowna RCMP say police are investigating an allegation that a staff member at Orchard Park Shopping Centre was threatened on Saturday by someone who was part of a group of anti-mask demonstrators. Officers initially responded to the mall to deal with an allegation that some members of a protest …

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Kelowna, B.C., business owner berated by anti-maskers while holding baby

Coffee shop owner Jennifer West says she was harassed by anti-maskers on Saturday while holding her six-month-old baby,

A Kelowna business owner said she was berated and harassed by three men while holding her baby after they refused to don masks inside her store, per B.C.’s new COVID-19 provincial health directive. Jennifer West, owner of the Bean Scene North coffee shop on Ellis Street said the confrontation …

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Coronavirus: Okanagan charity puts out plea for donations after fundraising event cancelled – Okanagan

Coronavirus: Okanagan charity puts out plea for donations after fundraising event cancelled - Okanagan

The East Meets West Children’s Foundation is putting out a plea to past supporters and the general public to consider making a donation to the charity. Every year the Okanagan charity holds its fundraising dinner just before the Indian festival of Diwali, but unfortunately it had to be cancelled …

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Second COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna long-term care home, visits halted

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An outbreak has been declared at Kelowna’s Orchard Manor long-term care home after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Interior Health said no residents have tested positive for the virus or are experiencing symptoms at this time. However, visits to the home have been halted for now. Officials said …

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COVID-19 gargle test, now available for adults, arrives in the Okanagan – Okanagan

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The COVID-19 gargle test is now available for adults in the Okanagan, and Interior Health says it’s just as effective as the swab test up the nose. Until this week, the spit test was only available to children. Read more: So long swabs: B.C. unveils new mouth-rinse COVID-19 test …

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Interior Health preparing for COVID-19 vaccination distribution

Interior Health preparing for COVID-19 vaccination distribution

While it’s unclear when a COVID-19 vaccine may be approved for use in Canada, Interior Health (IH) is preparing ahead of time to roll out a vaccination program. That planning includes discussions of which groups to prioritize when immunization is able to start. Read more: Canada’s coronavirus vaccine rollout: …

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Interior Health defends handling of COVID-19 school exposures

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Interior Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer is defending the health authority’s handling of COVID-19 exposures at schools. Dr. Albert de Villiers said school plans to deal with the exposures are good, those impacted are contacted directly and parents should not be worried. After COVID-19 exposures at more than a …

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