COVID-19

Classroom chairs. (Photo: Pixabay)

Number of school COVID-19 exposures remain unchanged for Central Okanagan schools

Twelve public and three private schools have noted exposure events in the past two weeks

 

Salmon Arm Secondary graduate Michael Worobey, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona, provides information on the coronavirus and vaccine. (Contributed)

Virus specialist raised in Salmon Arm recommends more COVID rapid testing

Michael Worobey says vaccines ‘incredibly safe,’ still effective against delta variant

 

Wings Tap and Grill in the Rutland neighbourhood was spray-painted obscene drawings after three young men were denied entry just after 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14. (Photo: Brent Stewart)

Kelowna restaurant vandalized after 3 customers denied entry

Wings Tap and Grill manager said she is frustrated about the whole situation

 

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Self-reported rates of anxiety and depression increased during parts of the pandemic. File photo.

Stats Canada reports significant pandemic-related jumps in depression and anxiety

Public health officer: ‘Huge amount of work ahead of us with restoring resiliency in our communities’

Self-reported rates of anxiety and depression increased during parts of the pandemic. File photo.
Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar at 467 Leon Ave. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna restaurant that defied vaccine card program now listed for sale

Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar is up for sale on Royal Lepage Kelowna at $150,000

Renegade Kitchen and Craft Bar at 467 Leon Ave. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Data from Interior Health’s list of exposures reveal that out of 44 schools in SD23, 12 schools still have potential exposure events. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Potential COVID-19 exposures listed for 15 Central Okanagan schools

Twelve public and three private schools have noted exposure events in the past two weeks

Data from Interior Health’s list of exposures reveal that out of 44 schools in SD23, 12 schools still have potential exposure events. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
KVR Middle School (Google Maps)
KVR Middle School. (Google Maps)

Multiple South Okanagan elementary schools report COVID-19 exposures

One middle school in Penticton also had reported potential exposures

KVR Middle School (Google Maps)
KVR Middle School. (Google Maps)
Mobile laundry service comes to the Central Okanagan. (Pixabay)

Wash, fold, deliver: Mobile laundry service comes to Central Okanagan

The service aims to help busy families make their lives easier

Mobile laundry service comes to the Central Okanagan. (Pixabay)
A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

COVID-19 exposure reported at Summerland Unisus School

Exposure took place in late September at independent school

A COVID-19 exposure event has been reported at Summerland Unisus School. The dates of the potential exposure are Sept. 27 and 28. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)

Weekly COVID-19 cases fall again in the Central Okanagan

The region saw 223 cases between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2

Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)
B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)

Vancouver Island sees far more surgery delays due to COVID-19 than rest of B.C.

157 surgeries postponed at Island hospitals Sept. 26 to Oct. 2; next highest health authority had 57

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Courtesy of B.C. government)
Jennifer Rosebluff-Thomas, left, poses with her sister Carol Charles in this undated handout photo. Rosebluff-Thomas died of COVID-19 last month. She was about 29 weeks pregnant with her ninth child. She was also unvaccinated and contracted the more dangerous Delta variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Carol Charles

Sister of pregnant Alberta woman who died of COVID-19 urges others to get vaccinated

GoFundMe page recently set up to help support her children after preventable death

Jennifer Rosebluff-Thomas, left, poses with her sister Carol Charles in this undated handout photo. Rosebluff-Thomas died of COVID-19 last month. She was about 29 weeks pregnant with her ninth child. She was also unvaccinated and contracted the more dangerous Delta variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Carol Charles
A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

First dose vax rate nears 90% for some Central Okanagan neighbourhoods

Almost 80 per cent of eligible Central Okanagan residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Wednesday’s federal vaccine requirement announcement doesn’t include BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)

New mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements will not apply to BC Ferries

Federally regulated transportation changes coming Oct. 30

Wednesday’s federal vaccine requirement announcement doesn’t include BC Ferries. (Black Press Media file photo)
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39% of Central Okanagan public schools potentially exposed to COVID-19

Health officials have noted potential exposure events at 21 local schools in the last few weeks

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(From left to right): Assistant fire chief Chad Gartrell, visual arts teacher James Elwood, and arts students Hilary Page, Emily Frank, and Hailey Monro. (Central Okanagan School District/Contributed)

West Kelowna art students inspired by frontline workers

Mount Boucherie Secondary art students create pieces to thank frontline workers

(From left to right): Assistant fire chief Chad Gartrell, visual arts teacher James Elwood, and arts students Hilary Page, Emily Frank, and Hailey Monro. (Central Okanagan School District/Contributed)
Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)

19 positive cases of COVID-19 onboard flights to and from Kelowna in September

During the week of Sept. 19 to 25, the Central Okanagan recorded 278 cases of the virus

Kelowna International Airport. (File photo)
One person has died of COVID-19 related to the recent outbreak. (File photo)

One person has died as COVID cases double at Penticton care home

Village by the Station now has 22 cases of COVID-19

One person has died of COVID-19 related to the recent outbreak. (File photo)
B.C. students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask in class as of Oct. 4, joining their older peers. (Shutterstock)

Central Okanagan school officials on board with K-3 mask mandate

As of Monday, students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask at school

B.C. students between kindergarten and Grade 3 will be required to wear a mask in class as of Oct. 4, joining their older peers. (Shutterstock)