COVID-19

Teri Mooring, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, is in favour of holding vaccine clinics at schools. (Twitter/BCTF)

B.C. teachers’ union leader welcomes vaccination clinics at schools

Teri Mooring says schools a hub of the community, especially in smaller towns

Teri Mooring, B.C. Teachers’ Federation president, is in favour of holding vaccine clinics at schools. (Twitter/BCTF)
There is no truth to rumours about stillbirths at Lions Gate Hospital being related to mothers being vaccinated against COVID-19, states Vancouver Coastal Health. (Black Press Media file)

B.C. health authority dispels stillbirth COVID vaccination rumours at North Van hospital

Vancouver Coastal Health says no evidence of added risk of early pregnancy loss after vaccination

There is no truth to rumours about stillbirths at Lions Gate Hospital being related to mothers being vaccinated against COVID-19, states Vancouver Coastal Health. (Black Press Media file)
Health Canada has given approval this week for the Phizer vaccine to be given to 5-11 year old children. (Jonathan Hayward/CP -file photo)

Doctor to hold session on child vaccines with Central Okanagan parents

Guest presenter for virtual forum Nov. 23 will be Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Katharine Smart

Health Canada has given approval this week for the Phizer vaccine to be given to 5-11 year old children. (Jonathan Hayward/CP -file photo)
Some Coldstream Elementary parents are concerned about students being moved to Kidston. (Morning Star file photo)

10 Vernon District schools with COVID-19 exposures

7 elementary, 2 high schools and alternative school exposures noted by Interior Health

Some Coldstream Elementary parents are concerned about students being moved to Kidston. (Morning Star file photo)
MV. Beattie Elementary

COVID-19 outbreak closes Enderby school

M.V. Beattie Elementary students learning from home Nov. 15-19

MV. Beattie Elementary
Across the lake, West Kelowna hosted its own Remembrance Day ceremony at Royal LePage Place on Nov. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Kelowna RCMP investigating anti-vaxx disruption at Remembrance Day ceremony

According to RCMP, there were around 75 to 100 demonstrators gathered at the cenotaph

Across the lake, West Kelowna hosted its own Remembrance Day ceremony at Royal LePage Place on Nov. 11. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Cottonwoods Care Centre’s second COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

COVID-19 outbreak declared over at Kelowna’s Cottonwoods Care Home

The outbreak, the facility’s second, was first declared on Aug. 4

Cottonwoods Care Centre’s second COVID-19 outbreak was declared on Aug. 4. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

BC plans to phase out mink farming industry by 2025

The government is doing this over four years to allow farmers and workers a transition period

Mink farms are being phased out in B.C. and will be shut down entirely by April 2025. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
The newly expanded BX Elementary School in Vernon has added 10 classrooms, a new bank of washrooms and said so long to five portables in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)

COVID-19 exposures at 6 Vernon schools

Christian school closed for 2 weeks

The newly expanded BX Elementary School in Vernon has added 10 classrooms, a new bank of washrooms and said so long to five portables in time for the start of the 2021-22 school year Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Michael Hintringer photo/courtesy SD22)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort requires proof of vaccination and face-masks to be used on chairlifts. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort requiring full vaccination for 2021/22 season

All guests and staff must show proof of vaccination to use resort facilities

Revelstoke Mountain Resort requires proof of vaccination and face-masks to be used on chairlifts. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Health-care workers from Women’s College Hospital prepare doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in a Toronto neighbourhood earlier this year. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan trustees not ready to make vaccine mandated decision

New Westminster and Surrey school boards vote against mandate

Health-care workers from Women’s College Hospital prepare doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up vaccine clinic in a Toronto neighbourhood earlier this year. (Contributed)
The weekly COVID-19 cases over Oct. 24 to 30. (BC CDC)

Vaccination rates rise as cases drop in South Okanagan Similkameen

The region saw 33 new cases over the last week

The weekly COVID-19 cases over Oct. 24 to 30. (BC CDC)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts on a mask as he listens to Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speak via video during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa, Friday, March 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

COVID-19 spending spike poses challenge for Canada’s post-pandemic health systems

Spending surge is expected to reach a record $308 billion in 2021

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau puts on a mask as he listens to Chief Public Health Officer of Canada Dr. Theresa Tam speak via video during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, in Ottawa, Friday, March 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kamloops hospital

There are currently 19 cases associated with the outbreak

  • Nov 3, 2021
Royal Inland Hospital is in downtown Kamloops at Columbia Street and Third Avenue. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)
The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)

‘Footloose’ in B.C.: Dancing ban irks live-event industry, those who want to bust a move

‘Events are getting cancelled (and) it’s too late to get events going for November, December,’ one DJ says

The band Dr. Strangelove in a promo photo. Surrey-based singer Kelly Brock, among a growing number of others, wonders why dancing to live music isn’t allowed in B.C. right now. (Photo: drstrangeloveband.com)
Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)

Interior Health remains mum on capacity restrictions

Many businesses in the region are demanding answers from the health authority

Sporting and other indoor events in the Interior Health region are limited to half capacity, while elsewhere in B.C. this COVID-19 safety measure has been lifted. (Photo: Pixabay)
Kelowna International Airport. (File)

International travel to resume at Kelowna airport

International travel will return on Nov. 30

Kelowna International Airport. (File)
Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

‘Challenging’ COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna care home nears three months

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the outbreak at Cottonwoods Care Centre has been one of the most difficult to manage

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaks during a press conference at Legislature in Victoria, B.C., on May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)

2 operating rooms at Kelowna hospital reduced as unvaxxed workers placed on leave

More than 1,000 unvaccinated health-care workers across Interior Health

Kelowna General Hospital. (Michael Rodriguez/Capital News)
South Similkameen Health Centre. (Google)

Unvaccinated doctors lead to shortened hours in Keremeos emergency

Residents say there are 2 of 5 doctors unvaccinated in the small community

South Similkameen Health Centre. (Google)