COVID-19

Blue Grotto owner David Johnston believes at least eight cases of COVID-19 are related to an Oct. 14 concert held at the downtown Kamloops nightclub. (Google image)

At least eight COVID-19 cases believed linked to Oct. 14 concert at Kamloops nightclub

Owner says health guidelines were followed including vaccination card checks, masking

  • Oct 21, 2021

 

Village by the Station

COVID cases increase in Penticton care home outbreak

Village by the Station and Haven Hill experiencing outbreaks

 

The Salmar Cinemas will be ruled by Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions as they supersede the province’s opening up of regulations. (Contributed)

Interior Health restrictions likely mean B.C.’s lifting of COVID-19 rules delayed locally

Two sets of regulations spark anger targeted at business managers

The Salmar Cinemas will be ruled by Interior Health COVID-19 restrictions as they supersede the province’s opening up of regulations. (Contributed)
(BC Centre for Disease Control)

Central Okanagan COVID-19 cases continue on downward trend

86 per cent of Central Okanagan residents have received one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

(BC Centre for Disease Control)
COVID-19 cases reported in local health areas over the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16. (BC CDC)

Keremeos breaks weekly COVID-19 case record

South Okanagan leads the way with 89 per cent of people over 12 double vaccinated

COVID-19 cases reported in local health areas over the week of Oct. 10 to Oct. 16. (BC CDC)
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is requiring that all staff, volunteers and contractors be vaccinated. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort requiring staff to be vaccinated

The policy will apply to volunteers and contractors as well

Revelstoke Mountain Resort is requiring that all staff, volunteers and contractors be vaccinated. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
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

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)
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

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)
(File photo)

EDITORIAL: Mandates necessary to slow spread of COVID-19

Many in Canada have been vaccinated, but some, for any number of reasons, remain unvaccinated

  • Oct 17, 2021
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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)
COVID-19 cases reported in local health areas over the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 9. (BC CDC)

COVID-19 cases up again in Penticton

Keremeos also saw cases rise over the last week

COVID-19 cases reported in local health areas over the week of Oct. 2 to Oct. 9. (BC CDC)
Village by the Station has lost three of their residents to the current COVID-19 outbreak. (File photo)

Three deaths connected to COVID outbreak at Penticton care home

Village by the Station now has 32 cases while Haven Hills has eight

Village by the Station has lost three of their residents to the current COVID-19 outbreak. (File photo)
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)

Update: Two Penticton schools reporting new COVID-19 exposures

More South Okanagan elementary schools also report potential exposures

KVR Middle School (Google Maps)
KVR Middle School. (Google Maps)
Haven Hill

COVID-19 claims life at Penticton long term care home

It is the first time the seniors’ home has had any cases since the pandemic began

Haven Hill
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)
Haven Hill

Second care home in Penticton has COVID outbreak

Haven Hill reporting its first cases since pandemic began

Haven Hill