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Healthcare mandate looms

Oct 19, 2021 / 5:32 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre More than 5,500 healthcare workers in B.C. remain unvaccinated a week before the province’s vaccine mandate for the sector goes into effect. Anyone who works or volunteers in a public healthcare facility will have

Will restrictions lift locally?

Oct 19, 2021 / 4:59 pm

UPDATE 5 p.m. It is not yet known whether Interior Health will be lifting capacity restrictions for concert and sporting events next week alongside the rest of B.C. “Nothing is changing provincially until Oct. 25 and we will be able

560 new cases, 5 deaths

Oct 19, 2021 / 4:08 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr The provincial government has announced 560 new coronavirus cases, including 79 in the Interior Health region. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 198,838, although just 4,913 cases remain

80 clusters in schools so far

Oct 19, 2021 / 2:44 pm

Photo: pixabay There were 1,123 cases of COVID-19 detected within K-12 students and school staff in the Interior Health region in the first five weeks of the school year. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced Tuesday 28% of

Huge meth bust in prison

Oct 19, 2021 / 11:55 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Matsqui prison in Abbotsford, B.C. Guards at a federal penitentiary in the Fraser Valley say they have seized $183,000 worth of methamphetamine from within the prison’s perimeter. The seizure was made Oct.

1,846 new cases, 26 deaths

Oct 18, 2021 / 4:09 pm

Photo: BC Gov Flickr The provincial government has announced 1,846 new coronavirus cases, including 322 in the Interior Health region, over the past three days. The new cases bring B.C.’s total since the pandemic began to 198,278,

Drought conditions persist

Oct 18, 2021 / 2:31 pm

Photo: Agriculture Canada Drought conditions persist in the Thompson-Okanagan despite some rainfall last month, according to Agriculture Canada. The federal government’s most-recent drought monitor report says “ample”

RCMP must reveal lawyer

Oct 16, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: CTV News Arlene Westervelt The Kelowna RCMP has been ordered to disclose the identity of a family law lawyer who came forward during the investigation of the death of a Lake Country woman who drowned in Okanagan Lake under mysterious

Storefronts, building sells

Oct 15, 2021 / 11:56 am

Photo: Marcus & Millichap 543 Rowcliffe Avenue, Kelowna The Western Investor is reporting a pair of significant recent real estate transactions in Kelowna. Roughly 4,900 square feet of retail space downtown at 453-459 Bernard Avenue

Mountie could be charged

Oct 14, 2021 / 2:47 pm

Photo: Facebook B.C.’s police watchdog has recommended prosecutors charge a Mountie involved in a violent arrest in Williams Lake last year. The arrest sparked outcry when video of it was posted to social media, showing an officer



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