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Health officer touched by people’s virtual connections

By Lyonel Doherty Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry finds it heartwarming to see how people are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m seeing things that...

Honking for unsung heroes

A contingent of vehicles will be "honking for unsung heroes" during an appreciation tour in Oliver tonight. Local paramedics, RCMP officers, firefighters and search and...

Care workers keeping isolated seniors connected

By Dale Boyd Osoyoos Times After losing her mother in December, Mary Lou Primeau is especially heartened helping seniors stay connected to family while in lockdown...

Local resident makes masks for health care providers

By Lyonel Doherty While local health care facilities struggle to secure an adequate supply of personal protective equipment, one woman in Oliver is doing her...

Zoom now available for K-12 continued learning

The Ministry of Education has secured the licences for the use of Zoom for all K-12 public and independent schools in B.C. This will allow...

Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 in Interior Health region Tuesday

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative reporter Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix announced an additional 13 cases of COVID-19 in...

IH updates TFW investigation

Interior Health has provided an update on the temporary foreign workers (TFWs) infected with COVID-19 at an agricultural business in West Kelowna. Media spokesperson Karl...

RCMP investigate alarming post believed to be hoax

Osoyoos residents raised concerns (on March 31) with their local RCMP over an online social media post which claims that individuals will be canvassing door to...

Town opens Emergency Operations Centre at Level 1

(The following is a message from Oliver Mayor Martin Johansen.) Last week at the direction of the province, all local governments were ordered to activate...

IH investigating COVID-19 outbreak among TFWs

Interior Health is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 illness involving a group of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) residing in housing at a West Kelowna...

Don’t forget to prepare for other emergencies: RDOS

As the regional district is slogging through the COVID-19 pandemic, it is reminding residents to prepare for potential flooding and wildfire hazards this year. Chair...

Public Works plugging away during pandemic

Oliver Public Works is doing the best it can while trying to protect its workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Director of Operations Shawn Goodsell said...

Early release of non-violent inmates considered during pandemic

Sophie Gray Local Journalism Initiative reporter The province is conducting risk assessments for the possible early release of non-violent inmates at B.C.’s correctional centres as the...

Interior Health temporarily suspends pay parking

Need to go to the hospital? Don't worry about paying for parking. Interior Health has temporarily suspended pay parking for the public, staff and physicians...

BC Coroners Service confirms first COVID-19 death

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed its first coronavirus-related death involving a male from the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The man died in his residence,...
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