COVID-19

BC Centre for Disease Control map showing new COVID-19 cases from Oct. 10 to 16.

COVID-19 cases decline across West Kootenay

Across the West Kootenay there was a total of 53 new cases last week

 

New COVID-19 infections are shown across local health areas in the Interior and Kootenay regions for the week of Oct. 10 - 16. Illustration: BC Centre for Disease Control

New COVID cases double over Boundary

New cases slumped across the East Kootenay, according to the BC CDC’s latest numbers

 

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

 

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.
A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View

COVID-19 exposures reported at two Castlegar schools

There have been COVID exposures at 11 West Kootenay schools in recent weeks

A COVID-19 exposure has been reported at Robson Community School. Photo: Google Street View
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
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)
School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times

COVID-19 exposures reported at 8 West Kootenay schools

Exposure dates range from Sept. 19 to 25

School District 20 is advising the public there has been a positive case of COVID-19 at the Trail high school. Photo: Trail Times
Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Student advocacy group says 10 per cent of Alberta schools have COVID-19 outbreaks

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking cases since September

Support Our Students Alberta has been tracking COVID-19 cases in schools since September. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna agencies collaborate to tackle COVID-19 spike in homeless population

Outbreaks or exposures at shelters were not recorded on Interior Health’s list of public exposures

Kelowna’s Gospel Mission. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey
St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey

IH web platform confirms COVID cases in Trail schools

Health Authority pivots on policy, website shows COVID exposures at BC schools

St. Michael’s and Webster Elementary schools were the sites of COVID exposure events in September. Photo: Jim Bailey
Interior Health has declared the COVID outbreak at KBRH over. An outbreak is declared when transmission originates within the healthcare setting, in this case, two patients in the KBRH psychiatric unit.

How B.C. counts daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals

Interior Health has declared the outbreak at KBRH is over

Interior Health has declared the COVID outbreak at KBRH over. An outbreak is declared when transmission originates within the healthcare setting, in this case, two patients in the KBRH psychiatric unit.
B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. Photo: Black Press

BC Vaccine Card is the only verification of status

The province is reminding British Columbians that the BC Vaccine Card is…

B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. Photo: Black Press
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Sad reality: Alberta top doc says COVID deaths keeping hospitals from being overrun

310 patients were in intensive care across the province on Thursday

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney gives a COVID-19 update in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The city’s Trisha Davison advises that Trail will adhere to all public health orders.

Trail clarifies where proof of vaccination is needed

Vaccine requirements for spectators at non-ticketed events is still being clarified.

The city’s Trisha Davison advises that Trail will adhere to all public health orders.
RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash

Kootenay Boundary bylaw officer educates, doesn’t enforce provincial health orders

When enforcement is required, the officer has the responsibility of issuing tickets and fines.

RDKB; Our officer is not in a position to follow up on all calls related to the COVID-19 Vaccination Passport or mandatory masks in public places. Photo: Adam Niescioruk/Unsplash
People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Unacceptable’: Protesters enter Shuswap schools, forcing hold and secure procedures

Teacher said he didn’t feel safe for students or staff

People opposed to vaccinations and masking entered schools in and around Salmon Arm on Sept. 17 They also recently protested at the School District 83 office. (Martha Wickett/Salmon Arm Observer)
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces new COVID-19 measures for Alberta in Calgary, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh