2 more COVID-related deaths reported in Interior Health region – Okanagan


A man and a woman in the Interior Health region died from COVID-19 over the weekend, according to officials.

Interior Health said the seniors were both in their late 70s and died in hospital.

“It’s never easy to lose a member of our community, and our thoughts are with their loved ones,” said Susan Brown, the health authority’s president and CEO.

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Six people have died from COVID-19 in the Interior Health region since the novel coronavirus pandemic began.

On Monday, the health authority was reporting 203 new cases over the weekend.

Fourteen people in the Interior Health region are in hospital, and four of those are in intensive care.

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The health authority is reporting 636 active cases.

Outbreaks have been declared at Kelowna’s Mountainview Village with five confirmed cases, Oliver’s McKinney Place with eight confirmed cases and Penticton’s Village by the Station with two confirmed cases.

Interior Health said 2,265 people are confirmed to have had the virus since the pandemic began.

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Okanagan weather: Red, colourful start to weekend – Okanagan


Colourful skies greeted Okanagan residents on Saturday morning.

So much so that Global Okanagan’s email inbox was flooded with photos from viewers throughout the valley.

Normally, Global Okanagan receives many photos a day from viewers, with some being selected to air in later newscasts.










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Kelowna Weather Forecast: December 4

Saturday, though, proved to be an exceptionally photo-worthy day. Below are some of the photos that were sent in.

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Kelowna


Kelowna.


Sandra Gault

Shuswap


Shuswap.


Paul Addington

Peachland


Peachland.


Monica Skeith

Kelowna


Kelowna.


Karla Warkotsch

West Kelowna


West Kelowna.


John Sookochoff

Central Okanagan


Central Okanagan.


Grant Stovel

Enderby


Enderby.


Barb Tomlinson

To ensure your photos are considered for broadcast, and especially so with cellphones, always shoot horizontally. Another way to remember is to shoot the same way today’s rectangular televisions appear.

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Peachland


Peachland.


Jan Langton

West Kelowna


West Kelowna.


John Leonard

West Kelowna


West Kelowna.


Chuck Clark

Summerland


Summerland.


Brenda Murti

The weekend weather for the Okanagan and surrounding areas will feature a mix of sun and clouds.

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For Saturday, the high will be just above freezing, at 2 C, with the overnight low projected to fall to -4 C.

For Sunday, 0 C will be the sun, with -4 C the overnight low.

For Monday, Environment Canada is projecting a cloudy day with periods of snow or rain, with a high of 2 C and a low of 1 C.

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Suspect nabbed in Kelowna liquor store theft – Okanagan


A 45-year-old man has been arrested after a brazen daylight theft from a Kelowna liquor store Friday morning, according to police.

Shortly after 10 a.m., RCMP said the suspect entered a liquor store in the 1100-block of Gordon Drive and allegedly reached over the counter when the cash drawer was open.

Police said he grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot.

The suspect was spotted downtown three hours later and taken into custody, according to RCMP.

Police said he’s since been released but faces potential criminal charges.










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Brazen robbers caught on video stealing from Kelowna property




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City of Kelowna ends swimming advisory for Rotary Beach – Okanagan


The City of Kelowna has ended a swimming advisory it issued Saturday for Rotary Beach.

On Saturday the city urged beach goers not to swim at that particular beach because of “elevated bacterial counts” in the water.

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By Sunday morning, the city said testing had determined the water was back within Canadian Recreational Water Quality guidelines and the advisory has been lifted.

The city’s other beaches were not experiencing water quality issues and weren’t impacted by the swimming advisory.






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“Beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow of creeks, changing environmental factors and waterfowl and animal waste; it is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather escalates bacterial growth and swimmers stir up the lake bottom,” the city said in a statement lifting the swimming advisory.

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The concern with the higher than normal bacterial level was that it could make swimmers sick if they drank the water

“Beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow of creeks, changing environmental factors and waterfowl and animal waste; it is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather escalates bacterial growth and swimmers stir up the lake bottom,” the city said.






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