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Sunnybank in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Sunnybank long-term care in Oliver reports third COVID-19 death

The facility currently has an outbreak with 35 cases attached to it

Sunnybank in Oliver. (Google Maps)
Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)

General public shouldn’t expect vaccines until fall: Interior Health South Okanagan Similkameen

Interior Health focused on vaccinating long-term and first-line care workers

Vaccine rollout is focused on health care workers first, especially those dealing with long-term care facilities. (Nathan Denette - Canadian Press)
Seedy Saturday is an opportunity for communities across Canada to learn about seeds and to exchange their seeds with other people. (Paul Henderson - Black Press)

Seedy Saturday to hold province-wide gardening conference

The conference brings together seed enthusiasts from communities across B.C.

Seedy Saturday is an opportunity for communities across Canada to learn about seeds and to exchange their seeds with other people. (Paul Henderson - Black Press)
Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)

Second long-term care outbreak in South Okanagan community

Interior Health has declared an outbreak at Oliver’s Sunnybank Retirement Home

Sunnybank Retirement Home in Oliver. (Google Maps)
Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)

COVID-19: Two more deaths in South Okanagan long-term care facility

McKinney Place in Oliver currently has 56 cases of the virus

Two more deaths were reported McKinney Place in Oliver. (File)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton could be the ‘hub-city’ for a potential BCHL bubble

Seventeen teams would stay and play all their games in the South Okanagan

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net in the last game of the Okanagan Cup’s round robin stage on Nov. 7. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Penticton Vees quarantining after player tests positive for COVID-19

The team, staff and billets are isolating while they are tested

Vees goalkeeper Yaniv Perets stands watch while Tyler Ho takes the puck around the back of the net on Nov. 7. The BCHL press release did not name the player who tested positive.(Brennan Phillips - Western News)
City of Grand Forks to rent previously flooded properties

City of Grand Forks to rent previously flooded properties

Council also approved letting a resident salvage from his old home.

City of Grand Forks to rent previously flooded properties
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

RDKB publishes financial breakdown for 2019

The board of directors were paid more than $500,000 for the year

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
The Solomon Mountain fire had put 44 properties on evacuation alert from Aug. 18 to 20. Shawn Campbell took photos from the fire. (Contributed image Grand Forks Gazette)

Multiple wildfires spark across Kootenay Boundary last week

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary issued an evacuation alert for 44 properties

The Solomon Mountain fire had put 44 properties on evacuation alert from Aug. 18 to 20. Shawn Campbell took photos from the fire. (Contributed image Grand Forks Gazette)
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

RDKB publishes financial breakdown for 2019

The board of directors were paid more than $500,000 for the year

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates in the 2019 election (from left): Connie Denesiuk of the Liberal Party, the NDP’s Richard Cannings, Green Party candidate Tara Howse, Sean Taylor of the Peoples Party of Canada, independent candidate Carolina Hopkins and Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party. (Brennan Phillips photo)

Money not everything in 2019 Okanagan-Kootenay election

The Gazette breaks down how spending turned into votes

South Okanagan-West Kootenay candidates in the 2019 election (from left): Connie Denesiuk of the Liberal Party, the NDP’s Richard Cannings, Green Party candidate Tara Howse, Sean Taylor of the Peoples Party of Canada, independent candidate Carolina Hopkins and Helena Konanz of the Conservative Party. (Brennan Phillips photo)
(Black Press file photo).

Grand Forks looking at solutions to beach squatters

The family has been set up on the beach near the landfill for at least a month

(Black Press file photo).
BC Wildfire map.

Update: no overnight growth for Solomon Mountain wildfire

The 17.5 hectare fire still has 44 nearby properties on evacuation alert

BC Wildfire map.
Three white-tailed deer fawns in Grand Forks, B.C. (Jensen Edwards photo)

Boundary deer attack brings light back to controversial issue

The June 15 attack left Pinaar the service dog with multiple injuries

Three white-tailed deer fawns in Grand Forks, B.C. (Jensen Edwards photo)
Grand Forks-native heading to McGill on scholarship

Grand Forks-native heading to McGill on scholarship

Lydia McLellan will be joining the McGill University Martlets women’s hockey team this fall.

Grand Forks-native heading to McGill on scholarship
More wildlife rehab services needed in Kootenay Boundary

More wildlife rehab services needed in Kootenay Boundary

Christina Abbott ended up having the baby skunk put down due to the lack a nearby facility

More wildlife rehab services needed in Kootenay Boundary
Jeff Aubin is looking to bring better bud to the legal cannabis market with Smoker Farms. (Photo by Rick Proctor on UnSplash)

Smoker Farms bringing craft-style cannabis to Beaverdell

Husband-wife team growing small-scale cultivations of marijuana

Jeff Aubin is looking to bring better bud to the legal cannabis market with Smoker Farms. (Photo by Rick Proctor on UnSplash)
A marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Smoker Farms bringing craft-style cannabis to Beaverdell

Husband-wife team growing small-scale cultivations of marijuana

A marijuana leaf on a plant at a cannabis grow. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Passengers aboard the flight from Vancouver are being informed that some may be at risk after one tested positive for COVID-19. (Paul Clarke - Black Press)

Passenger on Vancouver-Kelowna flight tests positive for COVID-19

Passengers in rows 10 to 16 of WestJet flight WS 3326 from Vancouver International on March 10 are at risk.

Passengers aboard the flight from Vancouver are being informed that some may be at risk after one tested positive for COVID-19. (Paul Clarke - Black Press)