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UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

UBC president voices support for mandatory indoor masking, vaccination

Santa J. Ono confirmed the university is working to have vaccination clinics on both campuses

UBC’s Centre for Rural Health Research has released a summary of its ongoing rural health survey. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

Here are some of this week’s news items from the Interior

Kelowna West MLA elect Ben Stewart addresses a small gathering of campaign supporters at the West Kelowna Yacht Club, shortly after hearing of his riding victory on Oct. 24, 2020. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Kelowna General Hospital. (Black Press Media file)

50 surgeries cancelled at Kelowna General Hospital as COVID-19 surges

Health minister Adrian Dix says they are reallocating resources to respond to heat wave, COVID-19

Kelowna General Hospital. (Black Press Media file)
Part of the Peachland water treatment plant during construction. (District of Peachland/Facebook)

Costs go up for Peachland water treatment plant project

Staff asked for more funding to get the project to the finish line

Part of the Peachland water treatment plant during construction. (District of Peachland/Facebook)
Lexaria Bioscience is a Kelowna biotech company that uses its technology to make medication more effective and with less side effects. (Lexaria Bioscience)

Kelowna tech company leading the way in making medications more effective, affordable

Lexaria Bioscience is putting Western Canada on the map with their innovative technology

Lexaria Bioscience is a Kelowna biotech company that uses its technology to make medication more effective and with less side effects. (Lexaria Bioscience)
(Black Press file photo).

Kelowna woman facing charges after fatal Thanksgiving collision

A 60-year-old motorcyclist from the South Okanagan died in the crash

(Black Press file photo).
The UBCO campus is located at 3333 University Way, Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

VIDEO: University students concerned as Okanagan COVID-19 cases increase

In-person classes are being re-instated, but going back to school won’t be easy

The UBCO campus is located at 3333 University Way, Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
14-year-old Andy Son was on his way home from a friend’s house when he was hit at a crosswalk on KLO Road on Aug. 2. (Junkyu Lee/GoFundMe)

Teen struck by car in Kelowna remains in critical condition

A GoFundMe campaign has been launched to support Andy Son and his family

14-year-old Andy Son was on his way home from a friend’s house when he was hit at a crosswalk on KLO Road on Aug. 2. (Junkyu Lee/GoFundMe)
Creek flows are so low that fish are dying in the shallow water. (Okanagan Nation Alliance)

Low flows, high temperatures killing fish in Okanagan creeks

The drought conditions are threatening fish habitat in Okanagan creeks

Creek flows are so low that fish are dying in the shallow water. (Okanagan Nation Alliance)
The Central Okanagan seen from the top of Knox Mountain in Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Central Okanagan bars, nightclubs ordered to close as COVID-19 cases surge

In the last week, COVID-19 cases tripled in the Central Okanagan, health officials say

The Central Okanagan seen from the top of Knox Mountain in Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)

Black Press Media Weekly Roundup: Top headlines this week

In case you missed it, here’s what happened this week

Kyle Gianis. (Kyle Gianis/Instagram)
Pete Coolio has been removed from committees he was part of after his “inappropriate” conduct. (Pete Coolio/Facebook)

Peachland councillor censured after pressuring CAO

Coun. Pete Coolio pressured CAO Joe Mitchell to approve unpermitted deck on a property he is selling

Pete Coolio has been removed from committees he was part of after his “inappropriate” conduct. (Pete Coolio/Facebook)
The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)

City of Kelowna ups water restriction enforcement as drought conditions continue

If you have received a warning and are caught watering outside your schedule, you will be fined

The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)
A photo of the White Rock Lake fire (BC Wildfire Service)

Evacuees from all over B.C. check-in at Kelowna emergency service centre

Emergency support services workers aren’t sure who will show up next

A photo of the White Rock Lake fire (BC Wildfire Service)
(Pixabay)

Western Canada bike trek to raise funds for nature set to pass through Okanagan

Alex Simakov wants to raise funds and awareness for Nature Conservancy Canada

(Pixabay)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

Man wanted on numerous warrants arrested in West Kelowna

43-year-old Michael Collins was arrested in the 3000-block of Cougar Road

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna updates development services bylaw, fees

The city’s development fees have not changed since 2007

City of West Kelowna. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna. (Google Maps)

COVID-19 back at Kelowna long-term care facilities

Two residents at Cottonwoods have been diagnosed with COVID-19

Cottonwoods Care Home in Kelowna. (Google Maps)
The alleged suspect is seen in video footage released by the Kelowna RCMP. (Kelowna RCMP)

Surveillance footage of alleged Kelowna shooting suspect released

The footage shows the alleged suspect of Saturday’s shooting

The alleged suspect is seen in video footage released by the Kelowna RCMP. (Kelowna RCMP)
A mantis shrimp can pack a mean punch, with a force of a .22 calibre bullet. (Pixabay)

Morning Start: The mantis shrimp’s punch has the force of a bullet

Here’s your morning start for Tuesday, Aug. 3

A mantis shrimp can pack a mean punch, with a force of a .22 calibre bullet. (Pixabay)