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There is a high risk of overdose or fatal overdose. (Interior Health)

Look out for white, light pink powder: Drug alert in Kelowna and Vernon

DOWN contains high levels of fentanyl and depressant drugs

 

There is a high risk of overdose or fatal overdose. (Interior Health)

Look out for white, light pink powder: Drug alert in Kelowna and Vernon

DOWN contains high levels of fentanyl and depressant drugs

 

Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Interior Health top doc says mask mandate not needed – yet

Dr. Silvina Mema: Tools in place to avoid virus uptake to pandemic levels

 

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Interior Health warns of monkeypox automated call scam

IH doesn’t use automated calls to notify people about exposure to infectious diseases

(Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
For Trail Tire service manager Nelson Vallance, the best part of his day is when he’s able to help customers with their vehicle troubles.

Vernon auto centre manager follows his passion and puts down roots

When Nelson Vallance first moved to Vernon in 1989, it was for…

  • Oct 10, 2022
For Trail Tire service manager Nelson Vallance, the best part of his day is when he’s able to help customers with their vehicle troubles.
Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)

New child sexual abuse charges filed against former Interior Health top doctor

Police said the new allegations surfaced in January 2022

Dr. Albert de Villiers, chief medical health officer for the Interior Health Authority. (Contributed)
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

Nohomin Creek wildfire continues to grow

The blaze is now an estimated 2,666 hectares

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)

Shrimpton Creek wildfire shows no growth

The fire started on July 28 from lightning

(Photo - B.C. Wildfire Services)
Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Permanent repairs coming for Othello stretch of Coquihalla Highway

Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed sometime in the fall

Crews work at the Othello Bridge on the Coquihalla on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)

Caution urged with visible algae blooms on Wood Lake

Lake Country, RDCO, and Interior Health are monitoring the lake

  • Jun 19, 2022
Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)
Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Diversifying B.C.’s supply chain crucial to combat negative impact of extreme weather

Spring runoff could cause continued issues for Interior residents, businesses

Flood waters surround a farm in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021. As B.C. heads into another summer, diversifying the supply chain can mitigate some of the economic impacts of extreme weather. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A variety of ducks in Golden Gate Park. ( Evleen Anderson/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Wildlife society opens its doors to be first of its kind in Okanagan

All wildlife must be assessed by a veterinarian or wildlife expert before arriving at the shelter

  • Jun 5, 2022
A variety of ducks in Golden Gate Park. ( Evleen Anderson/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)

Interior Health region on COVID-19 pandemic recovery path

B.C. Southern Interior residents can follow own health precautionary measures

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)
Interior Health’s overdose prevention site in Vernon is saving lives. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon’s downtown mental health and substance use centre looking to bring in more nurses

The downtown centre currently has one nurse prescriber

  • Apr 12, 2022
Interior Health’s overdose prevention site in Vernon is saving lives. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)

Spring is here and so are ticks, warns Interior Health

Most ticks in the Interior don’t carry the debilitating Lyme Disease, said IH

This Vernon couple found this tick engorged in their dog last May. (Vernon Morning Star)
(File photo)

Interior Savings waives wire fees to Ukraine

Also warns of scams posing as humanitarian organizations

(File photo)
Unplug and Play and Family Literacy Week is back for it’s 8th year, encouraging families to get outside and avoid screen time (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)

Unplug and play during Project Literacy week in Kelowna

The week long event offers a variety of free activities for families around the Central Okanagan

Unplug and Play and Family Literacy Week is back for it’s 8th year, encouraging families to get outside and avoid screen time (Roger Knox - Vernon Morning Star)
Interior Health announced Tuesday, Jan. 18, it is temporarily changing some services across the region, due to Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing challenges. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Interior Health making ‘temporary’ changes due to COVID-19 staffing challenges

IH is temporarily reassigning, redeploying staff to sustain essential services throughout the region

Interior Health announced Tuesday, Jan. 18, it is temporarily changing some services across the region, due to Omicron-related COVID-19 staffing challenges. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
(Photo: Metro Creative Stock)

Interior Health issues drug supply advisory for the Okanagan region

Very high doses of fetanyl and benzos have been found in drug supplies

(Photo: Metro Creative Stock)
Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Restrictions eased for Interior businesses following vax card program

Liquor service again allowed after 10 p.m. in the Central Okanagan

Provincial health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, puts on her protective mask after releasing details about a COVID-19 vaccination card that will be needed by anyone wanting to eat in restaurants, visit theatres or go to other events. She made the announcement at a news conference at the B.C. legislature in Victoria on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito