He said they’re excited to reopen in time to help spread some holiday cheer in Kelowna. Willoughby also wants to thank the community for the outpouring of support when they first announced the closure. KELOWNA, B.C. long-term care homes prepare to welcome visitors after COVID-19 closures Kelowna reopening basketball and volleyball courts following COVID-19 shutdown. “We closed in March and opened as soon as we could in May. We are all trying our best to keep everyone happy and serve them as quickly as possible while following the protocols for COVID safety. However, as of March 14 saunas and steam rooms at H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre and Kelowna Family YMCA will be closed and access to the pools will be limited to under 250 people to comply with BC's Provincial Health Officer direction as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. RCMP have issued a $2,300 fine against the organizer of a rally against COVID-19 restrictions that took place Saturday afternoon in downtown Kelowna, B.C. Overall, 70 new cases of COVID-19 in recent days are connected to the Kelowna outbreak, and that most are people in their 20s and 30s. 500 on Dec. 19. In early December, the pub was forced to close again after a positive COVID-19 test in its staff. Community rallies around Kelowna senior living in truck, Snowfall warning for Revelstoke; extreme avalanche conditions expected, Christmas meals for Kelowna’s less fortunate a ‘silver lining’ amid difficult time of year, WATCH: Vernon sisters leave Dragon’s Den with a deal for their zero-waste company, Environment Canada issues snowfall warning for southern Interior, Emotional Dr. Theresa Tam very thankful for speed of COVID-19 vaccine delivery, COVID-19 fears spark increased interest in home births, midwives say. A Kelowna Real Canadian Superstore employee has tested positive for COVID-19. “It’s been a bit of a journey but for sure, we’re excited to be reopening in time for the Christmas holidays,” Willoughby said. Within a week, those eight cases ballooned to 35. : Kelowna outbreak expands to 13 individuals in their 20s and 30s at two parties by Craig Takeuchi on July 14th, 2020 at 11:53 AM 1 of 1 2 of 1 Businesses planning on reopening must abide by a number of new measures to minimize the risk of transmitting COVID-19. The addiction treatment centre lit up their recovery homes for the season, Saint Nick will be in town every night until Dec. 23, Eggnog Day, Humbug Day and Festivus are all coming up this week, Two skiers were practicing flips off Postill Lake Road; COSAR called for helicopter rescue, Agency calls for donations which will be matched on Sunday, Six flights to or from YLW carried COVID-positive passengers, Another 10 per cent said news of the vaccines left them feeling somewhat pessimistic about the new year, The boulder, which is a foot thick and weighs 2,850 pounds, was stolen on the night of Dec. 19, For Tam the vaccines represent hope, but what keeps her up is the fear that not enough people will take them, Jaye and Ali Siegmueller left with a deal of $110K for 15 per cent of Bottle None company, One thing still unclear is whether Canada will experience a baby boom or baby bust due to COVID-19. (The Center Square) – Tuesday marked the beginning of a process to move Illinois toward reopening entirely, Gov. “It’s been a bit of a journey but for sure, we’re excited to be reopening in time for the Christmas holidays,” Willoughby said. Reopening Massachusetts Plan - Español We were hoping we would get through this thing without having any staff get COVID but it eventually happened,” he said. Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran said ... Kelowna struggles to balance tourism and COVID-19 ... Cruise operator Mike Reddecliffe says even though B.C. Willoughby also wants to thank the community for the outpouring of support when they first announced the closure. Loblaws, … COVID-19: Lloyd Webber announces theatre reopening dates after coronavirus shutdown. “It was a hard decision for us to close but we wanted to make sure everybody was healthy and on the same page moving forward.”. Though public notification of COVID-19-related staff illness is not mandated by the province, Willoughby said he wanted to be honest and transparent with the community. Community rallies around Kelowna senior living in truck, Oliver Fire Department spreading holiday cheer around community, Christmas meals for Kelowna’s less fortunate a ‘silver lining’ amid difficult time of year, Snowfall warning for Revelstoke; extreme avalanche conditions expected, WATCH: Vernon sisters leave Dragon’s Den with a deal for their zero-waste company, COVID-19 fears spark increased interest in home births, midwives say, Emotional Dr. Theresa Tam very thankful for speed of COVID-19 vaccine delivery. a. Doc Willoughby’s Public House owner Dave Willoughby announced on social media on Dec. 6 that he decided to close up shop after one of his staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Eggnog Day, Humbug Day and Festivus are all coming up this week, Agency calls for donations which will be matched on Sunday, Another 10 per cent said news of the vaccines left them feeling somewhat pessimistic about the new year, The boulder, which is a foot thick and weighs 2,850 pounds, was stolen on the night of Dec. 19, For Tam the vaccines represent hope, but what keeps her up is the fear that not enough people will take them, Jaye and Ali Siegmueller left with a deal of $110K for 15 per cent of Bottle None company, Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations, One thing still unclear is whether Canada will experience a baby boom or baby bust due to COVID-19. COVID-19 in B.C. Before reopening after a two-month COVID-caused shutdown in May, Doc Willoughby’s underwent several renovations. A photo circulating on … 's COVID-19 Related Measures Act. For the latest information about COVID-related impacts to recreation programs, visit kelowna.ca/recreation. The composer says he is "optimistic" audiences will come out … Besides a robust COVID-19 safety plan and enhanced cleaning throughout the pub, Willoughby added they bought an “Ozonator” which he said helps clear and purify the air in the facility overnight. Kelowna's Kangaroo Creek Farm is gearing up to open this Sunday at its new location on Old Vernon Road with numerous safety protocols in place amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Gatherings Order. a. Doc Willoughby’s Public House owner Dave Willoughby announced on social media on Dec. 6 that he decided to close up shop after one of his staff members tested positive for COVID-19. This post is just a quick reminder to the community to please try and be civil to one another and to those working in the stores you shop at. Copper Brewing: Reopening on May 20 with a reduced capacity in the tasting room and on the patio. The following spaces are currently open for casual use: Beaches; Parks and trails; Playgrounds; Tennis courts Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox. “We closed in March and opened as soon as we could in May. The Kelowna Driving Range has been open this whole time, celebrating their 30th anniversary while implementing social distancing practices to keep golfers safe during the COVID … A new Morgan Stanley report identifies 40 "mispriced" stocks as a way to play the eventual reopening. A popular downtown Kelowna establishment is reopening on Friday (Dec. 18) after a two-week closure caused by a COVID-19 exposure. The response to the COVID-19 public health issue can evolve quickly. We were hoping we would get through this thing without having any staff get COVID but it eventually happened,” he said. These were shut down in March as part of the city's response to the spread of COVID-19. The … The rising number of coronavirus cases in Massachusetts means there are new limits for gathering sizes, ... What will be open and closed as MA rolls back to COVID reopening Phase 3 Step 1. Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox. COVID-19: Social gatherings of up to 8 people allowed from Dec 28, further reopening of activities in Phase 3 READ: Singapore approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 … A Kelowna RCMP officer did not endorse protesters at a COVID-19 “freedom rally” by giving them a thumbs up, according to a detachment spokesperson. Latest Update (12/8/20): Baker-Polito Administration Announces Statewide Rollback to Phase Three, Step One, Additional Restrictions Effective December 13th Additional Resources: COVID-19 Travel Order. READ: Community rallies around Kelowna senior living in truck, Accumulations of 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected, starting Monday. The last day the employee worked was Nov. 23, according to the notice. With COVID in the mix, the craziness grows exponentially. Gospel Mission staff took to the streets to feed approx. Two more Kelowna schools recorded COVID-19 cases on Thursday night. J.B. Pritzker said, but a full reopening isn’t likely for months. A phased reopening plan is underway for parks and recreation spaces in Kelowna in alignment with Provincial recommendations. This page will carry updates from official sources relating to travel and tourism in Kelowna and the Central Okanagan. Though public notification of COVID-19-related staff illness is not mandated by the province, Willoughby said he wanted to be honest and transparent with the community. West Kelowna Council and staff express our sincere thanks to the Westside for adhering to COVID-19 protocols and taking care to protect others and themselves. Before reopening after a two-month COVID-caused shutdown in May, Doc Willoughby’s underwent several renovations. Willoughby said the staff member who tested positive is doing well and has fortunately not infected other staff or customers. Superstore’s parent-company Loblaw’s posted the notice on its website on Saturday, Nov. 28, stating a worker at the 2280 Baron Road location had tested positive on a presumptive test for COVID-19.. In early December, the pub was forced to close again after a positive COVID-19 test in its staff. 500 on Dec. 19. Face Covering Order. — British Columbia’s health minister says several COVID-19 exposures in Kelowna serve as a reminder of the risks posed by private gatherings. Another Kelowna Superstore employee has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after a grocery store employee tested positive in Penticton. Kelowna’s mayor is reminding people to physically distance and take other necessary precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after 13 cases have been connected to a city’s cluster. They are: École Kelowna Secondary School Rutland Senior Secondar. DPH Stay-at-Home Advisory. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News), Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub is reopening Friday, Dec. 18 after a two-week closure, A popular downtown Kelowna establishment is reopening on Friday (Dec. 18) after a two-week closure caused by a COVID-19 exposure. “You never ever want to close and Doc’s prides itself in never closing but this year has just been rough.”. A cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to the Big White resort community near Kelowna, B.C., has grown to 60 confirmed cases, according to the Interior Health Authority. COVID-19: Action, Response and Service Continuation. COVID-19 Update; CCK Reopening Page; The Reason For the Hope That You Have–Sunday Service April 5, 2020; Being Calm In An Anxiety-Filled World, Sunday Service March 29, 2020; CCK Guidelines For Connecting During Pandemic The province’s top doctor is mulling a new approach in the wake of a rush of vacationers and surging COVID-19 infections radiating from Kelowna: regional restrictions to … A popular downtown Kelowna establishment is reopening on Friday (Dec. 18) after a two-week closure caused by a COVID-19 exposure. Additional links are listed below to other sources of information, which are also being updated frequently. Kelowna RCMP said the self-identified organizer of the anti-COVID-restrictions event, who police did not name, was issued a ticket for violating B.C. a. Doc Willoughby’s Public House owner Dave Willoughby announced on social media on Dec. 6 that he decided to close up shop after one of his staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Besides a robust COVID-19 safety plan and enhanced cleaning throughout the pub, Willoughby added they bought an “Ozonator” which he said helps clear and purify the air in the facility overnight. Kelowna staple Doc Willoughby’s is temporarily closing beginning Sunday, Dec. 6, after a member of its community tested positive for COVID-19. Eight COVID-19 cases linked to Canada Day gatherings in Kelowna, B.C. Pub and restaurant in Kelowna, B.C., close temporarily after workers test positive for COVID-19 By Shelby Thom Global News Posted July 20, 2020 12:59 pm Two Kelowna restaurants will be closed for the time being after a staff member was exposed to COVID-19. Dec. 17, 2020 11:10 a.m. News. Rod Butters and Audrey Surrao, owners of RauDZ Regional Table and Micro Bar & Bites said the two restaurants have teams that work closely together, which is why they decided to close both locations out of precaution. Kelowna Fitness World members left in limbo as planned reopening put on pause Like many spots, Kelowna’s Steve Nash Sports Club closed its doors in March due to COVID-19. Kelowna mayor Colin Basran announced on Thursday that more recreation facilities are set to reopen for public use. “It was a hard decision for us to close but we wanted to make sure everybody was healthy and on the same page moving forward.”. He said they’re excited to reopen in time to help spread some holiday cheer in Kelowna. Gospel Mission staff took to the streets to feed approx. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News), Doc Willoughby’s Downtown Pub is reopening Friday, Dec. 18 after a two-week closure, A popular downtown Kelowna establishment is reopening on Friday (Dec. 18) after a two-week closure caused by a COVID-19 exposure. Kelowna Brewing Company: Now open with their old regular hours, but a temporary limited menu. Willoughby said the staff member who tested positive is doing well and has fortunately not infected other staff or customers. READ: Community rallies around Kelowna senior living in truck, 10–20 centimetres of snow is expected by Monday morning in B.C.’s southern Interior, Two skiers were practicing flips off Postill Lake Road; COSAR called for helicopter rescue, Six flights to or from YLW carried COVID-positive passengers, Accumulations of 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected, starting Monday. a. Doc Willoughby’s Public House owner Dave Willoughby announced on social media on Dec. 6 that he decided to close up shop after one of his staff members tested positive for COVID-19. July 11, 2020 B.C. “You never ever want to close and Doc’s prides itself in never closing but this year has just been rough.”.