I am too much of a dog person sometimes.
Jackie and Tony Botbijl hold a photo of their daughter Leisha Blais, who died in 2017, at “In Memoriam.” The annual vigil, held Friday evening at Gyro Park, was to remember those who died from issues related to addictions. Aug. 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day and events are being …
I have a great respect for all of the teachers I have been working with who are determined to have their dog become a Certified Therapy Dog so they may take the dog to school with them.
When Penticton residents living with dementia require full-time support due to complex needs, moving to a long-term care home may be the next step for caregivers or family.
VICTORIA - British Columbians living with brain injuries will have increased access to vital services as the Government of B.C. provides $2 million to the Brain Injury Alliance to support community brain-injury associations throughout the province.
VICTORIA - British Columbians are being asked to take precautions this week, as Environment Canada has issued another heat warning for most of the province.
A pop-up COVID vaccination clinic was held at the Penticton Farmers Market, Saturday, July 24, 2021. A similar event is being held Sunday, July 25 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Farmers Market on Main Street in Summerland.
The SOS Medical Foundation provides critical funding for hospitals, health centres and residential care throughout the South Okanagan-Similkameen. From Summerland to Penticton to Oliver to Osoyoos to Keremeos to Princeton, your donations enhance patient experience through funding equipment, …
In spite of the ongoing heatwave, we returned to popular Okanagan trails this week — the KVR Trail west of Summerland, Okanagan Rail Trail and Quail Ridge Linear Park — with a few surprises in store.
We seem to put a lot of stock into purchasing pillows for our comfort and home decor. There are throw pillows for the couch, special neck support pillows for sleeping, and the fun pillows that are there to be tossed on the floor, tucked under our legs or wrapped around us for comfort.
Interior Health is hosting a drop-in clinic in Penticton July 16 and 17 for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As heat continues to build in the Interior, temperatures will increase the potential for heat-related illnesses and are historically associated with an increase in deaths among residents.
OVERVIEW: This is an emotional week with heightened passions. They play out positively or negatively depending on the situation. Many will wear their hearts on their sleeves. Make sure your care is given to the right ones. Those who have been harbouring secret feelings for someone will have …
This is the 40th year of the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all past and current board directors who have freely and generously given the gift of the time, talent and financial support.
As of Monday, July 5, 2021, 78.0% (3,613,370) of eligible people 12 and older in the province have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 36.0% (1,668,268) received their second dose.
In the decade that the South Okanagan-Similkameen Volunteer Centre (SOSVC) has existed, it has brought a sense of community that volunteerism helps promote. Volunteering gives people the opportunity to make a valued contribution and feel part of the community.
Record numbers of people throughout Interior Health will become eligible for second doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks. Interior Health is ramping up to continue offering first doses while the #journey2immunity campaign accelerates throughout the region.
British Columbians living with diabetes will now have the Dexcom G6, a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) that provides regular updates on blood glucose levels throughout the day, covered through BC PharmaCare.
Progress indicators come in many different forms, weight being the most obvious and common thing to measure and track. But what about the non-scale victories?
Today’s title makes a good point. For over a year now, not much about the world we live in is the same as it was the year before. Things have been weighing heavily on our minds and, as it turns out, our bodies as well.
Scotty Berg of Kelowna, who turned 14 earlier this month, has released new material. While COVID-19 has stalled most live dates for valley musicians, his newest song “It A’int Over” debuted on Wednesday to much fanfare.
Vitamin D is important not only to support healthy bones and teeth, it’s also critical in optimizing our immune system and helping to fight off viruses.
Interior Health’s immunization program is rolling out across the region, much to the relief of many people searching for a “light at the end of the tunnel” during the pandemic. However, stress, isolation and anxiety continue to wear on people’s mental health.
Bonhomme presents prizes to the winners of the Canadian Parents for French Okanagan Skaha chapter’s Carnaval Virtuel. The grand prize winners were the Carleton-Palanio family and McNamee family. Pictured are Sophia Carleton-Palanio (in her first year of French Immersion at KVR Middle School)…
People living in Penticton and surrounding communities have better access to team-based everyday health care with a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) that is now open at 101 - 437 Martin Street.
A rollercoaster-like progression of COVID-19 cases in greater Kelowna continued last week with case counts doubling to an average of 20 per day.