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One active COVID 19 case in Greater Campbell River

There was only one active COVID 19 case in the Greater Campbell River Health Area as of last Monday, Feb 15th, according to the latest report from the BC Center for Disease control

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Klahoose immunization program continuing to roll out

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The immunization program at a remote First Nations community on Cortes Island, B.C., is continuing to roll out despite the current shortages of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Klahoose to get Moderna Vaccine

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

A remote First Nation community on the West Coast has extra reason to celebrate the new year after getting the all-clear from health officials on a COVID-19 cluster and news it’s at the front of the line for the Moderna vaccinations.

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Klahoose actions halt COVID outbreak

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Quick action by a small, remote First Nation on the West Coast appears to have smothered the spread of COVID-19 in the tiny island community.

But the next big step for the Klahoose First Nation will be to maintain the gains it’s made and continue with household bubbles over the holidays, Chief Kevin Peacey said.

The Klahoose community on Cortes Island, B.C., emerged from lockdown last Tuesday after quarantine ended for all four individuals affected by the virus and no new cases were identified, Peacey said.

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Update from the Klahoose Nation’s emergency checkpoint

National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The last thing Byron Harry imagined having to stickhandle during a COVID-19 community lockdown was a cougar leaping onto his truck.

Harry was pulling a graveyard shift at the Klahoose Nation’s emergency checkpoint, which was set up to contain a cluster of cases that had broken out in the remote community on B.C.’s Cortes Island just days before.

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