Flu contributed to 15 deaths
Nicholas Johansen - Dec 31, 2016 / 5:00 am | Story: 184785

The flu has hit the Okanagan hard this year, playing a role in the deaths of 15 elderly people in the Interior Health region.

Flu season is now in full swing, coming earlier and harder than last year's later start, according to Dr. Silvina Mema, medical health officer with IH.

There are flu outbreaks at Village at Mill Creek, SunPointe Village, Spring Valley Care Centre, David Lloyd Jones Home in Kelowna, and at Pine Acres Home in West Kelowna...