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15 of 18 Kelowna daycares citied for infractions

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CBC News has learned 15 of 18 Kelowna daycares failed their October inspections by Interior Health. Some, for incomplete first aid kits, others for leaving cigarettes out in reach of children. (CBC)

CBC News has learned that recent inspections of daycares in Kelowna have revealed serious and ongoing violations.

Interior Health routinely inspects daycares to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.

They've done 18 inspections in the past month, and found violations at 15 of those daycares.

The most serious case was at the West Kelowna Learning Centre, which failed the inspection in eight different categories including: incomplete child records, staff cigarettes accessible to children, and repeated violations for too few staff.

Here's a full list of which violations were found where, but Daybreak host Chris Walker outlines the broad strokes in Part One of this story.
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