Barry Gerding

The current age restriction bylaws strata councils had the authority to impose on potential renters have been lifted by the provincial government on the premise of expanding the rental vacancy opportunities across the province. (Contributed)

Okanagan strata councils seek how to maintain rental controls

55 and over exemption offers pushback option to rental restrictions being lifted

The current age restriction bylaws strata councils had the authority to impose on potential renters have been lifted by the provincial government on the premise of expanding the rental vacancy opportunities across the province. (Contributed)
Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

UBC Okanagan study to investigate where Eurasian watermilfoil occurs in lakes

Milfoil was introduced into the Okanagan Valley lake system some 40 years ago

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)
Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Interior Health top doc says mask mandate not needed – yet

Dr. Silvina Mema: Tools in place to avoid virus uptake to pandemic levels

Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)
Rising food prices at the grocery store have added to the 23.7 per cent increase in the living wage for Kelowna. (Contributed)

Rising food, rental costs: Kelowna’s living wage takes a dramatic leap

Living wage now calculated at $22.88 an hour

Rising food prices at the grocery store have added to the 23.7 per cent increase in the living wage for Kelowna. (Contributed)
Daisy Pare bar manager at Breakers Pub on Sept. 11, 2020 gets ready for new B.C. rules announced by provincial health authority Dr. Bonnie Henry on Sept. 8, regarding nightclubs, bars and restaurants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Rising workers’ compensation costs concern to Okanagan businesses

Business groups push to halt payroll tax hike

Daisy Pare bar manager at Breakers Pub on Sept. 11, 2020 gets ready for new B.C. rules announced by provincial health authority Dr. Bonnie Henry on Sept. 8, regarding nightclubs, bars and restaurants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Mission Creek in Kelowna during floods in the summer of 2022. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Okanagan Water Board bracing for the effects of climate change

Infrared flood mapping could be used for minimizing damage

Mission Creek in Kelowna during floods in the summer of 2022. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
Harvesting Eurasian milfoil in Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

Milfoil infestation continues to plague Okanagan watershed

Maintenance program effective but still absence of eradication solution

Harvesting Eurasian milfoil in Okanagan Lake. (File photo)
Ned Bell, partner, general manager and executive chef of the Naramata Inn, has been named Chef Ambassador for the Buy BC program. (Naramata Inn)

Award-winning Okanagan chef appointed Buy BC ambassador

Well known Naramata Inn chef Ned Bell brings his passion to long-running program

Ned Bell, partner, general manager and executive chef of the Naramata Inn, has been named Chef Ambassador for the Buy BC program. (Naramata Inn)
The Okanagan real estate industry is in the midst of a ‘cooling off’ period after robust sales and climbing housing prices over the last two years. (File photo)

Okanagan real estate market volatility cools down

Rising interest rates curb hot seller’s market

The Okanagan real estate industry is in the midst of a ‘cooling off’ period after robust sales and climbing housing prices over the last two years. (File photo)
Summer beachgoers in the Okanagan are encouraged to seek protection from excessive exposure to the sunlight UV rays to avoid getting skin cancers like melanoma. (Contributed)

Slather on that sunscreen, the Okanagan sun is dangerous: BC Cancer

BC Cancer raises attention to signs, symptoms of skin cancer

Summer beachgoers in the Okanagan are encouraged to seek protection from excessive exposure to the sunlight UV rays to avoid getting skin cancers like melanoma. (Contributed)
The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)

Okanagan water board advocates millions for water management

Okanagan Basin Water Board points to three key issues

The propeller of a motorized boat encrusted with invasive mussels. Zebra and Quagga mussels can thrive in tiny crevices and even inside outboard motors, meaning very thorough cleaning is required to prevent their spread. (Contributed)
The current Okanagan Dam in Penticton, built in the 1970s, has been called inadequate for the modern day demands of managing the Okanagan Lake water level. (File photo)

Water briefs: Mussel inspection program sidelines 5 B.C.-bound watercraft

Two of the boats were destined for Okanagan Lake

The current Okanagan Dam in Penticton, built in the 1970s, has been called inadequate for the modern day demands of managing the Okanagan Lake water level. (File photo)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

B.C. new car dealers seek taxation relief

Provincial, pending federal taxes called double-tax for consumers

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Susan Kootnekoff

Kelowna lawyer files lawsuit against Central Okanagan School District

Lawsuit concerns child’s access to French Immersion program

Susan Kootnekoff
Vernon Jubilee Hospital traces its origins back to 1897, when the original “Cottage Hospital” opened in a house on 28th Avenue. (File photo)

Vernon Jubilee Hospital celebrates 125th anniversary

Milestone draws praise from health minister, MLA

Vernon Jubilee Hospital traces its origins back to 1897, when the original “Cottage Hospital” opened in a house on 28th Avenue. (File photo)
FILE - Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Polarized view of democracy is a false reality: Okanagan College professor

Dr. Rosalind Warner argues more that we agree on than disagree

FILE - Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
This conceptual rendering for four new high-rises in Kelowna's downtown core is another example of the city's vibrant and growing commercial development sector. (File graphic)

Kelowna commercial property interest thriving

Investment broker says business community will keep expanding

This conceptual rendering for four new high-rises in Kelowna's downtown core is another example of the city's vibrant and growing commercial development sector. (File graphic)
PHOTO: Central Okanagan International Education

Violence threat at West Kelowna school leaves parents shaken

School district, RCMP respond to threat scribbled on bathroom wall

PHOTO: Central Okanagan International Education
Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna. (File photo)

Shooting threat made against West Kelowna high school under investigation

Bathroom wall threat initiates school violence crisis response protocol at Mount Boucherie

Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna. (File photo)
The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

UBCO research team brings Peachland watershed study to public

Forum seeks input; set for April 28, 7 p.m., at Peachland Community Centre

The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)