Barry Gerding

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)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)

Interior Health region on COVID-19 pandemic recovery path

B.C. Southern Interior residents can follow own health precautionary measures

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)
The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)

Province rejects mandatory watercraft invasive mussel inspections

Environment minister says other options being pursued

The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)
A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)

Extinction Rebellion head goes on hunger strike over log exports; gets support from Peachland

Vancouver Island activist Howard Breen starts 25-day hunger strike protest

A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)
The return of the sockeye salmon to the Okanagan Valley watershed is the result of an initiative by the Okanagan Nation Alliance to restore the spawning channel capabilities of the Okanagan River. (File photo)

Flooding inevitable if building beside Okanagan waterways: fisheries biologist

Water forum speaks to challenges extreme weather is having on fish and farms

The return of the sockeye salmon to the Okanagan Valley watershed is the result of an initiative by the Okanagan Nation Alliance to restore the spawning channel capabilities of the Okanagan River. (File photo)
The real estate industry feels municipalities in B.C. have not kept up with promoting housing starts over the last decade to meet the current housing demands. (File photo)

B.C. housing sales meddling upsets realtors

Real estate industry pushes back against ‘cooling off period’

The real estate industry feels municipalities in B.C. have not kept up with promoting housing starts over the last decade to meet the current housing demands. (File photo)
Blocked culverts on Swainson Road caused runoff to overflow onto the road as city crews enhanced the roadside ditch outflow capacity. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Clogged Kelowna road culverts cause flooding

City crews clean up Swainson Road runoff blockage

Blocked culverts on Swainson Road caused runoff to overflow onto the road as city crews enhanced the roadside ditch outflow capacity. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

No short-term fix for Okanagan housing affordability

Depleted housing supply, Okanagan migration skyrockets real estate prices

Flood damage in the town of Princeton caused by the atmospheric river rainfall in November 2020 across southern B.C. (File photo)

B.C. budget gives emphasis to water management, climate change

Okanagan Basin Water Board pleased with new budget

Flood damage in the town of Princeton caused by the atmospheric river rainfall in November 2020 across southern B.C. (File photo)
Finance Minister Selena Robinson speaking to the media in Victoria about her government's 2022-23 budget, unveiled on Tuesday. (File photo)

Finance minister addresses B.C.’s budget impact on Okanagan

Province budgets $1.3 billion for new schools in 2022-23

Finance Minister Selena Robinson speaking to the media in Victoria about her government's 2022-23 budget, unveiled on Tuesday. (File photo)
An Okanagan woman is leading a petition to encourage the provincial government to expand post-secondary funding subsidies for B.C. students at Western Canada's veterinary college in Saskatchewan. (Contributed)

Okanagan woman starts petition to address B.C. veterinarian shortage

Oliver woman advocates for more veterinary college tuition funding

An Okanagan woman is leading a petition to encourage the provincial government to expand post-secondary funding subsidies for B.C. students at Western Canada's veterinary college in Saskatchewan. (Contributed)
Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff (right) will serve another term as chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board this year, as will vice-chair Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin. (File photo)

Water briefs: Osoyoos mayor to head up Okanagan Basin Water Board

Sue McKortoff to serve fourth term as OBWB chair

Osoyoos Mayor Sue McKortoff (right) will serve another term as chair of the Okanagan Basin Water Board this year, as will vice-chair Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin. (File photo)
View of Okanagan Lake from Okanagan Lake Park. (BC Parks photo)

Salty level of Okanagan Lake water intensifies

Increased trend still far short of endangering water quality, aquatic life

View of Okanagan Lake from Okanagan Lake Park. (BC Parks photo)
The Central Okanagan Board of Education has adopted a vaccination mandate for all staff, one of seven school districts to do so while 25 others have declined the measure. (File photo)

Central Okanagan Board of Education adopts COVID vaccine mandate for staff

Two trustees oppose the measure directed at teachers and support staff

The Central Okanagan Board of Education has adopted a vaccination mandate for all staff, one of seven school districts to do so while 25 others have declined the measure. (File photo)
New home construction continues to lag behind housing demand across the Okanagan. (Contributed)

Over-heated Okanagan housing market not cooling off

Price increases fueled by supply/demand housing imbalance

New home construction continues to lag behind housing demand across the Okanagan. (Contributed)
Charmane Lazzarotto received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Interior Health photo)

Interior Health backs up Central Okanagan School District staff vaccination survey

Deadline for response from teachers, support staff extended to Jan. 25

Charmane Lazzarotto received the first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in Kelowna on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020. (Interior Health photo)
Small businesses in B.C. such as along Bernard Avenue in Kelowna's downtown core will continue to face challenging fiscal times in 2022. (File photo)

Grim 2022 outlook for B.C.’s small business sector

Business sector report calls for more government fiscal help

Small businesses in B.C. such as along Bernard Avenue in Kelowna's downtown core will continue to face challenging fiscal times in 2022. (File photo)