Water

148 sample tests were taken on Okanagan lakes this year for invasive mussels. (Neil Bousquet/Submitted)

Okanagan lakes remain mussel-free

Five lakes tested for invasive species

 

Sockeye salmon struggle to get upstream in historically low water levels in Weaver Creek near the Harrison River north of Chilliwack on Oct. 20, 2022. (Submitted by a Watershed Watch Salmon Society volunteer)

OPINION w/VIDEO: Salmon die and people lose their water as B.C. sleepwalks into yet another crisis

‘It’s time those responsible for protecting B.C.s environment spent a little more time out here with us’

  • Oct 25, 2022

 

Despite warm and dry conditions during the summer, Summerland still has an adequate water supply. The community has 12 reservoirs that fill each year. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s water supply in good shape despite hot, dry weather

Agricultural irrigation has now been turned off for the season

 

A view of Gibsons Landing from the top of Soames Hill, a short but steep hike on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is seen near the town of Grantham’s Landing, B.C., on May 23, 2016. Some businesses and amenities on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast must stop using all treated drinking water within hours as severe drought in the region forces declaration of a state of local emergency, but officials say there’s no need to panic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel

First COVID, now drought, B.C. brewery takes water-use restrictions in stride

Water system that supplies Sechelt area is at ‘imminent risk’ of running dry

A view of Gibsons Landing from the top of Soames Hill, a short but steep hike on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, is seen near the town of Grantham’s Landing, B.C., on May 23, 2016. Some businesses and amenities on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast must stop using all treated drinking water within hours as severe drought in the region forces declaration of a state of local emergency, but officials say there’s no need to panic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lauren Krugel
A man walks in the water off Locarno Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Water use in Metro Vancouver is much higher, while reservoir levels are lower than normal, prompting the regional district to ask millions of residents and businesses to conserve.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Drought prompts request for Metro Vancouver residents to take shorter showers

Region’s water use up by 20 per cent for time of year because of the extended dry weather

A man walks in the water off Locarno Beach during a stretch of unseasonably warm weather, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022. Water use in Metro Vancouver is much higher, while reservoir levels are lower than normal, prompting the regional district to ask millions of residents and businesses to conserve.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The precautionary water quality advisory for Westside’s Killiney Beach came to an end Sept. 20, 2022. (Pixabay photo)

Westside water quality advisory comes to an end

The advisory affected approximately 295 Killiney Beach properties

The precautionary water quality advisory for Westside’s Killiney Beach came to an end Sept. 20, 2022. (Pixabay photo)
Armstrong incumbent mayor Chris Pieper (left) receives congratulations and some heckling from the crowd after being awarded the Make Water Work Champion title for the fifth time since 2015 from Sigrie Kendrick, executive director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. (Contributed)

Armstrong crowned water champion for fifth time

City wins OBWB’s Make Water Work campaign; fifth victory since 2015

Armstrong incumbent mayor Chris Pieper (left) receives congratulations and some heckling from the crowd after being awarded the Make Water Work Champion title for the fifth time since 2015 from Sigrie Kendrick, executive director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. (Contributed)
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)
The RDOS has worked with Native Plant Solutions to create a wetland next to the local wastewater treatment plant as an additional natural purification step. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)

New wetland to help further purify water from Okanagan Falls treatment plant

The wetland has already cut down the amount of nitrogen and phosphorous entering the river

The RDOS has worked with Native Plant Solutions to create a wetland next to the local wastewater treatment plant as an additional natural purification step. (Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen)
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LETTER: Water malfunction was too close for comfort

Summerland’s reservoir is the closest reservoir to a landfill in the province at 300 metres

  • Aug 26, 2022
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Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

COLUMN: Drowning is silent; familiarize yourself with the signs of it

Chilliwack reporter shares what signs of drowning look like after incident with son in pool

Drowning is “not the violent splashing and shouting for help that one sees on TV. There’s no screaming or flailing of arms,” writes reporter Jenna Hauck. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Stage 1 water restrictions in effect in Osoyoos. (File photo)

Stage 1 water restrictions in Osoyoos

Residential and commercial properties can only water twice per week

Stage 1 water restrictions in effect in Osoyoos. (File photo)
An alert has been issued for Summerland’s water system. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland issues water restriction advisory

Residents urged to limit drinking water consumption in Aug. 13 notice

An alert has been issued for Summerland’s water system. (District of Summerland map)
Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)

Fundraiser started for family of Vernon doctor who drowned in Kamloops

Colleague initiates GoFundMe while search for man’s body continues

Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)

Water supply concerns remain for Meadow Valley

Aquifer study referred back to Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen staff

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has received numerous subdivision applications for the area served by the Meadow Valley Aquifer and the Faulder Community Water Service. (Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen map)
Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)

$75K authorized for pump station for West Bench

Money to come from gas tax reserve

Funding has been allocated for a pump station for the West Bench Water System. (Black Press file photo)
A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)
Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Heat wave puts water restrictions on tap for Okanagan community

Stress on water systems forces stage 2 restrictions, no sprinklers or irrigation

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)
A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)

Water taps run dry for some Falkland residents

Conservation urged after leak discovered

  • Jul 25, 2022
A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon cools down with pop-up spray parks

The park will be located at Kin Park beside Kal Tire Place Monday to Friday, 4-7 p.m., starting July 25

Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)