Barry Gerding

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)

Okanagan Valley water supply sustainability reaching a critical point: Global expert

Global expert says Okanagan Basin Water Board offers sustainable path forward

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)
Efforts to replace the aging Rutland Middle School have been put off by another year by the ministry of education. (File photo)

Education ministry won’t replace Central Okanagan school anytime soon

New Westside Secondary top priority for ministry of education

Efforts to replace the aging Rutland Middle School have been put off by another year by the ministry of education. (File photo)
A Kelowna clinic decided to immunize their patients in a drive-thru flu clinic earlier this month. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Interior Health anticipates increase in flu vaccinations this season

Some 300,000 doses of flu vaccine ready for distribution across Southern Interior

A Kelowna clinic decided to immunize their patients in a drive-thru flu clinic earlier this month. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
COVID-19 has brought about changes in how Kelowna transit buses are allowed to operate. (File photo)

Central Okanagan transit rider passed over by her bus

Kelowna senior says COVID-inspired passenger limits can be frustrating

COVID-19 has brought about changes in how Kelowna transit buses are allowed to operate. (File photo)
David and Camille Saltman in their Kelowna home. (Boulevard Magazine photo)

Okanagan group seeks climate change solutions

The Okanagan Sustainability Leadership Council to showcase new documentary

David and Camille Saltman in their Kelowna home. (Boulevard Magazine photo)
Kelowna firefighters at front of Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant as smoke pours out of the front door of the restaurant, located in Rutland on Highway 33 late Tuesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Kelowna restaurant landmark up in flames

Fire started at the rear of building that houses Olympia Greek Taverna in Rutland

Kelowna firefighters at front of Olympia Greek Taverna restaurant as smoke pours out of the front door of the restaurant, located in Rutland on Highway 33 late Tuesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
BC Liberal tax cut proposal a $7.5 billion revenue hit

BC Liberal tax cut proposal a $7.5 billion revenue hit

Canadian Taxpayers Federation endorses PST elimination for one year, but acknowledges challenges to balance to the budget

BC Liberal tax cut proposal a $7.5 billion revenue hit
Central Okanagan students asked to curb COVID-risky behaviour

Central Okanagan students asked to curb COVID-risky behaviour

School district and Interior Health reliant on students and parents to observe social distancing restrictions

Central Okanagan students asked to curb COVID-risky behaviour
Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Okanagan water boards marks 50th anniversary

Okanagan watershed ties to water bringing communities together

Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Condominium developments like this project in West Kelowna may see a short-term impact from the COVID-19 pandemic’s influence on the national economy. (File photo)

Okanagan rental housing market facing challenges due to COVID-19

The impact on real estate markets remains a wildcard

Condominium developments like this project in West Kelowna may see a short-term impact from the COVID-19 pandemic’s influence on the national economy. (File photo)
Downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (File photo)

COVID-19 minimizes Okanagan Regional Library budget increase

Library adapts to pandemic fiscal disruptions

Downtown Kelowna branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. (File photo)
Taxman will seek COVID assistance clawback in 2021

Taxman will seek COVID assistance clawback in 2021

Government can’t afford to ignore tax on CERB and other assistance payments

Taxman will seek COVID assistance clawback in 2021
Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Established testing and tracing protocols have already proven effective

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools
Conservative MP Dan Albas doesn’t think supporting a non-confidence motion to defeat the current Liberal minority government and force a fall election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is in the best interest of Canadians right now. (File photo)

Okanagan Conservative MP downplays push for fall federal election

But Dan Albas says frustration with scandal-plagued Liberals is growing

Conservative MP Dan Albas doesn’t think supporting a non-confidence motion to defeat the current Liberal minority government and force a fall election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is in the best interest of Canadians right now. (File photo)
Invasive mussels attached to 10 boats were detected at provincial mussel monitoring stations so far this summer. The boats were headed for both the Okanagan and Thompson regions. (File photo)

Invasive mussel monitoring stations detect 10 boats

Boats were headed to Okanagan and Thompson regions

Invasive mussels attached to 10 boats were detected at provincial mussel monitoring stations so far this summer. The boats were headed for both the Okanagan and Thompson regions. (File photo)
A long-term upgrade to Highway 97 in Peachland will be put off by the province for up to 20 yearss. (Contributed)

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

A long-term upgrade to Highway 97 in Peachland will be put off by the province for up to 20 yearss. (Contributed)
Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Class resumption raises challenges for Central Okanagan schools

Education ministry directive to resume K-12 classes Sept. 8 creating many questions

Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Author Judie Steeves looking through the pages of the new update of the book Okanagan Trips & Trails, which she co-authored with Murphy Shewchuk. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)

Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated

Fourth edition of Okanagan Tips & Trails now available in bookstores

Author Judie Steeves looking through the pages of the new update of the book Okanagan Trips & Trails, which she co-authored with Murphy Shewchuk. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)
Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated

Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated

Fourth edition of Okanagan Tips & Trails now available in bookstores

Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated
Kids climb on the Kelowna Wibit adventure park located off Hot Sands Beach in City Park. (File photo)

Thompson Okanagan tourism takes a hit

Lack of international travelers coming to the region causing a devastating impact

Kids climb on the Kelowna Wibit adventure park located off Hot Sands Beach in City Park. (File photo)