Barry Gerding

Property assessment increases for Penticton, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon residential property owners fell within the 6-8 per cent range. Photo: Contributed

Okanagan region property assessments continue to rise

Biggest increases for Okanagan region from 2018 to 2019 reported in Summerland, Keremeos

Property assessment increases for Penticton, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon residential property owners fell within the 6-8 per cent range. Photo: Contributed
Safeguarding youth from Internet addiction

Safeguarding youth from Internet addiction

Kelowna website founder invited to global conference on children’s social media exposure rights

Safeguarding youth from Internet addiction
Okanagan Basin Water Board vice-chair Cindy Fortin (left), mayor of Peachland (representing Regional District of Central Okanagan), and chair Sue McKortoff, mayor of Osoyoos (representing Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen). Photo: OBWB

Osoyoos mayor to chair Okanagan water board

Sue McKortoff brings South Okanagan perspective to board chair’s role

Okanagan Basin Water Board vice-chair Cindy Fortin (left), mayor of Peachland (representing Regional District of Central Okanagan), and chair Sue McKortoff, mayor of Osoyoos (representing Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen). Photo: OBWB
Column: Adopting historic views for modern times

Column: Adopting historic views for modern times

Expanding role for First Nations in managing environment

Column: Adopting historic views for modern times
Boating on Kalamalka Lake. Photo: Contributed

Kal/Wood Lake study cites need to protect drinking water

Study recommends boaters stay away from low wake zones around shoreline, drinking water intakes

Boating on Kalamalka Lake. Photo: Contributed
Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Retailers feel impact of generous return policies
Photo: Contributed                                Nhi Dao, a Grade 12 student at Mount Boucherie Secondary, is a finalist for the largest student service based scholarship offered in Canada.

West Kelowna student finalist for $100,000 scholarship

Nhi Dao, Grade 12 Mouch Boucherie Secondary student, cited for her community service

Photo: Contributed                                Nhi Dao, a Grade 12 student at Mount Boucherie Secondary, is a finalist for the largest student service based scholarship offered in Canada.
St. Andrews church parish volunteers help package items for people trying to move on from transitional housing to permanent residence. Photo: Contributed

Kelowna church helping people change their lives

Programs exemplify community service ideals of St. Andrews Anglican Parish congregation

St. Andrews church parish volunteers help package items for people trying to move on from transitional housing to permanent residence. Photo: Contributed
Rita Wiens and her daughter Sharon Campbell, an occupational therapist with Interior Health, standing next to a physiotherapy exercise device at Kelowna General Hospital. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

In depth: Simple falls causing serious injuries to people over 65

Kelowna’s high population of seniors puts it in the spotlight for how it deals with seniors’ issues

Rita Wiens and her daughter Sharon Campbell, an occupational therapist with Interior Health, standing next to a physiotherapy exercise device at Kelowna General Hospital. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer

Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer

Incident won’t be referred to Crown counsel for consideration of charges

Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer
Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis

Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis

Creating new challenges for IH staff, public health care facilities

Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis
New home construction in Kelowna. Photo: Capital News files

Okanagan home builders challenge energy efficiency initiative

B.C. Energy Step Code called to costly for new homes

New home construction in Kelowna. Photo: Capital News files
Nancy Turner speaking at the Eating The Okanagan: Exploring Change in our Local Food Systems research forum held in Kelowna on Monday at Summerhill Winery. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Seeking to preserve B.C. First Nations’ plant and habitat knowledge

Traditional Indigenous diet diversified beyond just meat and fish

Nancy Turner speaking at the Eating The Okanagan: Exploring Change in our Local Food Systems research forum held in Kelowna on Monday at Summerhill Winery. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Call revived to end ICBC car insurance monopoly

Call revived to end ICBC car insurance monopoly

Private insurers advocate for access to vehicle insurance marketplace

Call revived to end ICBC car insurance monopoly
Would you want to buy shares in a Kelowna real estate property? A Vancouver company is offering a new way to invest in a share of residential properties with no financial limitations. Photo: Capital News files

Micro-investing in B.C. real estate properties

Company launches opportunity to buy shares in property investments

Would you want to buy shares in a Kelowna real estate property? A Vancouver company is offering a new way to invest in a share of residential properties with no financial limitations. Photo: Capital News files
Road safety tragedy hits home for B.C. tow truck firm

Road safety tragedy hits home for B.C. tow truck firm

Family member killed in Castlegar responding to accident scene

Road safety tragedy hits home for B.C. tow truck firm
Physio treatment user fees dropped for auto accident injuries

Physio treatment user fees dropped for auto accident injuries

ICBC negotiates new contract with B.C. Physiotherapy Association

Physio treatment user fees dropped for auto accident injuries
UBC Okanagan international student Josh Dwamena. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

International students hit hard by B.C. tuition fee hikes

Campaign seeks regulatory controls be imposed on post-secondary institutions

UBC Okanagan international student Josh Dwamena. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Rats have begun showing up in the Okanagan in places where they have never before been a problem. Photo: Contributed

Freeze out your home from unwanted pests

Okanagan residents offered pre-winter pest control checkup advice from Orkin Canada.

Rats have begun showing up in the Okanagan in places where they have never before been a problem. Photo: Contributed
Scott McGillivray

HGTV star urges winter driving caution

Scott McGillivray calls winter tires in Okanagan a safety investment

Scott McGillivray