Barry Gerding

Robots not the equivalent of a human workforce yet

Robots not the equivalent of a human workforce yet

U.S. economist tells UBCO audience continuing advances in automation a slow process

Robots not the equivalent of a human workforce yet
Climate change’s negative impact on local ecosystems put environment habitat we all depend on at risk. Photo: Black Press files

Sounding the climate change alarm bell

Symposium collaboration links community health to climate change

Climate change’s negative impact on local ecosystems put environment habitat we all depend on at risk. Photo: Black Press files
UBC assistant professor Taylor Owen spoke about the negative impact of social media technology at a conference held Friday at UBC Okanagan. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Dark side of the internet being exposed

UBC prof says our democracy and economy faces social media governance challenges

UBC assistant professor Taylor Owen spoke about the negative impact of social media technology at a conference held Friday at UBC Okanagan. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Water bomber dropping a load of retardent over an Okanagan wildfire last summer. Photo: Black Press files

First Things First Okanagan speaker explores climate change and B.C. wildfires

Rob Gray, a forestry fire science analyst, speaks in Penticton as part of a lecture series

Water bomber dropping a load of retardent over an Okanagan wildfire last summer. Photo: Black Press files
British Columbians still getting deeper in debt

British Columbians still getting deeper in debt

Rising interest rates adding to our debt load, says Consumer Debt Index survey

British Columbians still getting deeper in debt
Brad McIntosh (left), from Minnesota, came to Canada to celebrate the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17 and ventured to Kelowna for a chance to meet his comedic hero and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Brad McIntosh (left), from Minnesota, came to Canada to celebrate the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17 and ventured to Kelowna for a chance to meet his comedic hero and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Location of Falcon Ridge Farms on Rifle Road in Glenmore. Photo: City of Kelowna

Kelowna farmer fights cannabis license bureaucracy

Marlys Wolfe takes her case to B.C. Ministry of Agriculture

Location of Falcon Ridge Farms on Rifle Road in Glenmore. Photo: City of Kelowna
Anna Warwick Sears, executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, talked to the media about the benefits of LiDAR aerial landscape imaging at Kinsmen Park in Kelowna earlier this year.                                Barry Gerding/Black Press

Airplane crash delays Okanagan Valley aerial mapping project

Aviation tragedy claimed lives of project pilot, aerial mapping technician

Anna Warwick Sears, executive director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board, talked to the media about the benefits of LiDAR aerial landscape imaging at Kinsmen Park in Kelowna earlier this year.                                Barry Gerding/Black Press
Mission Creek is a major water tributary feeding into Okanagan Lake that faces conflicting water supply needs between environment, agriculture and domestic demand. Photo: Contributed

Experts gather to discuss Okanagan water needs

Kelowna environmental water flows conference Oct. 17-18 has global reach

Mission Creek is a major water tributary feeding into Okanagan Lake that faces conflicting water supply needs between environment, agriculture and domestic demand. Photo: Contributed
Aart Van Kooy. Photo: Contributed

Cycling community is rallying for severely injured South Okanagan man

Aart Van Kooy was injured while riding a Skaha Bluffs trail near Penticton

Aart Van Kooy. Photo: Contributed
Vitalis Extraction Technology equipment helps generate hash oil byproduct from cannabis. Photo: Contributed

B.C. business makes a mint on cannabis extraction equipment

Vitalis Extraction Technology first in Canada cannabis industry to earn ASME certification

Vitalis Extraction Technology equipment helps generate hash oil byproduct from cannabis. Photo: Contributed
Interior Health board chair Doug Cochrane congratulates outgoing IH president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich (right) on his retirement. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Retiring farewell for Interior Health CEO

Chris Mazurkewich attends final IH board meeting

Interior Health board chair Doug Cochrane congratulates outgoing IH president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich (right) on his retirement. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Okanagan homebuilders want tax burden lowered

Okanagan homebuilders want tax burden lowered

Local CHBA chapter offers priority options for 2019-20 provincial budget

Okanagan homebuilders want tax burden lowered
The select standing committee on provincial finance and government services held a public forum in Kelowna on Thursday to listen to public input about spending priorities for the 2019-20 provincial budget. Photo: Black Press/Barry Gerding

Climate change blamed for $1 billion annual B.C. property damage losses

Insurance Bureau calls for changes to revamp B.C. marketplace

The select standing committee on provincial finance and government services held a public forum in Kelowna on Thursday to listen to public input about spending priorities for the 2019-20 provincial budget. Photo: Black Press/Barry Gerding
Denise Horvath-Allan holds up newspaper article about the disappearance of her son Charles. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

UPDATE: Revived inspiration in Kelowna cold case investigation

Denise Horvath-Allan still pursues answers to her son’s disappearance 30 years ago

Denise Horvath-Allan holds up newspaper article about the disappearance of her son Charles. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Darcy Bomford, founder and chief executive officer, of True Leaf Medicine. Photo: Vernon Morning Star files

B.C. company bullish on global cannabis pet product potential

True Leaf building cultivation facility in Lumby and developing global brand identity

Darcy Bomford, founder and chief executive officer, of True Leaf Medicine. Photo: Vernon Morning Star files
Guitarist Mike Wanchic (left) on stage performing with John Mellencamp. Photo: Contributed

John Mellencamp brings Canadian tour Nov. 10 to Kelowna

Long-time guitarist Mike Wanchic reflects on Mellencamp’s music legacy

Guitarist Mike Wanchic (left) on stage performing with John Mellencamp. Photo: Contributed
Okanagan Coyotes men’s basketball team member Jacob Dumas speaks at the kick-off event for the Okanagan College basketball program and participation in the Values Over Victory campaign. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

OC Coyotes hoops squads focus on character building

Men’s and women’s teams sign on to support Values Over Victory campaign

Okanagan Coyotes men’s basketball team member Jacob Dumas speaks at the kick-off event for the Okanagan College basketball program and participation in the Values Over Victory campaign. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Barry Gerding/Black Press                                Maurizio Terrigno, founder of the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, speaks at the Okanagan Cannabis Business Symposium held at the Delta Grand Conference Centre in Kelowna on Tuesday.

Tempering the Okanagan cannabis legalization ‘gold rush’

Retail selling of marijuana offers potential business opportunities and pitfalls

Barry Gerding/Black Press                                Maurizio Terrigno, founder of the Cannabis Chamber of Commerce, speaks at the Okanagan Cannabis Business Symposium held at the Delta Grand Conference Centre in Kelowna on Tuesday.
David Wong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Chinese author tackles racism and reconciliation

David Wong says cultural diversity should not be feared

David Wong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press