Barry Gerding

Lightning ignites 21 new fires across Kamloops Fire Centre

Lightning ignites 21 new fires across Kamloops Fire Centre

Fifteen of those fires sparked within Okanagan Valley

Lightning ignites 21 new fires across Kamloops Fire Centre
B.C. Advanced Education, Skills and Training announces new post-graduate scholarship initiative for UBC at the UBC Okanagan campus Wednesday morning. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

New scholarships for UBC grad students

Province kicks in $6 million for post-graduate studies support

B.C. Advanced Education, Skills and Training announces new post-graduate scholarship initiative for UBC at the UBC Okanagan campus Wednesday morning. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Casino workers on the picket lines outside the Cascades Casino in Penticton. Photo: Black Press

Further mediated talks scheduled in casino strike

Gateway and BCGEU schedule talks for July 20-22

Casino workers on the picket lines outside the Cascades Casino in Penticton. Photo: Black Press
Kathy Michaels photo

Arson suspected in series of Okanagan wildfires

RCMP task force investigation believes 29 wildfires intentionally set

Kathy Michaels photo
B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy, while addressing health professionals and nursing students at the University of Victoria earlier this year, explained how nurse practitioners would be able to prescribe opioid substitute medications to those experiencing drugs addiction issues. Photo: Contributed

Nurse practitioners reach out to students

School clinics offer access for health services

B.C. Mental Health and Addictions Minister Judy Darcy, while addressing health professionals and nursing students at the University of Victoria earlier this year, explained how nurse practitioners would be able to prescribe opioid substitute medications to those experiencing drugs addiction issues. Photo: Contributed
A recent ICBC survey revealed B.C. drivers are more likely to not contain their dogs or cats in a safety restraint when accompanying them on a car ride. Photo: Contributed

Keep your pets safe while driving

ICBC and SPCA join forces on pet safety awareness initiative

A recent ICBC survey revealed B.C. drivers are more likely to not contain their dogs or cats in a safety restraint when accompanying them on a car ride. Photo: Contributed
B.C. RCMP deputy commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr was the keynote speaker at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon today. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

B.C.’s top cop is all business

Deputy commissioner brings CEO investment/return attitude to her job

B.C. RCMP deputy commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr was the keynote speaker at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon today. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Residents at Nevada City cohousing complex in California. Photo: McCamant & Durrett Architects

Countering the doubts about cohousing lifestyle

Cohousing project architect advocates communal lifestyle in Okanagan

Residents at Nevada City cohousing complex in California. Photo: McCamant & Durrett Architects
Social media addiction having deadly results among youth

Social media addiction having deadly results among youth

Kelowna website owner says excessive social media reliance is causing a surge in suicide rates.

Social media addiction having deadly results among youth
Penticton forum on freshwater fishing regulation changes

Penticton forum on freshwater fishing regulation changes

Biennial meeting opened up to the public for first time

Penticton forum on freshwater fishing regulation changes
A West Kelowna subdivision below the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery saw homeowners forced to evacaute as a grassfire raced up the hillside. Photo: Capital News files

B.C. flood risk continues to diminish

But wildfire season already heating up in Southern Interior

A West Kelowna subdivision below the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery saw homeowners forced to evacaute as a grassfire raced up the hillside. Photo: Capital News files
Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Concerns range from the threat of an oil spill to the impact of tanker traffic on wildlife

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?
New book looks back at worst wildfire season in B.C. history.

B.C.’s devastating 2017 wildfire season revisited in new book

British Columbia Burning written by CBC journalist Bethany Lindsay

New book looks back at worst wildfire season in B.C. history.
Grand Forks is one of several communities across the province to face flooding issues this spring. Photo: Contributed

B.C. Interior flood risk diminishing

Snowmelt receding but rainfall impact remains a concern

Grand Forks is one of several communities across the province to face flooding issues this spring. Photo: Contributed
Kayaking in the North Okanagan. Photo: Tourism Vernon

Tourism Kelowna adopts sustainability initiative

Responsible to environment key to long-term tourism growth

Kayaking in the North Okanagan. Photo: Tourism Vernon
Chad Ball, shown here with his wife and son, founded Wheel Estate, a peer-to-peer RV and camper rental website, in January 2017. Photo: Contributed

RV rental website expands into Okanagan

Wheel Estate connects RV owners and potential renters

Chad Ball, shown here with his wife and son, founded Wheel Estate, a peer-to-peer RV and camper rental website, in January 2017. Photo: Contributed
Legalizing cannabis a monumental shift

Legalizing cannabis a monumental shift

Tourism and business leaders need regulatory direction

Legalizing cannabis a monumental shift
Headaches are one symptom of brain tumours. Photo: Contributed

Brain tumour research focus on genetics

Optimism an effective drug treatment will be found

Headaches are one symptom of brain tumours. Photo: Contributed
Retirees focus on buying recreational properties

Retirees focus on buying recreational properties

RE/MAX report finds South Okanagan desired place to retire

Retirees focus on buying recreational properties
Okanagan-Shuswap flood watch to intensify over next week

Okanagan-Shuswap flood watch to intensify over next week

Heat wave speeding up snowmelt process

Okanagan-Shuswap flood watch to intensify over next week