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Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes

I recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting, I've had the opportunity to work in newsrooms in Castlegar, Vernon, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Vancouver, and Merritt. I returned to the Okanagan in 2018 and have been loving every minute of it. Additionally, I spent eight years as the assistant manager for Canadian Forces Radio Europe based in the Netherlands and Germany. During that time, I created and managed an internet radio station for several First Nations in the Nicola Valley, which was an incredibly rewarding experience.

Phone
778-738-0603
Email
gary.barnes@kelownacapnews.com

Recent Work by Gary

Kelowna charitable group seeks medical supplies for Ukraine

Kelowna charitable group seeks medical supplies for Ukraine

The Bravery Foundation is looking for support for Canadian volunteer medics
‘The place won’t be the same without you,’ Kelowna city clerk retiring

‘The place won’t be the same without you,’ Kelowna city clerk retiring

Stephen Flemming has been with the city for 21 years, and city clerk since 2008
Tap to pay for BC Transit to start rolling into Okanagan

Tap to pay for BC Transit to start rolling into Okanagan

Information sessions planned for several communities
Kelowna man sentenced for possessing child sexual abuse material

Kelowna man sentenced for possessing child sexual abuse material

Aaron James Paul Paul pleaded guilty on Feb. 14, 2024 and was sentenced to two years jail
Whisky tasting for a good cause at Okanagan College

Whisky tasting for a good cause at Okanagan College

Ogopogo Rotary Club of Kelowna hosts its annual Mystery Whisky Tasting Feb. 24
Lure of Loch Ness legend feeds Ogopogo interest in Peachland

Lure of Loch Ness legend feeds Ogopogo interest in Peachland

Group wants to carve a 25-foot statue of the creature and donate it to the district
End of Life seminar being hosted by Kelowna Unitarians

End of Life seminar being hosted by Kelowna Unitarians

‘There’s a need for conversations and demystifying some of the complex aspects of our twilight years’
FortisBC spending nearly $700M to help customers reduce energy use

FortisBC spending nearly $700M to help customers reduce energy use

Nearly $70M being spent on energy-saving programs for electricity customers in Southern Interior
RCMP recommend charges in Kelowna fatal crane collapse

RCMP recommend charges in Kelowna fatal crane collapse

RCMP submitted report to BC Prosecution Service for a charge of criminal negligence causing death
Six people rescued after being stranded in hills above Peachland

Six people rescued after being stranded in hills above Peachland

Three side-by-sides become stuck at the bottom of a gully and called 911 for help
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