Barry Gerding

COVID-19 has brought about changes in how Kelowna transit buses are allowed to operate. (File photo)

Kelowna 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)
Kelowna Secondary School principal Troy White was the recipient of a school leadership award presented last year for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. (File photo)

Students, an inspiration for Central Okanagan school principals

Central Okanagan school board declares Principal and Vice-Principal Month for October

Kelowna Secondary School principal Troy White was the recipient of a school leadership award presented last year for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in Education. (File photo)
Mount Boucherie secondary teacher Tyler Ernst led school trustees and staff in an instructional session on how to pronounce 'Every Child Matters' in the Okanagan language at last Wednesday's board of education meeting. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

Central Okanagan school briefs: Traffic safety a school district priority

Trustees salute bus driver, traffic safety officer in recognizing School Bus Safety Awareness Week, Oct. 13-23

Mount Boucherie secondary teacher Tyler Ernst led school trustees and staff in an instructional session on how to pronounce 'Every Child Matters' in the Okanagan language at last Wednesday's board of education meeting. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)
Requiring students to write the Foundation Skills Assessment testing continues to be a hot point of debate within the public school education community. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan teachers push to cancel FSA testing

School board defers request to committee for further discussion

Requiring students to write the Foundation Skills Assessment testing continues to be a hot point of debate within the public school education community. (Contributed)
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)
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)
No cutline

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

No cutline
B.C. Education Minister Rob Evans announcing back in March the indefinite closure of public schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, joined at the podium by Finance Minister Carole James and Health Minister Adrian Dix. (File photo)

Downside for parents who opted out of Central Okanagan School District programs

Students enroled in alternate education programs may lose catchment school spot

B.C. Education Minister Rob Evans announcing back in March the indefinite closure of public schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, joined at the podium by Finance Minister Carole James and Health Minister Adrian Dix. (File photo)
Access to school busing has become an issue for Tallus Ridge parents of students who attend Mount Boucherie Secondary School. (File photo)

Students face 2-hour venture to class due to school bus challenges in West Kelowna

Difficult trip for Tallus Ridge students to reach Mount Boucherie Secondary

Access to school busing has become an issue for Tallus Ridge parents of students who attend Mount Boucherie Secondary School. (File photo)
COVID-19 health protocols in schools students are required to follow also need to be adhered to when students gather off school grounds, says B.C. provincial health director Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Pixabay)

Central Okanagan students asked to curb COVID-risky behaviour

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

COVID-19 health protocols in schools students are required to follow also need to be adhered to when students gather off school grounds, says B.C. provincial health director Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Pixabay)
COVID-19 health protocols in schools students are required to follow also need to be adhered to when students gather off school grounds, says B.C. provincial health director Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Pixabay)

Central Okanagan students asked to curb COVID-risky behaviour

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

COVID-19 health protocols in schools students are required to follow also need to be adhered to when students gather off school grounds, says B.C. provincial health director Dr. Bonnie Henry. (Pixabay)
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)
Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper is given a ‘chicken wing’ congratulations nod from Okanagan Basin Water Board chair Sue McKortoff for his community being declared the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Armstrong mayor gives Spallumcheen kudos for tough water competition

City of Armstrong was declared the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion once again

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper is given a ‘chicken wing’ congratulations nod from Okanagan Basin Water Board chair Sue McKortoff for his community being declared the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administration building in Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan trustees give themselves 2.3% raise

School board grapples with idea of an indemnity increase during the COVID-19 economic downturn

Central Okanagan Public Schools administration building in Kelowna. (File photo)
The Fintry Estate Manor heritage house. (File photo)

Regional district funding phased out for Friends of Fintry

Heritage site volunteer group loses $39,000 grant incrementally over next two years

The Fintry Estate Manor heritage house. (File photo)
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)
The Fintry Estate Manor heritage house. (File photo)

Regional district funding phased out for Friends of Fintry

Heritage site volunteer group loses $39,000 grant incrementally over next two years

The Fintry Estate Manor heritage house. (File photo)
Central Okanagan School District headquarters in Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan School District facilitates West Kelowna road extension

Land dedication allows 11-lot subdivision at Webber and Inverness roads to proceed

Central Okanagan School District headquarters in Kelowna. (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)