Barry Gerding

Okanagan Lake flood mitigation efforts have become a common occurrence in valley communities in recent years in the spring. (File photo)

Okanagan Lake water management concerns endorsed by water board

Water board offers initial support for Peachland council's call to review water level policies

Okanagan Lake flood mitigation efforts have become a common occurrence in valley communities in recent years in the spring. (File photo)

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Established testing and tracing protocols have already proven effective

Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District

Interior Health prepared for COVID-19 breakouts in schools

Established testing and tracing protocols have already proven effective

Courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District
Administration offices for the Central Okanagan School District. (File photo)

Central Okanagan School District welcomes funding help

District will receive initial $4.1 million installment this month for staffing, technology and health safety initiatives

Administration offices for the Central Okanagan School District. (File photo)
The Central Okanagan Board of Education meeting held Wednesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Remote learning option poses potential risk for Central Okanagan students

Not able to register back into a student's catchment area school could occur

The Central Okanagan Board of Education meeting held Wednesday evening. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Book cover

No closure to Johnson Bentley murder tragedy

Man convicted of the Johnson Bentley family murders can seek parole release in 2021

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Peachland council is continuing to advocate for a bypass route as long-term solution to Highway 97 upgrade. (Contributed)

Peachland council divided over bypass delay response

Mayor Cindy Fortin and Coun. Keith Fielding clash over letter

Peachland council is continuing to advocate for a bypass route as long-term solution to Highway 97 upgrade. (Contributed)
Returning to school. Black Press Media file photo.

School district hopes federal funding can be spent on remote learning option

Federal funding could mean an extra $9 million for the Central Okanagan School District

Returning to school. Black Press Media file photo.
West Kelowna City Hall on Cameron Road. (File photo)

Firefighters dominate West Kelowna city staff $100,000 salary club

More than 60 West Kelowna staff exceed six figure benchmarch, 36 of them firefighters

West Kelowna City Hall on Cameron Road. (File photo)
Conservative MP Dan Albas doesn’t think supporting a non-confidence motion to defeat the current Liberal minority government and force a fall election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is in the best interest of Canadians right now. (File photo)

Okanagan Conservative MP downplays push for fall federal election

But Dan Albas says frustration with scandal-plagued Liberals is growing

Conservative MP Dan Albas doesn’t think supporting a non-confidence motion to defeat the current Liberal minority government and force a fall election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is in the best interest of Canadians right now. (File photo)
Conservative MP Dan Albas doesn’t think supporting a non-confidence motion to defeat the current Liberal minority government and force a fall election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is in the best interest of Canadians right now. (File photo)

Okanagan Conservative MP downplays push for fall federal election

But Dan Albas says frustration with scandal-plagued Liberals is growing

Conservative MP Dan Albas doesn’t think supporting a non-confidence motion to defeat the current Liberal minority government and force a fall election in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic is in the best interest of Canadians right now. (File photo)
Artist rendering of concept for improved access for the mobility challenged at the historic Peachland schoolhouse, 5684 Beach Ave. (Contributed)

Upgraded access for historic Peachland schoolhouse

The $350,000 project undertaken by Peachland Historic School Accessible Plaza Society

Artist rendering of concept for improved access for the mobility challenged at the historic Peachland schoolhouse, 5684 Beach Ave. (Contributed)
Standing water in backyard gardens offer a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. (Contributed)

B.C.’s thriving mosquito population not a health hazard: Entomologist

Minimal standing water can be prime breeding grounds for annoying insects

Standing water in backyard gardens offer a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. (Contributed)
Raising flood sandbag barriers to prevent windy conditions from crashing waves off Okanagan Lake onto Peachland streets in 2017 flooding. (File photo)

Okanagan Lake monitoring strategy called outdated: Peachland councillor

Peachland council says flood damage proving costly

Raising flood sandbag barriers to prevent windy conditions from crashing waves off Okanagan Lake onto Peachland streets in 2017 flooding. (File photo)
Invasive mussels attached to 10 boats were detected at provincial mussel monitoring stations so far this summer. The boats were headed for both the Okanagan and Thompson regions. (File photo)

Invasive mussel monitoring stations detect 10 boats

Boats were headed to Okanagan and Thompson regions

Invasive mussels attached to 10 boats were detected at provincial mussel monitoring stations so far this summer. The boats were headed for both the Okanagan and Thompson regions. (File photo)
A long-term upgrade to Highway 97 in Peachland will be put off by the province for up to 20 yearss. (Contributed)

Highway 97 upgrade option for Peachland faces 20-year delay

Peachland council disappointed by highways department decision

A long-term upgrade to Highway 97 in Peachland will be put off by the province for up to 20 yearss. (Contributed)
Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Class resumption raises challenges for Central Okanagan schools

Education ministry directive to resume K-12 classes Sept. 8 creating many questions

Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)

Class resumption raises challenges for Central Okanagan schools

Education ministry directive to resume K-12 classes Sept. 8 creating many questions

Central Okanagan School District administrative office in Kelowna. (Contributed)
Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March when the province first initiated economy closure measures in response to COVID-19. The theatre is likely to remain closed well into next year. (File photo)

Kelowna arts groups hammered by COVID-19

Financial losses due to pandemic coupled with uncertainty for future

Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March when the province first initiated economy closure measures in response to COVID-19. The theatre is likely to remain closed well into next year. (File photo)
Tracy Gray

Okanagan Tory MPs: Liberals lack focus on pandemic economic recovery

Liberals chastised for absence of national economy recovery plan

Tracy Gray