Judie Steeves

Local honey products are winners

While they learned how best to manage their bees, B.C. honey producers competed over the weekend for top awards.

Wolf population in Okanagan growing

From none a decade ago, today it's estimated there are as many as 100 wolves in the Okanagan.

Residents must clean up to get rid of rats

Black rats are not native to the Okanagan, but they're being reported in many areas, and residents want the city to help deal with them.

Tree fruit co-op elects one new director

At this year's agm for the B.C. Tree Fruits Co-operative only one new director was elected, to fill a vacancy.

Remaining Okanagan wetlands need protection

Wetlands are more than a haven for mosquitoes or a place to dump worn-out tires.

Dress up or dress down, but step up

Fall is a good time of year to decide to volunteer for the non-profit organization that provides the facilities where you have fun.

B.C. wood products well-received in China, says Thomson

Forests minister Steve Thomson talks from China about the reception there of B.C.'s high-quality wood products.

Comment now on new water act

You need water to survive, so you may want to learn about what's proposed for the future of water management in B.C.

Provincial heritage awards brought home to Kelowna

Lorainne McLarty and the restoration of the Riggs House on Ethel Street both won provincial Heritage B.C. awards on the weekend.

Library budget will increase taxes

The Okanagan Regional Library board has approved a budget for 2014 that will mean a 1.77 per cent tax increase.

Telus tower location generates opposition in West Kelowna

Westlake Road site for antennae to expand cell phone services thought by some to be too close to two nearby ponds.

Know the regulations before hunting

Conservation officers are finding many people not following the regulations when out hunting.

New water licences issued on fully-allocated reservoirs

Water districts are appealing the province's issuance of new water licences on their reservoirs because they're already fully-allocated.

Young chefs shine in Winefest contest

Everyone won in a tight contest amongst some of the region's brightest young chefs at Okanagan College Thursday evening.

Fruit growers consider governance changes

Members of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association will hold a special meeting in early November to discuss a reorganization.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Nature can out-compete technology

Autumn is a perfect time of year to get outside in the Okanagan, and there's new technology to help you get around.

Damage to tree fruits could reach $18 million

Weather-related damage to tree fruit crops in the Okanagan could reach as much as $18 million this year.

Top quality apples being picked

Despite damage related to weather, top quality apples are being harvested in local orchards this fall.

from Jude’s Kitchen: giving thanks

Incorporating fall flavours into your Thanksgiving Dinner is a wonderful way to celebrate local farmers and products.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Life’s a fight and then you die

It's not an easy life for the kokanee salmon in the Okanagan, but it's in our hands to make it less difficult if we have the will.