Judie Steeves

from Jude’s Kitchen: patio flavours

As we prepare for the middle of summer long weekend, consider offering your guests some local fare, cooked and served al fresco.

Kelowna winery wins top award

A Calona Vineyards wine made by Sandy Leier has received a Lieutenant Governor's award for excellence—the only local wine this year.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Bambi can be aggressive, even lethal

Beware of urban deer who become reluctant to be 'Shooed' out of your garden.

from Jude’s Kitchen: Wednesday is B.C. Beef Day

Celebrate B.C. Beef Day by supporting our neighbourhood farmers and purchasing B.C. beef.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Thanks to those with the foresight to create parks

As we prepare to celebrate Canada Parks Day Saturday, let's take stock of our Okanagan parks, and give thanks for them.

Fruit Growers re-directing breeding rights company

As part of a streamlining of operations for economic reasons, fruit growers make changes to the plant breeding rights organization they own.

from Jude’s Kitchen: it’s cherry season

The first tree fruits of summer are ripe and ready for eating, so dig in and enjoy cherries in every meal of the day.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Fishy pride is good for a kid

Celebrate National Fishing Week by taking a kid fishing at any one of a hundred spots around the Okanagan.

Farmers need to diversify to remain viable today

The Bal family is diversifying on its Highway 33 orchard property, opening a fruit stand/market and cafe on the farm.

from Jude’s Kitchen: Power of Food

It's true that fruits and vegetables are among our most important foods, but they don't all need to be imported from elsewhere.

Steeves/Trail Mix: lots of holiday activities to enjoy

Now that summer holidays are here, there are all kinds of summer activities outdoors for the family to get involved in.

Fireworks bring a crowd

Canada Day fireworks in Kelowna attract watchers on land and on Okanagan Lake.

New B.C. Agriculture Minister eager to learn the issues

Peace River region MLA Pat Pimm says he's excited about taking on the agriculture portfolio.

More extreme weather forecast

From deluges of rain, the weather is forecast to clear up and give us possibly record-breaking heat over the long weekend.

New pest threatens apple orchards

Okanagan orchardists are trying to wrap their minds around another new pest that could be devastating to apple trees.

Restoration funds for too-much-loved park

Knox Mountain Park has received $200,000 in federal and City of Kelowna funds to restore the eroding Apex Trail.

Pay your fine if you boat without an operator’s licence

It's only $50 for the course, but it's a $250 each time you're caught operating a boat with a motor and no operator's licence in Canada.

Part of Mission Creek Greenway closed

Due to the sudden rise in flow and level of Mission Creek, the popular Mission Creek Greenway's second phase has been closed.

Summer’s here, so get outside

Celebrate the official arrival of summer by going fishing or hiking or sailing, but get outside in the Okanagan and enjoy yourself.

UPDATE: Lakeshore Road over Mission Creek has re-opened

Heavy rains have caused local flooding as creek levels swell to dangerous highs and Okanagan Lake's level rises.