Judie Steeves

It’s strawberry season in the Okanagan

The season may be short but it's sweet, and strawberry lovers have another few weeks to get their fill of Okanagan, vine-ripened berries.

Winefest teams up with Okanagan Pride

In a bid to attract pride tourists to the Okanagan, this year's festival will feature an Okanagan Wine Festivals Society event.

Rain warning continued

The worst of this week's rain should taper off today, with a drying trend over the weekend, before more rain hits the valley next week.

Weekend derbies attract anglers of all ages

Hundreds of families turned out for fishing events during the 15th annual Family Fishing Weekend in the Okanagan.

from Jude’s Kitchen: Celebrate summer

This week the summer solstice means the start of summer and the barbecue becomes king, while salads become his queen.

Huge market opens for B.C. cherries

The culmination of years of effort has paid off with an agreement for B.C. cherries to be exported to the growing Chinese market.

Core renewal at fruit co-op

Tree fruit growers in B.C. are torn between the traditional co-op and alternative places to ship their harvest.

China opens door to B.C. cherries

After years of negotiations, Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz says an agreement has been reached on export of cherries to China.

Steeves/Trail Mix: lots happening this weekend outdoors

The Okanagan is going to bustling with activities, both on the lake and in the hills this weekend, and the weather promises to cooperate.

Growers prepared to educate new ag minister

The orchard industry is becoming quite practised at educating new agriculture ministers, so they're eager to meet this one too.

Prevent invasive species from gaining a toehold

Celebrate invasive species week by preventing them from getting established in the Okanagan—whether it's mussels or plants.

Volunteers get Down and Dirty

Volunteers from a number of local clubs gathered Saturday to labour in the dirt to help restore a grassland on the Westside

from Jude’s Kitchen: Real (healthy) Food

Eating real, local food, fresh from the soil, is a good way toward good health, believe the authors of a book called RealFood RealHealth.

Steeves/trail mix: trails strategy encouraging

There's been a soft release of a new provincial trails strategy and most of its 22 action items look encouraging.

Flood fears ease with dry weather

With earlier melting of this year's snowpack and drier weather forecast, officials are less concerned about flooding in the coming weeks.

Flap till you flip for science

A volunteer is needed to flap and flip for a kindergarten class, all in the name of science.

Kelowna geologist wins national medal

Murray Roed, author, artist and geologist, has been honoured by his peers with a national award for sharing earth sciences.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Beware of aggressive deer

As deer drop their fawns at this time of year, they can become quite protective, so be wary around your neighbourhood deer.

from Jude’s Kitchen: wedding food

It's June so everyone's getting married and those that aren't, are celebrating an anniversary- both of which require great food.

Drier weather will ease flood threat

Okanagan Lake is close to being full, but unless there are heavy rains, flooding could be averted this year.