Judie Steeves

Commercial forager now serves local restaurants

Foraging for wild roots and berries, leaves and flowers is not just fun, it adds a new dimension to high-end dining in the Okanagan.

from Jude’s Kitchen: Grand eats

Help conserve wildlife habitat while enjoying the creations of some of the province's top chefs and wineries at Earth Wind & Fire.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Parks as green spaces must be respected

Kelowna's City Park is too vital a patch of green recreational space to sacrifice to more vehicles.

Help a trail, take a hike

For the 16th year, three hikes have been organized Sunday to raise money to maintain West Kelowna trails.

Bear shot in downtown Peachland

Bear considered a danger to people shot in downtown Peachland.

Rainfall raising Okanagan Lake’s level

Thunderstorms and runoff have raised the level of Okanagan Lake well above normal for this time of year.

Too much drinking in the back country

Conservation officers issued dozens of tickets over the long weekend for everything from intoxication to boat and vehicle offences.

from Jude’s Kitchen: early garden greens

Make the best use of the early herbs and vegetables from your garden or a local farmer's, while they're still delicate and full of flavour.

New parkland connects the dots

A linear corridor park along Powers Creek has been completed with the latest acquisition by the Central Okanagan Regional District.

from Jude’s Kitchen: barbecue season

With the Victoria Day long weekend looming, it's time to turn to more-casual entertaining; time to dust off the barbecue.

Maintaining biodiversity in Okanagan is vital

Ecologists and evolutionists from across the country are meeting in the Okanagan, a biodiversity hotspot.

Close Okanagan to control growth

World-renowned Canadian ecologist David Schindler advises shutting the door to further growth in the Okanagan.

Top ecologists gather in Kelowna

Some of the newest research into ecology and evolutionary biology will be presented at UBCO in the next week.

Steeves/Trail Mix: hang out mid-air but come out to vote

While hanging out in your new hammock tent, consider how you'll vote on Monday, and here's some info from the candidates.

Moms are invited to fair at Fintry

There'll be something for everyone to celebrate Mother's Day at Fintry provincial park, put on by the Friends of Fintry.

Flood danger critical in next few days

Sudden hot weather has caused local creeks to fill with snowmelt from high elevations around the valley.

Educate your palate and have fun at the same time

Tasting different combinations of local wines and cheeses can be eye-opening and great fun.

Concern about biosolids in West Kelowna’s watershed

A proposal to dump biosolids from the Westside treatment plant in West Kelowna's watershed is meeting some opposition.

from Jude’s Kitchen: feeding mom

On Mother's Day, your favourite mom would appreciate whatever you cooked for her, as long as the ingredients are fresh and flavourful.

Spring wine awards presented

Wine judges select top wines in 24 varietal categories, plus some they judge 26 top wines in addition to the best.