Barry Gerding

A memo has been sent to water management officials across the Okanagan Valley alerting them to the growing concern in the U.S. about chemical contamination caused by PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and how detrimental they could be to the Okanagan watershed. (Tim Kulchyski file photo)

Chemical contamination warning alert for Okanagan watershed

Testing for ‘forever chemicals’ carried out by Black Mountain Irrigation District

A memo has been sent to water management officials across the Okanagan Valley alerting them to the growing concern in the U.S. about chemical contamination caused by PFAS, or polyfluoroalkyl substances, and how detrimental they could be to the Okanagan watershed. (Tim Kulchyski file photo)
Winery tours are a big part of the diversity of tourism options in the Thompson-Okanagan region. (Contributed)

Thompson Okanagan tourism marketing focused on authenticity

Vacation experience respects and celebrates local heritage, preservation of environment

Winery tours are a big part of the diversity of tourism options in the Thompson-Okanagan region. (Contributed)
Video surveillance has become a tool used by Central Okanagan Public Schools like other public institutions to provide security, in this case for students and staff. (File photo)

Video surveillance enhances Central Okanagan school safety

Thirty-two of 51 school district sites have closed circuit equipment in place

Video surveillance has become a tool used by Central Okanagan Public Schools like other public institutions to provide security, in this case for students and staff. (File photo)
Bianca, Zahara, Isabel and Anna, Grade 9 students at Dr. Knox Middle School, who were winners of the Sustainable Development Challenge in 2020. (Contributed)

Passionate Kelowna youth tackle environment issues

The 2023 Sustainable Development Challenge takes place Feb. 23

Bianca, Zahara, Isabel and Anna, Grade 9 students at Dr. Knox Middle School, who were winners of the Sustainable Development Challenge in 2020. (Contributed)
(Black Press media file photo)

Roadblocks to solving B.C.’s doctor shortfall

Raising salaries not only solution

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CUPE Central Okanagan school support staff vote 99% in favour of strike action

Stalled Central Okanagan Public School contract talks headed for mediation

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A strike vote could happen this weekend as CUPE and the Central Okanagan School District are failing to come to an agreement. (Black Press File photo)

Strike vote looming as Central Okanagan School District, union failing on agreement

The contract between the two sides expired in June 2022

A strike vote could happen this weekend as CUPE and the Central Okanagan School District are failing to come to an agreement. (Black Press File photo)
The current age restriction bylaws strata councils had the authority to impose on potential renters have been lifted by the provincial government on the premise of expanding the rental vacancy opportunities across the province. (Contributed)

Okanagan strata councils seek how to maintain rental controls

55 and over exemption offers pushback option to rental restrictions being lifted

The current age restriction bylaws strata councils had the authority to impose on potential renters have been lifted by the provincial government on the premise of expanding the rental vacancy opportunities across the province. (Contributed)
Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

UBC Okanagan study to investigate where Eurasian watermilfoil occurs in lakes

Milfoil was introduced into the Okanagan Valley lake system some 40 years ago

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)
Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Interior Health top doc says mask mandate not needed – yet

Dr. Silvina Mema: Tools in place to avoid virus uptake to pandemic levels

Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)
Rising food prices at the grocery store have added to the 23.7 per cent increase in the living wage for Kelowna. (Contributed)

Rising food, rental costs: Kelowna’s living wage takes a dramatic leap

Living wage now calculated at $22.88 an hour

Rising food prices at the grocery store have added to the 23.7 per cent increase in the living wage for Kelowna. (Contributed)
Daisy Pare bar manager at Breakers Pub on Sept. 11, 2020 gets ready for new B.C. rules announced by provincial health authority Dr. Bonnie Henry on Sept. 8, regarding nightclubs, bars and restaurants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Rising workers’ compensation costs concern to Okanagan businesses

Business groups push to halt payroll tax hike

Daisy Pare bar manager at Breakers Pub on Sept. 11, 2020 gets ready for new B.C. rules announced by provincial health authority Dr. Bonnie Henry on Sept. 8, regarding nightclubs, bars and restaurants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Mission Creek in Kelowna during floods in the summer of 2022. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)

Okanagan Water Board bracing for the effects of climate change

Infrared flood mapping could be used for minimizing damage

Mission Creek in Kelowna during floods in the summer of 2022. (Jen Zielinski - Black Press Media)
The Okanagan real estate industry is in the midst of a ‘cooling off’ period after robust sales and climbing housing prices over the last two years. (File photo)

Okanagan real estate market volatility cools down

Rising interest rates curb hot seller’s market

The Okanagan real estate industry is in the midst of a ‘cooling off’ period after robust sales and climbing housing prices over the last two years. (File photo)
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B.C. new car dealers seek taxation relief

Provincial, pending federal taxes called double-tax for consumers

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Susan Kootnekoff

Kelowna lawyer files lawsuit against Central Okanagan School District

Lawsuit concerns child’s access to French Immersion program

Susan Kootnekoff
Vernon Jubilee Hospital traces its origins back to 1897, when the original “Cottage Hospital” opened in a house on 28th Avenue. (File photo)

Vernon Jubilee Hospital celebrates 125th anniversary

Milestone draws praise from health minister, MLA

Vernon Jubilee Hospital traces its origins back to 1897, when the original “Cottage Hospital” opened in a house on 28th Avenue. (File photo)
FILE - Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Polarized view of democracy is a false reality: Okanagan College professor

Dr. Rosalind Warner argues more that we agree on than disagree

FILE - Rioters loyal to President Donald Trump rally at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
This conceptual rendering for four new high-rises in Kelowna's downtown core is another example of the city's vibrant and growing commercial development sector. (File graphic)

Kelowna commercial property interest thriving

Investment broker says business community will keep expanding

This conceptual rendering for four new high-rises in Kelowna's downtown core is another example of the city's vibrant and growing commercial development sector. (File graphic)
PHOTO: Central Okanagan International Education

Violence threat at West Kelowna school leaves parents shaken

School district, RCMP respond to threat scribbled on bathroom wall

PHOTO: Central Okanagan International Education