Water

Michael Mthandazo drowned saving his son from the Thompson River July 30. (GoFundMe photo)

Fundraiser started for family of Vernon doctor who drowned in Kamloops

Colleague initiates GoFundMe while search for man’s body continues

 

A man drowned in the Thompson River in Kamloops on McArthur Island. (Google images photo by Allen Bigg)

Vernon man suspected drowning victim in Kamloops

Long-weekend incident on Thompson River at McArthur Island

 

Residents are allowed to water trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables only if watering is done by a hand-held container, a hand-held hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle. (ADOBE STOCK IMAGE)

Heat wave puts water restrictions on tap for Okanagan community

Stress on water systems forces stage 2 restrictions, no sprinklers or irrigation

 

A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)

Water taps run dry for some Falkland residents

Conservation urged after leak discovered

  • Jul 25, 2022
A water quality advisory for Enderby residents has been rescinded. (Stock photo)
Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)

Vernon cools down with pop-up spray parks

The park will be located at Kin Park beside Kal Tire Place Monday to Friday, 4-7 p.m., starting July 25

Greater Vernon Recreation will host a pop-up spray park at Kin Park (beside Kal Tire Place) Monday to Friday from 4-7 p.m. through to September beginning Monday, July 25. (Black Press file photo)
The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland reservoir upgrade completed under budget

Failing outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has been replaced

The outlet pipe at Isintok Lake has now been replaced. The new pipe was officially opened on July 19, 2022. The work came in under budget. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)

Enderby river floating discouraged following rescues

Shuswap River too dangerous for inflatables/paddling

Kildonan Boat Launch is closed due to high levels on Shuswap River in Enderby. (Shuswap River Ambassadors)
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)

Algal bloom or pollen? Salmon Arm city councillor wants more timely water testing

Councillor concerned recent algal bloom advisory was prompted by reported sighting, not data.

  • Jul 12, 2022
After the 2020 alagal bloom on Shuswap Lake, the Shuswap Watershed Council facilitated the development of a regional algae bloom response plan for the Shuswap watershed. (File photo)
Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan residents encouraged to get the most out of their water use

The Okanagan Basin Water Board’s ‘Make Water Work’ campaign is back ahead of the 2022 summer season

The Okanagan Basin Water Board has launched its Make Water Work campaign for 2022. (Black Press file photo)
The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)

Okanagan communities soak up water grants

Okanagan Basin Water Board doles out nearly $350,000 to 15 projects Valley-wide

The Mission Creek Restoration Initiative in Kelowna is one of 15 projects to receive funding from the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (OBWB photo)
(Barry Gerding/Black Press)

Lake Country residents battle noise as farmers use choppers to keep cherry crops dry

Excess water causes the cherry to split and no longer good for harvest

  • Apr 11, 2022
(Barry Gerding/Black Press)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Trio taken to hospital after canoes capsize on Okanagan Lake

Incident happened in Vernon near Beachcomber Bay at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30

First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)

Woman, dog helped to shore from Salmon Arm pond after dog goes through thin ice

Passersby do initial rescue, woman taken to hospital for check up, fire department issues warning

First responders were called to the pond near the Okanagan College Salmon Arm Campus about 9 a.m. Thursday, March 24 after a dog and a woman went through the ice. (Martha Wickett - Salmon Arm Observer)
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Emergency repair puts Vernon under water quality advisory

Precaution for Duteau customers after Lavington incident fixed

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A broken water main flooded Wood Avenue in Armstrong Friday, Jan 7, 2022. (Trudy Damery photo)

Water geyser floods Armstrong road

Water has been shut off in the immediate area while crews work on a fix

A broken water main flooded Wood Avenue in Armstrong Friday, Jan 7, 2022. (Trudy Damery photo)
Amid frigid weather in the Okanagan, Vernon firefighters are offering tips for managing freezing water lines and avoiding carbon monoxide buildup. (Vernon Firefighters Local 1517 photo)

Okanagan firefighters offer home safety tips during cold snap

Vernon Firefighters Local 1517 reminds residents to guard against freezing pipes, CO build-up

Amid frigid weather in the Okanagan, Vernon firefighters are offering tips for managing freezing water lines and avoiding carbon monoxide buildup. (Vernon Firefighters Local 1517 photo)
Classes will be relocated from the school to Golden Secondary School and Alexander Park Elementary School temporarily. (File photo)

Water main breaks in Golden on Lady Grey private line

It is estimated that the system lost approximately 3.6ML (800,000 gall) of water

Classes will be relocated from the school to Golden Secondary School and Alexander Park Elementary School temporarily. (File photo)