Barry Gerding

Susan Kootnekoff

Kelowna lawyer files lawsuit against Central Okanagan School District

Lawsuit concerns child’s access to French Immersion program

Susan Kootnekoff
Jan Seelinger died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 97A/Springbend Road in June 2021. (Contributed)

Sicamous man’s campaign for Highway 97A intersection upgrade rewarded

Anniversary of fatal June 2021 motorcycle crash brings positive news

Jan Seelinger died in a motorcycle crash on Highway 97A/Springbend Road in June 2021. (Contributed)
Vernon Tourism's John Perrott (left) and Torrie Silverthorn (right) are showcasing the region as a 365-destination. (Morning Star file photo)

Vernon’s turn in tourism Okanagan spotlight

Tourism Vernon looks to capitalize on outdoor recreation opportunities

Vernon Tourism's John Perrott (left) and Torrie Silverthorn (right) are showcasing the region as a 365-destination. (Morning Star file photo)
Jessica Niemela urges community members to tune into the latest exhibit at the Okanagan Science Centre. (Contributed)

Life challenges for deaf and hard of hearing community

Vernon Public Art Gallery hosts panel discussion June 28

Jessica Niemela urges community members to tune into the latest exhibit at the Okanagan Science Centre. (Contributed)
There will be some disruption for Vernon downtown shoppers as a major reconstruction of 31st Avenue gets underway next month. (File photo)

Vernon downtown core street gets infrastructure upgrade

31st Avenue reconstruction begins in early July

There will be some disruption for Vernon downtown shoppers as a major reconstruction of 31st Avenue gets underway next month. (File photo)
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)
The Regional District of North Okanagan board has approved a bylaw amendment to allow Class 2 e-bikes access to the trail between Lake Country and Coldstream. (File photo)

Okanagan Rail Trail now open to Class 2 e-bikes

Regional district board agrees to trail access bylaw amendment

The Regional District of North Okanagan board has approved a bylaw amendment to allow Class 2 e-bikes access to the trail between Lake Country and Coldstream. (File photo)
The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

Residents encouraged to be waterwise as Okanagan Lake below full pool

Visit www.MakeWaterWork.ca and pledge to make water work better

The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (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
Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna. (File photo)

Shooting threat made against West Kelowna high school under investigation

Bathroom wall threat initiates school violence crisis response protocol at Mount Boucherie

Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna. (File photo)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)

Interior Health region on COVID-19 pandemic recovery path

B.C. Southern Interior residents can follow own health precautionary measures

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)
Industrial logging or clear-cutting timber stands without equal input on the biodiversity impact of the areas being logged remains a concern for environment protection advocates. (Binny Paul photo)

Paradigm shift in timber harvesting long overdue: Ecologist speaks at UBCO

Rachel Holt says industry pushing back against logging limitations

Industrial logging or clear-cutting timber stands without equal input on the biodiversity impact of the areas being logged remains a concern for environment protection advocates. (Binny Paul photo)
The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)

Province rejects mandatory watercraft invasive mussel inspections

Environment minister says other options being pursued

The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)
A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)

Extinction Rebellion head goes on hunger strike over log exports; gets support from Peachland

Vancouver Island activist Howard Breen starts 25-day hunger strike protest

A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)
The return of the sockeye salmon to the Okanagan Valley watershed is the result of an initiative by the Okanagan Nation Alliance to restore the spawning channel capabilities of the Okanagan River. (File photo)

Flooding inevitable if building beside Okanagan waterways: fisheries biologist

Water forum speaks to challenges extreme weather is having on fish and farms

The return of the sockeye salmon to the Okanagan Valley watershed is the result of an initiative by the Okanagan Nation Alliance to restore the spawning channel capabilities of the Okanagan River. (File photo)
The flood damage caused in Merritt last November is a scenario the City of Vernon is taking steps to try and mitigate against happening locally. (File photo)

Vernon not waiting for climate change catostrophe

City looks to create infrastructure mitigation plan for flooding, wildfires

The flood damage caused in Merritt last November is a scenario the City of Vernon is taking steps to try and mitigate against happening locally. (File photo)
The real estate industry feels municipalities in B.C. have not kept up with promoting housing starts over the last decade to meet the current housing demands. (File photo)

B.C. housing sales meddling upsets realtors

Real estate industry pushes back against ‘cooling off period’

The real estate industry feels municipalities in B.C. have not kept up with promoting housing starts over the last decade to meet the current housing demands. (File photo)
Blocked culverts on Swainson Road caused runoff to overflow onto the road as city crews enhanced the roadside ditch outflow capacity. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Clogged Kelowna road culverts cause flooding

City crews clean up Swainson Road runoff blockage

Blocked culverts on Swainson Road caused runoff to overflow onto the road as city crews enhanced the roadside ditch outflow capacity. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
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