Boating

The boat launch on Kildonan Avenue in Enderby has been closed due to a risk of flooding with rain expected over the weekend, the city’s Emergency Operations Centre said Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Google Maps)

Enderby boat launch closed ahead of rainy weekend

The city’s Emergency Operation Centre is addressing the risk of flooding along the river

The boat launch on Kildonan Avenue in Enderby has been closed due to a risk of flooding with rain expected over the weekend, the city’s Emergency Operations Centre said Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Google Maps)
Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)

VIDEO: Boat crosses Shuswap Lake with trailer still attached

Local resident films bizarre boat. Clip viewed over 6 million times.

Rob Winder took a video of some unconventional boat travel as this boater appears to have taken to the water with his trailer still attached. (Rob Winder/Facebook)
The Regional District of North Okanagan is asking boaters to keep their wakes low near residents’ properties and the Okanagan Rail Trail to avoid erosion during high water season, May 21, 2020. (Stock photo)

North Okanagan boaters asked to keep their wakes low

RDNO says keeping wakes low near the shoreline will help reduce erosion during high water season

The Regional District of North Okanagan is asking boaters to keep their wakes low near residents’ properties and the Okanagan Rail Trail to avoid erosion during high water season, May 21, 2020. (Stock photo)
The owners of the boats which made up most of Waterway Houseboats’ rental fleet will be receiving their portion of the settlement due after flooding in 2012 temporarily crippled the business and eventually contributed to its receivership. (File photo)

Owners of Waterway houseboats receive $5,000 each after court decision

The award follows a court case which found the province and Sicamous partially responsible for flood damage

The owners of the boats which made up most of Waterway Houseboats’ rental fleet will be receiving their portion of the settlement due after flooding in 2012 temporarily crippled the business and eventually contributed to its receivership. (File photo)
The Penticton Dragon Boat community has been forced to cancel events due to COVID-19. However, they still plan on going forward with the 20th annual Dragon Boat Festival in September.(Contributed)

Penticton Dragon Boat Festival remains hopeful for 2020 event

Event organizers hope pandemic restrictions are ‘behind us’ by festival’s September date

The Penticton Dragon Boat community has been forced to cancel events due to COVID-19. However, they still plan on going forward with the 20th annual Dragon Boat Festival in September.(Contributed)
The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP launched its boat vessel to help patrol area lakes for the boating season. (RCMP photo)

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP launch patrol boat

Police happy to report long weekend boaters were practicing social distancing

The Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP launched its boat vessel to help patrol area lakes for the boating season. (RCMP photo)
Long weekend launches mussel fight in Okanagan

Long weekend launches mussel fight in Okanagan

Water board urging province to implement tighter regulations to protect lakes

Long weekend launches mussel fight in Okanagan
The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be open to all users effective May 15, 2020, as part of its Phase 2 for reopening all parks and public spaces amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file)

Coldstream boat launches open, beaches remain closed

Kalavista boat launch opens May 12 for locals, May 15 for others

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be open to all users effective May 15, 2020, as part of its Phase 2 for reopening all parks and public spaces amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file)
COVID-19: Coldstream plans on re-opening parks

COVID-19: Coldstream plans on re-opening parks

Flattening of coronavirus curve prompts district to open some spots Mid-May

COVID-19: Coldstream plans on re-opening parks
Vernon’s Alexis Park Elementary will be able to send two Grade 3 classes out on a traditional canoe expedition on Okanagan Lake, thanks to a grant from the Boating BC Association. (Kerry Hutter photo)

Vernon school collects boating grant

Alexis Park Elementary will be able to send two Grade 3 classes on canoe expedition on Okanagan Lake

Vernon’s Alexis Park Elementary will be able to send two Grade 3 classes out on a traditional canoe expedition on Okanagan Lake, thanks to a grant from the Boating BC Association. (Kerry Hutter photo)
Police search for owner of another icy sailboat on Okanagan Lake

Police search for owner of another icy sailboat on Okanagan Lake

The frozen vessel was spotted near the 800 block of Manhattan Drive in Kelowna

Police search for owner of another icy sailboat on Okanagan Lake