Lake Country

Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

Lake Country runners Conquer the Lake in support of KidSport

Runners had the choice of a one mile fun run, a 5 km run, or a half-marathon

  • Jun 20, 2022
Kids as young as four participated in the Conquer the Lake fun run (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)

Caution urged with visible algae blooms on Wood Lake

Lake Country, RDCO, and Interior Health are monitoring the lake

  • Jun 19, 2022
Interior Health and the District of Lake Country continue to monitor the algae bloom on Wood Lake (Vernon Morning Star)
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)
(Photo - Micheline Veluvolu / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES)

Lake Country’s Iginla, Disher lead Team Canada to gold

Iginla collected three points throughout the tournament despite battling injury

(Photo - Micheline Veluvolu / HHOF-IIHF IMAGES)
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Lake Country’s Iginla leads Canadians to championship game

U18 women play for gold Monday evening

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(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: Canada’s lakes

Your morning start for Monday, June 6

(Photo - Jordy Cunningham/Kelowna Capital News)
The rain didn’t stop families from enjoying the parade as part of Oyama Fun Day 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)

A little rain couldn’t stop the parade at Oyama Fun Day

The day was filled with a pancake breakfast, silent auction, parade, and bouncy house

  • Jun 5, 2022
The rain didn’t stop families from enjoying the parade as part of Oyama Fun Day 2022 (Brittany Webster - Black Press)
Artists of all ages and mediums are invited to take part in the free Okanagan Rail Trail Plein Air event Sunday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Km 0 in Coldstream and Lake Country along the Okanagan Rail Trail. (Contributed)

Okanagan Rail Trail to be captured by artists

Arts Council of North Okanagan, Opus Kelowna host free event from Km 0 to Lake Country Sunday, June 12

Artists of all ages and mediums are invited to take part in the free Okanagan Rail Trail Plein Air event Sunday, June 12, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between Km 0 in Coldstream and Lake Country along the Okanagan Rail Trail. (Contributed)
Ross Wightman has been approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)

Lake Country man one of 1st in Canada to be approved for COVID vaccine injury compensation

The program will pay up to $284,000 for pain and suffering

  • Jun 3, 2022
Ross Wightman has been approved for compensation after falling ill due to the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine (Ross Wightman/Facebook)
Lake Country neighbours rallied together to raise funds for Rylie and family while she fights cancer (Tammie Slater/Facebook)

‘Best street ever’: Lake Country neighbours rally behind child with cancer

Three-year-old Rylie is battling stage 4 agressive neuroblastoma

  • Jun 1, 2022
Lake Country neighbours rallied together to raise funds for Rylie and family while she fights cancer (Tammie Slater/Facebook)
Lake Country firefighter Shaun Reed has launched On Guard Wildfire Protection to help home and business owners better protect their property from wildfire (Contributed)

Lake Country firefighter wants to help protect property this wildfire season

Shaun Reed has fought fires in Lake Country for 13 years

  • May 25, 2022
Lake Country firefighter Shaun Reed has launched On Guard Wildfire Protection to help home and business owners better protect their property from wildfire (Contributed)
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Winfield Bakery not to reopen due to insurance after fire

Owners say bakery is “grossly uninsured”

(File photo)
Lake Country Fire Department assisted with the rescue of a pair of boaters May 16 on Wood Lake. (Pixabay photo)

Duo rescued from Wood Lake after boat flips

Wind and waves caused the boat to lose balance

  • May 17, 2022
Lake Country Fire Department assisted with the rescue of a pair of boaters May 16 on Wood Lake. (Pixabay photo)
Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Cone Zone campaign encourages Lake Country motorists to drive safe

Two roadside workers in B.C. died after being hit by a vehicle last year

  • May 16, 2022
Const. Rob Marshall of BC RCMP Highway Patrol records the speeds of motorists driving through a cone zone while TELUS worker Chad Barnett is on the worksite on Dog Creek Road Tuesday (Sept. 14). (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)

Lake Country boil water notice downgraded

The notice was issued after a planned water outage on May 10

  • May 16, 2022
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake's west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)
B.C. Wildlife Federation offers a course called ‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ where women can learn archery, nature photography, proper handling of game meat, firearm safety and more (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Building confidence, gaining independence in the Okanagan while Becoming an Outdoors Woman

Women gathered at Lake Country’s Camp Winfield to learn outdoor skills in the BOW course

  • May 15, 2022
B.C. Wildlife Federation offers a course called ‘Becoming an Outdoors Woman’ where women can learn archery, nature photography, proper handling of game meat, firearm safety and more (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
(Photo - B.C. Hydro)

Northern Lake Country power has been restored

The power outage started at 7:05 a.m.

(Photo - B.C. Hydro)
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan gave three families the keys to their new homes in Lake Country April 29, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Calendar)

Three more families in affordable living thanks to Habitat for Humanity Okanagan

Families were handed the keys to their new homes on Powley Court in Lake Country

  • May 2, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Okanagan gave three families the keys to their new homes in Lake Country April 29, 2022 (Brittany Webster - Calendar)
Lake Country Judo won two gold and one silver at the Pacific International in Richmond, B.C. April 15-17, 2022 (Contributed/Lake Country Judo)

Lake Country Judo athletes find success at recent competitions

Edmonton International Judo Championships hosted over 950 athletes

  • Apr 25, 2022
Lake Country Judo won two gold and one silver at the Pacific International in Richmond, B.C. April 15-17, 2022 (Contributed/Lake Country Judo)
B.C. Coroners Service has reopened the investigation into the death of Lake Country woman Arlene Westervelt (File)

B.C. Coroner reopens case of Lake Country woman’s drowning

Arlene Westervelt died while canoeing with her husband on Okanagan Lake in June 2016

  • Apr 24, 2022
B.C. Coroners Service has reopened the investigation into the death of Lake Country woman Arlene Westervelt (File)
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