Lake Country

Lake Country Mayor James Baker was first elected to the role in 2005 (Brittany Webster)

Lake Country Mayor ending 17 year run

James Baker has been involved in local politics since 1981

  • Apr 19, 2022
Lake Country Mayor James Baker was first elected to the role in 2005 (Brittany Webster)
Gray Monk Estate Winery (photo submitted)

New things for spring at Gray Monk Winery

Gray Monk will be offering yoga and brunch on Sundays

  • Apr 13, 2022
Gray Monk Estate Winery (photo submitted)
Carr’s Landing Station 81 outfitting its new bush truck April 11, 2022 (District of Lake Country/Facebook)

Carr’s Landing Station 81 gets new bush truck just ahead of fire season

The fire station had been waiting a year for the truck to arrive

  • Apr 12, 2022
Carr’s Landing Station 81 outfitting its new bush truck April 11, 2022 (District of Lake Country/Facebook)
(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)
One of the grand prize homes is located in Lake Country at Lakestone – 9479 Ledgestone Road (Contributed)

Multimillion-dollar B.C. houses up for grabs in Hometown Heroes lottery

The largest grand prize package is a South Surrey home valued over $2.7 million

  • Apr 7, 2022
One of the grand prize homes is located in Lake Country at Lakestone – 9479 Ledgestone Road (Contributed)
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022

A win for Winfield Bakery: building to be restored

“The Winfield Bakery will be restored and we will move back into our location.”

  • Apr 5, 2022
The Winfield Bakery will be restored after a fire forced it to close March 10, 2022
Lake Country boat landmark destroyed in fire April 1, 2021

Iconic Highway 97 boat will not be replaced following fire

The historic blue and white boat was destroyed in a fire April 2021 near Lake Country

  • Mar 30, 2022
Lake Country boat landmark destroyed in fire April 1, 2021
Lake Country boat landmark destroyed in fire April 1, 2021

No plans to replace the Holiday Park Resort fire ravaged boat

The historic blue and white boat was destroyed in a fire April 2021 near Lake Country

  • Mar 30, 2022
Lake Country boat landmark destroyed in fire April 1, 2021
The Okanagan Rail Trail will be completed in the new Memorandum of Understanding (Contributed).

‘Historic’ agreement will complete Okanagan Rail Trail and improve infrastructure

The deal between the three governments will be signed in the near future

The Okanagan Rail Trail will be completed in the new Memorandum of Understanding (Contributed).
The Lake Country Fire Department spent the day practicing ice rescue skills on Wood Lake Saturday. (LCFD photo)

Lake Country firefighters warm up ice rescue skills

Wood Lake practice sees a dozen members go for a chilly dip

The Lake Country Fire Department spent the day practicing ice rescue skills on Wood Lake Saturday. (LCFD photo)
Block One restaurant at 50th Parallel Wintery in Lake Country. (OpenTable.ca)

Lake Country winery corks Top 100 Canadian Restaurants

OpenTable’s list of the Top 100 Restaurants for 2021 is determined based on online reviews

Block One restaurant at 50th Parallel Wintery in Lake Country. (OpenTable.ca)
Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)

Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick open to considering a mayoral run

Letnick previously served as a city councillor in Kelowna from 2005 to 2008

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. (File photo)
Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)

Weekly COVID-19 cases fall again in the Central Okanagan

The region saw 223 cases between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2

Data from the BC Centre for Disease Control shows 223 cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Central Okanagan between Sept. 26 and Oct. 2. (BCCDC)
A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)

First dose vax rate nears 90% for some Central Okanagan neighbourhoods

Almost 80 per cent of eligible Central Okanagan residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

A nurse prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Kelowna on March 16, 2021. (Phil McLachlan/Black Press Media file)
The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)

Okanagan Lake Dam called ‘inadequate’ for flood mitigation

Climate change is driving the changes in lake levels, the Okanagan Basin Water Board said

The Okanagan Lake Dam pictured in 2019. (Okanagan WaterWise/Facebook)
Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)

Kelowna RCMP and BC Coroners Service investigate fatal ATV collision in Lake Country

The incident happened at approximately 3 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25

Kelowna RCMP, COSAR, Vernon Search and Rescue and BC Emergency Health Services responded to the area and located a single-vehicle collision of an ATV with two occupants. One of the occupants, a 52-years-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. (Contributed)
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UPDATE: Highway 97 in Lake Country now open following serious collision

The highway was closed for more than an hour after the three-vehicle crash

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(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates tackle housing and labour issues at forum

All candidates were present at the forum

(Left to right) Brian Rogers (People’s Party), Cade Desjarlais (NDP), Imre Szeman (Green), Tim Krupa (Liberal) and Tracy Gray (Conservative) will be seeking to represent Kelowna-Lake Country in Ottawa this fall. (Contributed)
The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)

Kelowna-Lake Country candidates spar over climate, environment

The climate debate was organized by advocacy organizations GreenPac and Green Okanagan

The climate debate was organized by GreenPac and Green Okanagan, non-partisan organizations advocating for better climate policies from politicians. The debate is part of the 100 Debates For The Environment series hosted every election year. (Screenshot)
Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)

Central Okanagan sees uptick in jab rates after vax card announcement

The upcoming vaccine card mandate seems to have increased vaccination rates in the region

Concept art of what the vaccine card will look like. (B.C. government)
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