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The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be closed as of Sept. 13, 2021 until March 31, 2022. (Morning Star file)

Coldstream boat launch closes for 6 months

Last chance to launch this weekend before sewer work begins Monday, Sept. 13

 

A personified wake advocates for Kalamalka and Wood Lake this summer. (Contributed)

Wake mascot advocates for Vernon, Oyama lakes

Campaign raises boater awareness of damage caused by wakes

 

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003

Despite its low level, it’s not a dire situation yet, according to provincial dam manager

 

Wood Lake is once again safe to swim in as of July 16 following an algal bloom discovered April 21 which produced toxins. (District of Lake Country photo)

Swimming advisory lifted on Oyama’s Wood Lake

No signs of algae bloom or toxins in two consecutive weeks of testing

Wood Lake is once again safe to swim in as of July 16 following an algal bloom discovered April 21 which produced toxins. (District of Lake Country photo)
B.C. Wildfire Service helicopters battling the Becker Lake Fire near Vernon have been having problems with watercraft interfering with their ability to draw water from the north end of Kalalmalka Lake. (Wayne Emde photo)

UPDATE: Coldstream boat launches re-open following Becker fire

The Kinloch and Kalavista boat launches were closed Monday, opened Tuesday

B.C. Wildfire Service helicopters battling the Becker Lake Fire near Vernon have been having problems with watercraft interfering with their ability to draw water from the north end of Kalalmalka Lake. (Wayne Emde photo)
An algal bloom on Wood Lake, pictured here in late May 2021, has residents concerned for the body of water’s health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)

Swimmers still urged to stay out of Wood Lake in Lake Country

Weekly samples show little to no toxins, but precautions still advised

An algal bloom on Wood Lake, pictured here in late May 2021, has residents concerned for the body of water’s health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)
An algal bloom on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)

‘Wood Lake looks seriously unwell’: Lake Country residents

Algal bloom appears to be getting worse, and stinky

An algal bloom on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)
Two Vernon men watch as Tyrel Locke hangs onto their canoe that flipped in Swan Lake Wednesday, April 28 but thankfully a crew from Kingfisher Boats saved them. (Kevin Bergh photo)

‘Superheroes’ rescue fishermen from Vernon lake

Kingfisher staff were testing a boat when they heard the cries for help

Two Vernon men watch as Tyrel Locke hangs onto their canoe that flipped in Swan Lake Wednesday, April 28 but thankfully a crew from Kingfisher Boats saved them. (Kevin Bergh photo)
Youngbin Kim skates the puck down Okanagan Lake while playing hockey with some friends Friday afternoon off Kin Beach. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Ice skaters flock to North Okanagan lakes, one falls through

Warning issued to all that they may be out on thin ice

Youngbin Kim skates the puck down Okanagan Lake while playing hockey with some friends Friday afternoon off Kin Beach. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
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