Okanagan

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

UBC Okanagan study to investigate where Eurasian watermilfoil occurs in lakes

Milfoil was introduced into the Okanagan Valley lake system some 40 years ago

 

George Elliott Coyotes mascot wasn’t impressed with the Lake Country team’s loss against Surrey Friday, Dec. 2. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Tear-jerking play in Lake Country for B.C. Volleyball Championships

George Elliott Coyotes fell 3-1 to Surrey’s Grandview Grizzlies Friday

 

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Morning Start: How ants sleep

Your morning start for Friday, Dec. 2

 

Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)

Reducing hospitality and tourism work shortages the goal in Okanagan College partnership

While the initial program has started, it will be offered three more times over the next two years

Okanagan College and the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association have collaborated on a new 26 week program (Okanagan College/Contributed)
148 sample tests were taken on Okanagan lakes this year for invasive mussels. (Neil Bousquet/Submitted)

Okanagan lakes remain mussel-free

Five lakes tested for invasive species

148 sample tests were taken on Okanagan lakes this year for invasive mussels. (Neil Bousquet/Submitted)
Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media's contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Contributed)

Doubled-sided sign wins tickets to Vancouver Canucks game

The winners received two tickets to a future Vancouver Canucks game

Zoe Pauling won Black Press Media's contest to win tickets to the Vancouver Canucks game later this season. (Contributed)
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Morning Start: California as a country

Your morning start for Thursday, Dec. 1

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Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)

Cristall wins the battle, Bedard wins the war as Kelowna Rockets fall in front of sold-out crowd

Rockets forward Andrew Cristall collected four points but Connor Bedard extended his point streak

Two of the top prospects in hockey battled it out at Prospera Place on Tuesday night.(@Kelowna_Rockets/Twitter)
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Morning Start: Hockey and Sesame Street

Your morning start for Wednesday, Nov. 30

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Central Okanagan teacher suspended after 4th ‘unprofessional’ incident

Douglas Sergei David Ryga a music teacher has been suspended for six days

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The Kelowna Rockets host hockey’s top prospect Connor Bedard (pictured) and the Regina Pats on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) in front of the first sellout at Prospera Place in 2019 (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets welcome the Bedard show to town in first sellout since 2019

The Rockets also had the hot stove cooking on Monday

The Kelowna Rockets host hockey’s top prospect Connor Bedard (pictured) and the Regina Pats on Tuesday night (Nov. 29) in front of the first sellout at Prospera Place in 2019 (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)

STORM WATCH: 20-35 cm of snow expected on major B.C. Interior highways

Eastern Fraser Valley municipalities also affected

The Coquihalla Highway at 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Nov. 29). The Coq and the Okanagan Connector are expecting 20-35 centimetres of snow over the next 24 hours. (DriveBC)
Chez You chef Lucas Istace prepares dinner for a private party of 10 in West Kelowna. (Chez You/Submitted)

‘Skip-the-Dishes of private events’: Chef-at-home business launches in Okanagan

Chez You connects Okanagan chefs with clients looking for the ultimate culinary experience

Chez You chef Lucas Istace prepares dinner for a private party of 10 in West Kelowna. (Chez You/Submitted)
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Morning Start: Walmarts in America

Your morning start for Tuesday, Nov. 29

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Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)

Top hockey prospects, best friends Bedard and Cristall set to battle it out in Kelowna

Rockets and Pats forwards first and second in WHL scoring

Best friends and two of the top prospects in hockey: Kelowna Rockets forward Andrew Cristall (left) and Regina Pats forward Connor Bedard are set to each each other for the first time in their WHL careers. (Regan Bartel/Kelowna Rockets)
Helen Gorman Elementary School. (Google Maps/screenshot)

West Kelowna elementary school evacuated due to lingering smell

Students were moved to the gym at Glenrosa Middle School

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Helen Gorman Elementary School. (Google Maps/screenshot)
A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)

Talks ongoing about national park in South Okanagan Similkameen

If approved the park would cover 270 square kilometres and protect dozens of species at risk

A Lewis Woodpecker, just one of the many species at risk that are in the proposed boundary for a new national park in the South Okanagan Similkameen (Photo courtesy of Paul Graham)
Mount Everest (Pixabay)

Morning Start: Mount Everest’s height

Your morning start for Monday, Nov. 28

Mount Everest (Pixabay)
Emily Meyer’s car and dog were stolen from her early Saturday morning (Nov. 26) close to Highway 33 and Kneller/Gerstmar Road. (Emily Meyer/Facebook)

UPDATE: Kelowna woman reunited with dog and car

The car and dog were stolen around 5:50 a.m. Saturday morning (Nov. 26)

Emily Meyer’s car and dog were stolen from her early Saturday morning (Nov. 26) close to Highway 33 and Kneller/Gerstmar Road. (Emily Meyer/Facebook)