Water

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)

Okanagan Valley water supply sustainability reaching a critical point: Global expert

Global expert says Okanagan Basin Water Board offers sustainable path forward

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)
The Kalamalka Lake water source was turned off due increased algae in Kalamalka Lake Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Stock photo)

Vernon water source shut off due to algae increase

Regional district says the switch from Kal Lake to Duteau Creek water is out of abundance of caution

The Kalamalka Lake water source was turned off due increased algae in Kalamalka Lake Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Stock photo)
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Okanagan Basin Water Board claims managment agency a long-term dream

The idea for a national water management agency was raised by the Trudeau government

  • Oct 10, 2020
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Petition makes waves over Oyama park

Petition makes waves over Oyama park

More than 1,000 signatures oppose Lake Country waterfront proposal

Petition makes waves over Oyama park
The eighth annual River Clean-up Paddling Event will see paddlers tidying up the Middle Shuswap River Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Elements Adventure Company photo)

Paddlers to tidy up Shuswap River

The free-to-join Middle Shuswap River Clean-up Paddle Event near Lumby takes place Saturday

The eighth annual River Clean-up Paddling Event will see paddlers tidying up the Middle Shuswap River Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (Elements Adventure Company photo)
Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Okanagan water boards marks 50th anniversary

Okanagan watershed ties to water bringing communities together

Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Armstrong crowned champion in Make Water Work campaign

Armstrong crowned champion in Make Water Work campaign

Okanagan Basin Water Board campaign encourages communities to conserve water outdoors during summer

Armstrong crowned champion in Make Water Work campaign
The District of Lake Country is inviting the public to provide feedback based on newly released concepts for Oyama Isthmus Park. The survey is open until Sept. 7, 2020. (Contributed)

Not all Lake Country residents in favour of proposed isthmus development

Petition started to leave waterfront untouched as district garners feedback on concept designs

The District of Lake Country is inviting the public to provide feedback based on newly released concepts for Oyama Isthmus Park. The survey is open until Sept. 7, 2020. (Contributed)
UPDATE: Lake Country water outage cancelled

UPDATE: Lake Country water outage cancelled

An infrastructure upgrade along Okanagan Centre Rd. W for Sept. 1 has been cancelled

UPDATE: Lake Country water outage cancelled
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B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

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A water advisory has been issued for residents at Killiney Beach, located off Westside Road. (Black Press file photo)

Water quality advisory issued for Killiney Beach

The precautionary advisory comes due to turbidity in the water system source

A water advisory has been issued for residents at Killiney Beach, located off Westside Road. (Black Press file photo)
Taps to run dry for some Lake Country residents
Taps to run dry for some Lake Country residents
A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Water down at Lake Country mobile home park

Residents at Creek Run mobile home park have been without running water for more than a week

A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen lifts boil water advisory for Willowbrook

Chlorinator and chlorine tank have been installed at Willowbrook pump station

Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)
Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Greater Vernon Water is launching its WaterWise Yard Check-Up program to help residents more efficiently water their yards, and potentially save money in the process. (Black Press file photo)

North Okanagan district offers free irrigation check-ups

Check-ups with the water ambassador can lead to hundreds in water bill savings, district says

Greater Vernon Water is launching its WaterWise Yard Check-Up program to help residents more efficiently water their yards, and potentially save money in the process. (Black Press file photo)
Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened off the shores of West Kelowna on Thursday

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake
Emergency crews on scene of possible drowning. Image: Dave Ogilvie

Emergency crews conduct CPR on unresponsive person in Okanagan Lake

West Kelowna emergency crews are on scene at the shores of Jubilee Mobile Home Park

Emergency crews on scene of possible drowning. Image: Dave Ogilvie
Rural Lumby water advisory in effect

Rural Lumby water advisory in effect

Boil water notice for Mabel Lake customers

Rural Lumby water advisory in effect
The City of Armstrong has downgraded water restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1. (File photo)

City of Armstrong downgrades water restrictions

Significant improvements allows city to go back to main water source and to Stage 1 restrictions

The City of Armstrong has downgraded water restrictions from Stage 2 to Stage 1. (File photo)