Barry Gerding

Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March when the province first initiated economy closure measures in response to COVID-19. The theatre is likely to remain closed well into next year. (File photo)

Kelowna arts groups hammered by COVID-19

Financial losses due to pandemic coupled with uncertainty for future

Kelowna Community Theatre has been empty since mid-March when the province first initiated economy closure measures in response to COVID-19. The theatre is likely to remain closed well into next year. (File photo)
Tracy Gray

Okanagan Tory MPs: Liberals lack focus on pandemic economic recovery

Liberals chastised for absence of national economy recovery plan

Tracy Gray
Kelowna senior to publish book before his 89th birthday

Kelowna senior to publish book before his 89th birthday

William Peckham began his writing career in his 70’s

Kelowna senior to publish book before his 89th birthday
Author Judie Steeves looking through the pages of the new update of the book Okanagan Trips & Trails, which she co-authored with Murphy Shewchuk. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)

Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated

Fourth edition of Okanagan Tips & Trails now available in bookstores

Author Judie Steeves looking through the pages of the new update of the book Okanagan Trips & Trails, which she co-authored with Murphy Shewchuk. (Barry Gerding - Black Press)
Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated

Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated

Fourth edition of Okanagan Tips & Trails now available in bookstores

Popular Okanagan/Shuswap hiking guide updated
Kids climb on the Kelowna Wibit adventure park located off Hot Sands Beach in City Park. (File photo)

Thompson Okanagan tourism takes a hit

Lack of international travelers coming to the region causing a devastating impact

Kids climb on the Kelowna Wibit adventure park located off Hot Sands Beach in City Park. (File photo)
The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)

Rainy, cooler weather reducing forest fire activity

Kamloops Fire Centre reports fewer than average fires this year as of mid-July

The sign of smoke indicating a fire in B.C. this summer has so far been a surprisingly rare occurrence due to the precipitation and cooler temperatures in May through July so far this year. But things are expected to heat up for the rest of July and into August. (BC Wildfire/Facebook photo)
Education Minister Rob Fleming says the NDP government will have a plan in place to resume school in September within the next three weeks. (File photo)

Liberals push NDP for fall school reopening plan

Local Liberal MLA says NDP government committed to plan being unveiled before Aug. 4

Education Minister Rob Fleming says the NDP government will have a plan in place to resume school in September within the next three weeks. (File photo)
Residents fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees

Residents fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees

Trepanier Creek Greenway trees in path of water main project

Residents fail to convince Peachland council to save row of mature trees
The UnH2O demonstration garden in the Mission sportsfield complex. (File photo)

Okanagan Xeriscape Association looking to hire garden manager

Part-time position includes looking after UnH2O demonstration garden.

The UnH2O demonstration garden in the Mission sportsfield complex. (File photo)
Transportation planning has run into speedbumps amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File)

Long-range transportation planning around Central Okanagan offers challenges

Work from home has upended traditional traffic patterns

Transportation planning has run into speedbumps amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (File)
The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)

Supportive housing angers Super 8 Motel neighbours in West Kelowna

Residents of the area have started a petition to have the occupants of the hotel relocated elsewhere

The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)                                The Super 8 Motel in West Kelowna has been secured by BC Housing as a site for homeless people to be housed, which not all area residents are happy about. (Contributed)
Okanagan town hall forum discusses evolving sports landscape

Okanagan town hall forum discusses evolving sports landscape

Adult/youth sports face challenges starting up again during COVID-19 pandemic

Okanagan town hall forum discusses evolving sports landscape
WFN chief Christopher Derickson speaks to media at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)

Leading Westbank First Nation into the future

Chief Christopher Derickson address issues facing the Westbank First Nation

WFN chief Christopher Derickson speaks to media at grand reopening of Sənsisyustən House of Learning in September 2019. (Contributed by WFN)
WFN chief addresses racism against Indigenous people

WFN chief addresses racism against Indigenous people

Christopher Derickson says confronting racism is a reality for First Nations people in Canada

WFN chief addresses racism against Indigenous people
Kelowna school to build outdoor exploration centre

Kelowna school to build outdoor exploration centre

Pearson Road Elementary project four years in the making

Kelowna school to build outdoor exploration centre
COVID-19 generates cost reduction for Central Okanagan School District

COVID-19 generates cost reduction for Central Okanagan School District

Net financial outcome of COVID-related lost revenue and additional costs against savings is about $1.38 million

COVID-19 generates cost reduction for Central Okanagan School District
Portables will continue to be a reality for many Central Okanagan schools as enrolment across the school district continues to rise. (Contributed)

More portables rising enrolment reality for Central Okanagan schools

School district to purchase six new portables for 2020-21 school year

Portables will continue to be a reality for many Central Okanagan schools as enrolment across the school district continues to rise. (Contributed)
WorkSafeBC encourages safety for outdoors workers

WorkSafeBC encourages safety for outdoors workers

Winter cold and snow conditions create hazards for number of industries and occupations.

WorkSafeBC encourages safety for outdoors workers
Kelowna’s year in review - February 2019

Kelowna’s year in review – February 2019

A look back at the biggest stories of the year for the month of February

Kelowna’s year in review - February 2019