Judie Steeves

Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie presents Forests

New WFN forest licence worth millions

A new forest licence for the Westbank First Nation will help provide jobs and economic benefits for the band.

Westbank First Nation Chief Robert Louie presents Forests
Ecologist Dick Cannings

Wetland loss blamed for most endangered species in Okanagan

Most of the Okanagan's 67 endangered species are at risk because of the loss of wetland habitat.

Ecologist Dick Cannings
Scallion Pancakes

from Jude’s Kitchen: beer in food

We're all familiar with the concept of using wine in our meals, but how about trying some local craft beer in food?

Scallion Pancakes
People to blame for conflicts with bears

People to blame for conflicts with bears

There are steps we can take to prevent risks to both humans and bears when they meet in residential neighbourhoods.

People to blame for conflicts with bears

There’s great value in happiness

Happiness can make you rich, respected and desirable as well as simply happy...

As farmland and buildings cover the Okanagan's valley bottom and creep up the hillsides

Steeves/Trail Mix: A little long-term thinking needed

Stuck in the present, must we continue to make the mistakes that have imperilled the natural world, or can we begin to think ahead?

As farmland and buildings cover the Okanagan's valley bottom and creep up the hillsides
Kent Mullinix

Changes needed to make farming economically viable again

Industrial agriculture must be replaced by regional agriculture systems for farming to become sustainable, advises professor.

Kent Mullinix

Growth not part of a sustainable future

If we continue to populate the world at the current rate, we will use up all our natural capital, warns UBC professor.

Portuguese Veal Scallopini in Madeira Sauce

from Jude’s Kitchen: Portuguese Comfort Food

There are some delicious recipes from Portugal in this new book, and they've been modernized and adapted for Canadian cooks.

Portuguese Veal Scallopini in Madeira Sauce
Rock hard

Labour shortage hampers icewine harvest

If you want to pick frozen grapes for the premium icewine, your chance is tonight.

Rock hard
Grasslands in the Richter Pass area

Steeves/Trail Mix: Government’s bent on destroying the wild, not protecting it

If we want to protect any wilderness areas we have to do it ourselves, and non-profit groups are doing just that.

Grasslands in the Richter Pass area

Poachers fined

Poachers fined for shooting more moose than permitted.

Co-op reduces staff

There are 60 fewer people working for the B.C. Tree Fruits Co-operative with closure of the apple packing line in Kelowna.

Joanne de Vries of the Fresh Outlook Foundation

Sparks will fly at sustainability conference

With delegates from a cross-section of the community, next week's Building Sustainable Communities conference will be lively.

Joanne de Vries of the Fresh Outlook Foundation
A red-flushed kokanee swims upstream to spawn.

Kokanee numbers remain low this fall

The number of kokanee returning to spawn along Okanagan Lake's shorelines remained low this year, as did stream spawner numbers.

A red-flushed kokanee swims upstream to spawn.
New co-proprietors of Lake Sonoma Winery in California

Quails’ Gate owners add property in Napa Valley

Expansion into the U.S. by Canadian companies is less common than the other way around, but that's what a local winery is doing.

New co-proprietors of Lake Sonoma Winery in California
Clam Chowder

from Jude’s kitchen: one-dish meals

There's simply less mess and fuss if you can make dinner in one pot, so I'm all for such meals.

Clam Chowder
Historian and geographer Wayne Wilson told members of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council how water changed the landscape of the Okanagan from 1880 to 1920.

Water management paints Okanagan green from brown

Irrigation changed the landscape in the dry Okanagan Valley in the early days of the last century and continues to, today.

Historian and geographer Wayne Wilson told members of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council how water changed the landscape of the Okanagan from 1880 to 1920.
The snow line on hills around the Okanagan Valley is moving lower...

Steeves/Trail Mix: Snow is moving, so you’d better too

You can see the snow on the hills now, so get ready for snow sports (like fishing?), and for meetings planning for next summer.

The snow line on hills around the Okanagan Valley is moving lower...
Cherry grower David Geen of Lake Country is busy pruning his thousands of cherry trees

Trial year sending cherries to China encouraging

Growers are feeling encouraged by the reception of their cherries in China, after the first season of that market opening.

Cherry grower David Geen of Lake Country is busy pruning his thousands of cherry trees