Judie Steeves

Workshop on wetlands open to public

Help identify wetlands in the valley as part of the Okanagan Wetlands Strategy.

Pig in a Pod with Apples

from Jude’s Kitchen: squash is king

A favourite seasonal fall vegetable is the squash and it's such a versatile one that you won't easily get tired of it.

Pig in a Pod with Apples
die Steeves/Capital News Escaped garden plants such as purple loosestrife—invasive aliens—can destroy wetlands like this by choking out native plants and out-competing them for nutrients and water

Learn about plants that can invade the Okanagan

Many invasive plants almost impossible to eradicate once they get established.

die Steeves/Capital News Escaped garden plants such as purple loosestrife—invasive aliens—can destroy wetlands like this by choking out native plants and out-competing them for nutrients and water
Ron McMillan

Farmer wants efforts made to prevent Mission Creek flooding

McMillan Farms owner doesn't want a repeat of last spring when 40 acres of is land was inundated with water from the creek overflow.

Ron McMillan
Winning B.C. apples on display at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

B.C. apples bring home ribbons

B.C.'s new varieties of apples are judged to be some of the best grown in Canada.

Winning B.C. apples on display at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

Water board holds the line on taxes

The Okanagan Basin Water Board voted to hold the line on its budget for the coming year, with no increase at all.

Fruit growers split on reorganization

At a special meeting of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association, members held a heated debate on reorganizing, but only made minor changes.

Water board has suggestions about new water act

Directors of the Okanagan Basin Water Board have a number of suggestions for the province on its proposal for a new water act.

Kelowna orchardist Richard Bullock

ALC included in government core review

Although its chairman recently completed a review of the Agricultural Land Commission, another one is now underway.

Kelowna orchardist Richard Bullock
Co-owners of a new restaurant in Kelowna

New Micro Bar finally opens near RauDZ

Owners frustrated by lengthy liquor license application process, but tiny new bar finally opens in downtown Kelowna

Co-owners of a new restaurant in Kelowna

COs investigating poaching incidents

Poaching, drinking, carrying loaded firearms in vehicles and vandalism are all being investigated by Okanagan Conservation Officers.

This healthy wetland and Rose Valley Pond have been protected due to grassroots community support and fund-raising

Steeves/Trail Mix: Do your bit to help protect valuable wetlands

They're at risk throughout the Okanagan Valley, but a project now underway encourages you to help protect wetlands.

This healthy wetland and Rose Valley Pond have been protected due to grassroots community support and fund-raising
Okanagan honey and meads brought home some awards at the weekend's annual conference of the B.C. Honey Producers in Kelowna.

Local honey products are winners

While they learned how best to manage their bees, B.C. honey producers competed over the weekend for top awards.

Okanagan honey and meads brought home some awards at the weekend's annual conference of the B.C. Honey Producers in Kelowna.
Black rats caught in a trap in the Glenmore area.

Residents must clean up to get rid of rats

Black rats are not native to the Okanagan, but they're being reported in many areas, and residents want the city to help deal with them.

Black rats caught in a trap in the Glenmore area.

Wolf population in Okanagan growing

From none a decade ago, today it's estimated there are as many as 100 wolves in the Okanagan.

Pumpkin-face Meatloaf

from Jude’s Kitchen: frightfully good

Even Halloween treats can have some nutrition, so offer up the best for your favourite goblins.

Pumpkin-face Meatloaf

Tree fruit co-op elects one new director

At this year's agm for the B.C. Tree Fruits Co-operative only one new director was elected, to fill a vacancy.

Remaining Okanagan wetlands need protection

Remaining Okanagan wetlands need protection

Wetlands are more than a haven for mosquitoes or a place to dump worn-out tires.

Remaining Okanagan wetlands need protection

Dress up or dress down, but step up

Fall is a good time of year to decide to volunteer for the non-profit organization that provides the facilities where you have fun.

Gord Wilson

Provincial heritage awards brought home to Kelowna

Lorainne McLarty and the restoration of the Riggs House on Ethel Street both won provincial Heritage B.C. awards on the weekend.

Gord Wilson