Judie Steeves

B.C. wood products well-received in China, says Thomson

Forests minister Steve Thomson talks from China about the reception there of B.C.'s high-quality wood products.

Environment Minister Mary Polak talks about the proposed legislation for a new water act for B.C. at Mission Creek

Comment now on new water act

You need water to survive, so you may want to learn about what's proposed for the future of water management in B.C.

Environment Minister Mary Polak talks about the proposed legislation for a new water act for B.C. at Mission Creek
Environment minister Mary Polak learns about plans to re-naturalize Mission Creek to improve habitat

Environment minister approves of creek restoration

While visiting Kelowna this week, environment minister Mary Polak was very positive about plans to re-naturalize Mission Creek.

Environment minister Mary Polak learns about plans to re-naturalize Mission Creek to improve habitat
Double Chocolate Brownies with Raspberry Coulis

from Jude’s Kitchen: simply special

Simple can be the best way to prepare fresh food from scratch in the kitchen, and it can make special meals.

Double Chocolate Brownies with Raspberry Coulis
Male and Female evening grosbeaks pig out at the feeder.

Steeves/Trail Mix: You can help out while enjoying the birds

By joining Project FeederWatch, you can help out the science of birds while enjoying their antics in your yard.

Male and Female evening grosbeaks pig out at the feeder.
Beef stew with red wine

from Jude’s Kitchen: Fall comforts

With cooler Fall weather, my tummy is thinking of comfort foods like rich stews and braised meats to warm up after being outside.

Beef stew with red wine

Library budget will increase taxes

The Okanagan Regional Library board has approved a budget for 2014 that will mean a 1.77 per cent tax increase.

Although its water is already over-allocated

New water licences issued on fully-allocated reservoirs

Water districts are appealing the province's issuance of new water licences on their reservoirs because they're already fully-allocated.

Although its water is already over-allocated
Wade Neukomm and his four-year-old son Logan learn about the wild world by watching nature in local natural areas such as Art Pond in West Kelowna.

Telus tower location generates opposition in West Kelowna

Westlake Road site for antennae to expand cell phone services thought by some to be too close to two nearby ponds.

Wade Neukomm and his four-year-old son Logan learn about the wild world by watching nature in local natural areas such as Art Pond in West Kelowna.
Working under pressure as the judges watch

Young chefs shine in Winefest contest

Everyone won in a tight contest amongst some of the region's brightest young chefs at Okanagan College Thursday evening.

Working under pressure as the judges watch

Seven-year deal reached at co-op

A seven-year framework agreement has been approved between management and union workers at the B.C. Tree Fruits Co-operative.

Mist at dawn is common in autumn on upland lakes where the water is still warmer than the frosty air.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Nature can out-compete technology

Autumn is a perfect time of year to get outside in the Okanagan, and there's new technology to help you get around.

Mist at dawn is common in autumn on upland lakes where the water is still warmer than the frosty air.

Fruit growers consider governance changes

Members of the B.C. Fruit Growers Association will hold a special meeting in early November to discuss a reorganization.

As pickers like Mario Cordeyo Lopez of Mexico pluck the last apples from trees in the Central Okanagan this year

Damage to tree fruits could reach $18 million

Weather-related damage to tree fruit crops in the Okanagan could reach as much as $18 million this year.

As pickers like Mario Cordeyo Lopez of Mexico pluck the last apples from trees in the Central Okanagan this year
Surinder Shergill of East Kelowna proudly shows off his colourful Ambrosia apples

Top quality apples being picked

Despite damage related to weather, top quality apples are being harvested in local orchards this fall.

Surinder Shergill of East Kelowna proudly shows off his colourful Ambrosia apples
Vegie casserole

from Jude’s Kitchen: giving thanks

Incorporating fall flavours into your Thanksgiving Dinner is a wonderful way to celebrate local farmers and products.

Vegie casserole
Scallops

from Jude’s Kitchen: loving seafood

Everything you always wanted to know about seafood, including some great ways to cook it, is available in this newly-released book.

Scallops

Fall winefest events already selling out

Flagship events for the 33rd annual Fall Okanagan Wine Festival are already selling out, so organizers are optimistic.

A spawning kokanee salmon fights his way upstream to spawn before dying.

Steeves/Trail Mix: Life’s a fight and then you die

It's not an easy life for the kokanee salmon in the Okanagan, but it's in our hands to make it less difficult if we have the will.

A spawning kokanee salmon fights his way upstream to spawn before dying.
Nick and Sharon Russell of Victoria taste test some Okanagan wines at Quails Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna.

Wine industry a huge economic generator

A new report has the facts and figures to prove the wine industry has an annual economic impact of $140 million in the Okanagan.

Nick and Sharon Russell of Victoria taste test some Okanagan wines at Quails Gate Estate Winery in West Kelowna.