beaches

Donna Seedorf-Harmuth and Phil Harmuth spend quality time together on Cox Bay. (Cathy Thicke photo)

Free beach wheelchairs create shoreline opportunity B.C. couple thought gone forever

Accessibility grant making lives better, organizations encouraged to chase theirs

 

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Bacteria levels too high for water activities at Reiswig Regional Park

RDCO says signage is posted at the beach

 

A Mystic Beach sunset. The beach was named one of the top 50 beaches in the world by an international travel website. (Black Press Media file photo)

B.C. beach named one of the best in the world

Mystic Beach named on top 50 list by bigseventravel.com

 

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan beach closed in heat wave due to water quality advisory

Higher bacteria levels than allowed in Okanagan Lake has forced temporary closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach

Just as the first heat wave of summer hits the North Okanagan, a water quality advisory due to higher bacteria levels than allowed has forced the closure of Vernon’s Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake. (Morning Star - file photo)
Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)

Victoria man surprised to learn he authored 1966 note in B.C. beach time capsule

Letter found 56 years later by Rathtrevor Beach tourists

Dick Brown at 16. (Submitted photo)
Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)

B.C. family discovers 56-year-old message in bottle on Vancouver Island beach

Buried treasure inadvertently dug out of 4-foot deep hole in sand

Leah discovered a small glass cream bottle that contained a note written more than 50 years ago. (Submitted photo)
Privacy screen on Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)

UPDATE: Missing man located dead in Okanagan Lake

Foul play is not suspected

Privacy screen on Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)
Students from the William Konkin Elementary school’s grades 5/6/7 french immersion class were spotted cleaning up the streets of Burns Lake leading up to the Radley Beach. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)

Okanagan residents asked to clean debris from the land and sea

Two locals are looking to hold a clean up even on March 20

Students from the William Konkin Elementary school’s grades 5/6/7 french immersion class were spotted cleaning up the streets of Burns Lake leading up to the Radley Beach. (Priyanka Ketkar photo/Lakes District News)
King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.

King tides surge along Tofino and Ucluelet coastline

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve urges residents and visitors to be CoastSmart

King tides encroach on Imperial Lane homes in Ucluelet on Jan. 2.
Gellatly Beach, West Kelowna, photo taken by Laryn Gilmour/Black Press Media

West Kelowna says no to allowing alcohol at public beaches

Mayor Gord Milsom called the request a “tangent” that would distract from other strategic priorities

Gellatly Beach, West Kelowna, photo taken by Laryn Gilmour/Black Press Media
The motion will allow city council to look into developing a new beach park at the Watt Road area. (Jim Bailey photo)

Kelowna council approves plan to look into new beach park at Watt Road

The motion was carried despite opposition from eight property owners in the area

The motion will allow city council to look into developing a new beach park at the Watt Road area. (Jim Bailey photo)
Kin Beach will see dogs allowed, on-leash, for a trial run this summer starting June 25 until Oct. 15, 2021. (Morning Star file)

Vernon beach gone to the dogs

Trial summer will see Rex and Rover make a splash at Kin

Kin Beach will see dogs allowed, on-leash, for a trial run this summer starting June 25 until Oct. 15, 2021. (Morning Star file)
Kevan Bodkin snapped a long exposure sunset over San Josef Bay on March 9 during a brief sunny break in the weather. (Bodkin's Best Photography)

B.C. home to three of Canada’s best beaches

Two Vancouver Island and one Lower Mainland spot hit Lonely Planet list of our best wave catchers

Kevan Bodkin snapped a long exposure sunset over San Josef Bay on March 9 during a brief sunny break in the weather. (Bodkin's Best Photography)
Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services

Dangerous oasis: The fatal history of a popular Kootenay Lake beach

Six Mile Beach near Nelson is known for its unique sand spit. But locals have feared it for decades

Six Mile Beach outside Nelson is known for its perfect sand, clear water and unique sand spit. But the drowning death of a man in July has residents asking if the dangerous spot has become too popular. Photo: David Grantham/Kootenay Drone Services
A woman reports being assaulted on the gravel trail near Okanagan Centre Road West in Lake Country Sunday evening. (Google Maps image)

Woman assaulted by two men in North Okanagan

RCMP seeking witnesses to July 19 incident

A woman reports being assaulted on the gravel trail near Okanagan Centre Road West in Lake Country Sunday evening. (Google Maps image)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
This screenshot taken from a video shot by surf instructor Shannon Brown shows a watercraft operator in the surf zone off Chesterman Beach. Since being shared on social media, the video has sparked concerns over water safety. (Image from video by Shannon Brown)
Eddy Johnston and Jody Boychuk, accompanied by Sophie the pug, stand in front of the sign they created for their new business location at 305 Main Street on July 1, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)

Shuswap business duo broaden downtown beach vibe

Jody Boychuk and Eddy Johnston enjoying bigger, brighter Sicamous location

Eddy Johnston and Jody Boychuk, accompanied by Sophie the pug, stand in front of the sign they created for their new business location at 305 Main Street on July 1, 2020. (Lachlan Labere-Eagle Valley News)
Kelowna’s Boyce-Gyro Park. (File)

New washrooms, changeroom opening at Boyce-Gyro Park

The new facilities are scheduled to open on Thursday, June 18

Kelowna’s Boyce-Gyro Park. (File)
(The Canadian Press)

Beach bummer: Novel coronavirus can live in water, but is it infectious?

Living in water and being infectious in water are different things

(The Canadian Press)
The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be open to all users effective May 15, 2020, as part of its Phase 2 for reopening all parks and public spaces amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file)

Coldstream boat launches open, beaches remain closed

Kalavista boat launch opens May 12 for locals, May 15 for others

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be open to all users effective May 15, 2020, as part of its Phase 2 for reopening all parks and public spaces amid COVID-19. (Morning Star file)