Okanagan

“If we don’t practice our rights, we lose our rights,” says Syilx hunter confronted by B.C. conservation officers while hunting in his territories. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna

Okanagan chief calls for change after clashes with B.C. conservation officer

‘They are jeopardizing our lives,’ Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis

 

Invasive mussels clutter up a boat prop. (File photo)

Okanagan-Shuswap MP advocates for aquatic invasive species funding

COVID-19 impact on federal budget remains a concern

 

Photo: Okanagan YMCA

Interior Savings donation helps more than 500 YMCA Okanagan kids

Through donations, the YMCA has been able to significantly improve their programs

 

Big White Village on Dec. 16.

Big White employees fired as resort officials curb COVID-19 cluster

A COVID-19 task force is working to contain the cluster

Big White Village on Dec. 16.
Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)

Addressing conflicts in Okanagan Lake management

Analysis of existing data for setting lake levels underway

Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)
Kyle Lawrence, a partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine. (Lia Crowe)

Kyle Lawrence talks style and inspiration

A partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine

  • Nov 25, 2020
Kyle Lawrence, a partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine. (Lia Crowe)
Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)

First Nations reconciliation personified at Okanagan College

President Jim Hamilton’s foresight has opened post-secondary education doors for Okanagan College’s Indigenous students

Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)
Mare McHale is a student at Okanagan College. (Contributed)

Okanagan College student hits the books after writing a book

Mare McHale published a book in January of this year about her family’s journey over the last five years

  • Nov 17, 2020
Mare McHale is a student at Okanagan College. (Contributed)
Turner Park currently sits empty, waiting for development. (Daeshel Heidelbach - Change.org)

District of Peachland buys Turner Park

The purchase comes after residents started a petition to save the park

Turner Park currently sits empty, waiting for development. (Daeshel Heidelbach - Change.org)
DriveBC camera.

Vehicle into ditch on Highway 97C

The crash happened about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday

DriveBC camera.
Orange Shirt Day in the classroom. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan students stand in solidarity with Indigenous community through Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981)

Orange Shirt Day in the classroom. (Contributed)
Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna

Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna

The fight between two men happened on the evening of Sept. 6

Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna
Okanagan Lake flood mitigation efforts have become a common occurrence in valley communities in recent years in the spring. (File photo)

Okanagan Lake water management concerns endorsed by water board

Water board offers initial support for Peachland council’s call to review water level policies

Okanagan Lake flood mitigation efforts have become a common occurrence in valley communities in recent years in the spring. (File photo)
An RCMP boat on Okanagan Lake near Tugboat Beach in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 17, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Recovery mission on Okanagan Lake for swimmer presumed drowned

West Kelowna RCMP are searching for the body of a man off Tug Boat Beach

An RCMP boat on Okanagan Lake near Tugboat Beach in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 17, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigate drowning in Penticton

Incident occurred on afternoon of Aug. 11, 2020

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
You deserve love. Let these Okanagan matchmakers help.

You deserve love. Let these Okanagan matchmakers help.

Tired of online dating? Take it offline for a lasting, deeper connection

  • Aug 3, 2020
You deserve love. Let these Okanagan matchmakers help.
Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Victoria Gardens was created by Summerland pioneer couple

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912
Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!

Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!

Big White Ski Resort welcomes summer, with an eye to the snow to come

  • Jun 29, 2020
Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!
‘Don’t Move A Mussel’ is a public awareness campaign initiated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)

Okanagan society uses video to raise awareness about invasive mussels

Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society cites need to protect our local lakes

  • Jun 14, 2020
‘Don’t Move A Mussel’ is a public awareness campaign initiated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

  • Jun 8, 2020
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here