Water

The exhibit is part of a project led by UBCO’s Centre for CUlture and Technology and other partners, such as the En’owkin Centre in Penticton. Elders and Knowledge Keepers of the syilx Okanagan First Nations community were also involved in the project. (Contributed)

Waterways exhibit set to open in Kelowna museum

The exhibit aims to teach visitors about the impact of development and climate change

 

Okanagan Basin Water Board chair Sue McKortoff (left) received a congratulatory certificate from Kelowna-Lake Country MP Tracy Gray marking the water agency's 50th anniversary in 2020 at an event held in Bertram Creek Regional Park.  Gray was unable to attend the event, as the certificate was presented to McKortoff by her assistant Gina Lang. (Barry Gerding - File photo)

Strengthening water conservation efforts in the Okanagan Valley

Okanagan Basin Water Board provides vital link between water resource managers and community stakeholders

 

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper congratulates Peachland Mayor Cindy Fortin on her community winning the 2019 Make Water Work Challenge. (File photo)

Peachland dethrones Armstrong for Okanagan water conservation title

Defending residential outdoor water use pledge contest title holder Armstrong dethroned

 

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Wildfire-caused water quality advisory lifted for some Westside Road properties

Upper Fintry advisory rescinded, do not consume notice still in place for Killiney Beach

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Kokanee salmon. (Tim O’Leary/King County)

Okanagan kokanee spawning initiative suffers setback

Okanagan Lake drawdown timing blamed for fish kill

Kokanee salmon. (Tim O’Leary/King County)
Much of southern B.C. remains under drought conditions (B.C. Drought Map/B.C. Drought Information Portal)

B.C. urged to conserve water as drought conditions persist through summer’s end

Recent rains have alleviated drought conditions in some parts of B.C., but severe drought remains

Much of southern B.C. remains under drought conditions (B.C. Drought Map/B.C. Drought Information Portal)
Better Earth Gardens in Kelowna staff member with water conservation information. The garden centre is one of several in the Okanagan who are partners in our Make Water Work program. (Contributed)

Water diligence urged amid continued drought conditions in the Okanagan

Cooler temperatures are a welcome sight but extremely dry conditions remain

Better Earth Gardens in Kelowna staff member with water conservation information. The garden centre is one of several in the Okanagan who are partners in our Make Water Work program. (Contributed)
Beach goers have been urged to refain from swimming at Kal Beach for two weeks. (Contributed)

Swimming still not recommended at popular North Okanagan beach

Algae bloom also causes cautionary drinking water notification

Beach goers have been urged to refain from swimming at Kal Beach for two weeks. (Contributed)
An example of a splash pad, located in the Comox Valley. (Black Press Media file)

Delayed once again: Peachland splash pad slated to open in 2022

Peachland’s community services director said COVID-19 has played a role in the delays

An example of a splash pad, located in the Comox Valley. (Black Press Media file)
The District of Coldstream is discouraging swimmers from using Kal Beach after bacterial levels higher than Health Canada’s approved guidelines were discovered in the lake Thursday, Aug. 12. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)

Swimming not recommended at popular Okanagan beach

District of Coldstream is discouraging people from swimming at Kal Beach due to the high levels of bacteria found Thursday

The District of Coldstream is discouraging swimmers from using Kal Beach after bacterial levels higher than Health Canada’s approved guidelines were discovered in the lake Thursday, Aug. 12. (Justin Ketterer - Contributed)
A water quality advisory has been lifted for customer on the Mabel Lake water utility. (Black Press file photo)

Some Vernon water taps run dry today

Emergency repairs on Okanagan Landing leave Predator Ridge and more without water for several hours

A water quality advisory has been lifted for customer on the Mabel Lake water utility. (Black Press file photo)
Little to no water pressure for some residents in Oyama due to an emergency. (File photo)

Water emergency turns Oyama taps dry

Dozens of residents with little to no water pressure, repairs underway

Little to no water pressure for some residents in Oyama due to an emergency. (File photo)
Water quality advisories for Upper Fintry, Westshore, Killiney Beach water systems. (Kim Sievers/Wikimedia Commons photo)

Water quality advisories issued for evacuated North Westside communities

731 properties affected in Upper Fintry, Westshore and Killiney Beach water systems

Water quality advisories for Upper Fintry, Westshore, Killiney Beach water systems. (Kim Sievers/Wikimedia Commons photo)
Salmon Arm council explores zoning options for prohibiting commercial water sales from public aquifers, will seek legal opinion on possible zoning changes. (File photo)

Plans to prohibit use of Salmon Arm aquifers for commercial water sales progress

Council explores zoning options because municipalities aren’t consulted about groundwater licences

Salmon Arm council explores zoning options for prohibiting commercial water sales from public aquifers, will seek legal opinion on possible zoning changes. (File photo)
Creek flows are so low that fish are dying in the shallow water. (Okanagan Nation Alliance)

Low flows, high temperatures killing fish in Okanagan creeks

The drought conditions are threatening fish habitat in Okanagan creeks

Creek flows are so low that fish are dying in the shallow water. (Okanagan Nation Alliance)
The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)

City of Kelowna ups water restriction enforcement as drought conditions continue

If you have received a warning and are caught watering outside your schedule, you will be fined

The City of Kelowna will start enforcing Stage 1 watering restrictions in a bid to conserve water. (Linda Scott photo)
Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003

Despite its low level, it’s not a dire situation yet, according to provincial dam manager

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)

‘Conserve now’: West Kelowna urges residents to reduce water use

The city is asking residential, commercial and agricultural customers to reduce outdoor water use by 30 per cent

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)
A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)

Boil water notice lifted for Oyama Lake source users in Lake Country

Notice lifted Wednesday, July 29, had been issued July 24 following water main break

A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)