Water

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan plans to charge ex-governor in Flint lead-contaminated water scandal

Flint water scandal devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water

 

Cranbrook business and property owners are encouraged to flush their water lines ahead of reopening. All it takes is running the cold water tap for several minutes. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

UPDATE: Water advisory ended on Westside

Westshore Estates leak repair causes need to flush system

 

Residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates have been without water for more than 24 hours while they wait for a watermain break to be fixed. (Google Maps image)

Water being restored for North Okanagan neighbourhood

Pipe break leaves Canadian Lakeview Estates residents dry for 24 hours

 

A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo

Repairs require shutdown of North Okanagan city’s water disinfection

Customers asked not to worry, as chlorination still in effect

A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo
Seth Siegel

Israel: A lesson in water management innovation for the Okanagan

Rethinking ideas on managing the Okanagan water conservation strategies

Seth Siegel
(Lacombe Express File Photo)

Respecting Indigenous water sustainability ethics in the Okanagan

The Community Water Forum was held via Zoom on Nov. 5

(Lacombe Express File Photo)
Kalamalka Lake which connects Lake Country to Vernon and feeds into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

Response sought to Okanagan Lake level management shortfalls

Water board adds support to Peachland council’s call to change how lake level is managed

Kalamalka Lake which connects Lake Country to Vernon and feeds into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)
Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)

Okanagan Valley water supply sustainability reaching a critical point: Global expert

Global expert says Okanagan Basin Water Board offers sustainable path forward

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)
(Canadian Horizons photo)

Okanagan Basin Water Board claims managment agency a long-term dream

The idea for a national water management agency was raised by the Trudeau government

  • Oct 10, 2020
(Canadian Horizons photo)
Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Okanagan water boards marks 50th anniversary

Okanagan watershed ties to water bringing communities together

Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper can celebrate as his community takes home the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion title. (OBWB-OkWaterWise photo)

North Okanagan takes two wins in water challenge

Okanagan Basin Water Board campaign encourages communities to conserve water outdoors during summer

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper can celebrate as his community takes home the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion title. (OBWB-OkWaterWise photo)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Burst pipe prompts immediate water restrictions in southeast Kelowna, Crawford

The use of potable water for outdoor use including lawn and garden watering is prohibited until further notice

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
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)
Swimming advisory lifted for Strathcona Beach

Swimming advisory lifted for Strathcona Beach

The City of Kelowna has lifted the advisory effective immediately

Swimming advisory lifted for Strathcona Beach
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B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

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A man did not resurface after cliff jumping at Rattlesnake Island in West Kelowna on Aug. 1. (Contributed)

Search continues for Alberta man’s body after cliff jumping incident on Okanagan Lake

Emergency responders began rescue efforts at around 2:40 p.m. on Aug. 1.

A man did not resurface after cliff jumping at Rattlesnake Island in West Kelowna on Aug. 1. (Contributed)
A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Residents at Okanagan mobile home park without water during heat wave

Residents at Creek Run mobile home park have been without running water for more than a week

A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen lifts boil water advisory for Willowbrook

Chlorinator and chlorine tank have been installed at Willowbrook pump station

Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)
Water restrictions in place for the Falcon Ridge area

Water restrictions in place for the Falcon Ridge area

The RDCO is banning outdoor irrigation for all properties served by the water system off of Highway 33 south.

  • Jul 27, 2020
Water restrictions in place for the Falcon Ridge area
Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror