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Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes

I recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting, I've had the opportunity to work in newsrooms in Castlegar, Vernon, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Vancouver, and Merritt. I returned to the Okanagan in 2018 and have been loving every minute of it. Additionally, I spent eight years as the assistant manager for Canadian Forces Radio Europe based in the Netherlands and Germany. During that time, I created and managed an internet radio station for several First Nations in the Nicola Valley, which was an incredibly rewarding experience.

Phone
778-738-0603
Email
gary.barnes@kelownacapnews.com

Recent Work by Gary

West Kelowna council set to debut in new digs on May 28

West Kelowna council set to debut in new digs on May 28

‘It’s been 17 years since we’ve been in temporary facilities’
Mini firehouse makes big return to Kelowna elementary schools

Mini firehouse makes big return to Kelowna elementary schools

It was built by off-duty firefighters in the mid-1970s
Kelowna Chamber swings for cause at annual charity golf tournament

Kelowna Chamber swings for cause at annual charity golf tournament

The event brought together 152 golfers for friendly competition and networking.
Okanagan College Enactus Team buzzes with success at national exposition

Okanagan College Enactus Team buzzes with success at national exposition

The team received the National Community Engagement Award
Viva la Repubblica! Celebrate Italy’s Republic Day in Kelowna

Viva la Repubblica! Celebrate Italy’s Republic Day in Kelowna

Attendees can taste Italian delicacies, and enjoy activities, entertainment, and displays
Kelowna’s creatives encouraged to paint the town with new art programs

Kelowna’s creatives encouraged to paint the town with new art programs

Artist in Residence, Community Art Grant, and Cultural District Banners programs
Clear skies for Kelowna International Aiport projects

Clear skies for Kelowna International Aiport projects

Between 2024 and 2033 YLW will invest approximately $422 million in upgrades to infrastructure
Province raises drought level in the Okanagan

Province raises drought level in the Okanagan

‘Drought conditions will persist into 2024 unless we have prolonged rain within the next few weeks’
BC Cancer Foundation wraps $6.1M campaign for Kelowna therapy suite

BC Cancer Foundation wraps $6.1M campaign for Kelowna therapy suite

Construction for the new suite is expected to begin in 2024
Leadership change at Regional District Central Okanagan Board

Leadership change at Regional District Central Okanagan Board

Lake Country Mayor Blair Ireland has taken the reigns
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