Barry Gerding

This conceptual rendering for four new high-rises in Kelowna's downtown core is another example of the city's vibrant and growing commercial development sector. (File graphic)

Kelowna commercial property interest thriving

Investment broker says business community will keep expanding

This conceptual rendering for four new high-rises in Kelowna's downtown core is another example of the city's vibrant and growing commercial development sector. (File graphic)
Myra Canyon trestle, part of a network of trestles creating a trail system that has become an iconic tourist attraction for hikers and cyclists alike. (Tourism Kelowna photo)

Society that saved Myra Canyon trestles could be disbanded

Lack of new members impacts Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society

Myra Canyon trestle, part of a network of trestles creating a trail system that has become an iconic tourist attraction for hikers and cyclists alike. (Tourism Kelowna photo)
Mental health issues are a significant factor for students who disengage from school before they graduate. (Contributed)

Pilot project offers lifeline to Central Okanagan students

Upstream Kelowna finds success at two middle schools

Mental health issues are a significant factor for students who disengage from school before they graduate. (Contributed)
The board of education meets twice a month at the Central Okanagan Public School administration centre in Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan trustees sign off on 3.1% indemnity hike

Some trustees sought to lower the raise to 2%

The board of education meets twice a month at the Central Okanagan Public School administration centre in Kelowna. (File photo)
PHOTO: Central Okanagan International Education

Violence threat at West Kelowna school leaves parents shaken

School district, RCMP respond to threat scribbled on bathroom wall

PHOTO: Central Okanagan International Education
Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna. (File photo)

Shooting threat made against West Kelowna high school under investigation

Bathroom wall threat initiates school violence crisis response protocol at Mount Boucherie

Mount Boucherie Secondary School in West Kelowna. (File photo)
Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)

Central Okanagan budget cutting measures mean loss of jobs

Teaching and custodial positions sacrificed to balance $3.332 million budget deficit

Central Okanagan Public Schools administrative office in Kelowna. (File photo)
Premier John Horgan made an appearance in Lake Country back in 2018 to announce funding for a new  school in that community, Ecole H.S. Grenda Middle, which opened last fall. Central Okanagan Public Schools is hoping Horgan or other government officials will show up in Kelowna to announce funding for a new Glenmore secondary school in the coming year. (File photo)

New school priorities cited for Central Okanagan School District

A Glenmore high school tops list of new school priorities

Premier John Horgan made an appearance in Lake Country back in 2018 to announce funding for a new  school in that community, Ecole H.S. Grenda Middle, which opened last fall. Central Okanagan Public Schools is hoping Horgan or other government officials will show up in Kelowna to announce funding for a new Glenmore secondary school in the coming year. (File photo)
Rutland Middle School currently has 40 per cent of its student population attending classes in portables. (File photo)

Portables a drain on Central Okanagan School District budget

School district looking to spend $2.5 million on portables for 2022-23 school year

Rutland Middle School currently has 40 per cent of its student population attending classes in portables. (File photo)
The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

UBCO research team brings Peachland watershed study to public

Forum seeks input; set for April 28, 7 p.m., at Peachland Community Centre

The Peachland Creek Watershed serves as a domestic water supply source for Peachland residents and creek feeding tributaries into Okanagan Lake. (File photo)
Back in January 2014, then school district superintendent Hugh Gloster signed what was the second Central Okanagan School District Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement, with the goal over the next five years to improve the graduation rate of Indigenous students. (File photo)

Central Okanagan school board prepared for new Indigenous grad requirement

Indigenous courses already in place to meet requirement in SD 23

Back in January 2014, then school district superintendent Hugh Gloster signed what was the second Central Okanagan School District Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreement, with the goal over the next five years to improve the graduation rate of Indigenous students. (File photo)
Central Okanagan school trustee Wayne Broughton. (File photo)

School briefs: Kelowna trustee wants delay to Indigenous course grad credit

Wayne Broughton asks implementation be put off to 2024-25 school year

Central Okanagan school trustee Wayne Broughton. (File photo)
Outdoor play is a key aspect of the Seamless Day Kindergarten childcare program being pilot tested across the province, one of the sites being Bankhead Elementary in Kelowna. (File photo)

Kelowna school tests seamless childcare pilot project

After-school care provided under evolving provincial childcare mandate

Outdoor play is a key aspect of the Seamless Day Kindergarten childcare program being pilot tested across the province, one of the sites being Bankhead Elementary in Kelowna. (File photo)
Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)

Interior Health region on COVID-19 pandemic recovery path

B.C. Southern Interior residents can follow own health precautionary measures

Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry speaking at a press conference update on COVID-19 public health restrictions earlier this year. (Contributed)
Industrial logging or clear-cutting timber stands without equal input on the biodiversity impact of the areas being logged remains a concern for environment protection advocates. (Binny Paul photo)

Paradigm shift in timber harvesting long overdue: Ecologist speaks at UBCO

Rachel Holt says industry pushing back against logging limitations

Industrial logging or clear-cutting timber stands without equal input on the biodiversity impact of the areas being logged remains a concern for environment protection advocates. (Binny Paul photo)
The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)

Province rejects mandatory watercraft invasive mussel inspections

Environment minister says other options being pursued

The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)
A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)

Extinction Rebellion head goes on hunger strike over log exports; gets support from Peachland

Vancouver Island activist Howard Breen starts 25-day hunger strike protest

A clear-cut logging area in the Peachland watershed. (File photo)
Apart from those students returning from international travel, when classes resume after Spring Break on April 4, mask wearing will shift from a mandatory to personal choice for students. (File photo)

Mask requirement for some Central Okanagan students not lifted

International travellers still face federal mask wearing requirements

Apart from those students returning from international travel, when classes resume after Spring Break on April 4, mask wearing will shift from a mandatory to personal choice for students. (File photo)
TEDx conference student presenters Sarah Walter and Thomas Abresch. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Central Okanagan students enlighten their peers, adults

TEDx presentations touch on variety of issues from gender diversity to racism

TEDx conference student presenters Sarah Walter and Thomas Abresch. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
The return of the sockeye salmon to the Okanagan Valley watershed is the result of an initiative by the Okanagan Nation Alliance to restore the spawning channel capabilities of the Okanagan River. (File photo)

Flooding inevitable if building beside Okanagan waterways: fisheries biologist

Water forum speaks to challenges extreme weather is having on fish and farms

The return of the sockeye salmon to the Okanagan Valley watershed is the result of an initiative by the Okanagan Nation Alliance to restore the spawning channel capabilities of the Okanagan River. (File photo)