Barry Gerding

Every new portable added to a Central Okanagan school adds a $250,000 cost to the school district budget. (File photo)

Central Okanagan School District to seek greater public advocacy support

Trustees want ministry of education to address ‘dire straits’ regarding school space crunch

Every new portable added to a Central Okanagan school adds a $250,000 cost to the school district budget. (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)

Osoyoos mayor continues as Okanagan Basin Water Board chair

Sue McKortoff will serve her third consecutive term as water board chair

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)
The cost of a post-secondary education can be a stressful burden facing first-year students. (Contributed)

Grants ease post-secondary fiscal stress facing Kelowna students

Knowledge First Financial gives out $1.5 million to first-year students across Canada, with 67 recipients in Kelowna

The cost of a post-secondary education can be a stressful burden facing first-year students. (Contributed)
The future of Rutland Middle School is hanging over how the Central Okanagan School District addresses rising enrolment issues in the Rutland community. (File photo)

No readily accessible options for replacing Rutland Middle School

Central Okanagan Public Schools confront rising enrolment issues in Rutland community

The future of Rutland Middle School is hanging over how the Central Okanagan School District addresses rising enrolment issues in the Rutland community. (File photo)
The administrative headquarters for Central Okanagan Public Schools in Kelowna. (File photo)

Teachers feel safe in Central Okanagan public schools

School board discussion allays any workplace fears

The administrative headquarters for Central Okanagan Public Schools in Kelowna. (File photo)
An initiative to learn more about the Lunar New Year was embraced by students at Hudson Road Elementary in West Kelowna. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan school briefs: Promoting inclusivity in the classroom

February is Inclusive Education Month at Central Okanagan public schools

An initiative to learn more about the Lunar New Year was embraced by students at Hudson Road Elementary in West Kelowna. (Contributed)
The increased use of cellphones by school students has raised concerns about potential exposure to brain cancer. (Contributed)

Radiation risk to Central Okanagan students presentation rejected

School trustees not open to hearing from Dr. Devra Davis with the Environmental Health Trust

The increased use of cellphones by school students has raised concerns about potential exposure to brain cancer. (Contributed)
Rutland Middle School's future is a key component that needs addressing with the anticipated student enrolment growth facing Rutland area schools. (File photo)

Enrolment crunch options for Rutland schools

Central Okanagan Public Schools seeks public input for long-term plan strategy

Rutland Middle School's future is a key component that needs addressing with the anticipated student enrolment growth facing Rutland area schools. (File photo)
The south end of Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

Funding sought for Okanagan Lake management study

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushing for water level regulatory review

The south end of Okanagan Lake. (File photo)
The Central Okanagan Board of Education meets twice a month at the school district administration boardroom. (File photo)

School briefs: Outdoor classroom approved for Ellison Elementary

The $12,000-plus project has the support of Central Okanagan Board of Education.

The Central Okanagan Board of Education meets twice a month at the school district administration boardroom. (File photo)
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Study: Embrace national long-term care standards

Call to direct public funding only to public and non-profit long-term care providers

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Events that help bring tourism industry businesses and service providers together to share promotional ideas is one of the key functions of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. (Contributed)

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association president of Glenn Mandziuk temporarily steps aside

There is a new president and chief executive officer at the helm…

Events that help bring tourism industry businesses and service providers together to share promotional ideas is one of the key functions of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. (Contributed)
Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)

Tempers fly over a pricey picnic shelter in the North Westside

Lack of detail on $121,000 shelter expenditure further incites self-governance wishes

Administrative headquarters for the Regional District of Central Okanagan in Kelowna. (File photo)
Student Shelby Dunn works on masonry job. (Contributed)

The pathway to trades careers for Central Okanagan students

School district dual credit program beneficial to students, employers

Student Shelby Dunn works on masonry job. (Contributed)
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Central Okanagan school briefs: Bringing musical cheer to care home seniors

updates from the Jan. 13 board meeting

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Lake Country native Evan-Riley Brown is in the cast for the new film Journey To Royal: A WW II Rescue Mission to be released on video on demand and streaming services on Feb. 2. (Contributed)

Okanagan actor lands role in WW II movie

Evan-Riley Brown, from Lake Country, cast in production labelled as hybrid of a feature film and documentary called Journey To Royal: a WW II Rescue Mission.

Lake Country native Evan-Riley Brown is in the cast for the new film Journey To Royal: A WW II Rescue Mission to be released on video on demand and streaming services on Feb. 2. (Contributed)
Central Okanagan Board of Education chair Moyra Baxter and school district administrator/CEO Kevin Kaardal. (File photo)

Promise of new schools will bring change for Central Okanagan students

New high schools in Glenmore and Westside will cause student shifting when built

Central Okanagan Board of Education chair Moyra Baxter and school district administrator/CEO Kevin Kaardal. (File photo)
The administration office for Central Okanagan Public Schools in Kelowna. (File photo)

French Immersion starting at Okanagan-Mission Secondary in fall of 2022

School board approves move in response to enrolment surge at École Kelowna Senior Secondary

The administration office for Central Okanagan Public Schools in Kelowna. (File photo)
Ecole Dorothea Walker Elementary school in the Mission. (Contributed)

French Immersion student shift at Ecole KSS upsets parents

School district to get pushback on moving Okanagan Mission Secondary catchment area students out of KSS French Immersion cohort

Ecole Dorothea Walker Elementary school in the Mission. (Contributed)
Leaves from an oak and berries from a mountain ash still on the trees are signs of mild weather conditions sending confusing signals to Central Okanagan plants and shrubs this winter. (Jade Gerding photo)

Mild Okanagan winter confusing vegetation

Some plants and shrubs may not survive the spring

Leaves from an oak and berries from a mountain ash still on the trees are signs of mild weather conditions sending confusing signals to Central Okanagan plants and shrubs this winter. (Jade Gerding photo)