Judie Steeves

Make Water Work: Time to turf the turf

Lawns are among the heaviest users of water so they’re a good place to begin to conserve.

Make Water Work: Choose plants suitable for our dry climate

Drought-tolerant landscapes can be vibrant with colour.

Don’t let automated irrigation systems get lazy

It would be wise to do a check on your automatic watering system once a month.

Be WaterWise: Compost great for plants, utilizes water efficiently

Add a compost mulch to lawns and around plants to conserve moisture and prevent evaporation.

‘Scary situation’ as cougar found at Winfield daycare

Children sent inside after large cat located sitting in a tree

COs warn backroads users they’ll be out there

With the first long weekend of spring, conservation officers warn they'll be watching for illegal activity on Okanagan backroads.

Cougar killed after attacking livestock in Oyama

Goats and sheep were the target for the large cat, according to officers

Tyabji to make changes at fruit co-op

Alan Tyabji has set up a southern region of the Okanagan Tree Fruit Co-operative and has named a senior manager.

Steele nominated to replace Boparai as head of growers’ group

Kelowna grower Fred Steele is the first to be nominated for president of the B.C. Fruit Growers’ Association.

Feast of Fields in Lake Country Aug. 12.

Participants get a wine glass and napkin upon entry and are invited to indulge.

Steeves: Dress for the rainy weather then get outside and enjoy yourself

Above the rushing sound of the water, the deep thunder of large boulders knocking into each other could be heard.

Funding boost for fruit tree replant program

Growers willing to replant their orchards to more marketable apples will have $2 million to help with the cost.

Awards presented by B.C. orchard industry

The cherry breeding program at the Pacific Agri-food Research Centre in Summerland was honoured with awards for its work.

Newcomers elected to top posts for B.C. fruit growers

Kirpal Boparai and Jeet Dukhia were elected Friday in Kelowna to the two top posts of the 123-year-old B.C. Fruit Growers' Association.

Orchard industry embarks on multi-million dollar upgrade in Okanagan

Federal-provincial funding will help get the latest technology into the co-operative's Winfield fruit packinghouse.