Okanagan

“If we don’t practice our rights, we lose our rights,” says Syilx hunter confronted by B.C. conservation officers while hunting in his territories. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna

Okanagan chief calls for change after clashes with B.C. conservation officer

‘They are jeopardizing our lives,’ Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis

 

Photo: Okanagan YMCA

Interior Savings donation helps more than 500 YMCA Okanagan kids

Through donations, the YMCA has been able to significantly improve their programs

 

Big White Village on Dec. 16.

Big White employees fired as resort officials curb COVID-19 cluster

A COVID-19 task force is working to contain the cluster

 

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna man arrested after crashing stolen vehicle in West Kelowna

The man is facing a number of potential charges, according to West Kelowna RCMP

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)

Addressing conflicts in Okanagan Lake management

Analysis of existing data for setting lake levels underway

Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)
Kyle Lawrence, a partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine. (Lia Crowe)

Kyle Lawrence talks style and inspiration

A partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine

  • Nov 25, 2020
Kyle Lawrence, a partner at Spacious Storage and Malibu Marine. (Lia Crowe)
Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)

First Nations reconciliation personified at Okanagan College

President Jim Hamilton’s foresight has opened post-secondary education doors for Okanagan College’s Indigenous students

Okanagan College students Michael Ochoa and Tallin Gregoire, both members of the Okanagan Indian Band, raised the Okanagan Nation Alliance flag on July 16, 2019,  outside the Vernon campus. (Karissa Gall photo)
Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. (Contributed)

Okanagan students power through deadlines together online

Long Night Against Procrastination has helped countless students kick procrastination

Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. (Contributed)
Mare McHale is a student at Okanagan College. (Contributed)

Okanagan College student hits the books after writing a book

Mare McHale published a book in January of this year about her family’s journey over the last five years

  • Nov 17, 2020
Mare McHale is a student at Okanagan College. (Contributed)
Orange Shirt Day in the classroom. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan students stand in solidarity with Indigenous community through Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission Residential School (1891-1981)

Orange Shirt Day in the classroom. (Contributed)
Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna

Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna

The fight between two men happened on the evening of Sept. 6

Road rage fist fight breaks out on Highway 97 in Kelowna
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)
An RCMP boat on Okanagan Lake near Tugboat Beach in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 17, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Recovery mission on Okanagan Lake for swimmer presumed drowned

West Kelowna RCMP are searching for the body of a man off Tug Boat Beach

An RCMP boat on Okanagan Lake near Tugboat Beach in downtown Kelowna on Aug. 17, 2020. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)

RCMP, BC Coroners Service investigate drowning in Penticton

Incident occurred on afternoon of Aug. 11, 2020

RCMP. (Phil McLachlan - Black Press Media)
Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912

Victoria Gardens was created by Summerland pioneer couple

Summerland subdivision was developed in 1912
Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!

Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!

Big White Ski Resort welcomes summer, with an eye to the snow to come

  • Jun 29, 2020
Hit the slopes this summer – Okanagan style!
‘Don’t Move A Mussel’ is a public awareness campaign initiated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)

Okanagan society uses video to raise awareness about invasive mussels

Okanagan and Similkameen Invasive Species Society cites need to protect our local lakes

  • Jun 14, 2020
‘Don’t Move A Mussel’ is a public awareness campaign initiated by the Okanagan Basin Water Board. (Contributed)
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

  • Jun 8, 2020
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here
Playground in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)

Playgrounds to reopen across the Okanagan on June 1

After nearly two months closure, playgrounds are set to reopen

Playground in Kelowna, B.C. (Contributed)
Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)

Ruling change scuttles Okanagan-Shuswap grad plans

Number of secondary schools had planned to use Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In venue for ceremonies

Enderby’s Starlight Drive-In had hoped to help a number of Okanagan-Shuswap secondary schools as the host venue for special graduation ceremonies. But a change in the number of cars allowed on-site has resulted in the facility cancelling those plans. (Starlight photo)