Water

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

 

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003

Despite its low level, it’s not a dire situation yet, according to provincial dam manager

 

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)

‘Conserve now’: West Kelowna urges residents to reduce water use

The city is asking residential, commercial and agricultural customers to reduce outdoor water use by 30 per cent

 

A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)

Boil water notice lifted for Oyama Lake source users in Lake Country

Notice lifted Wednesday, July 29, had been issued July 24 following water main break

A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)
OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)

Residents asked to help keep Okanagan lakes free from invasive mussels

A group has been monitoring the lakes for nine years to prevent a mussel infestation

OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)
A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)
Stage 2 water use restrictions have been implemented by Greater Vernon Water. (Black Press file photo)

Greater Vernon Water customers face Stage 2 use restrictions

Exceptionally dry and hot conditions expected to continue

Stage 2 water use restrictions have been implemented by Greater Vernon Water. (Black Press file photo)
Okanagan Lake water level manager Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)

Water security a B.C. economic driver

New study says $100 million watershed investment over next decade will create 13,000 new jobs

Okanagan Lake water level manager Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)
Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Near drowning reported on Enderby’s Shuswap River

Inflatables still not recommended on the fast-flowing water

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)
Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park amid a heat wave that has temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

Vernon, Coldstream tightens taps on water use

Stage 1 restrictions in place for Greater Vernon as levels are below normal

Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park amid a heat wave that has temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Penticton firefighters are asking kids and parents to join them for a water fight June 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SOEC parking lot. (Penticton Fire Department)

Vernon firefighters challenge kids to a water fight

5 summer pop up spray parks planned to keep families cool

Penticton firefighters are asking kids and parents to join them for a water fight June 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SOEC parking lot. (Penticton Fire Department)
Greater Vernon Water is launching its WaterWise Yard Check-Up program to help residents more efficiently water their yards, and potentially save money in the process. (Black Press file photo)

No outdoor watering allowed for Mabel Lake residents

Regional district asking customers to take action now to reduce the risk of reservoir completely drying up

Greater Vernon Water is launching its WaterWise Yard Check-Up program to help residents more efficiently water their yards, and potentially save money in the process. (Black Press file photo)
Stage 3 water restrictions have been enacted for Spallumcheen’s Larkin Water District due to low supply in the reservoir. (Black Press file photo)

Stage 3 water restrictions for Spallumcheen

Reservoir for Larkin Water District is at low capacity; restrictions in place until further notice

Stage 3 water restrictions have been enacted for Spallumcheen’s Larkin Water District due to low supply in the reservoir. (Black Press file photo)
Algae on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)

Still no swimming advised in Wood Lake

Latest sample contained no toxins, but Interior Health still suggests staying out of the water

Algae on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)
Summerland has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, effective June 29. (File photo)

Summerland goes to Stage 2 watering restrictions

Residents urged to cut water consumption by 30 per cent to avoid a water treatment plant shutdown

Summerland has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, effective June 29. (File photo)
The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)

Lake Country implements water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions for all properties goes into effect Tuesday, June 29

The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)
Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby's Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Floaters urged to stay off Shuswap River in Enderby

Dangerous conditions prompt warning for inflatables to stay away

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby's Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)
Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for some Regional District of Central Okanagan water users. (Black Press Media file)

Outdoor watering restrictions return to RDCO for the season

Customers who use water systems operated by the regional district will be affected

Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for some Regional District of Central Okanagan water users. (Black Press Media file)
A Boil Water Notice has been requested by Interior Health to be posted for the Eastside Utilities, a private water utility in Carr’s Landing that serves 160 customers, effective retroactive to Saturday, May 29, due to changes in water quality. (File photo)

Boil water notice requested for private Lake Country utility

Interior Health requests Eastside Utilities in Carr’s Landing post notice due to change in water quality

A Boil Water Notice has been requested by Interior Health to be posted for the Eastside Utilities, a private water utility in Carr’s Landing that serves 160 customers, effective retroactive to Saturday, May 29, due to changes in water quality. (File photo)
A significant debris flow at kilometre 48 on Sugar Forest Service Road near Cherryville has closed the road indefinitely. (Tom Morgan - Contributed)

Landslide closes Sugar forest road near Cherryville indefinitely

Significant debris flow at kilometre 48 hit twice in 2 years

A significant debris flow at kilometre 48 on Sugar Forest Service Road near Cherryville has closed the road indefinitely. (Tom Morgan - Contributed)