Okanagan

Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021

 

This is the Protector, Tree Spirit or Guardian of the Vines that greets visitors to Osoyoos just off Highway 97. An Osoyoos mom has created a clothing line with a T-shirt celebrating this popular landmark. (Karen Pukanski/Facebook photo)

Osoyoos vine monster emblazoned on Okanagan-made T-shirts

Some call him the Protector, others call him the Guardian or the…

 

<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Take to the skies – virtually – with Penticton museum exhibit

The Penticton Museum is launching a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors…

 

The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)

Okanagan Regional Library challenges young readers

Pair of contests online aimed at kids aged up to 18

The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)
“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

“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
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

Big White Village on Dec. 16.
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)
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
Small and medium-sized businesses can now receive loans up to $40,000 through the federal governments Regional Relief and Recovery Fund which is being administered by the Community Futures North Cariboo business resource centre. (Black Press file photo)

Okanagan-Similkameen community businesses to receive $1.7 M in COVID-relief loans

The Community Futures office in Penticton has spent months reviewing loan applicants

Small and medium-sized businesses can now receive loans up to $40,000 through the federal governments Regional Relief and Recovery Fund which is being administered by the Community Futures North Cariboo business resource centre. (Black Press 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)
Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm has gate destroyed by car

Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm has gate destroyed by car

“We cannot afford to replace that gate,” the farm stated in a post

Kelowna’s Kangaroo Creek Farm has gate destroyed by car