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Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes

I recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting, I've had the opportunity to work in newsrooms in Castlegar, Vernon, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Vancouver, and Merritt. I returned to the Okanagan in 2018 and have been loving every minute of it. Additionally, I spent eight years as the assistant manager for Canadian Forces Radio Europe based in the Netherlands and Germany. During that time, I created and managed an internet radio station for several First Nations in the Nicola Valley, which was an incredibly rewarding experience.

Phone
778-738-0603
Email
gary.barnes@kelownacapnews.com

Recent Work by Gary

Province puts Kelowna on housing targets list

Province puts Kelowna on housing targets list

The City of West Kelowna is also on the list
‘4th year of drought’: Water woes worry City of Kelowna staff

‘4th year of drought’: Water woes worry City of Kelowna staff

‘There was no rain for four and a half months in 2023’
B.C. finance minister promotes ‘people first’ budget in Kelowna

B.C. finance minister promotes ‘people first’ budget in Kelowna

Minister Katrine Conroy spoke to a Kelowna Chamber luncheon on April 16
Kelowna RCMP officer ‘likely crossed criminal negligence threshold’: IIO

Kelowna RCMP officer ‘likely crossed criminal negligence threshold’: IIO

Independent Investigations Office investigated the officer’s handling of a wellness check on Jan. 10
FortisBC seeks to reduce instances of damage to underground gas lines

FortisBC seeks to reduce instances of damage to underground gas lines

April is Safe Digging Month
Police watchdog investigates Kelowna RCMP involvement in motorcycle crash

Police watchdog investigates Kelowna RCMP involvement in motorcycle crash

The crash occurred at Highway 97 and University Way on Apr. 15
‘Stick to the game plan’: Kelowna Rockets playoff drive still alive

‘Stick to the game plan’: Kelowna Rockets playoff drive still alive

The Rockets travel to Prince George Apr. 19 for Game 5 of their Western Conference Semi-Final
Kelowna RCMP seek witnesses to motorcycle crash near UBC Okanagan

Kelowna RCMP seek witnesses to motorcycle crash near UBC Okanagan

The rider lost control of his motorcycle on the University Way exit ramp around 5:20 p.m. on April 15
Best in Canadian country music coming to Kelowna

Best in Canadian country music coming to Kelowna

The city is hosting Country Music Week and the 2025 Canadian Country Music Awards
West Kelowna Warriors in must-win Game 7 situation

West Kelowna Warriors in must-win Game 7 situation

The Warriors lost their third straight game, 4-3 in overtime, on Sunday afternoon
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