Barry Gerding

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again later this week. Photo: Penticton Western News files

B.C. flood watch to intensify over next week

Heat wave speeding up snowmelt process

Water is expected to force the closure of Highway 3 in several spots when the Similkameen River rises again later this week. Photo: Penticton Western News files
Robot caretakers could be in your future

Robot caretakers could be in your future

If the idea of a sex robot made heads turn this week, what about a robot nurse at your bedside?

Robot caretakers could be in your future
No timeline for re-opening Hwy 33

No timeline for re-opening Hwy 33

BC transportation ministry works to repair Joe Rich road damage

No timeline for re-opening Hwy 33
Steve Griessel, owner of the Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

B.C. can learn from Washington’s wine industry growth

Winery owner cites importance of industry collaboration

Steve Griessel, owner of the Betz Family Winery in Woodinville, Wash. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Kelowna council has approved a 33-storey hotel-condo mixed use development in the city’s downtown core. Photo: Kelowna Capital News files

Economic growth, millenials will change Okanagan landscape

Urban planner says if you think there has been change to this point, you haven’t seen anything yet

Kelowna council has approved a 33-storey hotel-condo mixed use development in the city’s downtown core. Photo: Kelowna Capital News files
ALR review may not be open-minded

ALR review may not be open-minded

Past agriculture minister Norm Letnick skeptical of NDP approach

ALR review may not be open-minded
B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

A $5 million boost for Okanagan fruit growers

The Tree Fruit Competitiveness Fund was announced to help update aging farming equipment, infrastructure

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Chris Mazurkewich, president and CEO of Interior Health.                                Black Press file photo

IH works to improve management staff morale

Ongoing process to resolve issues proceeding

Chris Mazurkewich, president and CEO of Interior Health.                                Black Press file photo
Peace producer Rick Dugdale, a native of Enderby, standing at the Second World War army camp set while soldier extras wait on scene. For video from the scene visit www.vernonmorningstar.com. (Barry Gerding/Black Press)

Vernon a movie substitute for Italy

WW II morality tale Peace currenty filming in Okanagan

Peace producer Rick Dugdale, a native of Enderby, standing at the Second World War army camp set while soldier extras wait on scene. For video from the scene visit www.vernonmorningstar.com. (Barry Gerding/Black Press)
Missing Spruce Grove pilot Dominic Neron. Photo credit: Contributed

Spruce Grove man identifed as pilot of missing plane

Dominic Neron was flying with his girlfriend from Penticton to Edmonton

Missing Spruce Grove pilot Dominic Neron. Photo credit: Contributed
Fruit growing was considered a wiser use of agricultural land, according to a Lower Mainland bioregionalism agriculture sustainability study. Photo credit: Contributed

Protecting B.C.’s food sources

Plan to adapt Lower Mainland bioregionalism study to Okanagan region

Fruit growing was considered a wiser use of agricultural land, according to a Lower Mainland bioregionalism agriculture sustainability study. Photo credit: Contributed
Village centre at Big White Ski Resort. Photo credit: Contributed

Big White opposed to BC Family Day switch

Date change would negatively impact B.C. tourism, consumers, says Kelowna area resort

Village centre at Big White Ski Resort. Photo credit: Contributed
Jill Setah has been selling Indian tacos this month at the Ki-Lo-Na Friendship Centre in Kelowna to help raise money to cover the travel costs to see her First Nations clothing designs featured at a Paris fashion show. Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

First Nation fashion designer invited to Paris fashion show

A fashion dream is coming true for one B.C. woman

Jill Setah has been selling Indian tacos this month at the Ki-Lo-Na Friendship Centre in Kelowna to help raise money to cover the travel costs to see her First Nations clothing designs featured at a Paris fashion show. Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Impact in Kelowna of the robust new vehicle sales market across Canada is evident by local auto dealerships relocating to new premises along Highway 97. - Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

New car sales booming

Thirst for new vehicles still high for Canadian consumers judging by record-setting sales

Impact in Kelowna of the robust new vehicle sales market across Canada is evident by local auto dealerships relocating to new premises along Highway 97. - Image Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Zebra mussels

Invasive mussels getting through US inspections

Montana's defence against a zebra and quagga mussel invasion has broken down. Mussel larvae were detected in man-made water reservoirs

Zebra mussels