Gary Barnes

Vancouver business owner Gavin Dew listens to Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield at a B.C. Liberal leadership debate, November 2021. (B.C. Liberal Party video)

Nearly $94k contributed to Kelowna MLA’s bid to become B.C. Liberal leader

Renee Merrifield finished in sixth spot in a field of seven candidates in February’s leadership race

Vancouver business owner Gavin Dew listens to Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield at a B.C. Liberal leadership debate, November 2021. (B.C. Liberal Party video)
Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield says she has consistently asked the provincial health minister about funding for a province-wide cancer plan.

MLA challenges health minister on ‘dire situation’ at BC Cancer in Kelowna

‘Despite repeated requests to see this plan, the health minister claims he’s still working on it’

Kelowna-Mission MLA Renee Merrifield says she has consistently asked the provincial health minister about funding for a province-wide cancer plan.
Kelowna fire/rescue crews were called out Sunday afternoon to rescue young boy stuck on the banks of KLO Creek. (File photo)

Kelowna fire crews rescue young boy stuck on banks of fast-flowing creek

‘You’re doing it over fast-moving water which can be very dangerous’

Kelowna fire/rescue crews were called out Sunday afternoon to rescue young boy stuck on the banks of KLO Creek. (File photo)
File photo. (Black Press Media)

Penticton man takes off in cab after allegedly robbing 2 Central Okanagan businesses

Robberies happened at Kelowna gas station and the West Kelowna Walmart

File photo. (Black Press Media)
RCMP Supt. Kara Triance urges crisis stabilization teams and co-responder teams should be the focus moving forward. (File photo)

Jail not the answer for mental health calls: Kelowna RCMP

‘We’re on par for attending 3,000 mental health calls for service this year’

RCMP Supt. Kara Triance urges crisis stabilization teams and co-responder teams should be the focus moving forward. (File photo)
The Kelowna RCMP detachment is currently facing a 20 per cent staffing gap. (File photo)

‘The world has found Kelowna’: Council assured of proper RCMP summer staffing

‘I would expect to see our staffing rates come up quite significantly in the next 90 days’

The Kelowna RCMP detachment is currently facing a 20 per cent staffing gap. (File photo)
Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)

Bear activity in Central Okanagan a concern for conservation officers

‘Securing attractants is the single best way to keep people safe, and avoid unnecessary killing of bears’

Bear runs across Kane Road in Glenmore. (Facebook)
Kelowna fire crews contained a blaze at the Bristol Apartments in Rutland to one unit. (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)

Kelowna apartment fire sends one to hospital

It started in a unit on the second floor of the Bristol Apartments.

Kelowna fire crews contained a blaze at the Bristol Apartments in Rutland to one unit. (Photo/Jordy Cunningham)
Crash Test Dummies, from left, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge. (Courtesy photo)

Superman never made any money, but Crash Test Dummies will play Kelowna

Crash Test Dummies will play the Kelowna Community Theatre August 26

Crash Test Dummies, from left, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge. (Courtesy photo)
Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Big drop in housing sales predicted for Central Okanagan

Economist expects prices will stay relatively flat

Brendon Ogmundson, Chief Economist for BC Real Estate Association. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
One of the many wildfires that raged in the B.C. Interior in 2021 destroyed all but one home in the Boston Flats mobile home park near Ashcroft.(Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Thompson-Okanagan backcountry roads a no-go this summer

Road closures do not impact residents or access for commercial activities

One of the many wildfires that raged in the B.C. Interior in 2021 destroyed all but one home in the Boston Flats mobile home park near Ashcroft.(Photo: Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Kelowna RCMP recovered a stolen handgun along with drugs and cash during a traffic stop. (Photo/RCMP)

Kelowna RCMP traffic stop turns up stolen handgun, tools and drugs

Officers pulled over a vehicle seen driving erratically on Baron Road around 2:00 a.m. May 10

Kelowna RCMP recovered a stolen handgun along with drugs and cash during a traffic stop. (Photo/RCMP)
Like many infants, Carolyn Foggo’s son Cobe needs a hypallergenic formula. (Photo credit/Taylor Kizyma)

West Kelowna mom wrestles with baby formula shortage

Baby formula shortage in the U.S. being felt in the Okanagan

Like many infants, Carolyn Foggo’s son Cobe needs a hypallergenic formula. (Photo credit/Taylor Kizyma)
Grey Fox Brewing founder Chris Neufeld has started a Kickstarter campaign to help finish his facility. (Photo contributed)

Gluten-free craft beer soon to flow in Okanagan

‘Finding a gluten-free beer that stands up to its more traditional counterpart is tough’

Grey Fox Brewing founder Chris Neufeld has started a Kickstarter campaign to help finish his facility. (Photo contributed)
Flooring in the restaurant was heavily damaged in flooding caused by a burst water pipe. (Photo/Mayor Cindy Fortin Facebook)

Peachland’s Gasthaus On the Lake getting set to welcome back guests

Popular restaurant looking to re-open this summer

Flooring in the restaurant was heavily damaged in flooding caused by a burst water pipe. (Photo/Mayor Cindy Fortin Facebook)
Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)

Tower takeover: 3 more high-rises proposed for downtown Kelowna

Towers would stand 20, 26 and 33-storey high

Conceptual rendering of three towers proposed by Safari Capital to be built 600 block of Coronation Ave. (Looking south toward downtown Kelowna. (Safari Capital)
A Kelowna resident braces for rising Okanagan Lake water during flooding in 2017. (Photo/Carli Berry)

Central Okanagan Emergency urges to prepare for potential disasters

May 1-7 is Emergency Preparedness Week

A Kelowna resident braces for rising Okanagan Lake water during flooding in 2017. (Photo/Carli Berry)
Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks during announcement of 75th Anniversary celebrations for YLW. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Kelowna International Airport marking 75 flights around the sun

Canadian Snowbirds visit in the summer to be a highlight

Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran speaks during announcement of 75th Anniversary celebrations for YLW. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
Privacy screen on beach at Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)

Missing man located dead in Okanagan Lake

Foul play is not suspected

Privacy screen on beach at Strathcona Beach Park (Photo/Jake Courtepatte)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)