Barry Gerding

Revised design for JoeAnna’s House to be built on the Kelowna General Hospital site to provide accommodation for out-of-town patients’ relatives. Graphic: City of Kelowna

Kelowna project to house out-of-town patients, families ready to break ground

Southern B.C. fundraising campaign led by Prestige Inn hotels reaches $7 million

Revised design for JoeAnna’s House to be built on the Kelowna General Hospital site to provide accommodation for out-of-town patients’ relatives. Graphic: City of Kelowna
Vitalis Extraction Technology equipment helps generate hash oil byproduct from cannabis. Photo: Contributed

B.C. business makes a mint on cannabis extraction equipment

Vitalis Extraction Technology first in Canada cannabis industry to earn ASME certification

Vitalis Extraction Technology equipment helps generate hash oil byproduct from cannabis. Photo: Contributed
Interior Health board chair Doug Cochrane congratulates outgoing IH president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich (right) on his retirement. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Retiring farewell for Interior Health CEO

Chris Mazurkewich attends final IH board meeting

Interior Health board chair Doug Cochrane congratulates outgoing IH president and CEO Chris Mazurkewich (right) on his retirement. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
The select standing committee on provincial finance and government services held a public forum in Kelowna on Thursday to listen to public input about spending priorities for the 2019-20 provincial budget. Photo: Black Press/Barry Gerding

Climate change blamed for $1 billion annual B.C. property damage losses

Insurance Bureau calls for changes to revamp B.C. marketplace

The select standing committee on provincial finance and government services held a public forum in Kelowna on Thursday to listen to public input about spending priorities for the 2019-20 provincial budget. Photo: Black Press/Barry Gerding
Darcy Bomford, founder and chief executive officer, of True Leaf Medicine. Photo: Vernon Morning Star files

B.C. company bullish on global cannabis pet product potential

True Leaf building cultivation facility in Lumby and developing global brand identity

Darcy Bomford, founder and chief executive officer, of True Leaf Medicine. Photo: Vernon Morning Star files
Vernon Morning Star files                                True Leaf founder and CEO Darcy Bomford, gives a brief speech before the official ground-breaking at the True Leaf cannabis production facility in Lumby earlier this year.

Tempering the B.C. cannabis legalization ‘gold rush’

Retail selling of marijuana offers potential business opportunities and pitfalls

Vernon Morning Star files                                True Leaf founder and CEO Darcy Bomford, gives a brief speech before the official ground-breaking at the True Leaf cannabis production facility in Lumby earlier this year.
Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school

New survey reveals unsafe school zones during 2018 back-to-school week

Watch out for Pavement Patty: Drivers warned outside B.C. elementary school
B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen disputes being NDP campaign supporter

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Canadian tobacco exec pushes back against vaping health concerns

A warning from Interior Health about the unknown health risks of vaping is getting a partial rebuke

Youth interacting with seniors is viewed as one way to engage seniors in social activities to relieve any sense of living a lonely existence in a residential care facility. Photo: Capital News files

Theatre, pubs, senior-friendly transit pondered at B.C. care home forum

B.C. Care Providers Association advocates ‘care hub’ services model

Youth interacting with seniors is viewed as one way to engage seniors in social activities to relieve any sense of living a lonely existence in a residential care facility. Photo: Capital News files
Pelvic pain is one of the potential early symptoms of cervical cancer for women. Photo: Contributed

B.C. parents leery of HPV cervical cancer vaccine

Provincial registration uptake among lowest in Canada

Pelvic pain is one of the potential early symptoms of cervical cancer for women. Photo: Contributed
Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. Photo: Capital News files

Liberal MLA questions B.C.’s new rural political party

Proportional representation may draw out more fringe political parties

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MLA Norm Letnick. Photo: Capital News files
E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown

E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown

Interior Health says vaping not safe alternative to cigarettes

E-cigarette health hazards remain unknown
Job opening signage has been a common sight around Kelowna this summer. Photo: Capital News files

No end in sight for B.C. labour shortfall: study

Retiring baby boomers causing demographic labour pool shift

Job opening signage has been a common sight around Kelowna this summer. Photo: Capital News files
Photo Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press                                Traditional ceremonial blanket is presented to representatives of the EdCan Network last fall at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. EdCan presented a financial award to the school for its successful effort to launch an Indigenous student academy.

Exploring First Nation languages in B.C.

B.C. Indigenous language diversity unique

Photo Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press                                Traditional ceremonial blanket is presented to representatives of the EdCan Network last fall at Mount Boucherie Secondary School. EdCan presented a financial award to the school for its successful effort to launch an Indigenous student academy.
B.C. Advanced Education, Skills and Training announces new post-graduate scholarship initiative for UBC at the UBC Okanagan campus Wednesday morning. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

New scholarships for UBC grad students

Province kicks in $6 million for post-graduate studies support

B.C. Advanced Education, Skills and Training announces new post-graduate scholarship initiative for UBC at the UBC Okanagan campus Wednesday morning. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Kathy Michaels photo

Arson suspected in series of 29 Okanagan wildfires

RCMP task force investigation believes 29 wildfires intentionally set

Kathy Michaels photo
Mica Dam on the Columbia River near Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed

Columbia River Treaty renegotiation will impact Okanagan

Proposing changes to negative environment consequences of original treaty

Mica Dam on the Columbia River near Revelstoke. Photo: Contributed
A recent ICBC survey revealed B.C. drivers are more likely to not contain their dogs or cats in a safety restraint when accompanying them on a car ride. Photo: Contributed

Keep your pets safe while driving

ICBC and SPCA join forces on pet safety awareness initiative

A recent ICBC survey revealed B.C. drivers are more likely to not contain their dogs or cats in a safety restraint when accompanying them on a car ride. Photo: Contributed
B.C. RCMP deputy commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr was the keynote speaker at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon today. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

B.C.’s top cop is all business

Deputy commissioner brings CEO investment/return attitude to her job

B.C. RCMP deputy commissioner Brenda Butterworth-Carr was the keynote speaker at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon today. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press