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UBC Okanagan international student Josh Dwamena. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

International students hit hard by B.C. tuition fee hikes

Campaign seeks regulatory controls be imposed on post-secondary institutions

UBC Okanagan international student Josh Dwamena. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
UBC assistant professor Taylor Owen spoke about the negative impact of social media technology at a conference held Friday at UBC Okanagan. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Dark side of the internet being exposed

UBC prof says our democracy and economy faces social media governance challenges

UBC assistant professor Taylor Owen spoke about the negative impact of social media technology at a conference held Friday at UBC Okanagan. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
British Columbians still getting deeper in debt

British Columbians still getting deeper in debt

Rising interest rates adding to our debt load, says Consumer Debt Index survey

British Columbians still getting deeper in debt
Guest speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday in Kelowna for the JoeAnna’s House project were Kelowna Hospital Foundation CEO Doug Rankmore (at the podium) along with (from left) Team Construction project manager Chuck Cullen, KGH health services administrator Andrew Hughes and KGH Foundation board member Sasha Carter. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

JoeAnna’s House construction breaks ground in Kelowna

Moving forward on temporary housing facility for KGH out of town patient family members

Guest speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday in Kelowna for the JoeAnna’s House project were Kelowna Hospital Foundation CEO Doug Rankmore (at the podium) along with (from left) Team Construction project manager Chuck Cullen, KGH health services administrator Andrew Hughes and KGH Foundation board member Sasha Carter. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Brad McIntosh (left), from Minnesota, came to Canada to celebrate the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17 and ventured to Kelowna for a chance to meet his comedic hero and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Brad McIntosh (left), from Minnesota, came to Canada to celebrate the legalization of cannabis on Oct. 17 and ventured to Kelowna for a chance to meet his comedic hero and marijuana advocate Tommy Chong. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Among the guest speakers at the Environmental Flow Needs water management conference were (from right) Richard Bussanich, with Okanagan Nation Alliance fisheries program; Mark Lorang, ecohydrology expert from Montana; Kim Hyatt, federal fisheries scientist; Sean Reimer, with B.C. Ministry of Environment; Dawn Machin biologist with ONA; and Andrew Peterson, with B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

Ignoring climate change poses potential catastrophe for B.C.

Fisheries scientist says ‘extraordinary challenges’ in water management lie ahead

Among the guest speakers at the Environmental Flow Needs water management conference were (from right) Richard Bussanich, with Okanagan Nation Alliance fisheries program; Mark Lorang, ecohydrology expert from Montana; Kim Hyatt, federal fisheries scientist; Sean Reimer, with B.C. Ministry of Environment; Dawn Machin biologist with ONA; and Andrew Peterson, with B.C. Ministry of Agriculture. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
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