Barry Gerding

Social media addiction having deadly results among youth

Social media addiction having deadly results among youth

Kelowna website owner says excessive social media reliance is causing a surge in suicide rates.

Social media addiction having deadly results among youth
A West Kelowna subdivision below the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery saw homeowners forced to evacaute as a grassfire raced up the hillside. Photo: Capital News files

B.C. flood risk continues to diminish

But wildfire season already heating up in Southern Interior

A West Kelowna subdivision below the Mission Hill Family Estate Winery saw homeowners forced to evacaute as a grassfire raced up the hillside. Photo: Capital News files
Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?

Concerns range from the threat of an oil spill to the impact of tanker traffic on wildlife

Trans Mountain pipeline: Is it worth the risk?
New book looks back at worst wildfire season in B.C. history.

B.C.’s devastating 2017 wildfire season revisited in new book

British Columbia Burning written by CBC journalist Bethany Lindsay

New book looks back at worst wildfire season in B.C. history.
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
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
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
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