Barry Gerding

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
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
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