Barry Gerding

The current age restriction bylaws strata councils had the authority to impose on potential renters have been lifted by the provincial government on the premise of expanding the rental vacancy opportunities across the province. (Contributed)

Okanagan strata councils seek how to maintain rental controls

55 and over exemption offers pushback option to rental restrictions being lifted

The current age restriction bylaws strata councils had the authority to impose on potential renters have been lifted by the provincial government on the premise of expanding the rental vacancy opportunities across the province. (Contributed)
Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)

UBC Okanagan study to investigate where Eurasian watermilfoil occurs in lakes

Milfoil was introduced into the Okanagan Valley lake system some 40 years ago

Vaseux Lake is ready for use again thanks to the return of the milfoil harvester for the first time in 30 years. (Photo- Vaseux Lake Stewardship Association)
School desks. (File photo)

New Kelowna elementary school makes its presence felt

Ecole Bellevue Creek Elementary inspires caring community culture

School desks. (File photo)
Central Okanagan Board of Education joined by Judge Lisa Wyatt. (File photo)

School briefs: Central Okanagan trustees get committee assignments

Trustees Julia Fraser and Wayne Broughton each chair two committees

Central Okanagan Board of Education joined by Judge Lisa Wyatt. (File photo)
Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)

Interior Health top doc says mask mandate not needed – yet

Dr. Silvina Mema: Tools in place to avoid virus uptake to pandemic levels

Former B.C. health-care workers have taken the province to court over vaccine mandates. (File photo)
Rising food prices at the grocery store have added to the 23.7 per cent increase in the living wage for Kelowna. (Contributed)

Rising food, rental costs: Kelowna’s living wage takes a dramatic leap

Living wage now calculated at $22.88 an hour

Rising food prices at the grocery store have added to the 23.7 per cent increase in the living wage for Kelowna. (Contributed)
Judge Lisa Wyatt, who presided over the oath of office ceremony, is joined by the new Central Okanagan Board of Education: (from left) Chantelle Desrosiers, Wayne Broughton, Val Johnson, Julia Fraser, school board chair Lee-Ann Tiede, Amy Geistlinger and Lisa Guderyan. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Kelowna trustee to chair Central Okanagan Board of Education

Lee-Ann Tiede tops three trustee candidate vote

Judge Lisa Wyatt, who presided over the oath of office ceremony, is joined by the new Central Okanagan Board of Education: (from left) Chantelle Desrosiers, Wayne Broughton, Val Johnson, Julia Fraser, school board chair Lee-Ann Tiede, Amy Geistlinger and Lisa Guderyan. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
New Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas speaks at the swearing in ceremony for the new city council. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)

New Kelowna city council sworn into office

Mayor Tom Dyas heads up council of five incumbents, four newcomers

New Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas speaks at the swearing in ceremony for the new city council. (Barry Gerding/Black Press Media)
Daisy Pare bar manager at Breakers Pub on Sept. 11, 2020 gets ready for new B.C. rules announced by provincial health authority Dr. Bonnie Henry on Sept. 8, regarding nightclubs, bars and restaurants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Rising workers’ compensation costs concern to Okanagan businesses

Business groups push to halt payroll tax hike

Daisy Pare bar manager at Breakers Pub on Sept. 11, 2020 gets ready for new B.C. rules announced by provincial health authority Dr. Bonnie Henry on Sept. 8, regarding nightclubs, bars and restaurants. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Saving money and living within your financial means is the focus of Launch Okanagan financial literacy programs. (Contributed)

Launch Okanagan: Learning how to save money

Financial literacy enhanced with breakfast fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Kelowna

Saving money and living within your financial means is the focus of Launch Okanagan financial literacy programs. (Contributed)
Rutland Senior Secondary forestry class student in an outdoors classroom learning job skills related to a forestry or arborist related career opportunity. (Contributed)

Rutland Senior Secondary offers forestry career class

Open to Grade 11 and 12 students across Central Okanagan School District

Rutland Senior Secondary forestry class student in an outdoors classroom learning job skills related to a forestry or arborist related career opportunity. (Contributed)
Student Shelby Dunn, a participant in a Central Okanagan School District dual credit program, works on a masonry job. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan school briefs: Dual credit information session planned

Kelowna trustee Norah Bowman says goodbye

Student Shelby Dunn, a participant in a Central Okanagan School District dual credit program, works on a masonry job. (Contributed)
Land-based learning programs help reconnect Indigenous youth to their cultures. (Contributed)

Central Okanagan students learning from the land

Land-based love program generates positive feedback

Land-based learning programs help reconnect Indigenous youth to their cultures. (Contributed)
Moyra Baxter holds up Indigenous art bear sculpture, one of many momentos she took with her at the conclusion of her final meeting as an elected school trustee and current chair of the Central Okanagan Board of Education. (Barry Gerding-Black Press Media)

Fond farewell for Central Okanagan Board school trustee

Retirement concludes a 26-year era for Moyra Baxter as a school trustee

Moyra Baxter holds up Indigenous art bear sculpture, one of many momentos she took with her at the conclusion of her final meeting as an elected school trustee and current chair of the Central Okanagan Board of Education. (Barry Gerding-Black Press Media)
Barry Gerding.

Column: Things we learned from 2022 civic election campaign

Barry Gerding weighs in on the Okanagan election

Barry Gerding.
Lisa Guderyan

Peachland trustee connected with voters

Lisa Guderyan credits door knocking initiative for success at polls

Lisa Guderyan
Chantelle Desrosiers

School issues focus of West Kelowna trustee

Chantelle Desrosiers was re-elected

Chantelle Desrosiers
Moyra Baxter

End of an era for Central Okanagan school trustee

Moyra Baxter steps aside after serving 26 years on Central Okanagan school board

Moyra Baxter
Central Okanagan Public Schools (File photo)

Student trio advocate for Kelowna Secondary School to switch to LED lighting

Lighting replacement could save Central Okanagan school $73,357 annually

Central Okanagan Public Schools (File photo)
The Central Okanagan Board of Education has adopted a Sanctuary Schools Policy. (File photo)

Safe sanctuary haven granted for Central Okanagan immigrant students

Central Okanagan trustees adopt Sanctuary Schools Policy

The Central Okanagan Board of Education has adopted a Sanctuary Schools Policy. (File photo)