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Barry Gerding

Barry Gerding

I am the senior regional reporter for Black Press Media in the Okanagan. I have been a journalist in the B.C. community newspaper field for 37 years, working in northwest B.C., Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. I was managing editor of the Kelowna Capital News for 16 years from 2000 to 2016, and prior to that, I worked as an editor for the Burnaby Now, Chilliwack Times, and Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle. I also worked as a reporter for Houston Today, Interior News in Smithers, Sidney Review on Vancouver Island and Abbotsford Times. I currently work out of Kelowna and reside in the Toovey Heights neighbourhood with my family, which includes two kids and far too many animals.

Phone
778-738-1053
Email
barry.gerding@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Barry

Kelowna hosts Jehovah Witness convention

Kelowna hosts Jehovah Witness convention

Some 5,500 people expected to attend conference June 14-16 at Prospera Place
Three Central Okanagan school projects get provincial funding

Three Central Okanagan school projects get provincial funding

Province allocates more than $162 million to support three school projects
Inspiring example set by Syrian grads in Kelowna

Inspiring example set by Syrian grads in Kelowna

Grade 12 RSS grads Jorya Alshahoud and Shahed Al Yaseen Alkhani saluted by Central Okanagan trustees
Combatting the destructive expansion of wildfires

Combatting the destructive expansion of wildfires

Envirionment preservation experts push rethink on forestry management strategies
Kelowna teen lifeguard trainee saves life of choking child

Kelowna teen lifeguard trainee saves life of choking child

Grade 10 Rutland Secondary student in Lifeguard Academy program saves choking victim's life
Author discusses atrocities of Rwanda genocide with Kelowna students

Author discusses atrocities of Rwanda genocide with Kelowna students

Ed Wilkens talks to KSS students about his journey of post-trauma recovery
Kelowna city councillor confronts retirement

Kelowna city councillor confronts retirement

Charlie Hodge says health issues forcing him to step aside for 2026 civic election
Shining a light on dark side of child sexploitation in Central Okanagan

Shining a light on dark side of child sexploitation in Central Okanagan

Police unit makes presentation to Central Okanagan trustees
Climate change: Economic opportunity or crisis?

Climate change: Economic opportunity or crisis?

UBCO hosts debate about responding to impact of climate change
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce CEO dismissed

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce CEO dismissed

Chamber board opts to sever ties with Dan Rogers
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