Barry Gerding

A Kelowna clinic decided to immunize their patients in a drive-thru flu clinic earlier this month. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Interior Health anticipates increase in flu vaccinations this season

Some 300,000 doses of flu vaccine ready for distribution across Southern Interior

A Kelowna clinic decided to immunize their patients in a drive-thru flu clinic earlier this month. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
Officer injured after police SUV crashes into semi-trailer in Kelowna

Officer injured after police SUV crashes into semi-trailer in Kelowna

Both the officer and the truck driver were taken to hospital with undetermined injuries

Officer injured after police SUV crashes into semi-trailer in Kelowna
SIDIT complaints review nearing completion

SIDIT complaints review nearing completion

MLA hopes government review of controversy surrounding Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust completed within next 30 days

SIDIT complaints review nearing completion
Retailers feel the squeeze of their generous return policies

Retailers feel the squeeze of their generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Retailers feel the squeeze of their generous return policies
Rita Wiens and her daughter Sharon Campbell, an occupational therapist with Interior Health, standing next to a physiotherapy exercise device at Kelowna General Hospital. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press

In depth: Simple falls causing serious injuries to people over 65

Kelowna’s high population of seniors puts it in the spotlight for how it deals with seniors’ issues

Rita Wiens and her daughter Sharon Campbell, an occupational therapist with Interior Health, standing next to a physiotherapy exercise device at Kelowna General Hospital. Photo: Barry Gerding/Black Press
Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer

Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer

Incident won’t be referred to Crown counsel for consideration of charges

Investigation justifies shooting of homeless man by B.C. RCMP officer
Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis

Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis

Creating new challenges for IH staff, public health care facilities

Interior Health adapting to legalized cannabis
Call revived to end ICBC car insurance monopoly

Call revived to end ICBC car insurance monopoly

Private insurers advocate for access to vehicle insurance marketplace

Call revived to end ICBC car insurance monopoly
Would you want to buy shares in a Kelowna real estate property? A Vancouver company is offering a new way to invest in a share of residential properties with no financial limitations. Photo: Capital News files

Micro-investing in B.C. real estate properties

Company launches opportunity to buy shares in property investments

Would you want to buy shares in a Kelowna real estate property? A Vancouver company is offering a new way to invest in a share of residential properties with no financial limitations. Photo: Capital News files
Tow truck driver’s relative joins call for blue lights

Tow truck driver’s relative joins call for blue lights

Wayne Kernachan’s sister-in-law calls for awareness at accident scenes after tragedy in Castlegar

Tow truck driver’s relative joins call for blue lights
Road safety tragedy hits home for B.C. tow truck firm

Road safety tragedy hits home for B.C. tow truck firm

Family member killed in Castlegar responding to accident scene

Road safety tragedy hits home for B.C. tow truck firm
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
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
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