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Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed in 2021. (OBWB photo)

Penticton dam walking bridge back open

The popular dam walkway was closed to replace the decking and beams

 

The ministry of environment has stopped short of adopting the Okanagan Basin Water Board recommendation of mandatory watercraft inspections for detection of invasive mussels. (File photo)

Province rejects mandatory watercraft invasive mussel inspections

Environment minister says other options being pursued

 

(Stock Photo)

Man dies after vehicle crashes into Okanagan Lake near Peachland

The incident happened around 10:15 p.m., Thursday

 

Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured on the Westside across Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Vernon Mayor raises concerns over low Okanagan Lake levels

Traditional spawning beds drying out due to low water

Smoke continues to be visible from the White Rock Lake wildfire, as pictured on the Westside across Okanagan Lake Tuesday, Sept. 7. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A cross-border meeting about Osoyoos Lake is taking place Oct. 14, 2021. (File photo)

Osoyoos Lake water levels and management to be discussed at cross-border meeting

International water management meeting held virtually Oct. 14

A cross-border meeting about Osoyoos Lake is taking place Oct. 14, 2021. (File photo)
Yellow Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Okanagan. (Tara Bowie)

Dam renovations close off part of Yellow Lake

The renovations run into October and are being done to ensure compliance with government regulations

Yellow Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Okanagan. (Tara Bowie)
A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)

Excessive levels of E. coli at Penticton’s Okanagan Beach prompts warning

Five times the acceptable amount of E. coli was found in the water at Okanagan Beach

A water advisory has been posted for Okanagan Beach between the SS Sicamous and the Peach following a test conducted on June 29, 2021 that identified higher than normal levels of bacteria. (Jesse Day - Western News)
The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon council looking closely at Okanagan Lake access points

Six access points have been identified as ideal for recreation

The City of Vernon is taking a close look at six high-priority Okanagan Lake access points, including three sites along Tronson Road (pictured above) in May 2021. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Volunteers and equipment work hard on July 24, 2020, to create a turtle nesting site at the Shuswap’s Gardom Lake to prevent turtles from having to cross the road where they’re often killed. (Contributed)

The turtle didn’t cross the road, thanks to a Shuswap group

Gardom Lake volunteers create nesting site to help protect species under threat

Volunteers and equipment work hard on July 24, 2020, to create a turtle nesting site at the Shuswap’s Gardom Lake to prevent turtles from having to cross the road where they’re often killed. (Contributed)
A moose swimming along the Peachland shores of Okanagan Lake on June 16. (Allie Brophy photo)

Moose takes a dip in Okanagan Lake near Peachland

A Peachland resident spotted a moose going for a quick swim near the shore on Tuesday morning

A moose swimming along the Peachland shores of Okanagan Lake on June 16. (Allie Brophy photo)
The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here

All the amenities, none of the crowds: Discover Sugar Lake

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The next chapter of your summer adventure begins here
Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

Discover your dream staycation at this hidden gem!

North Okanagan’s Sugar Lake offers four seasons of memory-making opportunities

  • May 18, 2020
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At Sugar Lake, find all your favourite Okanagan amenities, without the crowds!

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Discover Penticton, BC

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  • Apr 30, 2020
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