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

Water briefs: Juggling Okanagan Lake conflicts

Lake release halted despite high snowpack levels

 

Kelowna council chambers (Black Press file photo)

Beer on the beach may be coming to Kelowna

A staff report is coming to council in the next two weeks

 

Shuswap resident Teresa Olynyk captured photos of beautiful ‘ice caves’ or tents on Little Shuswap Lake on Feb. 15, 2023.

Resident thrilled with ‘ice caves’ rising up near shore of Little Shuswap Lake

Peaked ridges, not as tent-like, arose in Salmon Arm Bay on Shuswap Lake in February 2022

 

Okanagan Lake. (Black Press file photo)

Maintaining Okanagan Lake as high-quality water source ‘critical’: Kelowna city staff

Council adopts principles in development of water security plan for Kelowna

Okanagan Lake. (Black Press file photo)
Boats moored on Okanagan Lake, which has some partially frozen spots but is still dangerous for anyone to venture out on. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Dead cows to be removed from Okanagan Lake

Cows on Indian Band broke through ice, approximately 22 died

Boats moored on Okanagan Lake, which has some partially frozen spots but is still dangerous for anyone to venture out on. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, left, and Northwest Territories MLA for Nahendeh Shane Thompson bow during a prayer performed via videoconference and shown on screen during a news conference at the COP 15 summit on biodiversity, in Montreal, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe

Feds, Northwest Territories to create Indigenous protected area for Great Bear Lake

‘It will be a place of refuge for the future of people, for all living things.’

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault, left, and Northwest Territories MLA for Nahendeh Shane Thompson bow during a prayer performed via videoconference and shown on screen during a news conference at the COP 15 summit on biodiversity, in Montreal, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)

Pair of women jump into lake to escape cougar in Okanagan

The women entered Kalamalka Lake after the cougar continued to approach them

Two women escaped a stalking cougar by jumping into Kalamalka Lake Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (File photo)
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducting vessel checks on Okanagan Lake. (Photo/RCMP)

Kelowna boater bounced from Okanagan Lake after refusing breath sample

RCMP was conducting patrols, checking vessels for safety compliance

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP conducting vessel checks on Okanagan Lake. (Photo/RCMP)
The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)

Search for Calgary man missing in Okanagan Lake now recovery operation

Oluwaseun Samson Adedeji has been missing since Jun. 18 after jumping into the water near Squally Point

The RCMP Underwater Recovery Team prepare to launch from the Peachland Yacht Club. (Photo/Gary Barnes)
A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)

B.C. groups want to restrict noisy boats as Transport Canada looks at options

Decibel Coalition members advocating for limits for boat manufacturers and users

A Canadian coalition is calling for restrictions on boating noise as Transport Canada asks for public feedback on the issue. (Pixabay photo)
The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushes province for action on invasive mussels

‘If we are B.C.’s number one destination for mussel-infested watercraft, we need to be better prepared’

The Okanagan Basin Water Board makes six recommendations to fight invasive mussels. (File photo/Cap News)
The municipality of Summerland is seeking input for its waterfront concept plan. The plan will examine waterfront amenities in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Feedback wanted on plan for Summerland waterfront

Plan will examine waterfront amenities in community

The municipality of Summerland is seeking input for its waterfront concept plan. The plan will examine waterfront amenities in the community. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
The zoning has been changed for a portion of Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland council alters zoning on waterfront property

Zoning bylaw changed to limit uses on portion of waterfront on Lakeshore Drive

The zoning has been changed for a portion of Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. (District of Summerland map)
The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be closed as of Sept. 13, 2021 until March 31, 2022. (Morning Star file)

North Okanagan boat launch closes for 6 months

Last chance to launch this weekend before sewer work begins Monday, Sept. 13

The Kalavista Boat Launch in the District of Coldstream will be closed as of Sept. 13, 2021 until March 31, 2022. (Morning Star file)
A personified wake advocates for Kalamalka and Wood Lake this summer. (Contributed)

Wake mascot advocates for Okanagan lakes

Campaign raises boater awareness of damage caused by wakes

A personified wake advocates for Kalamalka and Wood Lake this summer. (Contributed)
People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Okanagan Lake hits lowest level since 2003

Despite its low level, it’s not a dire situation yet, according to provincial dam manager

People go for a swim in Okanagan Lake in Kelowna on June 22, 2021. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Wood Lake is once again safe to swim in as of July 16 following an algal bloom discovered April 21 which produced toxins. (District of Lake Country photo)

Swimming advisory lifted on Okanagan’s Wood Lake

No signs of algae bloom or toxins in two consecutive weeks of testing

Wood Lake is once again safe to swim in as of July 16 following an algal bloom discovered April 21 which produced toxins. (District of Lake Country photo)
An algal bloom on Wood Lake, pictured here in late May 2021, has residents concerned for the body of water’s health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)

Swimmers still urged to stay out of Wood Lake in Lake Country

Weekly samples show little to no toxins, but precautions still advised

An algal bloom on Wood Lake, pictured here in late May 2021, has residents concerned for the body of water’s health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)
An algal bloom on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)

‘Wood Lake looks seriously unwell’: Lake Country residents

Algal bloom appears to be getting worse, and stinky

An algal bloom on Wood Lake has residents concerned for the body of water's health. (Wendy Innes-Shaw)
Two Vernon men watch as Tyrel Locke hangs onto their canoe that flipped in Swan Lake Wednesday, April 28 but thankfully a crew from Kingfisher Boats saved them. (Kevin Bergh photo)

‘Superheroes’ rescue overturned Okanagan fishermen

Kingfisher staff were testing a boat when they heard the cries for help

Two Vernon men watch as Tyrel Locke hangs onto their canoe that flipped in Swan Lake Wednesday, April 28 but thankfully a crew from Kingfisher Boats saved them. (Kevin Bergh photo)