Okanagan

Sugar Lake shows off its fall colours.

Sun, sand and snow? Discover 4 seasons of fun in your BC backyard

This Okanagan cabin escape is the stuff memories are made of

  • May 3, 2021

 

With a fat-tire electric bike you have all the traction you need to explore Penticton’s trails in winter. Photo courtesy Soar magazine.

Purely Penticton

A wild winter escape

  • Apr 23, 2021

 

Lori Jantz snapped this picture of a fight between a bald eagle and an osprey above Osoyoos Lake on Friday. Lori Jantz photo

Battle in the sky erupts above South Okanagan lake

Bald eagle and osprey fight mid-air in Osoyoos

 

BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Photo: UBCO

Final UBCO art exhibit going virtual

“Up Close from a Distance” exhibit will showcase the work of 18 bachelor of fine arts students that were created during the course of the year

BFA student Stephanie Tennert works in her home studio on a drawing in preparation for the year end exhibition. Photo: UBCO
Paddling on Sugar Lake

Four seasons of memory-making adventures await at Sugar Lake

Discover your year-round cabin retreat at this Okanagan vacation destination

  • Apr 5, 2021
Paddling on Sugar Lake
Upstart Comics wants to connect with other comic book artists, writers and enthusiasts to provide support and constructive criticism. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Okanagan group promotes creativity among local comic book artists

Upstart Comics offers local artists a community to share content, receive feedback

Upstart Comics wants to connect with other comic book artists, writers and enthusiasts to provide support and constructive criticism. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)

Kiteboarders catch major air on Skaha Lake during Sunday’s windstorm

Kiteboarders and windsurfers took to Skaha Lake in droves Sunday

It was a windy day in Penticton, but for many kiteboarders and windsurfers, it was pure heaven on Skaha Lake Sunday, March 28. (Sandy Steck SSteck Photography)
Environment Canada says the first week of spring will be a mix of sun and showers. (Pixabay)

First week of spring brings sun and showers to Okanagan Valley

Environment Canada provided a preview of the weather for this week

Environment Canada says the first week of spring will be a mix of sun and showers. (Pixabay)
Chris Philpot wowed many with his speed-flying video over Skaha Lake in Penticton. Chris Philpot / Instagram

WATCH: Man speed-flies over Penticton’s Skaha Lake in stunning video

Chris Philpot, 30, speed-flies every chance he gets since moving to the Okanagan

Chris Philpot wowed many with his speed-flying video over Skaha Lake in Penticton. Chris Philpot / Instagram
Okanagan Culinary and Pastry Arts students Jessica Madinabeitia and Mariko Nagata prepare lunches for the OC Serves Up program.

Okanagan College serves up free healthy meals to students facing food insecurity

Students who are struggling financially have access to free healthy meals through the OC Serves Up initiative.

Okanagan Culinary and Pastry Arts students Jessica Madinabeitia and Mariko Nagata prepare lunches for the OC Serves Up program.
(RCMP cruiser)

Third year of nine per cent property tax increase in Oliver

The third increase was planned for 2020 but was scrapped due to COVID-19

(RCMP cruiser)
Peachland residents can still participate in the in-person march at noon on March 19. (Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance)

Peachland marching against clearcut logging in watershed

The march is scheduled for Friday, March 19

Peachland residents can still participate in the in-person march at noon on March 19. (Peachland Watershed Protection Alliance)
Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopters, aircrews and support personnel from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron will conduct Exercise FAUCON ALPIN in the Okanagan Valley from March 11 to 30, 2021. (Royal Canadian Air Force photo)

Tactical helicopter squadron training in Okanagan Valley March 11-30

Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopters will be seen overhead as far north as Revelstoke

Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopters, aircrews and support personnel from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron will conduct Exercise FAUCON ALPIN in the Okanagan Valley from March 11 to 30, 2021. (Royal Canadian Air Force photo)
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.

Summer is sweet at Sugar Lake (and winter’s pretty cool, too!)

Year-round memories await at your lakeside Okanagan cabin

  • Mar 1, 2021
Sugar Lake is just as sweet in winter, with a variety of cool-weather activities to enjoy.
This is the Protector, Tree Spirit or Guardian of the Vines that greets visitors to Osoyoos just off Highway 97. An Osoyoos mom has created a clothing line with a T-shirt celebrating this popular landmark. (Karen Pukanski/Facebook photo)

Osoyoos vine monster emblazoned on Okanagan-made T-shirts

Some call him the Protector, others call him the Guardian or the…

This is the Protector, Tree Spirit or Guardian of the Vines that greets visitors to Osoyoos just off Highway 97. An Osoyoos mom has created a clothing line with a T-shirt celebrating this popular landmark. (Karen Pukanski/Facebook photo)
The south end of Okanagan Lake. (File photo)

Funding sought for Okanagan Lake management study

Okanagan Basin Water Board pushing for water level regulatory review

The south end of Okanagan Lake. (File photo)
<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo

Take to the skies – virtually – with Penticton museum exhibit

The Penticton Museum is launching a new interactive exhibit that allows visitors…

<em>Ace Academy: Flight Experience</em> is a digital interactive exhibition from the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum. The exhibition is currently at the Penticton Museum and Archives. Canada and Aviation Space Museum photo
The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)

Okanagan Regional Library challenges young readers

Pair of contests online aimed at kids aged up to 18

The Okanagan Regional Library is holding a pair of online contests for its young readers. (File photo)
“If we don’t practice our rights, we lose our rights,” says Syilx hunter confronted by B.C. conservation officers while hunting in his territories. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna

Okanagan chief calls for change after clashes with B.C. conservation officer

‘They are jeopardizing our lives,’ Okanagan Indian Band Chief Byron Louis

“If we don’t practice our rights, we lose our rights,” says Syilx hunter confronted by B.C. conservation officers while hunting in his territories. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna. Photo by Kelsie Kilawna
Big White Village on Dec. 16.

Big White employees fired as resort officials curb COVID-19 cluster

A COVID-19 task force is working to contain the cluster

Big White Village on Dec. 16.