Water

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

 

Smoke from the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire settling over the Town of Oliver on Wednesday night, July 28. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

Oliver restricts watering to one day a week

Non-residential users are also being asked to further reduce their water usage

 

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

 

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)

‘Conserve now’: West Kelowna urges residents to reduce water use

The city is asking residential, commercial and agricultural customers to reduce outdoor water use by 30 per cent

The City of West Kelowna is reminding customers that Stage 2 restrictions are still in effect. (Black Press file photo)
OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)

Residents asked to help keep Okanagan lakes free from invasive mussels

A group has been monitoring the lakes for nine years to prevent a mussel infestation

OASISS has been monitoring Okanagan lakes for invasive mussels for nine years. Local residents with private docks are being asked to assist. (Photo/OASISS)
A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)

Boil water notice issued by District of Lake Country for Oyama Lake source

Water main break the culprit behind notice, which was issued Saturday, July 24

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the Oyama Lake source in Lake Country after a water main break Saturday, July 24. (Black Press - file photo)
Stage 1 water restrictions take effect in Osoyoos. (File photo)

Stage 1 water restrictions implemented in Osoyoos

The restrictions start July 19 and include not washing your car or boat

Stage 1 water restrictions take effect in Osoyoos. (File photo)
Okanagan Lake water level manager Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)

Water security a B.C. economic driver

New study says $100 million watershed investment over next decade will create 13,000 new jobs

Okanagan Lake water level manager Shaun Reimer at the Penticton dam regulating the water release from Okanagan Lake further south into the Okanagan Valley watershed. (OBWB photo)
Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)

Swimming advisory at two popular South Okanagan beaches

High E. coli counts at two beaches in Osoyoos caused the warning

Legion Beach in Osoyoos. (Destination Osoyoos)
Oliver goes into Stage 2 water restrictions asking farmers to reduce watering where they can and for residents to use irrigation only twice a week. (File photo)

Town of Oliver implements stricter water restrictions

Residents are asked to restrict their irrigating to two days a week

Oliver goes into Stage 2 water restrictions asking farmers to reduce watering where they can and for residents to use irrigation only twice a week. (File photo)
Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Near drowning reported on Enderby’s Shuswap River

Inflatables still not recommended on the fast-flowing water

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby’s Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)
Star indicates the current water storage level in the combined Haddo, Grizzly, and Aberdeen reservoirs that compose the Duteau Creek Reservoir System. (Greater Vernon Water graph)

Vernon, Coldstream tightens taps on water use

Stage 1 restrictions in place for Greater Vernon as levels are below normal

Star indicates the current water storage level in the combined Haddo, Grizzly, and Aberdeen reservoirs that compose the Duteau Creek Reservoir System. (Greater Vernon Water graph)
Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park amid a heat wave that has temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)

North Okanagan tightens taps on water use

Stage 1 restrictions in place for Greater Vernon as levels are below normal

Sprinklers are on mid-day at Polson Park amid a heat wave that has temperatures floating into the mid-40s. (Jennifer Smith - Vernon Morning Star)
Residential watering is restricted to two days a week under Penticton’s Stage 2 watering limits. (File)

Penticton restricts watering to two days a week

The city has moved to Stage 2 restrictions due to the dry spring and recent heatwave

Residential watering is restricted to two days a week under Penticton’s Stage 2 watering limits. (File)
Penticton firefighters are asking kids and parents to join them for a water fight June 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SOEC parking lot. (Penticton Fire Department)

Vernon firefighters challenge kids to a water fight

5 summer pop up spray parks planned to keep families cool

Penticton firefighters are asking kids and parents to join them for a water fight June 28 and 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the SOEC parking lot. (Penticton Fire Department)
Summerland has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, effective June 29. (File photo)

Summerland goes to Stage 2 watering restrictions

Residents urged to cut water consumption by 30 per cent to avoid a water treatment plant shutdown

Summerland has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, effective June 29. (File photo)
The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)

Lake Country implements water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions for all properties goes into effect Tuesday, June 29

The District of Lake Country is implementing Stage 1 water restrictions for all properties effective Tuesday, June 29. (Black Press file photo)
Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby's Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)

Floaters urged to stay off Shuswap River

Dangerous conditions prompt warning for inflatables to stay away

Floating on inflatables is not recommended on Enderby's Shuswap River right now. (Morning Star file photo)
Some of Summerland’s reservoirs are continuing to spill. In 2020, the community’s reservoirs kept spilling until July 18, while in 2019, the reservoirs stopped spilling on June 14. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland’s reservoirs continuing to spill

Municipal officials preparing for potential drought year

Some of Summerland’s reservoirs are continuing to spill. In 2020, the community’s reservoirs kept spilling until July 18, while in 2019, the reservoirs stopped spilling on June 14. (Summerland Review file photo)
A boil water notice, in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, has now been rescinded. (District of Summerland map)

Summerland boil water notice rescinded

Notice had been in place since May 28

A boil water notice, in effect for around 1,005 homes in Summerland, has now been rescinded. (District of Summerland map)