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Latest Articles from Chelsea Powrie

Space for salmon spawn

Aug 16, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The Penticton Creek upgrades are right on schedule, aiming to be done in time to help the kokanee salmon run in early September.  Penticton Creek used to be a robust waterway for spawning salmon, but the smooth concrete chute

Helping to save owls, snakes

Aug 15, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Youth conservation crew members on the job. Groups of young people have been working hard on conservation projects all summer as members of the Nature Trust of BC Conservation Youth Crews. The trust hires

On the run after crash

Aug 15, 2018 / 4:55 pm

Photo: Contributed A wanted man is on the run after being involved in a car crash on Wednesday.  At approximately 12 p.m., a Ford F150 towing a tent trailer was side swiped by a Nissan Pathfinder on Highway 3, just east of Wagon

First urban winery in town

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Pixabay The first urban winery in Osoyoos will soon be opening its doors right in the heart of town. Bruce Fuller, founder and former proprietor of Rustico Farm and Cellars, announced Tuesday he has entered into a preliminary agreement

Pow wow this weekend

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Four Seasons Cultural Society The 2017 Pow Wow Between the Lakes. One of the biggest First Nations cultural events in the South Okanagan will take place this weekend, with dancing, drumming and singing.  The third annual

Battling for beach spots

Aug 15, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie The heat is on at Sudbury Beach, and not just on the thermometer.  Frustrations are simmering at the small beach on Skaha Lake, with some locals and visitors are feeling annoyed at beachgoers who stake their spot, park their

Peachy film fest winners

Aug 14, 2018 / 2:33 pm

Chelsea Powrie The winners in the fourth annual ReelPeachFest have been announced.  The short film festival featured films from one to three minutes long, submitted to one of two possible categories, Okanagan Experience and Liquid

Workers out in the smoke

Aug 14, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie Outdoor workers in the Okanagan have a tough go of it when smoke in the air causes the air quality health index to rise.  At the present time, the entire valley is facing a “very high risk” due to health

Racing in a bathtub

Aug 13, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Kevin Rothwell Boats are a frequent sight on Okanagan Lake in the summertime, but bathtubs?  The annual Ogopogo Bathtub Race will launch at Powell Beach Park this Saturday, with 22 competitors in juiced-up, engine-fitted

Play with the piglets

Aug 12, 2018 / 5:00 am

Chelsea Powrie A litter of six-month-old piglets at Summerland's Critteraid animal sanctuary needs some extra love and care as they grow up. Animal director Jess Byer says these incredibly intelligent animals love socializing with humans,
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