Water

The Vernon Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed for repairs due to an unexpected water leak in its mechanical room. (File photo)

Okanagan aquatic centre down for repairs

Leak of pool water into mechanical room at Vernon Aquatic Centre sinks operation temporarily

The Vernon Aquatic Centre is temporarily closed for repairs due to an unexpected water leak in its mechanical room. (File photo)
Frind Estate Winery, owned by tech entrepreneur Markus Frind, has been developing 900 acres of land in Vernon, including 820 acres on the mountainside south of Bella Vista Road. (Frind Estate Winery photo)

Winery developer issued cease-work order after flooding in Vernon neighbourhood

Runoff from the Frind Estate Winery project has flooded multiple Bella Vista homes.

Frind Estate Winery, owned by tech entrepreneur Markus Frind, has been developing 900 acres of land in Vernon, including 820 acres on the mountainside south of Bella Vista Road. (Frind Estate Winery photo)
City of Vernon crews are repairing a water main break south of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Mission Hill that happened Sunday before 9 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)

City of Vernon crew fixing water main break

Happened south of VJH Sunday morning; traffic reduced to single lane, both directions

City of Vernon crews are repairing a water main break south of Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Mission Hill that happened Sunday before 9 a.m. (City of Vernon photo)
The skating rink at the Silver Creek Community Park will not be opening this winter due to well water issues. (File photo)

Silver Creek skating rink near Salmon Arm will not open

Well water issues have halted attempts to freeze the outdoor rink

The skating rink at the Silver Creek Community Park will not be opening this winter due to well water issues. (File photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan plans to charge ex-governor in Flint lead-contaminated water scandal

Flint water scandal devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
The City of Salmon Arm is buying this communication tower in Kault Hill just north of city limits in Electoral Area C for $1 from Corus Entertainment/Global TV as Corus no longer needs it, but it is used for the operation of the city’s water and sewer infrastructure. (City of Salmon Arm image)

Salmon Arm takes over television rebroadcast tower but not for entertainment

City new owner of Kault Hill tower in order to use for water and sewer operations

The City of Salmon Arm is buying this communication tower in Kault Hill just north of city limits in Electoral Area C for $1 from Corus Entertainment/Global TV as Corus no longer needs it, but it is used for the operation of the city’s water and sewer infrastructure. (City of Salmon Arm image)
Residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates have been without water for more than 24 hours while they wait for a watermain break to be fixed. (Google Maps image)

Water being restored for North Okanagan neighbourhood

Pipe break leaves Canadian Lakeview Estates residents dry for 24 hours

Residents of Canadian Lakeview Estates have been without water for more than 24 hours while they wait for a watermain break to be fixed. (Google Maps image)
A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo

Repairs require shutdown of North Okanagan city’s water disinfection

Customers asked not to worry, as chlorination still in effect

A grant of $5,810,000 will go to the Duteau Creek water treatment plant for UV disinfection. - Morning Star file photo
Users of the Saratoga water system in Scotch Creek are asked to conserve water for the two days next week. (CSRD Image)

Scotch Creek water system users asked to conserve next week

Homes supplied by the Saratoga water system are asked to limit use on Nov. 16 and 17

Users of the Saratoga water system in Scotch Creek are asked to conserve water for the two days next week. (CSRD Image)
Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)

Okanagan Valley water supply sustainability reaching a critical point: Global expert

Global expert says Okanagan Basin Water Board offers sustainable path forward

Mara Lake is one of the significant water resources across the Okanagan-Shuswap region that will fall under increasing sustainability pressure as the anticipated population growth for the region continues in this century. (File photo)
(Canadian Horizons photo)

Okanagan Basin Water Board claims managment agency a long-term dream

The idea for a national water management agency was raised by the Trudeau government

  • Oct 10, 2020
(Canadian Horizons photo)
From left, Adams Lake Band Councillor Shelley Witzkey, Elder Lawrence Michel, Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse, and Councillors Elaine Jules, Gina Johnny and Brandy Jules gather for the community’s Watermain Project Ground-breaking Ceremony on Sept. 30, 2020. (Karen Everard photo)

Adams Lake First Nation to extend water system after years of tainted water

Negotiations produce three-kilometre extension of water main in Shuswap

From left, Adams Lake Band Councillor Shelley Witzkey, Elder Lawrence Michel, Kukpi7 (Chief) Cliff Arnouse, and Councillors Elaine Jules, Gina Johnny and Brandy Jules gather for the community’s Watermain Project Ground-breaking Ceremony on Sept. 30, 2020. (Karen Everard photo)
Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)

Okanagan water boards marks 50th anniversary

Okanagan watershed ties to water bringing communities together

Current and past Okanagan Basin Water Board directors raise a glass of water to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OBWB at Bertram Creek Regional Park on Thursday. (Barry Gerding - Black Press Media)
Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper can celebrate as his community takes home the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion title. (OBWB-OkWaterWise photo)

North Okanagan takes two wins in water challenge

Okanagan Basin Water Board campaign encourages communities to conserve water outdoors during summer

Armstrong Mayor Chris Pieper can celebrate as his community takes home the 2020 Make Water Work Community Champion title. (OBWB-OkWaterWise photo)
(pxhere.com)

B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

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A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Residents at Okanagan mobile home park without water during heat wave

Residents at Creek Run mobile home park have been without running water for more than a week

A non-potable water truck arrived at Creek Run mobile home park in Lake Country Friday, July 31, after residents went without running water for more than a week. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen lifts boil water advisory for Willowbrook

Chlorinator and chlorine tank have been installed at Willowbrook pump station

Andrew Reeder, left, manager of operations at the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen, Michelle Weisheit, chair of the Willowbrook Water Advisory Committee and Rick Knodel, director for Electoral Area C show the recently installed chlorinator and chlorine tank at the Willowbrook pump station. (Contributed)
Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake

The incident happened off the shores of West Kelowna on Thursday

Man drowns while swimming in Okanagan Lake
Emergency crews on scene of possible drowning. Image: Dave Ogilvie

Emergency crews conduct CPR on unresponsive person in Okanagan Lake

West Kelowna emergency crews are on scene at the shores of Jubilee Mobile Home Park

Emergency crews on scene of possible drowning. Image: Dave Ogilvie