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Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes

I recently joined Kelowna Capital News and WestK News as a multimedia journalist in January 2022. With almost 30 years of experience in news reporting and radio broadcasting, I've had the opportunity to work in newsrooms in Castlegar, Vernon, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Vancouver, and Merritt. I returned to the Okanagan in 2018 and have been loving every minute of it. Additionally, I spent eight years as the assistant manager for Canadian Forces Radio Europe based in the Netherlands and Germany. During that time, I created and managed an internet radio station for several First Nations in the Nicola Valley, which was an incredibly rewarding experience.

Phone
778-738-0603
Email
gary.barnes@kelownacapnews.com

Recent Work by Gary

Clear skies for Kelowna International Aiport projects

Clear skies for Kelowna International Aiport projects

Between 2024 and 2033 YLW will invest approximately $422 million in upgrades to infrastructure
Province raises drought level in the Okanagan

Province raises drought level in the Okanagan

‘Drought conditions will persist into 2024 unless we have prolonged rain within the next few weeks’
BC Cancer Foundation wraps $6.1M campaign for Kelowna therapy suite

BC Cancer Foundation wraps $6.1M campaign for Kelowna therapy suite

Construction for the new suite is expected to begin in 2024
Opera Kelowna set to shine at popular summer concert

Opera Kelowna set to shine at popular summer concert

Opera Under the Stars returns to the UBC Okanagan campus
Another lawsuit filed against UBC over ‘unsafe to enter’ Kelowna apartment

Another lawsuit filed against UBC over ‘unsafe to enter’ Kelowna apartment

Natasha Chance is seeking general, special, and punitive damages
‘They’re going through the worst’: 2 couples devastated by Peachland house fire

‘They’re going through the worst’: 2 couples devastated by Peachland house fire

Four people and several pets escaped the blaze
Be safe on Okanagan-Shuswap water: Transport Canada

Be safe on Okanagan-Shuswap water: Transport Canada

Safe Boating Awareness Week is May 18-24
Police urge Okanagan drivers to drive safe, stay sober for long weekend

Police urge Okanagan drivers to drive safe, stay sober for long weekend

BC Highway Patrol will conduct impaired driving enforcement over the entire summer
BREAKING: Kelowna-Mission MLA Merrifield not seeking re-election

BREAKING: Kelowna-Mission MLA Merrifield not seeking re-election

Renee Merrifield made the announcement on X on Thursday, May 16
Drinking alcohol now allowed in 8 Kelowna parks

Drinking alcohol now allowed in 8 Kelowna parks

Signage will be posted at parks where responsible alcohol consumption is permitted
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