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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

B.C. had highest walk-in clinic wait times in Canada in 2023: Report

B.C. had highest walk-in clinic wait times in Canada in 2023: Report

North Vancouver had the longest average wait times in the province at 187 minutes
Lure of Loch Ness legend feeds Ogopogo interest in Peachland

Lure of Loch Ness legend feeds Ogopogo interest in Peachland

Group wants to carve a 25-foot statue of the creature and donate it to the district
FortisBC spending nearly $700M to help customers reduce energy use

FortisBC spending nearly $700M to help customers reduce energy use

Nearly $70M being spent on energy-saving programs for electricity customers in Southern Interior
RCMP recommend charges in Kelowna fatal crane collapse

RCMP recommend charges in Kelowna fatal crane collapse

RCMP submitted report to BC Prosecution Service for a charge of criminal negligence causing death
B.C. Interior flexing for out-of-province boat ban to block invasive mussels

B.C. Interior flexing for out-of-province boat ban to block invasive mussels

Feds announce funding up to $540,000 until 2025 to aid with mussel defence efforts
Okanagan officials fear cuts in battle to keep B.C. invasive mussel-free

Okanagan officials fear cuts in battle to keep B.C. invasive mussel-free

Group looking for federal pledge to continue paying for inspection programs
Okanagan resort destroyed in wildfire, fined for environmental infractions

Okanagan resort destroyed in wildfire, fined for environmental infractions

Five administrative penalties were levelled against 1782 Holdings Ltd which owns the resort
Kelowna’s Sikh community accuses Interior Health of discrimination

Kelowna’s Sikh community accuses Interior Health of discrimination

The president of Gurdwara Guru Amardas Darbar Sikh Society has written to Premier David Eby
B.C. councillor calls feedback to his controversial column ‘hateful’

B.C. councillor calls feedback to his controversial column ‘hateful’

‘Accused me of being racist’: Kelowna’s Ron Cannan publicly addresses response to New Year’s piece
Kelowna home hit by semi owned by company involved in Delta overpass crash

Kelowna home hit by semi owned by company involved in Delta overpass crash

On April 11, 2023, a truck plowed into a home at Cameron Ave. and Gordon Dr.
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