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Kettle River Project

This article is from the Trout Unlimited Canada web site. We have republished it here as it is an excellent overview of the type of work that has to be done and the kind of support we need to obtain to enhance our fisheries. The Kettle River watershed is part the Columbia River system in the […]

Mission Creek Enhancement

The straightening or channelisation of Mission Creek was an innocent but misguided effort to control flooding and provide more arable land, on what is a natural flood plain and marshland estuary that was once home to abundant fish & wildlife and a local cultural heritage dating back thousands of years. The current efforts to restore […]

Diverting Mission Creek

by Wayne Moore | Story: 137485 – Apr 13, 2015 / 7:00 pm The City of Kelowna is planning to alter the flow of Mission Creek. Back in the 1950s, sections of the creek were channelized and diked to prevent flooding. It resulted in a loss of 80 per cent of its spawning habitat and more than 25 […]

Major changes to fishing regulations at local river

By Klaudia Van EmmerikAnchor/Reporter  Global News KELOWNA – It’s a popular river for anglers but they won’t be able to wet a line for about a month during the summer. The Kettle River, east of Kelowna, flows through the towns of Midway, Rock Creek and Grand Forks before entering the United States. Starting April 1, a […]

B.C. angling society hooks fish licence revenue

March 9th 2015, Global News VICTORIA – The non-profit society that promotes sport fishing in British Columbia will receive 100 per cent of the revenues generated from fishing licences, the provincial government announced Monday. The announcement means the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C. will receive about $10 million starting next month, an increase of about $3 million […]

Construction of Spawning Platforms in the Penticton Channel

Okanagan River Restoration Initiative (ORRI) The Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) is currently preparing for the construction of salmon spawning areas in the Penticton Channel, as: Fish passage is now provided at the dam located downstream of Skaha Lake and salmon have regained access to the Penticton Channel area. Salmon spawning habitat is currently extremely limited […]

Restoration to begin on Penticton Creek

Castanet, Deborah Pfeiffer June 2013 Restoring a creek that has seen better days has moved closer to becoming a reality in Penticton. The city has received grant approval from the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation in the amount of $63,680 to  begin planning for the rehabilitation of Penticton Creek. The creek runs through the core of the city […]