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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

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’
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
Kelowna 5th in Canada for credit card debt: Study

Kelowna 5th in Canada for credit card debt: Study

The average outstanding balance per capita is $3,394 according to Money.ca
‘It is likely to be a bad forest fire season:’ Prime Minister visits Okanagan

‘It is likely to be a bad forest fire season:’ Prime Minister visits Okanagan

The PM met with local first responders and elected officials at Fire Hall #31
‘Decriminalization changes cause more chaos’: Kelowna MLA Merrifield

‘Decriminalization changes cause more chaos’: Kelowna MLA Merrifield

Illicit drug use to be illegal in all public spaces, including inside hospitals, transit, parks
Kelowna RCMP officer ‘likely crossed criminal negligence threshold’: IIO

Kelowna RCMP officer ‘likely crossed criminal negligence threshold’: IIO

Independent Investigations Office investigated the officer’s handling of a wellness check on Jan. 10
Police watchdog investigates Kelowna RCMP involvement in motorcycle crash

Police watchdog investigates Kelowna RCMP involvement in motorcycle crash

The crash occurred at Highway 97 and University Way on Apr. 15
Best in Canadian country music coming to Kelowna

Best in Canadian country music coming to Kelowna

The city is hosting Country Music Week and the 2025 Canadian Country Music Awards
Four-term Kelowna MP Werner Schmidt dead at 92

Four-term Kelowna MP Werner Schmidt dead at 92

Schmidt represented the Okanagan Centre, Kelowna, and Kelowna-Lake Country ridings from 1993 to 2006
Kelowna MLA blasts health minister over alleged illicit drug use in hospitals

Kelowna MLA blasts health minister over alleged illicit drug use in hospitals

Renee Merrifield says government’s “drug decriminalization experiment” putting nurses, patients at risk
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