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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

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
Effort to save Kelowna’s Childhood Connections makes it to Legislature

Effort to save Kelowna’s Childhood Connections makes it to Legislature

Kelowna-Mission MLA Merrifield presented a 2,500-signature petition to her colleagues
Comfy casino chair floors Kelowna man with nearly $1.5M win

Comfy casino chair floors Kelowna man with nearly $1.5M win

‘Holy cow, that’s not possible!’
Kelowna’s Japan sister city, Kasugai, donates to wildfire relief efforts

Kelowna’s Japan sister city, Kasugai, donates to wildfire relief efforts

Kasugai Chamber of Commerce and Industry donated to help alleviate effects of the 2023 wildfires
Spotted Lantern Fly could eat into Okanagan fruit and wine industries

Spotted Lantern Fly could eat into Okanagan fruit and wine industries

The fly is not currently in B.C. but it has landed in Ontario
Archaeological assessment for Okanagan church camp destroyed in wildfire

Archaeological assessment for Okanagan church camp destroyed in wildfire

Okanagan Anglican Camp lost its buildings in the McDougall Creek wildfire
Kelowna drivers issued most infractions in province by BC Highway Patrol

Kelowna drivers issued most infractions in province by BC Highway Patrol

Of the 2,100 infractions across the province 390 occurred in the Kelowna area
Self-proclaimed Kelowna ‘freedom fighter’ not guilty of causing a disturbance

Self-proclaimed Kelowna ‘freedom fighter’ not guilty of causing a disturbance

‘I never was guilty so justice was served,’ said Bruce Orydzuk
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