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Barry Gerding

Barry Gerding

I am the senior regional reporter for Black Press Media in the Okanagan. I have been a journalist in the B.C. community newspaper field for 37 years, working in northwest B.C., Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan. I was managing editor of the Kelowna Capital News for 16 years from 2000 to 2016, and prior to that, I worked as an editor for the Burnaby Now, Chilliwack Times, and Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle. I also worked as a reporter for Houston Today, Interior News in Smithers, Sidney Review on Vancouver Island and Abbotsford Times. I currently work out of Kelowna and reside in the Toovey Heights neighbourhood with my family, which includes two kids and far too many animals.

Phone
778-738-1053
Email
barry.gerding@blackpress.ca

Recent Work by Barry

Okanagan Mission students aid cancer research with Relay for Life

Okanagan Mission students aid cancer research with Relay for Life

Event has raised more than $100,000 over past three years
Advocating for free transit ridership in Kelowna for 13-18 year olds

Advocating for free transit ridership in Kelowna for 13-18 year olds

Okanagan Transit Alliance behind petition to support initiative
Indemnity 3.7% raise for Central Okanagan trustees

Indemnity 3.7% raise for Central Okanagan trustees

Recommendation adopted by finance and audit committee
Kelowna man’s father recognized for bravery in WWII

Kelowna man’s father recognized for bravery in WWII

Contribution to Dutch resistance in WWII led to Willem Meere’s execution
Kelowna group opposes packinghouse effluent discharge permit

Kelowna group opposes packinghouse effluent discharge permit

Sandher Fruit Packers face wrath of Ellison farming community
Chiefs remain in Kelowna as team gears up for next season

Chiefs remain in Kelowna as team gears up for next season

There had been discussion around the possibility of the team relocating to the B.C. Interior
Seat on Central Okanagan school bus increases to $450

Seat on Central Okanagan school bus increases to $450

Fifth consecutive hike for subsidized service adopted by school board
Okanagan mobilizing as aggressive mussels threaten to muscle into B.C.

Okanagan mobilizing as aggressive mussels threaten to muscle into B.C.

Kelowna forum brings together stakeholders in bid to repel and react to invasive species incursion
Indigenous leader talks team building, business at UBC Okanagan

Indigenous leader talks team building, business at UBC Okanagan

Mic Werstuik kicks off UBCO Indigenous Business Speaker Series
Wildlife experts ponder peril of diseases devastating Okanagan bighorn sheep

Wildlife experts ponder peril of diseases devastating Okanagan bighorn sheep

Symposium in Penticton to explore conservation options amidst sharp decline in keynote species
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