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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

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
‘Centre of excellence’ truck facility setting up shop at Kelowna Airport

‘Centre of excellence’ truck facility setting up shop at Kelowna Airport

Velocity Truck Centres has 18 locations across Western Canada, including a facility in West Kelowna
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
Kelowna political party one of many being investigated by Elections BC

Kelowna political party one of many being investigated by Elections BC

Spirit Alliance ran two candidates in the 2022 municipal election in Kelowna
‘Acclaimed burger restaurant’ part of new development in Kelowna

‘Acclaimed burger restaurant’ part of new development in Kelowna

The three-phase includes development includes 148 residential units and commercial/retail space
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
City of Kelowna spending $21M on public parks in 2024

City of Kelowna spending $21M on public parks in 2024

The spending is part of $95 million being invested in infrastructure projects this year
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 Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market ready for business at new location

Kelowna Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market ready for business at new location

The market opens in the Landmark District on Saturday, April 6
Much-needed childcare spaces coming to Kelowna

Much-needed childcare spaces coming to Kelowna

Coast to Coast Educare (CCE) will open its first centre at 595 KLO Rd in May
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