About the Journal

The Okanagan Journal is a grassroots, hyper-local news source for Lake Country, BC, located in the picturesque Central Okanagan.

The Journal is written and edited by veteran Okanagan journalist David Wylie. He covered the Southern Interior region as a reporter for The Province during the early 2000s before leading Kelowna newsrooms at The Daily Courier and Castanet.

He says Lake Country—which just crossed the ‘population: 15,000’ milestone—needs experienced local journalism.

“It was clear during the last municipal election that the District of Lake Country was being underserved for local reporting,” says Wylie.

“It was very hard to find information about Lake Country candidates and Lake Country issues. I wanted to do that kind of service journalism in my own community.”

David Wylie lives in Lake Country where he works as a freelance writer, author, and publisher.

Independent and passionate local journalism.

Wylie has lived in Lake Country for almost 10 years. In that time, the community has been one of the fastest growing municipalities in Canada.

Wylie’s experience as a professional journalist and communicator for 25 years adds credibility to the Journal.

He has worked at Postmedia News on the national newswire, served as spokesman for FortisBC on its ‘smart meter’ project, and provided communications strategy on federal and provincial elections.

Wylie also publishes the oz. cannabis magazine.

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