Klaudia Van Emmerik


Born in Poland, Klaudia immigrated to Canada with her parents when she was 8 years old. She spent the rest of her school years in Victoria majoring  in German and minoring in French at the University of Victoria. Klaudia then attended the British Columbia Institute of Technology where she received a diploma in Broadcast Journalism. Her first break in broadcasting came at Victoria’s AM 900 Radio in 1998. A year and half later Klaudia made the leap into television and headed north to work at NTV in Dawson Creek. From there it was back to her hometown of Victoria where she spent three years reporting and anchoring at CHUM Television. After that, Klaudia spent a year at CFJC Television in Kamloops reporting and anchoring the 11 pm news. She was thrilled to relocate to the Okanagan in December of 2005 to join the award-winning Global Okanagan news team.

In her spare time, Klaudia enjoys many hobbies.  She loves running, skiing, hiking, boating, riding her cruiser bike, and sipping red wine (local of course).  Travelling is also one of Klaudia’s passions.  She has traveled extensively through Europe but admits that she loves to explore the paradise right here in the Okanagan.   Klaudia also loves spending time with her husband Matt, her parents, who live in Victoria ,and her beloved kitty named Madison adopted from the Kamloops SPCA.  When she’s not working, Klaudia, who’s a huge animal lover,  enjoys volunteering her time to help charitable causes.  From being a volunteer dog walker with the SPCA to ringing the Salvation Army kettle bells at Christmas time, Klaudia believes in giving back to her community.  She is very proud to have received the 2012 BC SPCA media excellence award for her contributions including launching a weekly pet segment to help adopt out abandoned and neglected animals.

March 31, 2015 8:30 pm

Okanagan college may start charging tuition for more courses

KELOWNA – The Board of Governors at Okanagan College has balanced the books for the upcoming fiscal year passing a $94.95 million operating budget.  While the budget included provision for increased tuition revenue, some courses currently offered at no charge may be subject to tuition fees in the future. “We have passed a balanced operating budget that… Continue reading 

March 31, 2015 3:47 pm

City of Kelowna gets into spring and Easter mode

Washrooms in City of Kelowna parks will open up for the season starting April 1. The only exception is the washroom located at Hot Sands Beach in City Park. Those facilities are closed for renovations until the end of May. In the meantime, portable toilets at Hot Sands beach are available. Continue reading 

March 19, 2015 5:38 pm

Major changes to fishing regulations at local river

KELOWNA – It’s a popular river for anglers but they won’t be able to wet a line for about a month during the summer. The Kettle River, east of Kelowna, flows through the towns of Midway, Rock Creek and Grand Forks before entering the United States. Starting April 1, a catch-and-release restriction will go into… Continue reading 

March 9, 2015 8:03 pm

Central Okanagan bus riders will pay more

Central Okanagan bus riders will pay more starting this fall KELOWNA – Transit riders in the Central Okanagan will soon be paying more to ride the bus. On Monday afternoon, Kelowna city council approved a rate hike that will go into effect this fall. The increase affects all bus riders including seniors and students. Starting… Continue reading 

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