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Bernard Avenue Revitalization

Bernard Avenue reopens

May 30, 2014 / 4:55 pm

Nearly two years after work began, Mayor Walter Gray cut the ribbon Friday afternoon to officially reopen Kelowna's main street. The $14-million improvements saw four lanes narrowed into two plus a centre turning lane, expanded outdoor retail and cafe space, widened sidewalks for...

Final paving set for Bernard

May 23, 2014 / 10:47 am

Beginning Tuesday, May 27 at 7 a.m. Bernard Avenue from St. Paul to Pandosy streets, including the Ellis and Pandosy intersections, will be closed until Wednesday, May 28 at 6 p.m. to thru traffic for top lift paving. This schedule is subject to change, as paving is weather dependant and...

Bernard grand opening nears

May 16, 2014 / 6:45 am

Early and most likely under budget. The Bernard Avenue revitalization project, which began after Labour Day of 2012, will be complete and open before the end of May - one full month ahead of schedule. According to Design and Construction Director, Bill Berry, the heavy lifting is...

Bernard and the weather

Apr 25, 2014 / 6:46 am

Weather - more specifically rain - will determine whether the final phase of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project will finish ahead of schedule. The $14.3M utility replacement and beautification project has been undertaken in phases starting back in September, 2012. The final phase,...

Bernard Ave in final stages

Apr 11, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The first layer of paving is underway on the final phase of Bernard Avenue which marks the completion of utilities and the commencement of streetscaping and landscaping work. This will be your last chance to walk in the middle of the road when walkways temporarily shift from next to the...

Bernard Ave - the final phase

Feb 21, 2014 / 11:15 am

The final phase of the $14-million revitalization project on Kelowna’s “Main Street” gets underway on Monday, March 3 from Ellis to Pandosy. “This Bernard Avenue project has really led the way in the revitalization of our downtown,” says Bill Berry, Director of...

New gateway points to downtown

Nov 26, 2013 / 1:45 pm

The final piece of the Gateway feature at the east end of Bernard Avenue was completed today (Tuesday) with the installation of banners designed by Westbank First Nation artist Janine Lott. The theme of the banners is “The Land is Our Culture” and celebrates the Syilx/Okanagan people...

Bernard Ave. reopening a month early

Nov 7, 2013 / 1:28 pm

Phase 3a of the $14-million Bernard Avenue revitalization project is nearing completion. It is anticipated Bernard Avenue will to reopen to motorists by 4 p.m. today (Thursday). The section of Bernard was completed nearly a month ahead of schedule, likely due in part to the fact only one...

7 month delay in Bernard completion

Sep 3, 2013 / 5:16 pm

It's official. The time frame for completion of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project has been moved back seven months. As first reported by Castanet News last week, the labour dispute at FortisBC has thrown a kibosh into plans to complete the project as scheduled at the end of...

Bernard Avenue closed for streetscaping

Aug 31, 2013 / 7:18 am

Beginning Tuesday, September 3, at 5 a.m. Bernard Avenue from St. Paul to Ellis Streets will be closed to motorists to accommodate the utility replacement and streetscaping as part of the revitalization of Bernard Avenue. The Ellis Street intersection will be closed to motorists and the truck...

Patios bring sidewalks to life

Aug 29, 2013 / 6:58 am

The City of Kelowna's new outdoor patio program has been a rousing success. That according to city property manager Ron Forbes. Following phases one and two of the revitalization of Bernard Avenue the city encouraged restaurants, coffee shops and bars to expand their businesses out onto...

Fortis dispute could disrupt Bernard Ave.

Aug 29, 2013 / 5:00 am

The on-going labour dispute between FortisBC and members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (!BEW), local 213, could delay a portion of Phase 3 of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project. The final phase of the project will begin Tuesday and is slated to wrap up in...

Artful enhancements on Bernard

Jul 22, 2013 / 10:27 am

Look up, look way up, at the new additions on Bernard Avenue’s light poles. Artistic metal fabricated plates created by local artist Crystal Przybille have been installed between Abbott and Pandosy Streets. Pat McCormick, Public Art Coordinator says this is really the crowning touch to...

Biz booming again on Bernard

Jun 1, 2013 / 2:10 pm

As the sun finally peeked through clouds Saturday afternoon, the streets of Bernard Avenue were once again filled with shoppers, sightseers and others collectively enjoying the improvements and reduced vehicular traffic. Bernard Avenue between Pandosy and City Park - the busiest section of the...

More construction on Bernard

May 31, 2013 / 11:14 am

The speed in which Phase 2 of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project was complete has allowed the city to do some work on Phase 1 originally scheduled for next year. Beginning Monday, June 3, crews will begin raising manholes and preparing the road surface between Richter and Ellis streets...

It's official, Bernard Ave. re-opens Friday

May 30, 2013 / 9:00 am

The second phase of the $14-million revitalization project on Kelowna's "Main Street" is nearing completion and Bernard Avenue will reopen to motorists in its entirety on Friday, May 31 after 5 p.m., weather permitting. "We are so pleased to reopen this phase ahead of schedule...

Bernard ready to re-open this weekend?

May 28, 2013 / 5:00 am

Could Bernard Avenue open up for traffic Friday? While nothing official has come from City Hall, that's the talk around the construction site. Phase 2 of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project, which includes upgrades from Abbott to Pandosy streets, was scheduled to be complete by the...

Bernard Ave. phase 2 in home stretch

May 18, 2013 / 5:00 am

It won't be long now before Bernard Avenue is once again fully open to traffic. Phase 2 of the Bernard Avenue Revitalization project which has shut down Kelowna's main drag between Pandosy and Abbott streets since early Feb. is nearly complete. The major work remaining on the second...

It's concrete, the businesses are open

Apr 16, 2013 / 10:44 am

Here's an update on the revitalization of Bernard Ave. from the City of Kelowna: Utility replacment for the second phase of the revitalization from Abbott to Pandosy streets is now complete with sidewalks and landscaping to continue. Now's your chance to walk in the middle of the...

Taking a stroll through Bernard revite

Apr 12, 2013 / 4:30 pm

Everything remains on schedule on phase 2 of the Bernard Avenue revitalization project. Construction on phase 2 between Abbott and Pandosy streets began in early February and is scheduled to finish no later than the end of June, weather permitting of course. Pavement has already been laid...

Time Lapse Video: City of Kelowna
Bernard Avenue is still open for business during the construction. Businesses with websites will open in another window.
A.F.R. Sushi
Airwaves Music
Alexander Cutlery & Gifts
ALLEYCAT fashion outlet
American Apparel
Amni Athletica
Amy's Gifts
Anka's European Tailoring
Annegret's Fine European Chocolates
ARC Programs Ltd.
Arcade Audio Lounge
Articulate Creative Arts Connection
Astral Media
Asuka Japanese Restaurant
Aviva Studios
Bai Tong Thai Restaurant
Banka & Company Inc. (CGA)
BC Vital Statistics Agency
Bean Scene Coffee Works
Behind the Fly
Bernard Dental
Beside Myself
Bia Boro Boutique
Blackfish Apparel
Bliss Bridal
BMO - Harris Private Banking
Bohemian Cafe & Catering Company
Burnett's Florist
Business Development Bank Of Canada (BDC)
Cadence Footwear
Cafe Soleil
Calowna Costume
Canadian Gold & Silver
Canadian Jewelery Exchange
Canadorado Operating Company Ltd.
Cantalta Group
Carlos O'Bryans Pubs
Carlson Wagonlit Travel Travel Agent
Carson Photography
Casa Sasso Italian Food Bar
Change for Good Counselling
Christian Science Society
Codispoti Jewellery
Collective Apparel
Columbus Network Corp.
Cruzwear Unlimited
Diamond Gallery
Doc Willoughby's
Donahue & Associates
Downtown Eyewear
Downtown Kelowna Association
Downtown Marina
Downtown Safeway
Downtown Tan
Dynamic Studios Tattoo & Apparel
Earls On Top
Fernando's Pub
Festivals Kelowna
Footwear Emporium
Freelance Accounting Ltd.
Funktional Gifts
Gifts for Him
Grateful Fed, The
heART school kelowna
Heather Zais - Psychic/Astrologer/Medium
Heaven On Earth Spa
Hemp City
Home For Dinner
Industrial Alliance Pacific Insurance & Financial
Inner Haven Decorating
Inspire Health Integrative Cancer Care
Interior Savings Credit Union
International Gateway Kelowna
International Gems
IQ Computers
ivivva athletica
James Haworth & Son Ltd.
Job Options BC - YMCA YWCA of Okanagan
Kelly O'Bryans Restaurant
Kelowna Gold Buyers - Northwest Diamonds Inc
Kelowna Website Design
Kmotion Apparel
Kochhar & Co. Chartered Accountant Inc.
La Belle Boutique
Lakehouse Home Store
Lavish Design
Le reve Boutique
Liquor Control & Licensing Branch
lululemon athletica
MacDermott's on Bernard
MacD's Lakeside
Mad Mango Cafe
Main Street Studio
Mary Claris Hair Extensions
Mavazi Apparel Apparel & Accessories
Meiklejohn Architects Inc.
Memphis Blues BBQ House
Mimi's Italian Grill
Ministry of Justice - Family Justice Services
Minnella Drycleaners
MKS Resources & Lexington Enterprises
Modern Accents
Molly's Garden Cafe
Momo Sushi
Moo-Lix Ice Cream
Mosaic Books
Moxy Apparel
National Bank Financial Wealth Management
Natural Rezources
Okanagan Diamond Gallery
Okanagan Lipo Laser & Spa
Okanagan Rug and Art
Okanagan Spirits
One Path Logistics
Paramount Theatre
Perpetual Blooms
Picture Perfect
Pita Pit
Raw Athletics
Royal Anne Hotel
rt Strategy Inc.
Rush Ihas Hardwick LLP Litigation Lawyers
Sai-Gon Restaurant
Salted Brick
Sawasadee Thai Yoga Massage
Service BC
Shapers Hair Salon & Spa
Shoppers Drug Mart
Sliderz Community House
Smokanagan Gift Shop
Smoke's Poutinerie Kelowna
Soban Korean Bistro
Societe De Developpment Economique (SDE)
SOUL eyewear
Sourvenirs Kelowna
SS Korean Restaurant
Starbucks Coffee Company
Style Boutique
SubCity Donair
Surf Culture Clothing
Sweet Cravings
Ten Fashions Bridal Boutique & Special Occasions
Tessmer Law Offices
The Lister Real Estate Co.
The Pear Workshop
The Bread Company
The Collective
The Downtown Shoe Store
The Grateful Fed
The Hot Box Yoga
The House of The Caribbean Food Supply
The Lodging Company
The Rotten Grape Wine & Espresso Bar
Ticketmaster Outlet
Tigerlily Fashion
Tobaccoland of Kelowna
Topline Selections
Towne Centre Mall
Towne Centre Postal Services & Card Shop
Tripke Bakery & Bistro
Twisted Tomato
Uniquity Creations and Consignments
Valley First Credit Union
WealthLINK Financial Services
Western Union Business Solutions
Wild Mountain
Woodcreek Cottage
X10sion 207 Clothing Company

Business List: Downtown Kelowna Association

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