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Virtual prohibition?

Jan 21, 2011 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks New penalties are pushing drinking back into a socially unacceptable status Prohibition, was a strangely moralistic, yet sadly irrelevant time...

Rebates enervate store makeover

Nov 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Bobbi-Sue Menard After three years of a considered move to compete with Wal-Mart and create a more energy efficient operation, Liberty Foods in Fruitvale has...

Fighting our local Innovation Gap

Oct 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks The Conference Board of Canada reported earlier this year that once again, Canada got failing grades for its achievements in innovation. Overall...

Winery development in West Kelowna

Aug 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

As a group, they are highly educated, earn above the national household median income and are willing to spend money and time to pursue their passion. They are...

The reinvention

Aug 13, 2010 / 5:00 am

There is a party game where you ask people who know you to define your character in one word. While fraught with possible misinterpretation or even insult, it...

Technology""s Wild, Wild West

Jul 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

Written by Devon Brooks In mid-June, as part of its two-day conference, Metabridge hosted Tim Bajarin, the president of Creative Strategies, and a widely read...

Who speaks for Okanagan Falls?

Jul 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

Written by Devon Brooks Until lately it seems almost no one speaks for Okanagan Falls or at least they say very little. Okanagan Falls is an unincorporated...

The magic forklift

Jun 25, 2010 / 5:00 am

Written by Devon Brooks When he was presenting his prototype in Dallas, Rick Shervey, co-founder of Pro-active Safety Systems Technology Inc. (PSST), gave his...

Fair play

Jun 11, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks If you were to guess what is the biggest event in the economic calendar of Armstrong, you’d probably think of the Interior Provincial...

Kelowna Flightcraft: 40th Anniversary

May 21, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks Late last month Kelowna Flightcraft celebrated its fortieth anniversary. At the party held in the company’s largest hangar at Kelowna...

Through a prism brightly

May 7, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks Nine years ago the Toronto chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF) came up with the idea of giving an award to companies that...

Facts tell but stories sell

Apr 23, 2010 / 5:00 am

A local photographer’s journey from childhood fascination to capturing the planet By Devon Brooks If pictures are worth thousands of words than the corollary...

Real work for real pay

Mar 19, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks If there is one thing that every business struggles with at some time or another, it is finding the right employees. In the Okanagan one...

Union of unions

Feb 5, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks One day, a couple of years ago Gordon Huston and Harley Biddlecombe, CEOs of Envision Credit Union and Valley First respectively, were enjoying...

Evolution

Jan 29, 2010 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks For centuries the only method to convey information that wasn’t spoken was the written word, which in the past few centuries has been...

Perils of public profits

Dec 25, 2009 / 5:00 am

In the hot aftermath of the financial meltdown and news of lavish new bonuses bestowed on a number of public companies in the U.S. I can’t help but compare...

New paint for economic canvas

Dec 4, 2009 / 5:00 am

Penticton band & city usher in new era of cooperation Robert Greno used to work for the City of Penticton, but is now the general manager for the Penticton...

Wait lists

Nov 5, 2009 / 5:00 am

Wait lists - bugbear of Canadian medical system By Devon Brooks The Canada Health Act of 1984 set out to eliminate extra user fees. The issue was ensuring...

The best employers

Oct 23, 2009 / 5:00 am

A Business Examiner survey shows that most employers seem to realize the importance of happy employees. Kevin Renwick is the owner of Okanagan Staffing...

A printers"" duet

Sep 25, 2009 / 5:00 am

By Devon Brooks The Triboda print shop offers unique print abilities and marketing savvy. London Drugs"" loss is Vernon""s gain. Both Stephen Trites and Menza...

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