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E-scooters hit the street

Jul 12, 2019 / 3:05 pm

Kirk Penton Kelowna's first ride-share electric scooters hit the road on Friday, and the owners are hoping they play a role in leading a transportation revolution. OGO Scooters, based in Kelowna, will become the first of three

RCMP search ... for officers

Jul 10, 2019 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is starting to scour more areas of the province for prospective members, and the Okanagan is one area that is getting quite a bit of attention these days. The Mounties were in West Kelowna

BC wine sets market record

Jul 10, 2019 / 2:05 pm

 Kirk Penton The BC Wine Institute had reason to celebrate on Tuesday when it held its annual general meeting at Kelowna’s Manteo Resort. “It was a special time for us this year because it’s an all-time high of BC VQA wine

Minga gets school info out

Jul 9, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Jason Richards wanted to improve communication between students, teachers and parents, which is why he created Minga. It is a platform built specifically for simplifying, streamlining and improving communication within

Wine, food trucks face off

Jul 9, 2019 / 10:53 am

Photo: Contributed The Okanagan Wine Festivals Society is bringing together some of the Okanagan’s top food trucks and pairing their wares with wine for the first time. The inaugural B.C. Wine and Food Truck Face-Off will take place

GTEC goes coast to coast

Jul 8, 2019 / 8:15 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna company has been issued a licence for its second standard cannabis cultivation facility. GTEC Holdings Ltd., which is based in Kelowna, received from Health Canada a licence to open Grey Bruce Farms in Kincardine,

Fortis changes start July 1

Jun 27, 2019 / 10:06 am

Photo: Contributed FortisBC will begin the five-year process of changing to a flat rate for residential electric customers on July 1. The phase-in period will include gradually reducing the higher tier rate and increasing the lower tier

Kitchen Party chef roster set

Jun 27, 2019 / 10:03 am

Photo: Kirk Penton The field has been set for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, which will take place in Kelowna this November. The event will serve as a qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships that are slated to take place in

Private retail pot in limbo

Jun 26, 2019 / 5:15 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton Starbuds marketing director Dan Winer. Starbuds is waiting patiently, along with other cannabis retailers who want to get the recreational business rolling. The B.C. government, however, continues to take its sweet

UBCO needs food workers

Jun 25, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed UBCO is getting serious about its food. The university’s food services division has been operated by a contractor since the campus opened in 2005, but on July 1 it will be taken over by Student Housing and Hospitality


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