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Ready for pot tourism?

May 18, 2018 / 5:08 pm

Photo: Contributed Cannabis-related tourism has the potential to bring big bucks into the Okanagan Valley, but the emerging legal cannabis industry will have to navigate some tricky roadblocks before it can truly capitalize on weed’s

ALR going to pot?

May 16, 2018 / 4:45 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna real estate firm is suggesting the ALR could be used for industrial pot production. In a new white paper, Colliers International argues that B.C. cities faced with highly constrained industrial land supplies

'Bullying' tourism members?

May 14, 2018 / 5:23 pm

Photo: Google Maps After being barred from board meetings, asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement, and “ignored” for years, Luke Weller is taking his beef with Tourism Kelowna public. The owner of Ogopogo Parasail is spearheading

Half can't afford rent

May 9, 2018 / 12:30 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Almost half of Central Okanagan renters are spending more than they can afford to keep a roof over their heads. New data from the Canadian Rental Housing Index shows 46 per cent of households here spend more

Too big for the Mission

May 8, 2018 / 1:21 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna city council has quashed plans for a four-storey residential complex on a popular corner in the Lower Mission. Steve Nicholson, of Strandhaus Developments Inc., made a plea for his project at Monday's council

Smoke made for great wine

May 3, 2018 / 5:21 pm

Photo: Contributed Okanagan winemakers say the region’s 2017 vintages will be some of the best in recent history, thanks to wildfire smoke buffering late-summer heat and spring coming in colder and wetter than usual. “(There

Tree Beer closes in Kelowna

May 3, 2018 / 3:59 pm

Photo: Instagram Kelowna’s Tree Brewing Co. will shut down its Richter Street production facility at the end of the month as it moves much of its beer-making operations to Vancouver. The move comes after the company that owns Tree

Economic indicators strong

May 3, 2018 / 10:22 am

Photo: Contributed More people were working, homes cost significantly more, and far fewer new homes were built in the first part of 2018. The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission says the region's economy was mostly

New Enterprise 'focal point'

May 2, 2018 / 5:49 pm

Photo: Contributed A group of developers wants to make a statement with a unique office building they say will become a “focal point” for Kelowna's fast-densifying Enterprise Way. Concept drawings of the project show a curving,

Do away with the ALR?

Apr 27, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: BC Gov't A Kelowna economics professor has a modest proposal for dealing with the housing affordability issues plaguing the city: start building on the Agricultural Land Reserve. Dr. Ross Hickey, an assistant professor of economics
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