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Latest Articles from Trevor Nichols

Layoffs hit Gorman's mill

Feb 19, 2018 / 1:56 pm

Photo: Contributed A lagging supply has led West Kelowna’s Gorman Bros. Lumber to lay off at least 20 employees. Nick Arkle, Gorman’s co-CEO, says the mill has cut down its third shift over the past few weeks as it adjusts

$5M for tree fruit farmers

Feb 16, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Trevor Nichols B.C.’s tree fruit farmers are about to get a boost from the provincial government in the form of $5 million set aside to give the industry a competitive edge. Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham announced

Taking wine ban to court?

Feb 16, 2018 / 11:07 am

The B.C. Wine Institute is considering legal action against the Alberta government, as British Columbia wineries begin to feel the effect of Alberta’s B.C. wine boycott. Institute president Miles Prodan says the boycott is having “an

Pot will transform local jobs

Feb 14, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Legalized cannabis will usher in major economic shifts in the Okanagan as economic activity explodes and the labor market transforms dramatically. Those are just some the predictions a panel of industry experts

Bye bye, dirt pile

Feb 13, 2018 / 6:12 pm

Alanna Kelly Construction has officially begun on the Kelowna development that will one day supplant the downtown core’s much-maligned dirt pile. One Water Street will see a pair of residential highrises – 29 and 36 storeys high

City surprised by Airbnb tax

Feb 13, 2018 / 3:45 pm

Photo: Contributed A recently announced tax on Airbnb rentals in B.C. came as a complete surprise to the City of Kelowna, and city planners are still trying to calculate its potential impact. Last week, the province announced plans

New Okanagan boom crop

Feb 8, 2018 / 2:58 pm

Photo: File Photo For decades, Okanagan agriculture has been driven largely by its famous apple orchards. However, a growing portion of the valley’s agricultural land is being given over to a new crop, and all indications

New brewery by summer

Feb 7, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Another microbrewery will join Kelowna’s burgeoning “brewery district” this summer when Vice and Virtue Brewing Company opens its doors on Richter Street. The new brewery, owned by a group of six craft-beer-loving

Waterplay's huge expansion

Feb 7, 2018 / 9:59 am

Photo: Facebook A major expansion at a Kelowna company’s manufacturing facility will allow Waterplay Solutions Corp. to pump out more products, meeting a growing global demand for splash parks. Shanley Hutchinson, the creative manager

$5M for UBCO expansion

Feb 1, 2018 / 7:15 pm

Photo: Macdonald Realty Kelowna’s HM Commercial Group UBC Okanagan has put up almost $5 million to buy an industrial building on the edge of its campus. Jeff Hudson, the realtor who helped broker the sale, says the university paid
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