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Here is your personal urban explorer itinerary for the West Coast

Sep 29, 2021 / 12:01 am

Before you settle into your new seasonal routine, consider a West Coast getaway and experience a fall fling with Vancouver. You’ll not only capture all...

Connect Hearing will be there on your journey to better hearing

Sep 27, 2021 / 12:01 pm

A woman recently came into a Connect Hearing in Kelowna to let the employees there know how grateful she was for the work they had done with her father. The man...

Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot seeks employers in need

Sep 26, 2021 / 12:01 pm

More than 28,000 foreign workers have submitted applications to the North Okanagan’s Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot, hoping to find full-time...

Caban townhomes offer elevated design, access to elite amenities

Sep 25, 2021 / 10:26 am

Maybe it will be the CresseyKitchen. Perhaps it will be the direct access to the outdoor pool terrace and amenity level. Or it could end up being the location,...

Kalamalka Cannabis celebrates first anniversary with Saturday party

Sep 24, 2021 / 12:01 pm

Kalamalka Cannabis has had great support from the community and its customers in its first year, so it will host a big “thank you” celebration for...

Kelowna Yacht Club thanks Okanagan for wanting to be safe on lake

Sep 24, 2021 / 12:01 am

Keelin O’Reilly was excited to get out on the water and make the most of this year's boating season, but there was one problem. She had never driven a...

Personal Alignment lets you bring the yoga studio to your home

Sep 22, 2021 / 12:01 pm

It has been well documented that yoga does wonders for your physical and mental health. And with everything going on in the world today—the pandemic, the...

Find your home and community at Kelowna's Orchard Gardens

Sep 22, 2021 / 12:01 am

Anita Courtney spent 30 years as a nurse, so she knows what it takes to care for people. When she suffered a stroke and was no longer able to perform routine,...

Things you may not know (but should!) about dentists and procedures

Sep 21, 2021 / 12:01 pm

OK, as far as anyone knows, no dentist actually uses beans or even beanbag chairs—let alone spills them. A little bit of literary licence had to be taken...

The Sweet Spot salon on Lakeshore has it all, and it's for everyone

Sep 20, 2021 / 12:01 pm

The Sweet Spot Beauty Bar is the result of a pair of dreams coming together at the perfect moment. Lenny Cabrera had been dreaming about owning her own business...

Why this couple chose to put down roots in the Okanagan

Sep 16, 2021 / 12:01 pm

When Johnathon Quinn visited the Okanagan for the first time in 2018, he felt an instant connection to the region. “Our friends took us to some of the...

Family-owned Beachcomber Home Leisure has what you need

Sep 14, 2021 / 12:01 am

According to the Conway Centre for Family Business, only 12 per cent of all family businesses are viable into the third generation, which means that 88 per cent...

Muskwa Computer Sciences in Okanagan to make difference to both businesses and community

Sep 13, 2021 / 12:01 am

Byron Bates, founder of Muskwa Computer Sciences, has two drivers in his career—making IT better and supporting the community. The Okanagan is lucky...

Zara at Lakestone more than 90% sold after sales selection event

Sep 11, 2021 / 12:01 am

The clock is ticking for those who want to live in the first and only luxury condominium collection in the Lakestone neighbourhood, located just 15 minutes...

BC RCMP facing increasing pressures but with fewer resources: NPF

Sep 10, 2021 / 12:01 am

Increasingly, RCMP officers in British Columbia are finding themselves called beyond their usual line of duty. As just one example, by Sept. 1, more than 1,500...

Fresh Air Kelowna celebrates 40 years of being community partner

Sep 7, 2021 / 12:01 pm

Forty years ago, Jim and Karen Bates started Fresh Air Kelowna with one goal in mind: to create a sports store that did so much more than sell gear. They needed...

New development proves high demand in downtown Kelowna

Sep 1, 2021 / 12:01 pm

Orchard Park Properties has once again proven that the Kelowna real estate market shows no sign of slowing down, with the second successful launch in their...

LaSalle College Vancouver will kickstart your creative industry career

Sep 1, 2021 / 12:01 am

In the past year, Vancouver has seen an uptick in demand for talent within B.C. creative industries. With the high volume of work opportunities in the arts, now...

Community takes action: KGH stroke campaign raises $8 million

Aug 31, 2021 / 12:02 pm

When it comes to stroke, every moment matters. And in those crucial moments Kelowna General Hospital will be more ready than ever. Now, thanks to a stunningly...

SliverStar Mountain Resort is a skiing standout

Aug 31, 2021 / 12:01 am

By Tim Neville discover • verb Stumbling into something amazing that you never imagined existed. An experience everyone has the first time they ski...