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Boo! Halloween time is here

Sep 21, 2019 / 8:00 am

Kirk Penton Halloween shopping season has arrived. It’s big business these days, which is why Halloween Alley in Kelowna is operating out of the former Home Outfitters building on Banks Road. It opens its doors today, and it promises to

Rents rise, fall in Kelowna

Sep 20, 2019 / 4:50 pm

Photo: Contributed If there is only one of you, the news is not exactly positive on the Kelowna rental front. If there are two of you, then the news is just dandy. Padmapper came out with its monthly rental report this week, and it found

Prospera close to merger

Sep 19, 2019 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre Prospera Credit Union and Westminster Savings Credit Union are one step closer to getting hitched. B.C.’s Financial Institution Commission on Thursday gave approval for the proposed merger between Prospera and Westminster,

Housing crystal ball stormy

Sep 19, 2019 / 1:47 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Kelowna’s HM Commercial Group held its annual “crystal ball” gathering, Wednesday. And when provincial Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson gazed into the orb, he saw nothing short of a catastrophe

Pot biz deal falls through

Sep 18, 2019 / 6:05 pm

Photo: Google Maps GTEC Holdings will not be purchasing a large Kelowna cultivation facility from Canopy Growth Corp. after all. GTEC, a Kelowna company focused on cultivating premium quality cannabis in purpose-built indoor facilities,

Local up for national honour

Sep 18, 2019 / 5:15 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna woman has been named a finalist for one of the 2019 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards. Laurel Douglas, who is the CEO of Women’s Entreprise Centre, is the west nominee for the Social Change Award.

Top biz nominees named

Sep 18, 2019 / 9:50 am

Photo: Contributed The nominees are in, and now it’s time to determine which of them are the best. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Business Excellence Awards received 116 nominations for 12 awards that will be handed out

Colleges set to soar together

Sep 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Okanagan College is teaming up with Ontario's Mohawk College on new aviation training and research initiatives. Both colleges have tight connections to KF Aerospace, as the company has operations in Kelowna and in

Forman jailed for 35 years

Sep 16, 2019 / 4:32 pm

Photo: Facebook UPDATE: 5:44 p.m. Jacob Forman has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole for 35 years. Forman earlier this month pleaded guilty in a Kelowna courtroom to two counts of first-degree murder in the

Local aid in Dorian's wake

Sep 16, 2019 / 2:13 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna’s Haven Sleep Products is donating mattresses to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The company is partnering with HGTV’s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, whose top-rated show, Island of Bryan, has


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