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Food, music venue in works

Aug 12, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Plans have been made for a new food and music venue in downtown Kelowna. The three-storey building, whose backers applied for a development permit and variances earlier this week, will be known as Revelry Kelowna.

Nursing programs get $100K

Aug 10, 2020 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed (L to R): Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation members Bruce Henderson, Catherine Comben and Sheldon Paulger pose with Okanagan College Foundation executive director Helen Jackman on the Health Sciences Centre work site. The

Interior wines clean house

Aug 3, 2020 / 1:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Thompson Okanagan wines dominated the recent All Canadian Wine Championships, which were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards were handed out in 51 categories, and the Thompson Okanagan region

Liberals want to see plan

Jul 28, 2020 / 5:30 pm

Photo: Zoom Andrew Wilkinson speaks to Kelowna Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday via Zoom. The end of September is weighing heavily on the mind of provincial Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, and it is not solely due to the off chance B.C. Premier

Twice is nice for Predator

Jul 22, 2020 / 3:23 pm

Photo: Contributed Four Thompson Okanagan golf courses have cracked SCOREGolf’s annual list of top 100 tracks in Canada. Vernon’s Predator Ridge had both of its courses make the list, with Ridge checking in at No. 28 and

Businesses still seeking help

Jul 22, 2020 / 2:17 pm

Photo: Benedikt Geyer, Unsplash Local businesses are predicting major negative implications once federal funding for the COVID-19 pandemic runs out. The BC Chamber of Commerce’s fourth “Pulse Check” survey found two-thirds

New centre at Landmark

Jul 21, 2020 / 4:46 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna beat out major metropolitan centres like Melbourne, London and Dallas to become the home of Skytrac’s marketing centre of excellence for aerospace. Skytrac, which was founded in Penticton in 1986, will host

Hockey camps forge ahead

Jul 7, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Summer camps have always been a great way to get the kids to drop the video game console, to get active and to give their parents a bit of a break. The COVID-19 pandemic, as it has with nearly every other facet of life,

Tourism push gains steam

Jul 7, 2020 / 12:47 pm

Photo: Contributed The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is joining forces with nine Community Futures British Columbia offices in an effort to boost tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The negative impact of the pandemic

House prices still climbing

Jul 3, 2020 / 2:32 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Benchmark home prices were up across the board in the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board region in June. Single-family home prices were up 3.1% in Central Okanagan ($684,000), 3.5% in North Okanagan ($492,500)


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