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City projects on front burner

Jan 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A rendering of proposed development on Lakeshore Drive. A handful of notable developments will have the opportunity to take steps forward on Monday when Kelowna city council gathers for its weekly meeting. A pair of

Aqua developers stay patient

Jan 17, 2019 / 5:53 pm

Photo: Contributed The developers behind the proposed Aqua project in Kelowna’s Mission Creek neighbourhood have been working for nearly a decade to bring it to fruition, so they have no problem being patient as they search for a new

Starbuds looks for partner

Jan 16, 2019 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna-based company didn’t capture one of 25 cannabis retail licences in Ontario’s lottery last week, but it still has a chance to get into the market through a partnership with one of the winners. Starbuds

Time for replant applications

Jan 15, 2019 / 8:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Okanagan fruit growers are reminded they have until the end of January to apply for replant funding through the provincial government. Fruit like honeycrisp, ambrosia and pink lady apples, along with late-season cherries,

Big White posts record day

Jan 11, 2019 / 8:15 pm

Photo: Contributed New Year’s Eve was the busiest day in the history of Big White Ski Resort. The resort hosted more than 11,000 skiers who completed more than 70,000 runs, thanks to a fresh 40 centimetres of snow that fell on the

Angel investors ready to roll

Jan 11, 2019 / 5:25 pm

Photo: Daniel Jones Movers and shakers in the tech and business industry converged on BNA Brewing Co. & Eatery Thursday night for the launch of Accelerate Okanagan’s inaugural OKGN Angel Summit. When it's finished, one local

YLW moves to 10th busiest

Jan 11, 2019 / 11:21 am

Photo: YLW Kelowna has moved up a notch on the busiest airports in Canada list. A record 2.08 million passengers went through Kelowna International Airport in 2018, making it the 10th busiest airport in the nation. Kelowna bumped another

Flowr will supply Shoppers

Jan 9, 2019 / 4:44 pm

Photo: Contributed Flowr's cultivation facility in north Kelowna. The Flowr Group has teamed up with Canada’s most famous pharmacy to sell medical cannabis. Shoppers Drug Mart is now selling medicinal pot online in Ontario.

Housing starts take a dive

Jan 9, 2019 / 12:28 pm

Photo: Contributed The number of housing starts in Kelowna dropped 29 per cent in 2018, according to data the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation released on Wednesday. There were 2,555 starts last year, which was down from the record

Peachland might lose clinic

Jan 8, 2019 / 6:40 pm

Photo: Google Street View The clinic manager of Peachland’s only medical clinic fears for some of its patients if a new owner can’t be found soon. Beach Avenue Medical Clinic is scheduled to close on March 31 unless it finds


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