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Film opportunities surge

May 15, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The film industry in the Okanagan continues to flourish, and Tempest Theatre and Film Society is trying to keep the screen filled with local actors. The society has teamed up with Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen

Kelowna firm eyes UK

May 15, 2022 / 9:00 am

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna-based company will be expanding into the United Kingdom if a proposed acquisition goes ahead. Vejii, which is a North American online marketplace for plant-based and sustainable products, earlier this month signed

Rent rises again in April

May 15, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed The average price for a one-room unit in the Central Okanagan returned to a more normal position in April. According to Castanet’s classified rental statistics, the average price of a one-bedroom unit last month

OC Shopify project praised

May 14, 2022 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The internet appears to be sticking around for a while, so Okanagan College offered a project for its business students recently that dived deep into the e-commerce world. BUAD 335 Open Learning Project brought practical

Symphony goes big time

May 14, 2022 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra has always been in the music business, but now it is officially in the music biz. The OSO on Friday released its inaugural commercial recording. It is called Canadian Soundscapes and features

2 pot shops on same corner?

May 8, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Renderings of the building into which Flora is hoping to move. City planners will recommend to Kelowna city council on Monday that it shoot down—for the second time—plans for a cannabis store in Rutland. Flora

Jobless rate takes deep dive

May 6, 2022 / 1:23 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press The unemployment rate in Central Okanagan dropped significantly last month. According to the labour numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada, the unemployment rate for Kelowna’s metropolitan area in April

Uride launches in Kelowna

May 5, 2022 / 10:34 am

Photo: Contributed Uride will start rolling in Kelowna at noon today, and it will be offering discounts to celebrate its arrival. The ride sharing company announced its B.C. launch earlier this year, and its first city is Kelowna. It will

Housing market cools a bit

May 4, 2022 / 5:48 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Inventory and interest rates are rising, which means real estate prices are starting to slow down and, in some cases, even dropping. That was the story on Wednesday when the Association of Interior Realtors released

Music to Wentworth's ears

May 2, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wentworth Music is singing a happy tune once again. The Kelowna music store, which is located on Harvey Avenue, has been named to the Top 100 Dealer Awards list for the 10th time in the last 12 years, as chosen by the


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