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Ottawa adds some Flair

Jun 11, 2021 / 11:23 am

Photo: Contributed Flair Airlines began flying out of Ottawa on Friday and will soon be offering flights to eight Canadian cities, including Kelowna. The airline, which was incorporated in Kelowna but is now based out of Edmonton, announced

Hotel group wants action

Jun 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed The BC Hotel Association is pleading with its stakeholders to write letters to their MPs in an effort to get international tourists back into the province as soon as possible. The federal government announced this week

Chamber welcomes O'Toole

Jun 10, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Canada’s official Opposition leader is coming to Kelowna—sort of. Erin O’Toole will be the guest speaker at a virtual Kelowna Chamber of Commerce event on Friday, June 25, at noon. The Conservative

TV star ready to talk trades

Jun 9, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Anyone interested in getting into the trades through Okanagan College will be able to grill a reality TV star about how she made her way into the industry. Cassidy McEown has been learning her trade, collision repair and

Time to enjoy Phantom food

Jun 9, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The winery at Phantom Creek Estates has been open in Oliver for a year, and now its restaurant is ready to do the same. The Restaurant at Phantom Creek Estates will start serving patrons this Saturday, June 12. “The

Seniors home wants to grow

Jun 7, 2021 / 2:04 pm

Photo: Contributed Plans have been submitted to the City of Kelowna to expand Mission Creek Landing senior care home. Kaigo Senior Living wants to turn the Hall Road location into a three-storey facility that would be constructed over three

Local business picks Regina

Jun 7, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Brett Jordan, Unsplash A Kelowna company that deals in non-wood pulp has chosen to build its first mill, a $350-million facility, in Regina. Red Leaf Pulp has secured land on the west side of the Saskatchewan capital and will start

O'Rourke winemaker passes

Jun 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Mark Yuen The Okanagan wine community mourning the loss of Lake Country winemaker Adrian Baker. Baker passed away on Monday at the age of 50 after a battle with ALS. He had been a part of O’Rourke Peak Cellars in Lake Country

Kelowna job front stagnant

Jun 4, 2021 / 10:52 am

Photo: The Canadian Press The unemployment rate in the Kelowna metropolitan area increased slightly in May, which was on par with the national average. Statistics Canada reported Friday that the national economy lost 68,000 last month due

Benchmark price hits $900K

Jun 3, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The Central Okanagan housing market, which had been running red hot at record levels for the last few months, has finally taken a bit of a breather. Prices, however, are still stuck in the stratosphere. Data from May,


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