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Housing forecast not dire

Mar 21, 2019 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton The way things have been going in the Kelowna housing market lately, the former Central Okanagan head of the Canadian Home Builders' Association figured it would be all doom and gloom when an economist delivered the forecast

Trade window opens slightly

Mar 20, 2019 / 2:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Tuesday’s federal budget didn’t get the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce fired up one way or another. “Nothing to get overly upset about,” executive director Dan Rogers said Wednesday. “Nothing

Ideas ready to come to life

Mar 20, 2019 / 8:36 am

Photo: Contributed Skill Garden is a prime example of what can come out of Okanagan Startup Weekend. The idea for the platform, which matches novices looking to learn new skills with mentors who want to teach, was one of the winners of the

Comedy night for DIPG

Mar 19, 2019 / 8:00 pm

 Contributed An aggressive and untreatable form of cancer took Kelowna's Sevanah Simmons when she was just six years old, so a local real estate company is trying to do what it can to help stop the deadly disease from claiming other children. DIPG,

Swoop to Vegas from YLW

Mar 19, 2019 / 9:32 am

Photo: Contributed New discount airline Swoop will soon be flying direct to Las Vegas from Kelowna. Swoop, which is WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier, will start offering direct flights from Kelowna International Airport to McCarran

Ella crane will close Ellis

Mar 18, 2019 / 5:35 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton The Ella highrise project will force a block of Ellis Street in downtown Kelowna to be closed for two days this week. The crane that is currently aiding in the construction of the 20-storey, mixed-use building needs to

Project not so boring

Mar 15, 2019 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Watermark Developments is ready to give it another go. Kelowna city council in January told the development company to come back with a "more exciting" look for its planned 154-unit row-housing project, named

Ground breaks on Bernard

Mar 13, 2019 / 5:43 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton A year and a half after Mission Group bought the former Bargain Centre and an adjacent parking lot on Bernard Avenue and St. Paul Street in downtown Kelowna, the developer has finally broken ground on its project for the

UBCO adds housing for 500

Mar 13, 2019 / 3:12 pm

Photo: Contributed UBC Okanagan is set to build two new student residences that will house nearly 500 students. The university expects to surpass the 10,000 student mark this September, and it currently has space for only 1,680 students

MAX 8s still in air at YLW

Mar 12, 2019 / 9:40 pm

Photo: Contributed UPDATE: 9:40 p.m. Sunwing Airlines is temporarily grounding its four Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the wake of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed all 157 people on board. The Canadian low-cost airline says in a statement



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