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Laughs coming to Interior

Sep 19, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Rick Mercer calls him the funniest man in Canada, and now those in the Thompson Okanagan region will get a chance to find that out for themselves. Derek Edwards is bringing his In Praise of the Ostrich show to Kamloops

Learn more about insurance

Sep 18, 2023 / 8:00 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press A U.S.-based adjusting firm new to the Okanagan will be holding a pair of community workshops in Kelowna for anyone who wants to learn a little more about the insurance claim process. Greenspan Adjusters International,

Lake Life Lottery returns

Sep 18, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed YMCA of Southern Interior BC president and CEO Allyson Graf, left, and KGH Foundation CEO Allison Young announce the second year of the Lake Life Lottery partnership. The Interior’s only dream home lottery is back

Ski tracking app to debut

Sep 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed New technology that will help parents keep track of their children while they’re skiing and snowboarding is set to launch this year. SkiKrumb is a GPS-enabled device that tracks the locations of youth and children

VegFest makes its return

Sep 18, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed The Okanagan’s biggest plant-based festival will take place later this month in West Kelowna. The third annual VegFest Kelowna is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Westbank Lions Community

CAC head up for big honour

Sep 17, 2023 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Child Advocacy Centre’s executive director is a finalist for a prestigious national business award. Ginny Becker, who leads the Kelowna centre that helps children impacted by child abuse and neglect, is up for the

Take control of your money

Sep 17, 2023 / 5:00 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press It’s time to get your finances in order, and Launch Okanagan has just the program to help you do that. The non-profit is once again presenting Dollars and Sense, a free, eight-week money management program

Local crafts fill market

Sep 17, 2023 / 10:50 am

Photo: Contributed More than 80 vendors are offering a wide range of locally handmade products at Craft Culture Sunday, during the September market in downtown Kelowna. The craft and artisan market is running Sunday until 4 p.m. at the Rotary

It's time to talk housing

Sep 11, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Some of the Okanagan’s most informed minds will gather later this month to discuss the region’s affordable housing situation. Kelowna Chamber of Commerce will host Accelerating Housing in the Okanagan:

Rentals near UBCO planned

Sep 10, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna development company has plans to build two rental buildings close to UBC Okanagan, but it will need the City of Kelowna to approve several changes before that can happen. Ridge North America has submitted four



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