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Fat bike biz booming

Jul 13, 2018 / 5:45 pm

Photo: Contributed Kalyn Webster quickly learned what it’s like to be a 22-year-old entrepreneur. “It’s pretty amazing,” Webster said. “The last year has been pretty epic for me. When I first got into it, I

New brewery opens today

Jul 11, 2018 / 11:44 am

Photo: Kirk Penton Vice and Virtue Brewing Company opens its doors to the public this afternoon. The new Kelowna business, which opens at 3 p.m. on Richter Street, had its genesis in Matt Jewell’s garage. “The first thing

Kelowna market still hot

Jul 10, 2018 / 3:04 pm

Photo: Getty Images The average price of a Kelowna home continued to rise in the second quarter of 2018, checking in at $623,706. That figure was part of the Royal LePage House Price Survey and Market Survey Forecast released on Tuesday

Gopal earns task force nod

Jul 10, 2018 / 12:02 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna’s Raghwa Gopal has been named to a new B.C. government task force. Gopal, CEO of tech hub Accelerate Okanagan, is one of 14 members of the Emerging Economy Task Force, whose goal is to ensure B.C. will

BC Tree Fruits ciders big hit

Jul 9, 2018 / 8:41 pm

Photo: Contributed The farmers of BC Tree Fruits Co-operative have been growing fruit in the Okanagan for more than 100 years, so it only makes sense that when they took that knowledge into the cider business, the result was special. What

Downtown on the rise

Jul 5, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Get ready to see plenty of activity this summer at the One Water Street development in downtown Kelowna. Pile driving for the West Tower will start on Monday and continue until September. East Tower piling work began in

Boating can be this easy

Jul 5, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Want to go boating but don’t have $150,000 lying around, not to mention the extra thousands required annually when you own a craft? Mission Group Enterprises just might have the solution. Representatives from

Valley gas prices soar

Jul 4, 2018 / 7:29 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton More pain at the pumps for Kelowna drivers, Wednesday, as gas prices jumped to 147.9 cents per litre for regular unleaded fuel. Some stations instituted the jump of nearly 10 cents on Tuesday night. A handful was still

Arctic ApBitz a hit

Jun 30, 2018 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Arctic ApBitz has been a smashing success for Okanagan Specialty Fruits. The Summerland company, which several years ago developed non-browning apples, has been selling the dried apple snack on Amazon.com since

Harley prices set to rocket

Jun 27, 2018 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Austin Neill, Unsplash It’s motorcycle season in the Okanagan – and that always means the rumble of Harley-Davidsons. “Everybody from Alberta wants to go ride in B.C., because the roads are so fantastic and the weather’s



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