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BC home sales still cooling

May 17, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Home sales and their prices continue to fall back to earth in B.C. The British Columbia Real Estate Association reported an 18.9 per cent decline in sales in April when compared to the same month in 2018. It also found

Dropbike will refund riders

May 17, 2019 / 5:37 pm

Photo: Contributed Now that Dropbike is no longer operating in Kelowna, users from last summer might be wondering about how to get their money back from the bike-sharing company. “As a mission-oriented organization with the well-being

DKA discouraged yet again

May 17, 2019 / 12:50 pm

Photo: Contributed Same press release, different date. That basically sums up what the Downtown Kelowna Association had to say Friday morning, sending out another press release expressing disappointment over a decision by the city and province

Cornerstone gets extension

May 17, 2019 / 11:34 am

Photo: Wayne Moore Downtown Kelowna’s Cornerstone shelter, which some businesses have said is the bane of their existence these days, will not be closing at the end of June after all. The province and the City of Kelowna announced

Local off to Grammy Camp

May 16, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna high school student was the lone Canadian selected to participate in the 15th annual Grammy Camp in Los Angeles this summer. Hudson Bikichky, a student at Immaculata Regional High School, will join 89 American

Tonit brings riders together

May 16, 2019 / 10:56 am

Photo: Contributed Spring has arrived, which means so has motorcycle season. Tonit, therefore, is ready to welcome many more riders to its burgeoning community. The Kelowna-based company launched its app for motorcycle riders last November,

Movie biz coming to town

May 15, 2019 / 9:30 am

Photo: Contributed A major movie industry conference will be held in Kelowna early next month. ShowCanada 2019, an annual conference that brings together all sectors of the film industry from Canada and the U.S., will take place June 4-6. The

Surplus goes to flood reserve

May 14, 2019 / 3:10 pm

Photo: Bernadette Jerrard The City of Kelowna had a $9.6 million surplus last year, and it has moved $8.8 million of it to several reserve funds. City controller Jackie Dueck says the biggest chunk of change, $1.5 million, went

Builders snag nat'l awards

May 13, 2019 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Three Central Okanagan members of the Canadian Home Builders Association captured national industry awards over the weekend. The National Awards for Housing Excellence were held at the 76th annual CHBA national conference

Project died, but now alive

May 13, 2019 / 5:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna Coun. Ryan Donn broke the tie and gave Mayor Colin Basran a victory during Monday’s city council meeting. Donn’s absence from an April 23 public hearing led to a tie vote that defeated a motion to approve



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