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Latest Articles from Kirk Penton

Ebus adds downtown stop

Nov 25, 2020 / 12:18 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton Ebus will be opening a new stop in downtown Kelowna next week. The new location will begin operating on Tuesday at 516 Lawrence Ave. and will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. “We’re excited to offer this

Big honour for Douglas

Nov 19, 2020 / 3:55 pm

Photo: Contributed Laurel Douglas has been named Kelowna’s business leader of the year. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce names the award winner each year in advance of its Business Excellence Awards, which will be held virtually next

Lolo loco for local business

Nov 18, 2020 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A local marketing agency is continuing its annual holiday gift certificate Trade-A-Thon for Kelowna businesses, and never has it been more important than this year. Lolo Loves Local is the brains behind the eighth annual

Rent prices remain high

Nov 16, 2020 / 1:15 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna’s median rent price for one-bedroom unit went down in November, dropping it from fifth to sixth among most expensive Canadian cities in which to rent. The median cost of a one-bedroom unit fell 3.3% to $1,450.

Freedom's Door set to build

Nov 16, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Google Maps Freedom’s Door is asking the City of Kelowna for permission to build affordable rental units in the Glenmore neighbourhood. Freedom’s Door, which is a non-profit addiction recovery program for men, is asking

Housing market still red hot

Nov 4, 2020 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed The region’s home sales last month were down from September, but they were still greater than October 2019 by a whopping 70%. Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board released its October numbers on Tuesday, and they

New Capri project planned

Nov 3, 2020 / 10:39 am

Photo: Contributed There are plans in the works for more housing in the Capri-Landmark area of Kelowna. Great A&A Properties has submitted plans to the City of Kelowna for a 28-unit, five-storey condominium building at 1230 and 1240

Freddy's reopens after renos

Oct 30, 2020 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Freddy’s Brew Pub is back in action after some major renovations. Kelowna’s longest standing brewery used the COVID-19 pandemic to strip everything down to the studs and rebuild from scratch. It added booth

T. Kettle coming to Kelowna

Oct 30, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The David’s Tea location in Orchard Park Shopping Centre won’t be empty for long. The Montreal-based chain announced this summer that it was closing 166 stores across Canada, including the one in Kelowna’s

College finds new president

Oct 22, 2020 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Dr. Neil Fassina is the new Okanagan College president. Okanagan College has found its new president. Dr. Neil Fassina will take over for Jim Hamilton, who is retiring in the spring after 17 years at the helm. Dr. Fassina
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