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Comms world goes Bananas

Mar 5, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Kelowna’s Bananatag has merged with a German company to create the world’s largest internal communication software company. Bananatag, which was incorporated in 2011 and received plenty of guidance from Accelerate

Rent rises in February

Mar 3, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The price of rent for one- and two-bedroom apartments both took a jump last month in the Central Okanagan, although one was more significant than the other. According to rental statistics from Castanet’s classified

Vacation homes sales hot

Mar 3, 2021 / 5:02 pm

Photo: MLS The real estate board that represents the Okanagan says the COVID-19 pandemic has created even more demand for out-of-province buyers seeking vacation homes in the region. The Association of Interior Realtors released its February

Where is downtown going?

Feb 28, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed One of the driving forces who made Vancouver into one of the world’s most livable cities says Kelowna should focus on attracting families to move downtown and into the towers that are popping up all over the core. Larry

Angel Summit finalists set

Feb 24, 2021 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A scene from the 2020 OKGN Angel Summit The finalists have been determined for Accelerate Okanagan’s third annual OKGN Angel Summit. The six startups will present their case virtually at the finale on March 18,

Deal for Kelowna pot store

Feb 24, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Wayne Moore A cannabis shop in downtown Kelowna has been sold before it even opens. Grasshopper Cannabis, which fought last year to set up shop at 1650 Pandosy St., has sold its licence to Vancouver’s Kiaro Holdings for $695,000.

Strides to end homelessness

Feb 23, 2021 / 1:53 pm

Photo: Nicholas Johansen Kelowna’s Gospel Mission is hoping to raise $50,000 on Saturday when it conducts its 10th annual Strides to End Homelessness event. The Mission is inviting the community to do a two- or five-kilometre walk

Region's economy coping

Feb 22, 2021 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Krista Mallory will start breathing easier once the passengers start flowing through Kelowna International Airport. Mallory is the manager of the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission, which on Monday released

Gyro project back yet again

Feb 22, 2021 / 5:40 pm

Photo: Contributed Will the third time be the charm? The corner of Richter Street and Lakeshore Road might finally be getting developed if the City of Kelowna likes what it sees from documents submitted over the weekend. Meiklejon Architects

Home prices still soaring

Feb 19, 2021 / 11:00 am

Photo: Contributed It has been well documented that the COVID-19 pandemic has done nothing to slow down the Okanagan housing market. In fact, it seems to have accelerated somewhat since the virus started gripping the world 11 months ago. Now


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