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Latest Articles from Kirk Penton

Kelowna rent prices jump

Nov 15, 2018 / 6:15 pm

Photo: Contributed So much for more affordable housing. The average rent price in Kelowna shot up in October, increasing nearly six per cent for a one-bedroom apartment. The average price of a two-bedroom unit, meanwhile, jumped 3.2 per

Supercluster has big vision

Nov 14, 2018 / 4:23 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton The goal of the recently created B.C. Digital Technology Supercluster is to make Canada a leader instead of a follower. “We have become consumers of other countries’ technologies,” CEO Sue Paish said

Battling sexism in trades

Nov 13, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Kirk Penton Darian Dallmann was giving a speech to trades students last week when she mentioned how wives and girlfriends of her co-workers weren’t happy she was working with their men. Did she know that for a fact? “I wouldn’t

Economist pushes tech drive

Nov 9, 2018 / 9:00 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton The Business Development Bank of Canada’s chief economist says it’s crucial for Okanagan businesses to invest in technology. Before they do that, however, they must come up with a calculated plan of attack. Pierre

More cannabis from merger

Nov 6, 2018 / 3:52 pm

Photo: Contributed A Kelowna cannabis company recently entered into an agreement with a B.C. development firm that will result in a large production facility for the production of high-grade marijuana. GTEC Holdings has teamed up with F-20

Jaguar opens new dealership

Nov 2, 2018 / 8:30 pm

Kirk Penton Kelowna’s Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo dealership has made the quick trip up Highway 97 to a sharp new home. The sparkling dealership held its soft opening Thursday night at its new location, located at 839 Finns Rd., in the

Home prices on wild ride

Nov 2, 2018 / 2:13 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press The median price of a single-family dwelling in the Central Okanagan continued its wild roller-coaster ride in October. The figure has been rising and falling violently over the last four months, hitting a 2018

USMCA bad for consumers

Nov 1, 2018 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed A Fraser Institute study says the new North American free trade agreement missed an opportunity to create freer trade across the continent. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement leaves intact protections in many sectors,

Final ride out of Kelowna

Nov 1, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Kirk Penton Norm Fix came to Kelowna’s Greyhound depot Wednesday night to see the the last bus leave the station. “I’m very excited to be here for the last bus, because I was here for the first bus,” Fix said. “My

Greyhound says goodbye

Oct 31, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Kelowna’s Greyhound station on Leckie Road was basically a ghost town on Wednesday afternoon. A technician was dismantling the lockers, another was sweeping up, and Rick Peterson, the regional safety manager for



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