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Latest Articles from Kirk Penton

Calling all seasonal workers

Feb 21, 2020 / 9:46 am

Photo: Nic Collar Film Eldorado Resort is going to need more than 200 seasonal workers this summer, and it will be holding two career fairs over the next two weeks in an effort to fill those positions. The resort, which consists of Hotel

Economy looking good

Feb 20, 2020 / 12:14 pm

Photo: Contributed Most indictors show the Central Okanagan’s economy continues to purr. The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission released its annual Economic Indicators Report on Wednesday, and all but two of the nine

No favours for BC business

Feb 19, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton BDO's Quinton Pullen, right, shakes hands with breakfast attendee on Wednesday morning. A Kelowna tax expert believes the provincial government could be driving business out of B.C. with the budget it released on Tuesday. Quinton

Big Boeing coming to YLW

Feb 19, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The largest aircraft to ever operate out of Kelowna International Airport is coming this summer. Air Canada will use a Boeing 767-300ER for its daily, non-stop flights between Kelowna and Toronto between July 1 and Sept.

Status quo for Kelowna rent

Feb 18, 2020 / 11:54 am

Photo: Contributed Victoria’s rent got a lot more expensive this month, but Kelowna’s remained right where it is. The median price for a one-bedroom apartment in Kelowna remained steady in February at $1,350, according to PadMapper’s

Apple growers need big help

Feb 17, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The apple growers of the Okanagan know what’s wrong. Now they just need to find a way to fix it. You name it, and it has gone wrong for the region’s orchardists in the last couple of years. The quality of

McWatters legacy carries on

Feb 14, 2020 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed A new scholarship has been created in the name of Harry McWatters, and those behind it are hoping others will help contribute to the fund. McWatters was an icon on the Okanagan wine scene, and his passing last year left

Won't let debt ruin romance

Feb 10, 2020 / 4:10 pm

Photo: Thinkstock Many of those who are deep in debt will still find a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. That’s what Credit Canada found in its 2020 Dysfunctional Debt Survey that was released on Monday. Angus Reid conducted

Hyper Hippo hits milestone

Feb 10, 2020 / 2:38 pm

Photo: Contributed An Okanagan tech company is celebrating a major milestone this month. Hyper Hippo Games, which is based in downtown Kelowna, created the AdVenture Capitalist mobile idle game in February 2015, and it is still proving to

Big plans for Smith Creek

Feb 7, 2020 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Plans for a massive neighbourhood in West Kelowna will hit city council desks on Tuesday. The proposed development, which is northwest of the Smith Creek residential neighbourhood, could feature as many as 683 single-family
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