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Latest Articles from Kirk Penton

Median price hits $1 million

Oct 18, 2021 / 3:05 pm

Photo: Contributed There are a few ways to take the temperature of a housing market. And one of those calculations has determined that your median, single-family home in Kelowna now costs more than $1 million. The Royal LePage House Price

Kelowna firm fined again

Oct 18, 2021 / 11:50 am

Photo: M. B. M., Unsplash The British Columbia Securities Commission has ordered a Kelowna portfolio manager to pay a fine for the second time in less than a decade. Kilburn Ogilvie Waymann Investment Management Ltd. has paid $55,700 to

Lumby Pharmacy sold

Oct 15, 2021 / 11:32 am

Photo: Contributed Lumby's IDA Pharmacy is under new ownership after nearly 30 years with the same owner. Kyle Brewer has purchased the business from Judy Phillips, who had owned it for the last 27 years. Brewer is a 10-year veteran

Patio dining rules in valley

Oct 12, 2021 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Predator Ridge is a great place to eat outdoors. The Okanagan has about 1% of Canada’s population, but it is home to 10% of the country’s best restaurants for outdoor dining. A whopping 10 Okanagan restaurants

Kelowna job numbers solid

Oct 8, 2021 / 12:13 pm

Photo: Colin Dacre The unemployment rate in Kelowna’s metropolitan area dropped three-tenths of a percentage point in September, checking in with its lowest mark since March. Kelowna’s unemployment rate fell from 5.7% in August

Bumper crop for SpeakEasy

Oct 7, 2021 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Harvest season is well underway at SpeakEasy Cannabis Club in Rock Creek, and the company is expecting another record-breaking haul after a successful 2020 campaign. The scorching, record-breaking temperatures in the B.C.

House prices fall hard

Oct 5, 2021 / 3:01 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press For the first time in 13 months, the benchmark price of a single-family home in the Central Okanagan has dropped. It didn’t just drop, though. It plummeted. According to statistics released Tuesday by the

8 storeys planned in Rutland

Oct 4, 2021 / 5:35 pm

Photo: City of Kelowna A Calgary company has submitted plans to the City of Kelowna to build an eight-storey mixed-use building on Rutland Road North. Arlington Group is asking to build Central, which would consist of commercial space at

Downtown gets scarier!

Oct 4, 2021 / 1:18 pm

Photo: Kirk Penton Halloween Alley has set up shop in a different part of Kelowna this year, and so far the new location has been scary good. The Canadian-based Halloween costume and accessories company has put its Kelowna location in the

Rent reaches new heights

Oct 1, 2021 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed School was back in session last month, which might explain why Central Okanagan rental prices in September reached heights never seen before. According to the rental statistics from Castanet’s classifieds section,
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