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Latest Articles from Trevor Nichols

Uber: 'Let us in'

Nov 23, 2017 / 4:44 pm

Photo: Contributed A senior manager with Uber Canada was in Kelowna Thursday, calling on B.C.’s government to finally let ride-sharing services into the province. At a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Michael van Hemmen said Uber

Mills lumber on with US

Nov 22, 2017 / 5:02 pm

Photo: Pixaby There will always be a market for Canadian lumber in the United States, but that doesn’t mean local producers aren’t taking at least a few of their eggs out of the star-spangled basket. A softwood lumber trade dispute

KF can't hire fast enough

Nov 21, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Kelowna's KF Aerospace is having to turn away jobs because it can’t find enough workers. KF is hiring from every corner of the country and across the world. It has even created its own college programs, and snapped up entire

Realtor rules ripple effect

Nov 20, 2017 / 12:54 pm

Photo: CTV New provincial rules will change how real estate agents in British Columbia can represent their clients – and the impact will be significant in the Okanagan. The government announced changes last week aimed

Credit unions 'Volinspired'

Nov 15, 2017 / 4:22 pm

Photo: Contributed A pair of local credit unions have bought into the Kelowna company behind the volunteer-oriented social network Volinspire. Combining elements of Facebook, LinkedIn and Fitbit, Volinspire allows users to find volunteer

No freeze for Fortis

Nov 10, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed The provincial government’s decision to freeze BC Hydro's rates in 2018 likely won’t have any effect on FortisBC customers. FortisBC spokesperson Nicole Bogdanovic says the utility has already

Least trusted contractors

Nov 9, 2017 / 3:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Moving companies and home construction companies are the least trusted contractors in B.C. Meanwhile, ceiling contractors and insulation companies top the list of the province’s most trusted. A new report

Hiring a constant struggle

Nov 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Almost half of Central Okanagan businesses say they're constantly struggling with recruitment. Of the 221 businesses who took part in the Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission’s annual

Kelowna 'cluster' draws tech

Nov 7, 2017 / 11:09 am

Photo: CBC/Dragon's Den A rapidly expanding tech company, buoyed by its recent success on CBC’s Dragon’s Den, has decided to make Kelowna its second home. Based in Vancouver, Curatio is a “social health platform”

Giving up on organic

Nov 7, 2017 / 10:45 am

Photo: Facebook Faced with ballooning prices for organic feed, an Armstrong pork farm is ditching its organic certification to avoid bumping up the cost of its products. Wild Moon Farms has been raising its Berkshire heritage pigs in a natural,
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