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Latest Articles from Trevor Nichols

Tough times across region

May 24, 2017 / 5:23 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Thousands of jobs disappeared, more people were unemployed, there was less capital investment and dozens of businesses went bankrupt in the Thompson-Okanagan in 2016. The deluge of bleak news overshadowed bright

Naborly and Equifax partner

May 24, 2017 / 5:13 pm

Photo: Facebook Kelowna’s Dylan Lenz started Naborly after an experience with a bad tenant cost him thousands of dollars A Kelowna entrepreneur’s startup announced a major partnership with Equifax Canada today that will see it

'Get flooded with deals'

May 24, 2017 / 3:01 pm

Photo: Contributed In the midst of near-record lake levels and intensive flood preparation in the Okanagan, a Kelowna optometrist has raised some eyebrows with a unique advertisement. A roadside sign for Mission Creek Optometry caught the

Kelowna ready for visitors

May 19, 2017 / 5:00 am

Local residents may be on high alert as Okanagan Lake continues to rise, but Chris Shauf says Kelowna will be “open for business” over the long weekend. Tourism Kelowna’s director of marketing says the May long weekend is one

New agri innovation centre?

May 17, 2017 / 5:27 pm

Photo: Getty Images Preliminary plans are in the works to develop an agricultural innovation centre in the Okanagan. The centre would act as an accelerator of sorts, providing mentorship and expertise for entrepreneurs in the agriculture

Heritage going commercial

May 16, 2017 / 7:10 pm

Photo: Contributed A pair of dilapidated heritage buildings, including what is believed to be Kelowna’s first “house of ill repute,” could be getting a new life – as retail space. Worman Resources Inc. showed

Mayor defends flood alert

May 16, 2017 / 5:00 am

Photo: Contributed Mayor Colin Basran responded to criticism Monday that he caused unnecessary alarm by releasing a video warning Kelowna residents of potential dangers from what many believed would be once in a century flooding. May 10,

Ajax decision looms

May 15, 2017 / 7:19 pm

Photo: Contributed An environmental assessment of the copper and gold mine KGHM International hopes to build in Kamloops will be finished by September, and a final decision from the federal government will come later in the fall. The British

Independent stations sold

May 11, 2017 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Three Kamloops radio stations are expected to change hands in the near future, as radio broadcasting giant Newcap Radio makes a move into Kamloops. Until the deal, Radio NL, Country 103, and 97.5 The River were independently

Farming on the decline?

May 11, 2017 / 6:30 pm

Photo: Darren Handschuh There’s fewer farms in the Okanagan, fewer farmers, less acreage of farmland, and farmers are getting older. New data from Statistics Canada appears to paint a fairly bleak picture of the local agriculture industry