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Idling thanks to tariffs

Jun 20, 2018 / 11:03 am

Photo: Contributed Brock Elliott, the president of Kelowna boat manufacturer Campion Boats, has had to put entire parts of his business on pause. Things in his industry became complicated last month when the United States extended tariffs

Butchers of Shambhala

Jun 19, 2018 / 8:50 am

Photo: Contributed Head to one of this summer’s career fairs, and you’ll see the usual mix of mostly tourism, agriculture, and retail industries clamouring for new workers. However, another organization is popping up this year

Spec tax costing jobs?

Jun 14, 2018 / 11:35 am

Photo: File Photo West Kelowna’s business and development communities say they’re already feeling the effect of the provincial government’s proposed “speculation tax.” At a Greater Westside Board of Trade public

$100M for Capri revamp

Jun 12, 2018 / 10:09 am

Photo: City of Kelowna It’s going to cost Kelowna taxpayers about $32 million over the next 20 years, but mayor Colin Basran says it’s the “right thing to do.” The mayor and Kelowna council threw their support yesterday

Casino requests mediation

Jun 11, 2018 / 9:25 am

Photo: Trevor Nichols The director of public relations for Gateway Casinos Entertainment Limited says the company is “disappointed” its unionized employees in the Okanagan voted in favour of strike action last week. The British

Casino strike vote

Jun 8, 2018 / 4:21 pm

Photo: Trevor Nichols Workers at four of the Okanagan’s largest casinos could hit the picket lines by Monday. They work for Gateway Casinos Entertainment Ltd., which operates Playtime Casino in Kelowna, Lake City Casino in Vernon,

Major downtown land sale

Jun 8, 2018 / 2:32 pm

Photo: Google Maps A pair of high-profile properties in downtown Kelowna have sold, and the Vancouver development company that shelled out for them has its eyes on a highrise. The properties sit on either side of Leon Avenue, at 1660 and

Bowling, brews at BNA

Jun 7, 2018 / 4:46 pm

Photo: Contributed BNA Brewing officially open its much-anticipated bowling alley this week. The 8,000-square-foot expansion has seen BNA take over the former home of Flashbacks nightclub, which closed next door in 2016. Six

Valley shrugs off spec tax

Jun 6, 2018 / 5:05 pm

Photo: Contributed The B.C. government’s proposed “speculation tax” already appears to be having an effect on housing prices. But the Okanagan is bucking that trend, new stats reveal. Royal LePage’s newly released Recreational

From SunRype to cannabis

Jun 5, 2018 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Chris Williams, Stefan Sarachie, Norton Singhavon, and David Lynn of GTEC Holdings A pair of professionals who both held high-level positions at Okanagan business institution SunRype insist there’s no conspiracy


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