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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

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

Sticky's shuts down

Jun 1, 2018 / 6:59 pm

Photo: Contributed A well-known Kelowna sweet shop has shut its doors for good. Until Thursday, Sticky’s Candy sold a selection of hard-to-find and imported candy from a small storefront in the Dilworth Shopping Centre. Part of

Locals on Canadian shortlist

May 29, 2018 / 5:12 pm

Photo: Farm Bound Organics A trio of Okanagan businesses are among a prestigious group named to the shortlist for a significant Canadian business prize. The FedEx Small Business Grant Program will see more than $100,000 worth of

Airbnb hosts made millions

May 25, 2018 / 8:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Airbnb hosts in the Okanagan made a combined $16.7 million in 2017 as they served nearly 126,000 visitors. And while many of those visitors hailed from around the world, a new report from the short-term rental giant shows most

Towers lure BC buyers

May 25, 2018 / 4:31 pm

A major Kelowna development hit another milestone Friday when it officially started selling its second tower. Units in One Water Street’s West Tower went on sale and, with the East Tower essentially sold out, early bird buyers were keen



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