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Law firm gives to BC Cancer

Mar 20, 2023 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Pushor Mitchell has donated $25,000 to the BC Cancer Foundation to fund a chemotherapy chair in Kelowna. The Kelowna-based law firm donated the money to aid in the cancer foundation’s $6.1 million campaign to create

Murals part of Rutland plans

Mar 16, 2023 / 12:54 pm

Photo: Contributed Alberta’s Lakeview Homes has submitted a development permit application for a five-storey apartment on Robson Road in Rutland. The project, which would consist of 106 rental units, was first proposed in September

Farmland value still soaring

Mar 14, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed The average value of an Okanagan acre of farmland has increased by nearly $10,000 in the last two years alone and remains one of the country’s most expensive regions for those looking to grow crops. Farm Credit Canada

Red Bird eyes bigger events

Mar 13, 2023 / 4:17 pm

Photo: Red Bird Brewing Red Bird Brewing wants to soar even higher with more capacity and longer hours during big events that it hosts at its Richter Street location. The Kelowna brew pub has applied to the city for a permanent special event

Jobless rate at four-year low

Mar 10, 2023 / 2:26 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press Metro Kelowna’s unemployment rate in February hit its lowest mark in four years. According to Statistics Canada’s labour force survey released Friday, the region’s 3.5% jobless rate is the fourth

Industrial land for sale

Mar 7, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed The building at 1505 Hardy Ave. in Kelowna. A top-quality piece of Kelowna industrial real estate is for sale as part of a larger portfolio throughout the province. There are five properties in all for sale by MCL Real

Market returning to normal

Mar 7, 2023 / 3:55 pm

Photo: The Canadian Press The local real estate market is showing signs of normalcy after more than a year of ups and downs. There were 831 sales in February, according to Association of Interior Realtors data released Tuesday. That is up

New chef at Naramata Inn

Feb 27, 2023 / 11:37 am

Photo: Contributed A Naramata chef is proving you can go home again. Jacob Deacon-Evans, who started his culinary career in his hometown at the age of 16, has been named head chef at the prestigious Naramata Inn by Columbia Hospitality. “Naramata

Central Interior's best builds

Feb 20, 2023 / 8:00 pm

Photo: Contributed New Dawn Developments and A&T Project Developments were the big winners last weekend when the Central Interior chapter of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association honoured its best and brightest. The organization

Busy month for COEDC

Feb 20, 2023 / 3:24 pm

Photo: Contributed (L to R): Gavin Benson, James Calissi and Kray Mitchell. Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has been busy lately. Whether it was welcoming new members of its advisory council, firing up its new website


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