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Brooker hired to grow Flowr

Apr 16, 2021 / 12:07 pm

Photo: Contributed Darryl Brooker is moving from wine to weed. The Mission Hill Family Estate president has quit to become the chief executive officer of Flowr, the publicly traded cannabis company whose operations are based in Kelowna. Brooker

Tourism kiosk opens at mall

Apr 15, 2021 / 7:30 pm

Photo: Contributed Tourism Kelowna has opened a satellite visitor booth at Orchard Park Shopping Centre. The spot is located at the guest services kiosk near the main north entrance, giving it a prime location that is highly visible. “The

FreshGrade has new owners

Apr 13, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook Lane Merrifield Kelowna’s FreshGrade has been sold to the California company behind the world’s largest network of Montessori schools. Higher Ground Education acquired the digital portfolio and assessment platform

Food, music spot supported

Apr 12, 2021 / 5:24 pm

Photo: Contributed The design of Revelry Food + Music Hub has undergone a few adjustments since hitting City of Kelowna planning desks last summer, and now it is ready for the next step. The proposed food and music venue, which would be

Task force tackling poverty

Apr 11, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed A Central Okanagan poverty reduction task force is getting ready to hear your opinion on the issue. The United Way Southern Interior BC and Regional District of Central Okanagan are spearheading a group that is tackling

Hemp City seeks pot licence

Apr 10, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook A Kelowna hemp shop owner is asking the city to disregard its 500-metre rule for pot shops so that his business can become a licensed and regulated retail cannabis store. Hemp City owner Lee Schurian submitted a proposal

Kelowna job market strong

Apr 9, 2021 / 10:14 am

Photo: Contributed The Central Okanagan’s unemployment rate fell in March, making it the second lowest mark in the nation among metropolitan areas. The group of people without work last month in Kelowna and West Kelowna was 5%, which

March home prices explode

Apr 6, 2021 / 5:19 pm

Photo: Contributed Single-family home prices in Central and North Okanagan absolutely exploded in March. According to figures released Tuesday by the Association of Interior Realtors, the benchmark price for a single-family dwelling in Central

Given grant money to grow

Apr 3, 2021 / 4:00 am

Photo: Google Maps A Kelowna agricultural company has received a $150,000 grant from the province to conduct a three-year research project. AgriForest Bio-Technologies Ltd. received the grant through the B.C. government’s AgriTech

Pot workers fulfil union goal

Mar 31, 2021 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Contributed It was a bumpy road, but a Peachland-area cannabis growing operation and extraction facility has become the first in Canada to unionize. United Food and Commercial Workers 1518 announced Wednesday that workers at Potanicals


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