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Doctor access never easier
Contributed - 12:01 am - Think Local

Did you know: • Two in three Canadians find it difficult to access medical care after hours without going to the ER? • One in seven Canadians do not have a family doctor? • One in five Canadians waited more than seven days the last time they needed medical attention? TELUS Health is committed to […]

Second opinion can pay off
Contributed - Apr 16, 2021 - Think Local

When you’re facing a serious medical situation, it’s normal to seek out a second opinion. Assuming you have the time, energy and opportunity, why wouldn’t you? Investments should be treated the same way. Getting a qualified financial advisor to take a second look at your investments is something everyone should do on a semi-regular basis, […]

Every stroke moment matters
Contributed - Apr 15, 2021 - Think Local

 It was a warm, summer night last August when Dave Opperman began to feel ill. He thought maybe he had food-poisoning. But after three days of worsening symptoms—fever, sweats, aches and extreme tiredness—Dave and his wife, Haley, began to suspect more was going on.  Two days later, he was rushed to East Kootenay Hospital in their […]

It’s patio season at Eldorado
Contributed - Apr 14, 2021 - Think Local

The warmer temperatures are finally coming this weekend. Could there be a better way to celebrate than sitting on the Okanagan’s best patios at Kelowna’s Eldorado Resort? We don’t think so. Eldorado Resort’s lakeside patios are now open for the year, and the resort’s covered open-air areas, like the Innkeeper’s Den, are also allowed to […]

Advance care plan crucial
Contributed - Apr 13, 2021 - Think Local

It’s a topic not many people like to talk about, but it is one that could save your family from pain and anguish should something unfortunate happen to you. The subject is advance care planning, and Central Okanagan Hospice Association is offering the chance for you to make critical decisions now that will help you […]

Making a splash for 20+ years
Contributed - Apr 12, 2021 - Think Local

Remember the days as a child when you discovered the automatic garage door opener? The thrill of opening and closing the garage never ceased—that is, until you got in trouble. Take that thrill and put it into a pool cover. With the press of a button, your pool cover automatically rolls back, revealing a summer […]

Gymnastics, parkour lift kids
Contributed - Apr 08, 2021 - Think Local

With the devastation and shutdown of many youth sports programs over this past year, one Okanagan gym has not only survived but is firmly committed to making an impact on kids’ physical health and emotional development. Kelowna Gymnastix and West Kelowna Gymnastix, and its parkour/ninja warrior training facility, Ambition Parkour, are dedicated to making a […]

Life great in The Lookout
Contributed - Apr 07, 2021 - Think Local

The breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake and the mountains beyond. The vast amount of green space right outside your back door. The feeling of community. Add it all up, and the Village of Kettle Valley has everything anyone would ever want when living in Kelowna. The Village of Kettle Valley is getting closer to being […]

Canada eyes Kelowna living
Contributed - Apr 01, 2021 - Think Local

According to recent results released by Statistics Canada, Kelowna is the fastest growing city in British Columbia and is on the rise as one of Canada’s most sought-after cities, a trend reflected in the booming Central Okanagan real estate market. Year-round outdoor recreation on the lake, surrounding golf courses, bike trails, world class wineries, and […]

Get moving to Savoy soon
Contributed - Mar 31, 2021 - Think Local

If you know you need that one piece of equipment to get your yard ready for another summer, you would be wise not to wait. The COVID-19 pandemic has created supplier shortages across the board for many items—outdoor power equipment among them. That is why it would be prudent to act quickly, because the 20-degree […]