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Y giving away downtown fun
Contributed - Nov 08, 2019 - Think Local

Kelowna is the largest city between Vancouver and Calgary, yet it still gives off that small-town vibe. And that is the exact kind of atmosphere you will find at the Kelowna Downtown YMCA. “We get so invested in our members,” health, fitness and membership coach Collin Polmear says. “On the flip side of that, they […]

Vantage named Kelowna’s best
Contributed - Nov 07, 2019 - Think Local

Vantage West Property Management looks out for both its investors and its tenants, which is why founder AJ Hazzi believes the company is now feeling the love. VW Property Management was recently named Consumer’s Choice Award’s best property management firm in Kelowna, which Hazzi didn’t even know his company was in the running for until […]

The Vaults all about you
Contributed - Nov 04, 2019 - Think Local

If you are looking for simple storage, The Vaults is likely not for you. If you are looking to create a space that is full of life, vibrancy and inspiration—along with your boat or cars or recreational vehicles, of course—then what are you waiting for? The Vaults has seven units remaining at its Kelowna location, […]

Planning a second wedding?
Contributed - Oct 28, 2019 - Think Local

When you’re on your second—or third or fourth—marriage, finances can get a little tricky. That’s why Prospera Credit Union Family Banking Relationship Manager Adelia O’Toole likes to make a list and check it twice when she sits down with a new couple. There are so many aspects to think about when it comes to marriage […]

KIN KITs full of heart
Contributed - Oct 22, 2019 - Think Local

Zara Kinash was driving down South Main Street in Penticton recently when she saw a woman her age sleeping on a bed of small jagged rocks on the side of the road. Cars zoomed past the woman as if she weren’t even there, and Zara might have done the same—she had her toddler with her and a trunk full of […]

One-stop business shop
Contributed - Oct 21, 2019 - Think Local

If you need anything that is associated with running a business, you can bet S&J Management Ltd. has the resources that you need. Payroll? Check. Bookkeeping? Check. Tax work? Check. Legal advice? Check. Insurance? Check. The list goes on and on. S&J Management has what you need when you need it, and it is set […]

Big value at Big White
Contributed - Oct 18, 2019 - Think Local

Big White Ski Resort was recently ranked in the top 15 of value destination ski resorts in North America. “Big White has always been great value when you look at the ski-in, ski-out convenience, the size of resort and amenities combined with the second largest lift system in Canada,” Big White senior vice-president Michael J. […]

Craft beer rules in Penticton
Contributed - Oct 18, 2019 - Think Local

 Penticton was making craft beer well before it was cool to drink craft beer. It was 1995 when Tin Whistle opened its doors, and the taps have not turned off since. There are soon going to be seven craft breweries in the South Okanagan city, which next year will celebrate the 25th annual Okanagan […]

Ballantyne blazes trail
Contributed - Oct 15, 2019 - Think Local

*This article is intended for those 19 years of age and older. Sarah Ballantyne spent 15 years working for Alberta Health Services, which meant she had it made in the shade when it came to job security. So what did she do? She decided to jump into the abyss with both feet into the unknown, […]

The Army is always there
Contributed - Oct 09, 2019 - Think Local

When people think of The Salvation Army, many think about Thrift Stores, the ringing of bells at a Christmas Kettle and helping those in need. While those are large components of what The Salvation Army does here in Kelowna, there is a whole lot more as well. The Salvation Army has been a part of […]