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New ownership for CONNECT
Contributed - Sep 14, 2019 - Think Local

LinkPoint Technology Group earlier this week completed the acquisition of privately held CONNECT Okanagan Telephone Ltd. and CONNECT Information Technology Solutions Inc., an Okanagan-based telecommunications and managed IT support provider primarily focused on small-to-medium business markets. CONNECT, which was founded in 1986 as Okanagan Telephone, has been providing innovative telecom products, services and solutions to […]

Vitality lives at Sparkling Hill
Kirk Penton - Sep 13, 2019 - Think Local

Looking for a natural way to ease tension, increase circulation and detoxify your body? Hydrotherapy at Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa is a great way to accomplish all of that. The name ‘KurSpa’ comes from the German word kur, which means healing, and the Latin word spa, which means water. Together they mean “healing by water,” […]

Barnard’s Village going quick
Contributed - Sep 12, 2019 - Think Local

If you were thinking about purchasing a home in Barnard’s Village, you better act quickly. The north Vernon project’s developers have been selling homes at a remarkable pace. More than 85 per cent of the homes have been snapped up, including all of the 1,429 square-foot Express floor plans, which are the biggest homes in […]

Women forging trades path
Contributed - Sep 11, 2019 - Think Local

Shayanne Tensen was prepared for a few playful jabs from her male colleagues, and she said it wouldn’t bother her because most of her friends are male and she can play that verbal game when required. Her first apprentice job in the trades, however, was worse than she could have imagined, and she said it […]

Nothing Common about it
Contributed - Sep 10, 2019 - Think Local

The housing market has been slowing down across B.C. and the rest of the country over the last few months. The same cannot be said for what’s happening at Predator Ridge Resort, where The Commonage development features lots with spectacular views that are proving to be just too alluring. Phase 3 homes in The Commonage […]

A run for women, by women
Contributed - Sep 09, 2019 - Think Local

A return to its roots proved to be a positive move for the Fresh Air Women’s Run last year, and now organizers are hoping to build on that momentum. The 36th annual event, during which participants can run a five or 10 kilometres, will once again be held at The Vibrant Vine in East Kelowna, […]

Parklane construction underway
Contributed - Sep 05, 2019 - Think Local

Kelowna’s North Glenmore neighbourhood is a bustling community filled with walking trails, sports fields, parks, orchards, farms and established schools perfect for active families and outdoor enthusiasts. That’s why the newest townhome development in the area, Parklane Townhomes, is sure to be an attractive destination for families. It is located within a short walking distance […]

It’s Grand all year round
Contributed - Sep 04, 2019 - Think Local

The Okanagan is a buzzing beehive of activity in the summer, which means the Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort, in the heart of downtown Kelowna, is the region’s hot spot, attracting visitors from around the world. The Delta Grand, as it’s known in the Okanagan, is the valley’s premier hotel and resort, and […]

Education: Pricey or priceless?
Contributed - Sep 02, 2019 - Think Local

Education will open many doors for your children. But with education costs rising faster than the cost of living, those doors can be expensive to open. That’s why now, more than ever, it’s best to have a plan—a savings plan. The first year of tuition for students enrolling in a Canadian university without residence in […]

Wilden even more accessible
Contributed - Aug 17, 2019 - Think Local

A home in Wilden is what many in Kelowna dream about often. Living in the Okanagan’s largest master-planned community has recently become more achievable; a new strata development has been launched with spacious, semi-detached homes starting in the low six hundreds, including the first year of strata fees when you buy in phase one. What […]