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Invest well during recession
Contributed - Nov 24, 2022 - Think Local

The economy is set to enter a downturn, but local real estate expert AJ Hazzi says that is no reason for investors to panic. In fact, the Vantage West Realty founder believes it is the perfect time for people to turn a profit in the changing real estate market. Hazzi will be conducting a live […]

Very Merry Vancouver awaits
Contributed - Nov 23, 2022 - Think Local

Imagine walking across a breathtaking bridge suspended 230 feet above a river gorge and adorned with a million glittering lights … walking through a traditional German Christmas market, sipping on hot chocolate and shopping for that perfect holiday keepsake from one of its 90 jolly merchants … an evening stroll in the garden of twinkling […]

Load up on pickleball gear
Contributed - Nov 23, 2022 - Think Local

About a decade ago, Bryan Banerd would tell anyone who would listen that pickleball was going to be the “next big thing.” One of the many people who had to listen to his nonstop proclamations about the sport he loved was his daughter, Cara Arding. “We weren’t as convinced this game with a strange name […]

Weed delivery to Big White
Contributed - Nov 22, 2022 - Think Local

It’s no fun when you spend a day on the slopes at Big White Mountain and are looking forward to relaxing after shredding the champagne powder—only to realize you are all out of cannabis. Kēlo Cannabis has come up with a solution to that problem. Starting Thursday, the cannabis store will start daily delivery to […]

Beer advent calendar back
Contributed - Nov 22, 2022 - Think Local

The holiday season is quickly approaching, so you know what that means. It’s time to drink beer. Bad Tattoo Brewing Company is back again with its third annual beer advent calendar, which is available now more than it has ever been. For the first time since Bad Tattoo started offering the calendar in 2020, it […]

Save on your local getaway
Contributed - Nov 21, 2022 - Think Local

If you haven’t checked out the #exploreKelowna Local Savings Pass, you need to do so soon. That’s because the offers are available now until only the end of the year. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and supporting local businesses when shopping for gifts is always a great move to make your community stronger. Tourism […]

Making Big Smiles happen
Contributed - Nov 21, 2022 - Think Local

Braces are not an inexpensive purchase, which is why two organizations—a non-profit and a local business—have teamed up to produce as many “Big Smiles” as they possibly can. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central & Southern Interior of BC (BBBSCSI) and Kelowna’s Align Straight Smiles will be teaming up to provide braces to students whose […]

Centre celebrates 10 years
Contributed - Nov 20, 2022 - Think Local

What might the Sherpa at the Everest base camp in Nepal or world-record setting breath-hold divers in Croatia tell us about people who live with respiratory or heart disease or have had a stroke? According to researchers at the UBC Okanagan Centre for Heart, Lung and Vascular Health, the answer is a lot. They can […]

Inclusive beauty studio open
Contributed - Nov 19, 2022 - Think Local

Earlier this year Kelowna Brow & Co opened up in the heart of Lower Mission at 202-575 Osprey Ave. in the same building as Mission Creek Dental. This luxury beauty studio is an inclusive space that welcomes all. It specializes in enhancing natural beauty and uses only the highest quality products available. Creating an inclusive […]

Net zero home open Sunday
Contributed - Nov 19, 2022 - Think Local

The public now has an opportunity to see the Next Generation of homes. UBC Okanagan, Okanagan College, the Wilden Group, AuthenTech Homes and FortisBC launched the Wilden Living Lab project in 2016, constructing two homes side by side in the Wilden community. One was called the Home of Today and was built to regular specifications […]