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Tourism at your fingertips
Contributed - Mar 19, 2019 - Think Local

Touch Tourism is taking off like a rocket, and it is looking for businesses to come along for the ride. The Kelowna-based digital advertising technology company started only nine months ago, but it has already attracted nearly 41,000 users who have produced more than 158,000 page views. The platform used is called VIKE (pronounced VICK-ee), […]

Giselle will take breath away
Contributed - Mar 18, 2019 - Think Local

The Great Russian Ballet is coming back to Kelowna next month, and this time it will be performing “one of the most breathtaking ballet productions” in history. Giselle, which was created in 1884 for the Imperial Russian Ballet, will be on stage at Kelowna Community Theatre for two performances on April 7. The times are […]

Vampire facial safe, effective
Contributed - Mar 12, 2019 - Think Local

Have you heard of the vampire facial? While it may seem like something out of a bad thriller movie, it’s actually a thrillingly great treatment for the face. A vampire treatment, otherwise known as PRP therapy for the face, is an anti-aging skin treatment that works by concentrating the healing power and regeneration of skin through activation […]

Help blaze a trail for wish kids
Contributed - Mar 07, 2019 - Think Local

 This isn’t your average, everyday walk for a cause. This is an event in which you will have to jump in with both feet. It will bring you satisfaction, and, more importantly, it will help make wishes come true for those who need them most. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. and the Yukon is […]

Your spouse a tax asset?
Contributed - Mar 06, 2019 - Think Local

RRSP season just ended, but Prospera Credit Union’s James McCormick, a licensed wealth management professional, believes you should have retirement on your mind more than just at the end of February. “Retirement planning is a crucial part of a financial plan,” McCormick says. “I like to keep my members up to date regarding all relevant […]

A special kind of pharmacy
Contributed - Mar 04, 2019 - Think Local

SRx Pharmacy is a new kind of health-care provider in downtown Kelowna. While many other pharmacies are owned by corporations, SRx is pharmacist-owned. That gives patients assurance that their health-care needs are going to be looked after above all else. “We’re driven by service—not profit,” says Jas Maan, RPh. and Pharmacy Manager of Kelowna’s new […]

Bennett to aid boom
Contributed - Feb 21, 2019 - Think Local

The City of Kelowna’s long-term community plan is for aggressive densification instead of urban sprawl. That means the arrival of Bennett Land Surveying in Kelowna could not have come at a better time. Bennett Land Surveying is an industry leader in surveying for large projects, which are becoming commonplace in Kelowna and the Okanagan. The […]

A showroom like no other
Contributed - Feb 11, 2019 - Think Local

What started out as a minor project to inject some life into its showroom evolved into quite the renovation for Trail Appliances. Now they have a sparkling, brand new, 12,000 square-foot showroom that separates the Kelowna appliance specialist from anyone else in the Okanagan. “We now have eight full and complete inspirational designed kitchens with almost […]

Sally’s Pantry needs you
Contributed - Feb 08, 2019 - Think Local

A woman came into The Salvation Army Community Life Centre recently and said she had nothing left in her fridge or cupboards to feed her family. “Unfortunately, our appointments were completely booked, so we had no way to provide a casework appointment at that point,” says Darryl Burry, the Lead Pastor and Executive Director at […]

Downtown lakeside townhomes
Contributed - Feb 06, 2019 - Think Local

The Bench is going to be one of the most unique spaces in Kelowna. It will be a massive green space located four storeys above the ground as part of the ONE Water Street towers project, which is Kelowna’s largest new development. It will feature pools, a grand hot tub, a pickleball court, a dog […]