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Start your RV planning now
Contributed - Sep 12, 2020 - Think Local

If you’re thinking about going camping in an RV next summer, it would be wise to start planning now. Recreational vehicle sales have shot through the roof this year at Traveland RV in West Kelowna, and the situation is showing no signs of slowing down. “Typically the season might be a little bit shorter as […]

Redefining Kelowna’s skyline
Contributed - Sep 11, 2020 - Think Local

The first tower at Kelowna’s ONE Water Street development has reached 36 storeys into the sky, officially making it the tallest building between Metro Vancouver and Calgary. And the view from the top is simply stunning. “You’ve got panoramic views in all four directions,” North American Development Group managing partner Henry Bereznicki says. “You can […]

Unisus continues to grow
Contributed - Sep 10, 2020 - Think Local

Unisus School of Summerland welcomed students this week from Pre-K through its Grade 11-12 cohort. As the fastest growing school in the Okanagan, this was the culmination of the past three years of work. As Unisus was founded by Vancouver’s top private school leaders, outfitting the school with as many experienced administration and staff as […]

Optimum knows home care
Contributed - Sep 09, 2020 - Think Local

Pieter and Katie Buttenaar are in the home care business because they know the home care business inside and out. That’s because the siblings grew up seeing all sides of health care. Their mother worked as a nurse in an oncology ward at Kelowna General Hospital. Their father was a foster parent, taking care of kids with varying disabilities. […]

Keep your air clean, safe
Contributed - Sep 03, 2020 - Think Local

We have all spent more time in our homes this year than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it could be much more of the same this winter. That is why air quality between our four walls is something that cannot be ignored. The Environmental Protection Agency has found the air inside your […]

Big plans for ‘special’ site
Contributed - Sep 02, 2020 - Think Local

When Central Mobile Park was incorporated 52 years ago, it was on the edge of a family farm on Kelowna’s outskirts and was accessible by a gravel trail off Lakeshore Road. Half a century later, Kerkhoff Development envisions the site as the future home of another major project in the heart of the largest city […]

Thinking about career change?
Contributed - Aug 28, 2020 - Think Local

Business. Health. Education. Technology. Cannabis. Wine. Okanagan College’s new Continuing Studies Fall 2020 brochure highlights an array of online courses starting this fall that are geared toward helping people build skills and step into some of the most in-demand roles and vital sectors in our economy in the Okanagan and beyond. Going back to school […]

Work or school, how to decide?
Contributed - Aug 25, 2020 - Think Local

How did you decide whether to seek or avoid more formal education after Grade 12? A new online survey in B.C. wants to find out, and participants have a chance to win $100. Dawne Bringeland, a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University and BCIT, is researching how people make the decision whether to get a […]

Downtown starts at The District
Contributed - Aug 21, 2020 - Think Local

Downtown Kelowna is set to flourish, and The District on Bernard plans to be right in the middle of all the action. The shopping centre, which was recently renovated and rebranded by MKK Property Corp., has been welcoming many new businesses lately, and they all have similar traits. “The Okanagan’s been built on local entrepreneurs. […]

Make the most of virtual care
Contributed - Aug 18, 2020 - Think Local

B.C. has been praised for its effective response to the pandemic. But many aspects of life have still been impacted, including regular access to care. According to a recent study by Nanos Research and TELUS Health, a third of British Columbians have delayed medical care for themselves or their loved ones due to fear of […]