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New housing near Capri
Contributed - Nov 02, 2020 - Think Local

It has been nearly 30 years since Kelowna’s Columbian Centennial Housing Society has been able to offer new, affordable housing units to residents. That day will finally return in a few months when Columbus Centre is completed on Sutherland Avenue, just south of Capri Centre Mall. “We’re adding to our inventory of affordable rental housing […]

New RMT program in Kelowna
Contributed - Oct 30, 2020 - Think Local

This year has been full of upheaval, especially for those who lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, out of upheaval can come new opportunities, and many are considering this a good time to pursue studies for a new career. That is why Kelowna’s First College wants the public to know that it […]

Proxima offers elite rentals
Contributed - Oct 28, 2020 - Think Local

Kerkhoff Development is involved in many large Kelowna projects that have either been completed or in the process of being built. Until recently, all of their buildings contained homes that were available for purchase. Now the company is building homes that are available for rent. The Packing District opened the first of its two buildings […]

Spiritleaf local, legal choice
Contributed - Oct 27, 2020 - Think Local

Spiritleaf Vernon has been open for more than a year now, and it has become the go-to cannabis store for those who want to shop locally and legally. Owner Sarah Ballantyne believes it is her company’s commitment to safety and education that draws customers to their location on 53rd Avenue. “Our staff have done a […]

Clean teeth without dentist trip
Contributed - Oct 26, 2020 - Think Local

Let’s face it: Having your teeth cleaned can be an anxious affair. The scents. The sounds. The clinical atmosphere. It’s not exactly comforting. That’s why Joanna Bernath created Fresh Dental Hygiene, a Kelowna business that makes its clients feel welcomed and relaxed while receiving their dental hygiene care. Bernath received her education in Ontario and […]

Rink coming to Predator Ridge
Contributed - Oct 24, 2020 - Think Local

Predator Ridge homeowners hoping to skate out of town this winter will now be able to skate on an outdoor rink that will be installed in the community in early December. Since the U.S.-Canada border is closed and will likely remain that way for an extended period of time, more Canadian snowbirds will be spending […]

DrivePur offers more safety
Contributed - Oct 22, 2020 - Think Local

Every time a vehicle enters a Craftsman Collision location, the goal is to transform so it leaves in the condition it was in before it got banged up. And now, thanks to an innovative cleaning system, those vehicles are leaving the shop with an extra layer of protection against enemies that cannot be seen. Craftsman […]

It’s all fun and games here
Contributed - Oct 21, 2020 - Think Local

If the words Tarmogoyf, Ugin and Shockmaw mean anything to you, there is a “gathering” place in the Okanagan you might want to visit. Or if you simply like being entertained or playing games with friends, this spot will make you happy, too. Orchard City Games is a new business in Westbank that is hoping […]

Total Restoration local, loyal
Contributed - Oct 20, 2020 - Think Local

When disaster strikes, it is best to have your restoration company just down the street. That is where Total Restoration Services is—and has been—since 2002. And it is not going anywhere. “For any kind of emergency disaster situation, it’s imperative to act quickly,” Total Restoration general manager Marisa Wilson says. That is just one of […]

PeakFine delicious, sustainable
Contributed - Oct 18, 2020 - Think Local

Sparkling Hill Resort is famous for having one of the region’s most alluring vistas. Area residents and visitors stop by the thousands at the resort for a “selfie on the terrace.” Now those visitors can come not only for a memorable shot with a gorgeous background, but for some of the Okanagan’s finest food and […]