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Bellevue soothes the soul
Contributed - May 01, 2019 - Think Local

Bellevue Day Spa has already built up quite the customer base in the Mission, and now it is ready to welcome those from the rest of Kelowna and beyond. “We have a lot of people around our neighbourhood who have discovered us,” owner Cinthia Michelle says. “Now I’m ready to do the jump and let […]

CONNECT full of Prestige
Contributed - Apr 26, 2019 - Think Local

CONNECT Okanagan Telephone, a leading provider of IT infrastructure and cloud services, was recently awarded the full IT support contract for Prestige Hotels & Resorts. Along with providing fully managed technical support of all of the hotel chain’s day-to-day operations, CONNECT also manages all the telecom systems across the hotel chain and supports guest Wi-Fi […]

Live life on The Bench
Contributed - Apr 24, 2019 - Think Local

There aren’t many developments where you can take the elevator down from your home on the 33rd floor, walk outside and enjoy nearly an acre and a half of green and recreational space. In fact, there are none in B.C. or Alberta, but that will change once ONE Water Street rises from the ground in […]

Wilden, FortisBC raise bar
Contributed - Apr 23, 2019 - Think Local

 Wilden continues to reach new levels and come up with forward-thinking innovations when it comes to energy efficiency. Blenk Development, the company behind Wilden, has taken everything it has learned during its residential construction over the last two decades and created the Lost Creek Point neighbourhood, which features 38 homes that have an energy […]

Lots of treats at Okanagan Eats
Contributed - Apr 18, 2019 - Think Local

Do you like food? Do you like wine spirits? Do you like beer? If you answered yes to any of the above—and even if you didn’t—you will want to mark next weekend on your calendar. That’s because the third annual Okanagan Eats Food Show will be held at Kelowna Curling Club. The event brings together […]

Here comes the heat
Contributed - Apr 16, 2019 - Think Local

It’s that time of year again. The temperatures are starting to rise, your home is heating up during the day as the high sun beats down, and you’re thinking about turning on that air conditioning. Before you do that, however, it never hurts to give the system a check. There’s also a chance that if […]

Phantom Creek impressing
Contributed - Apr 10, 2019 - Think Local

Phantom Creek Estates isn’t even open yet, but it is already generating considerable buzz. The Oliver winery, which has a star-studded cast of winemaking consultants, has already inspired some of the country’s top critics. The team at WineAlign, an online publication with some of Canada’s leading wine writers, recently tasted Phantom Creek’s inaugural releases and wrote […]

Breaking up? Get back on track
Contributed - Apr 08, 2019 - Think Local

Adelia O’Toole has heard some heartbreaking stories in her role as a Family Banking Relationship Manager for Prospera Credit Union. At times equal part therapist and financial advisor, she helps Prospera members deal with the financial ramifications of a relationship breakup while being a shoulder on which to cry. O’Toole has dealt with some tough […]

How to deal with death
Contributed - Apr 02, 2019 - Think Local

Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov has spent a career trying to get a better understanding of dying, and he has become a world leader in the subject. Okanagan residents next week will have a chance to hear from him and then discuss the topic afterwards if they so choose. The distinguished University of Manitoba psychiatry professor […]

Fighting crime together
Contributed - Mar 28, 2019 - Think Local

Crime fighting requires plenty of teamwork. The Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers organization is well aware of this fact, because it was borne out of a partnership that has passed the test of time. Crime Stoppers is said to be the most successful community-based, crime-fighting program in the world, and the one that oversees the Okanagan […]