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It’s an Ideal giveaway
Contributed - Dec 11, 2018 - Think Local

Staying comfortable in your own home shouldn’t be considered a luxury. Unfortunately, this is the case for many families who struggle to keep up with their utility bills due to running inefficient and outdated systems. That gave Penticton’s Ideal Energy Solutions an idea this holiday season. The heating and cooling company is giving the gift […]

Sentes giving away car
Contributed - Dec 10, 2018 - Think Local

Christmas cheer is here at the Penticton Hyundai and Honda dealerships. Mike Van De Leest, sales team leader with Penticton Hyundai, spearheaded his longtime wish to give a vehicle away at Christmas. This year, that wish is finally coming true. Penticton Hyundai and Honda have partnered to give back to the community in a massive […]

Carbon-neutral homes possible
Contributed - Dec 07, 2018 - Think Local

Wilden has teamed up with FortisBC to create a new energy concept for residential homes that goes above and beyond the province’s Energy Step Code. Aside from the homes being extremely energy efficient, they will also be carbon neutral thanks to the use of Renewable Natural Gas provided by FortisBC and funded by Wilden for one year.  Lost […]

LIVE WELL and live long
Contributed - Dec 05, 2018 - Think Local

For the first time in the fitness industry, a Canadian chain of exercise clinics has proven what academics have known for years: Exercise can be more effective than medications in treating many chronic diseases. “Many international studies have shown the benefits of exercise, but we wanted to prove it with our members—average people, many who […]

CONNECT now in Kamloops
Contributed - Nov 30, 2018 - Think Local

Okanagan telephone IT company CONNECT, a leading provider of IT infrastructure and cloud management, is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Kamloops. The new location will allow the company to help small to medium-sized businesses in Kamloops to take control of their IT problems with CONNECT’s fully managed solutions. “The Kamloops […]

Grief a natural part of life
Contributed - Nov 20, 2018 - Think Local

Normalizing grief and bereavement is a part of life, remembering to allow time to grieve, to remember, to be patient and to heal. Today is the perfect day to think about those feelings, as Nov. 20 is the second annual National Bereavement Day. Our culture tends to deny, diminish and judge the pain of grief, […]

Strata industrial space launches
Contributed - Nov 14, 2018 - Think Local

Industrial and commercial strata opportunities are extremely rare in Kelowna, especially in a central retail location, but they are an increasingly popular choice for businesses that understand the value of building equity in their own company. With continued low interest rates, increasing land prices and very little opportunity to purchase land in central Kelowna, now […]

Live, work and enjoy
Contributed - Nov 13, 2018 - Think Local

If you’re tired of commuting, own a small business, want to live in a beautiful new building with many amenities that make you never want to leave, ONE Water Street has the perfect solution. This week, the downtown Kelowna project named the city’s best seller, is introducing the Live-Work Collection. It will consist of six […]

‘Okanagan in a day’
Contributed - Nov 08, 2018 - Think Local

Local development McKinley Beach will join the Okanagan wine industry in the very near future. The development team behind McKinley Beach, which includes G Group Land Development and North American Development Group, recently confirmed the sale of 42 acres of the McKinley Beach development land to a local Okanagan family and vintner. “McKinley Beach is […]

Homes to provide stability
Contributed - Nov 07, 2018 - Think Local

We know from the 2018 Homeless Count that there are at least 286 homeless individuals in Kelowna and many more who are less visible because they live in their cars or couch surf. This year the Province of British Columbia introduced the Rapid Response to Homelessness program to help homeless individuals in Kelowna and throughout […]