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Love on a budget
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 14, 2017 - Think Local

You don’t have to break the bank to show your love. Consolidated Credit Counseling Services of Canada is offering some handy tips to celebrate Valentine’s Day without sinking deeper into debt. Consumers often feel pressured to buy the most elaborate gift for their loved one on this billion-dollar day – whether they can afford to or […]

Grand opening
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 10, 2017 - Think Local

A new, locally owned pet shop has just opened its doors in Penticton and is inviting animal lovers of all stripes to its grand opening Feb. 11. Lucky’s Pet Supply is located at 2100 Main St. in Penticton, and owner Chrystina Barnard says you won’t want to miss the events. The grand opening kicks off at 10 […]

Get hitched on stage
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 08, 2017 - Think Local

Vernon’s Lone Pine Ranch Event Centre is giving one couple the chance to get hitched during a live performance. Beginning Easter Weekend the centre is putting on a production of Tony n Tina’s Wedding, an interactive stage show that uses audience members as actors to blur the line between spectator and performer. Lone Pine is already a […]

Build a house at Baldy
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 08, 2017 - Think Local

Baldy Mountain Resort is now selling single-family lots. The 23 fully serviced lots are available in the McKinney Subdivision, located at the top of the ski hill, outside Oliver. The lots are available for both vacation homes or permanent residences. Baldy is also offering other on-hill real estate options in the form in mini cabins, […]

Nod to fruit growers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 07, 2017 - Think Local

The B.C. Fruit Grower Association gave special recognition to several “outstanding leaders in the tree fruit industry” at its 128th Annual General Meeting in Penticton Feb. 2. The association gave Awards of Merit to Hank Markgraf and Kenna MacKenzie, whom president Fred Steele said both demonstrated “dedication, expert knowledge and leadership” in the industry. Osoyoos […]

What exactly is probate?
Jody Pihl - Feb 01, 2017 - Think Local

“Probate” is the legal process whereby the will of a deceased person is “proved” in a court and accepted as a valid last testament of the deceased. In British Columbia the need for probate is essentially determined by the policy of the institution which holds an asset that’s part of the deceased’s estate. By granting […]

Kelowna show on Bloomberg TV
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 01, 2017 - Think Local

A Kelowna-based television show will make its small-screen debut on Bloomberg TV Canada Jan. 28. “Biz 1 on 1” sees host Randy Lennon sit down with Canadian entrepreneurs to pick their brains and get the stories from the front lines of their businesses. “Two of my passions in life are entrepreneurship and television. “Biz 1 […]

$500K still up for grabs
Jon Manchester - Jan 31, 2017 - Think Local

More than half a million dollars in bursaries has so far gone unclaimed. And the deadline to get in on the action is just two weeks away. Interior Savings Credit Union made a pledge to hand out $1 million in bursaries during the past 12 months. Last year, 232 students from Kelowna were helped with their […]

NewLeaf hits milestone
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Think Local

NewLeaf Travel Company made a splash when it hit the Canadian airline market in the mid-summer of last year. Using planes and crew from their Kelowna-based partner Flair Airlines, NewLeaf offered discount ticket prices for flights across Canada, skipping many traditional airline amenities to keep prices lower. Now, less than six months after the first plane left the […]

Vernon students shine at business comp
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Think Local

A pair of Vernon locals had a strong showing last week at Canada’s longest-running undergraduate business case competition. Okanagan College business students Jared Hubner and Anthony Peterson finished second in the Management of Information Systems category at the Inter-Collegiate Business Competition, held at Queen’s University in Kingston. Coming in just behind a strong team from […]