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Exquisite estate
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2017 - Think Local

a Kelowna south/east estate property is breathtaking. The home is a Private 2.59 acre estate with an exquisite blending of view, location and architectural design. The property features panoramic vistas of the lake, city and surrounding orchards. This home has five bedrooms and two heated over sized triple garages with parking for six cars. The home features a beautiful gourmet […]

Green is the new yellow
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Think Local

British Columbia’s first all-electric taxi fleet is officially opening in Kelowna Feb. 24. Current Taxi Ltd. is the region’s newest transportation service, and it’s taking on the taxi business with a new twist. Locally owned and operated, the company aims to provide a “luxury car service” using environmentally friendly, Tesla vehicles. “Our passion for offering the […]

Demo Days at Big White
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 17, 2017 - Think Local

This week Big White Ski Resort hosted 35 of the ski and snowboard industry’s most recognizable brands, and over 200 retail representatives from Western Canada, for its annual Dealer Demo Days, which ran February 14-15, 2017. Dealer Demo Days is a two-day event designed for industry professionals to come together in a central location to […]

Wine on women’s day
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 16, 2017 - Think Local

A special, five-course meal, taking place on International Women’s Day in Kelowna will raise money for the Canadian Mental Health Association and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan. The March 8 celebration will bring together a broad cross-section of culinary talents, including Aman Dosanj of The Paisley Notebook, Dana Ewart of Joy Road Catering, Mona Johannson of […]

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 […]