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‘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 […]

What to do with a windfall
Contributed - Nov 06, 2018 - Think Local

Charmaine White has never heard of anyone who regrets paying off debt. “There’s no risk in paying off your debt,” White says. “No one’s ever come to me and said, ‘Why did I pay off my mortgage?’ ” White is an Investment Advisor at Prospera Credit Union, and one of the areas in which she […]

The right choice for mayor
Contributed - Oct 19, 2018 - Think Local

A TRUE OKANAGAN ORIGINAL Some people say it’s rare to meet a person living in Kelowna that is born and raised here. I don’t consider myself rare, I consider myself lucky. Since my 1985 inception to this great city I have been blessed to live and encompass all that the Okanagan has to offer. Being […]

New condos have Essence
Contributed - Oct 18, 2018 - Think Local

If you are looking to move out of your single-family home but don’t want to lose the space, you will want to know about Essence Condos. The Carrington Homes project, which is currently under construction on Kelowna’s Truswell Road, is hosting a pre-sale launch on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the nearby Hotel Eldorado. The event […]

The trades need you
Contributed - Oct 17, 2018 - Think Local

Comfort Tech Heating and Cooling has been providing unparalleled service to the Okanagan Valley for years. They would like to continue doing that—and there is no doubt they will—but they are having a tough time finding enough tradespeople to do all the work that is available. Comfort Tech is not alone, either. Other heating, ventilation […]

Salvation Army puts out call
Contributed - Oct 02, 2018 - Think Local

Members of The Salvation Army Central Okanagan do more than you probably realize. Yes, they provide meals to those who are hungry. Yes, the thrift stores help provide affordable clothing for those trying to stretch their budget. Yes, The Salvation Army does an annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. But they do so much more than that, […]

‘Iconic’ towers selling quickly
Contributed - Oct 01, 2018 - Think Local

ONE Water Street is starting to rise, and the developers behind Kelowna’s tallest buildings could not be happier with how sales have gone. “The project’s a huge success,” North American Development Group managing partner Henry Bereznicki says. “We’ve come to the market with a high-quality project, and the market has accepted that and rewarded us […]

Live today, plan for tomorrow
Contributed - Sep 27, 2018 - Think Local

Whether you’re 23 or 53, Jeff Olensky is ready to help you down the road to financial freedom. The Prospera Credit Union wealth management specialist has 24 years of experience, and in this time he has learned how to help his members create a plan that makes sense for them. “I always start out by […]

Flat earth, sore feet
Contributed - Sep 25, 2018 - Think Local

Maybe the world is flat? Your home, businesses, the sidewalk, schools, and places we shop and exercise are mostly flat surfaced. The 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in our feet can become tired and sometimes even painful from doing the same movements and receiving the same pressures repeatedly. […]