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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 […]

Eat organic? Sleep organic!
Contributed - Mar 20, 2019 - Think Local

Back in the day, most mattresses were made of natural materials, and what we ate was much the same: no GMOs, hormones, antibiotics and very little processed foods. Then, in 1967, everything changed. Polyurethane foam was introduced into our lives, and plastics became more prevalent. We all started sleeping on toxic goo and synthetic materials. […]

Tourism at your fingertips
Contributed - Mar 19, 2019 - Think Local

Touch Tourism is taking off like a rocket, and it is looking for businesses to come along for the ride. The Kelowna-based digital advertising technology company started only nine months ago, but it has already attracted nearly 41,000 users who have produced more than 158,000 page views. The platform used is called VIKE (pronounced VICK-ee), […]

Giselle will take breath away
Contributed - Mar 18, 2019 - Think Local

The Great Russian Ballet is coming back to Kelowna next month, and this time it will be performing “one of the most breathtaking ballet productions” in history. Giselle, which was created in 1884 for the Imperial Russian Ballet, will be on stage at Kelowna Community Theatre for two performances on April 7. The times are […]

Vampire facial safe, effective
Contributed - Mar 12, 2019 - Think Local

Have you heard of the vampire facial? While it may seem like something out of a bad thriller movie, it’s actually a thrillingly great treatment for the face. A vampire treatment, otherwise known as PRP therapy for the face, is an anti-aging skin treatment that works by concentrating the healing power and regeneration of skin through activation […]

Help blaze a trail for wish kids
Contributed - Mar 07, 2019 - Think Local

 This isn’t your average, everyday walk for a cause. This is an event in which you will have to jump in with both feet. It will bring you satisfaction, and, more importantly, it will help make wishes come true for those who need them most. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of B.C. and the Yukon is […]

Your spouse a tax asset?
Contributed - Mar 06, 2019 - Think Local

RRSP season just ended, but Prospera Credit Union’s James McCormick, a licensed wealth management professional, believes you should have retirement on your mind more than just at the end of February. “Retirement planning is a crucial part of a financial plan,” McCormick says. “I like to keep my members up to date regarding all relevant […]

A special kind of pharmacy
Contributed - Mar 04, 2019 - Think Local

SRx Pharmacy is a new kind of health-care provider in downtown Kelowna. While many other pharmacies are owned by corporations, SRx is pharmacist-owned. That gives patients assurance that their health-care needs are going to be looked after above all else. “We’re driven by service—not profit,” says Jas Maan, RPh. and Pharmacy Manager of Kelowna’s new […]