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Enjoy fruits of harvest season
Contributed - Oct 13, 2020 - Think Local

It is quite possibly the most underrated time of year to visit B.C. wineries. October is BC Wine Harvest Month, and that means wine lovers have the opportunity to watch the perfectly ripe grapes come off the vine and begin their journey to a bottle—all while sipping on their current favourite and enjoying new, local […]

Pins & Pints, food and fun
Contributed - Oct 11, 2020 - Think Local

Whiski-Jack’s Pins & Pints, and West Kelowna Bowl are the newest attractions in Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre. Pins & Pints opened in July—smack dab in the middle of the pandemic—and features more than a dozen TVs, draft beer, a delicious food menu, a fantastic cocktail and shooter list, local wine selections and—best of all—a 10-lane bowling […]

Retrofits key election issue
Contributed - Oct 09, 2020 - Think Local

While pandemic-related health policies are front and centre in this election campaign, it’s important not to lose sight of other critical issues that will impact us long after a safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine is widely available. Climate change is a crisis that is not going away, as demonstrated by recent wildfires. The British Columbia Real […]

Skogie’s adding fourth car wash
Contributed - Oct 05, 2020 - Think Local

Skogie’s Car Washes has washed more than 10 million cars since Dave Skoglund built his first car wash nearly 50 years ago. It’s actually a coincidence, but the company will be opening its fourth location in Kelowna this winter on Clement Avenue, just before it celebrates its 50th anniversary in May. “There’s so much building […]

COHA here to help caregivers
Contributed - Oct 02, 2020 - Think Local

There are many family caregivers in the Thompson Okanagan region. In fact, there are so many family caregivers in the Thompson Okanagan region that not all of them know they are family caregivers. Central Okanagan Hospice Association, in co-operation with Vantage Living Inc. and Jump Start Communications, is getting ready to conduct an intensive, two-month […]

JoeAnna’s House invaluable
Contributed - Oct 01, 2020 - Think Local

It was Dec. 26, 2019—Boxing Day—when Lincoln ‘Little Fighter’ Santano made an unexpected, early entry into the world at Kelowna General Hospital. He was a long way from home. His mother, Natalie, had been experiencing premature labour and was quickly transferred by air ambulance to KGH from their hometown in Creston, B.C., so Lincoln could […]

5 BC getaways this fall
Contributed - Sep 30, 2020 - Think Local

With mild temperatures and the soft golden rays of afternoon sun, fall offers plenty of opportunity to explore. From coastal escapes to mountain adventures, there’s no shortage of incredible BC getaways fit for this time of year. Here are five trip ideas to get you on the road. Remember to plan ahead and travel responsibly.  […]

Get yard ready for 2021
Contributed - Sep 29, 2020 - Think Local

Normally around this time of year, Savoy Equipment would be having its annual one-day fall sale. There is nothing normal about 2020, however, and that means Savoy Equipment is spreading out its annual one-day sale to an entire week. The deals started flying last Saturday and will continue until this Saturday at Savoy’s Kelowna and Vernon […]

BC election: How to vote
Contributed - Sep 27, 2020 - Think Local

Elections BC is doing everything in its power to ensure citizens will be able to vote safely during the provincial election on Oct. 24. Whether you choose to vote in person or by mail, the bottom line is every voter will have their voice heard during the first B.C. election to be held during a […]

Dog days at Comfort Tech
Contributed - Sep 24, 2020 - Think Local

When customers visit the Comfort Tech Heating and Cooling office in Kelowna, the humans who work there are often overlooked at first. Much more attention is paid to the office dogs. “Our customers love it,” Comfort Tech dispatcher Paula Broadhead says. “We have a gate, so they don’t have to come right in to the […]