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Pros of Francophone learning
Contributed - Feb 27, 2023 - Think Local

Whether it’s being eligible for careers in government, having a deeper connection to Canadian Francophone culture, or simply being able to communicate in one’s mother tongue at home or abroad, receiving an education in French can open many doors, both in and outside the province. Here in B.C., there are several ways for your children […]

Trying to find housing for all
Contributed - Feb 27, 2023 - Think Local

In the midst of a major housing crisis, non-profit organization Attainable Housing Development Society is filling the gap by developing and delivering exactly that. Attainable housing is essential for communities, economic development and community sustainability. Recognizing there is a demographic shift and an increasing need for more housing units, AHDS produces housing through collaboration with […]

Thinking about selling?
Contributed - Feb 25, 2023 - Think Local

If you’re like most Canadian homeowners, you’ve been on a roller-coaster ride for the last couple of years. Prices skyrocketed. Prices plunged. The anticipated interest rate hikes that did, in fact, occur have slowed the housing market as well, and that means right now is probably the most opportune time to sell your home for […]

Stone Brothers do solid job
Contributed - Feb 22, 2023 - Think Local

Hamed Ghannad and Ron Ghasemi had no trouble coming up with a name for their kitchen countertops business. Stone Brothers made perfect sense, because they treat each and every one of their customers like family. “We want to basically be everybody’s brother and help them out,” Ghannad says. The Kelowna company is 100% locally owned […]

Explore seniors living options
Contributed - Feb 21, 2023 - Think Local

When Shirley and her husband decided to move to Chartwell Carrington Place Retirement Residence in Vernon, they weren’t quite sure how they would settle in.  But they were pleasantly surprised by how their story unfolded. “Carrington Place has been wonderful for me, my husband, plus our little dog,” Shirley says “As soon as we moved […]

New era at Day One Society
Contributed - Feb 21, 2023 - Think Local

 Sian Lewis is hoping a new moniker will resonate with those who need it most. Day One Society is the new name of the former Kamloops Society for Alcohol and Drug Services, a non-profit organization that provides substance use services and advocacy for individuals, families and communities. The organization is marking its 50th anniversary in 2023, and never have the services […]

Livestream local stories
Contributed - Feb 15, 2023 - Think Local

It’s time to go live and bring your community’s unique stories to life this summer by livestreaming on TELUS Optik TV and STORYHIVE’s online platforms. If you’re a new or emerging content creator, the opportunity for your crew of two to kickstart your online presence and livestream your community is here. Through the 2023 TELUS […]

OC offers ECE training
Contributed - Feb 12, 2023 - Think Local

Those interested in pursuing a career in the early childhood education field can take advantage of a new offering at Okanagan College in the South Okanagan this spring. OC will power up a new intake of its ECE certificate program at the Penticton campus in March. “We’re delighted to be able to offer this program […]

Indulge in romance at CedarCreek
Contributed - Feb 10, 2023 - Think Local

Frame your state of mind this Valentine’s Day with themed tastings and artisanal wines from CedarCreek Estate Winery that celebrate their commitment to organic, winemaking processes in the vineyards and cellar. Revel in the stunning backdrop of Okanagan Lake as you taste through these award-winning wines and romantic experiences.  VALENTINE’S TASTING FOR TWO Feb. 10-14 […]

Seafood, from Tide to Table
Contributed - Feb 09, 2023 - Think Local

Fresh fish from the West Coast now has a direct route to your stomach in the Okanagan, largely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Family-owned Walcan Seafood, which is located on Quadra Island, is now delivering its mouth-watering products once a week to the Central Okanagan. It all started back in March 2020, when the pandemic […]