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Sylvan gets learning results
Contributed - Jun 05, 2021 - Think Local

A Grade 5 boy was having reading and writing struggles recently, so his parents enrolled him in Sylvan Learning Kelowna. The improvement has been nothing short of substantial. “His struggles with reading and writing were so challenging and frustrating that he would often need to take breaks during classroom learning in order to manage these […]

Lakeview Heights hidden gem
Contributed - Jun 04, 2021 - Think Local

Something special is brewing in Lakeview Heights, and the husband-and-wife team of Kieren and Gale Armour wanted to be a part of it. The couple opened Lakesider Brewing Co. last year in their neighbourhood, well aware that good things are ahead for one of the most picturesque parts of West Kelowna. Lakeview Heights is just […]

Canadians look to condo living
Contributed - Jun 03, 2021 - Think Local

After a meteoric 12 month rise on the red-hot housing market, there isn’t much relief coming for Canadians struggling with the high cost of housing and low inventory levels across the country. According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in their report released this past May, the average home price in Canada is anticipated […]

Learn through arts at Studio 9
Contributed - Jun 02, 2021 - Think Local

Kelowna’s Studio 9 School of the Arts produces plenty of painters, actors and poets. What people might not know is that it also churns out plenty of graduates who have gone on to become machinists, carpenters and scientists. In other words, Studio 9 School of the Arts does not put its students on a path […]

Post-COVID career change?
Contributed - May 31, 2021 - Think Local

Many Okanagan residents are finding themselves in need of a career change, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is also a time when high school graduates are making decisions that will lead them toward their future careers. First College offers a two-year Registered Massage Therapy (RMT) diploma program, and it is the […]

Boating made simple
Contributed - May 28, 2021 - Think Local

 “We buy the boats. You just enjoy them.” That’s the simple message from Freedom Boat Club, the world’s largest and oldest members-only boat club that is now operating out of Penticton’s Skaha Marina. You simply pay a membership fee, and you can enjoy the benefits of boat ownership without actually having to own a […]

The Shore offers flexible living
Contributed - May 27, 2021 - Think Local

The Gyro Beach area of Kelowna is where it all happens. If you would like to be in the middle of it all, whether it’s living, working or both, The Shore Kelowna is the perfect location for you. The Shore is a vacation apartment building located right across the street from Gyro Beach, and it […]

Get healthy, feed hungry
Contributed - May 23, 2021 - Think Local

Check your health and support your community food bank. TELUS Health is committed to building a healthier you and healthier communities, and it is doing just that for Okanagan residents by leveraging the power of technology. With Babylon by TELUS Health, available via an easy-to-use smartphone app, you can use the Healthcheck tool, which provides […]

Chute Lake Lodge beckons
Contributed - May 21, 2021 - Think Local

It appears there will be one more summer of sticking close to home. The good news is you will remain very close to home and still feel like you’ve gotten away from it all when you visit Chute Lake Lodge this summer. The resort has it all for anyone looking to get away from all […]

Plenty of e-bikes available
Contributed - May 20, 2021 - Think Local

There is a nasty rumour going around the Okanagan that electric and regular bikes are unavailable. That could not be further from the truth, especially when you are talking about Kelowna E Ride and Vernon E Ride, two of the longest-running e-bike shops in Canada. The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting travel restrictions have people […]