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Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
There were more than 30 booths at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College. (Black Press file photo)

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair happens today in Kelowna

Come on down to Rutland Soccer Dome, behind the Rutland YMCA, 705 Dodd Rd

There were more than 30 booths at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College. (Black Press file photo)
Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Enderby baker brings specialty dog treats to Vernon

Local entrepreneur opens dog bakery in Vernon pet grooming business

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Nicole McLaren, entrepreneur and CEO of ravenreads.org, will be one of the keynote speakers at three upcoming round table sessions put on by Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network. (Photo contributed)

Inspirational sessions set for female entrepreneurs in the Shuswap

Sessions scheduled for Sicamous, Chase and Salmon Arm

Nicole McLaren, entrepreneur and CEO of ravenreads.org, will be one of the keynote speakers at three upcoming round table sessions put on by Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network. (Photo contributed)
Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Rancho Vignola November sales in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Press day means all hands on deck in Vernon

President, director of sales work the press

Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Video: Touring the newest luxurious winery in the South Okanagan

Phantom Creek Estates Winery has finally opened its doors after nearly five years of construction

Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. (Pixabay)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Heat, heat and more heat

Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.

Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. (Pixabay)
Georg Gagavuoz forging a fresh piece of steel for a new knife in his workshop on Saturday, August 3. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Knifemaking a “labour of love” for Salmon Arm bladesmith

Georg Gagavuoz has been making knives full time since June.

Georg Gagavuoz forging a fresh piece of steel for a new knife in his workshop on Saturday, August 3. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
In photos: 10 interesting items found at Shuswap Pawn

In photos: 10 interesting items found at Shuswap Pawn

Shuswap Pawn has been a fixture in Salmon Arm for more than…

In photos: 10 interesting items found at Shuswap Pawn
Shekinah St. Denis next to her slime at the Shuswap Family Centre’s Wednesday Market on Wednesday, July 24. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Young Salmon Arm entrepreneur concocts slimy stress salve

Unique aromatherapy product comes in variety of scents and essential oils

Shekinah St. Denis next to her slime at the Shuswap Family Centre’s Wednesday Market on Wednesday, July 24. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna trainer skips weights, swings mace

Viala the Viking uses ancient techniques in his personal-training business

Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
James Honeyman hopes to create Salmon Arm’s very first Esports team in the Arc Gaming Centre. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)

Virtual reality, arcade gaming centre opens in Salmon Arm

Owner hopes to host city’s first Esports team for games like League of Legends, Fortnite

James Honeyman hopes to create Salmon Arm’s very first Esports team in the Arc Gaming Centre. (Cameron Thomson/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cilla Watkins sells her company’s mo’mugi tea at the Salmon Arm Farmers Market Saturday, July 6. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)

Sisters bring Japanese tea experience to Salmon Arm

Janice Ishizaka and Cilla Watkins brew success with The Canadian Barley Tea Company

Cilla Watkins sells her company’s mo’mugi tea at the Salmon Arm Farmers Market Saturday, July 6. (Lachlan Labere/Salmon Arm Observer)
Cannabis. (Stock image)

Vernon and Sicamous cannabis stores get provincial nod

Spiritleaf in Vernon will be the Okanagan’s first cannabis store.

Cannabis. (Stock image)
Shuswap wineries pick up an impressive haul of medals from the All Canadian Wine Championships. (File photo)

Shuswap wineries win big at All Canadian Wine Championships

Ovino Winery’s Pinot Grigio earns a coveted double gold medal.

Shuswap wineries pick up an impressive haul of medals from the All Canadian Wine Championships. (File photo)
Henry Raymond Debowski in treatment, (Henry Raymond Debowski’s Go Fund Me page)

‘Go fund me’ page set up for eight-year-old Kelowna boy with cancer

Henry Raymond Debowski has been diagnosed with leukemia

Henry Raymond Debowski in treatment, (Henry Raymond Debowski’s Go Fund Me page)
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Microwbrewery and glamping considered for O’Keefe

Microwbrewery and glamping considered for O’Keefe

North Okanagan attraction looking at ways to remain sustainable

Microwbrewery and glamping considered for O’Keefe