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Kickin’ It Up A Notch

Kickin’ It Up A Notch

Country rocker Brantley Gilbert, along with Tim Hicks and Josh Phillips, rocked Kelowna Friday night

Kickin’ It Up A Notch
Grindrod-based business owner, Afke Zonderland is is a finalist in the Enderby Business Excellence Awards for Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year for her Okanagan Rawsome business. (Promise Photography)

Enderby honours top businesses

Excellence Awards gala March 10

Grindrod-based business owner, Afke Zonderland is is a finalist in the Enderby Business Excellence Awards for Business Person of the Year and Business of the Year for her Okanagan Rawsome business. (Promise Photography)
B.C. Chambers celebrate accomplishments in South Shuswap

B.C. Chambers celebrate accomplishments in South Shuswap

February 19 marks the beginning of Chamber of Commerce week in B.C.,…

  • Feb 22, 2018
B.C. Chambers celebrate accomplishments in South Shuswap
Copper Island Fine Homes crew include: Tammy Packer, Melody Thomson, Loree Mitchell-Banks, Kathy Moore, Jeremy Hanson, owners Tracy and Greg Vistisen and Rob Burt. Missing: Dean and Heidi Friesen, Chuck Beaton and Tim Lukashuk. (Photo contributed)

Business spotlight: Copper Island Fine Homes brings home gold and silver

By Leah Blain, Observer contributor Copper Island Fine Homes Inc. won top…

  • Feb 15, 2018
Copper Island Fine Homes crew include: Tammy Packer, Melody Thomson, Loree Mitchell-Banks, Kathy Moore, Jeremy Hanson, owners Tracy and Greg Vistisen and Rob Burt. Missing: Dean and Heidi Friesen, Chuck Beaton and Tim Lukashuk. (Photo contributed)
Event volunteer Warren Yablonski helps to shovel out the ice from Kalamalka Lake for the Zimbabwe Project Winter Carnival Polar Bear Swim on Sunday after the lake partially froze. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Crews called out to ice rescue on Kal Lake

Skaters safe but Vernon and area residents urged not to go out on the thin ice

Event volunteer Warren Yablonski helps to shovel out the ice from Kalamalka Lake for the Zimbabwe Project Winter Carnival Polar Bear Swim on Sunday after the lake partially froze. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Find Your Fit makes Okanagan stops

Find Your Fit makes Okanagan stops

Career choices on tap in Lumby Thursday, Summerland Tuesday

  • Feb 7, 2018
Find Your Fit makes Okanagan stops

VIDEO: Mt. Begbie to feature experimental brews in new tasting room

Last year Mt. Begbie won brewery of the year at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Ottawa

Curves contributes to families at Christmas

Curves contributes to families at Christmas

Mrs Claus points to the donations collected by clients at Curves Salmon…

Curves contributes to families at Christmas
Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart receives a $25,000 cheque from the Royal Bank of Canada staff to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Salmon Arm RBC branch.

RBC’s anniversary gift

Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart receives a $25,000 cheque from…

  • Dec 1, 2017
Shuswap Children’s Association executive director June Stewart receives a $25,000 cheque from the Royal Bank of Canada staff to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Salmon Arm RBC branch.
Laughing Stock Winery acquired by Arterra Wines Canada

Laughing Stock Winery acquired by Arterra Wines Canada

Winery on the Naramata Bench is acquired by Arterra Wines Canada

Laughing Stock Winery acquired by Arterra Wines Canada
Opening day is approaching for Baldy Mountain Resort.                                Photo courtesy of Chris Wheeler

Opening day approaching for Baldy Mountain Resort

First Chair Festival will be held Dec. 8-10 at the resort near Oliver

Opening day is approaching for Baldy Mountain Resort.                                Photo courtesy of Chris Wheeler
Sensory-friendly shopping hour for children with autism at Toys’R’Us stores

Sensory-friendly shopping hour for children with autism at Toys’R’Us stores

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada to host second sensory-friendly shopping hour Nov. 12 at stores across the country

Sensory-friendly shopping hour for children with autism at Toys’R’Us stores
Unique honour for Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

Unique honour for Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association

TOTA adopted into international sustainable tourism institute

Unique honour for Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association
Carl Anderson, president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council, speaks at BC Growth Opportunities Tour forum in Kelowna on Friday. Photo Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press

High tech tour talks Kelowna, innovation, disruption

Kelowna forum looks to enhance corporate product/service growth

Carl Anderson, president and CEO of the BC Innovation Council, speaks at BC Growth Opportunities Tour forum in Kelowna on Friday. Photo Credit: Barry Gerding/Black Press
A bee gathers pollen from a sunflower. Photo Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News

Beekeepers generating a buzz in Kelowna

Honey producers gather in the Central Okanagan to share knowledge

A bee gathers pollen from a sunflower. Photo Credit: Carli Berry/Capital News
Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)

B.C. minister warned salmon farm not to restock

Letter to Marine Harvest not a threat, Lana Popham says

Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)
KurSpa in Vernon voted one of the best in BC

KurSpa in Vernon voted one of the best in BC

“If pure indulgence is what you’re looking for….”

  • Oct 12, 2017
KurSpa in Vernon voted one of the best in BC
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo
Co-op fuels good

Co-op fuels good

Motorists are urged to fill up at Co-op gas stations Tuesday, where 10 cents from every litre will go to charity

  • Sep 16, 2017
Co-op fuels good
Andrew Greer (left), Kerry Rempel and Kyleen Myrah are ready for the SoFun workshop at Vernon’s Okanagan College. (photo submitted)

Social entrepreneur workshop returns

On Sept. 26, Okanagan College, the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence and Purppl will host the SoFun workshop in Vernon

  • Sep 13, 2017
Andrew Greer (left), Kerry Rempel and Kyleen Myrah are ready for the SoFun workshop at Vernon’s Okanagan College. (photo submitted)