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Kelowna’s Holiday Inn Express is moving a few blocks north. City council approved issuance of a development permit for construction of a new Holiday Inn Express on Highway 97 and 33 Tuesday, across from the proposed Marriott hotel development. The six-storey hotel will house 120 hotel units. Part of the development also calls for a 17,000 […]

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Airport Director Sam Samaddar.  Photo Credit: YLW/Facebook

Kelowna’s airport director has been elected as vice chair of the Canadian Airports Council, the voice of Canada’s airport community. Sam Samaddar was elected vice chair this week, while Howard Eng was elected as the council’s new chair. Samaddar began his career at the Vancouver International Airport in 1988. In 1992, he assumed the position […]

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A new partnership involving Okanagan College and Air Canada will fast-track piloting students wanting to work for a national airline. Okanagan College’s commercial aviation diploma program has partnered with Jazz Aviation LP to allow students to take part in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program. The program serves as a way for students to land flying […]

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Someone in the Okanagan Valley has committed to doubling all donations made to the rail trail for 10 days. The donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, will be matching all donations from July 1-10, up to $50,000. “My donation will build just over 300 metres of trail and by working together, we can create over […]

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Photo: Big White Ski Resort

Vancouver, B.C., (June 28, 2016): Big White Ski Resort is pleased to announce the signing of a Preferred Partnership and Advertising Agreement with the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League. The new advertising and marketing program will run for three years, and marks an exciting next step in the longstanding business relationship between Canada’s […]

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Don’’t miss a delightful concert with Rosemary Thomson (music director of the Okanagan Symphony), and the faculty from “Strings the Thing” summer camp, including local violinists John Suderman and Sandra Wilmot, one of BC’s leading cello teachers’ Joel Stobbe, and the entertaining Calvin Dyck. Highlights from the concert will include Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Four Violins”, […]

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Merritt’s Tourism Ambassadors ready to welcome. Thanks to a federal grant secured by the Merritt and District Chamber of Commerce, Dakota, Amrit and Chantelle will be greeting Merritt’s visitors all summer long. Chamber Manager Etelka Gillespie says they will be based out of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and an information kiosk on […]

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The best in country music talent is getting ready to rock the Coldwater River in Merritt with a roster of artists whose collective achievements add up to more than 50 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) and JUNO nominations and wins. “The calibre of these performers we have lined-up for this year is nothing short of […]

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VERNON – Vernon’s Silver Star Mountain Resort will host the fourth annual Summer Wine and Food Festival later this summer. Thirty Okanagan wineries will be featured at this three-day festival, Aug. 12 to 14, organized by the Okanagan Wine Festivals Society. Over the weekend, attendees can take in olive oil seminars, ‘Know Your Farmer ‘cooking […]

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On Friday, our nation will celebrate its 149th Birthday. If you’re here in the Okanagan that means preparing for a day of hot sun and fun activities. Temperatures are supposed to reach 35 C for the end of the week and if you’re planning how to party, here are a few ideas: In Kelowna: A […]

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The sale of Mount Baldy Ski Resort in the South Okanagan has passed its last major hurdle. On Monday, the B.C. Supreme Court approved the sale to a group that will operate as Baldy Mountain Resort. The deal has been winding its way through the approval process for months. “A lot of hard work and support has been received in preserving […]

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The Kamloops Airport will be better suited to meet its growing needs thanks to some provincial money. The province is providing $2.6 million in B.C. Air Access Program funding to support improvements at Kamloops Airport, said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “A thriving, vibrant airport is a critical engine of growth for any community. The […]

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VICTORIA–The winners for the 2016 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in British Columbia Wine have been announced, and all of them are from the Okanagan. The Honourable Judith Guichon made the announcement on Wednesday. “This year’s winners represent the best of the outstanding wines from our province,” said Guichon. “With so many exceptional wines entered each year, […]

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TOURNAMENT DETAILS: Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2016 Time: 1:00pm Shotgun Start Location: Okanagan Golf Club, Kelowna BC Course: The Bear HOW TO REGISTER: Visit our website here to download the registration form You may also register by calling Katelyn Lohr 250-860-5999 ext 212 or emailing golf@totabc.com HOW TO PARTICIPATE? Golf & Dinner $199.00 + $9.95 […]

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When the Chimera Theatre Society was asked to create a special production for Sun Peaks resort’s summer season, Andrew Cooper knew he wanted to bring something special to the mountain community. “I thought, if I were at a resort and on vacation, what would I want to see?” said the author of the troupe’s latest […]

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Thousands of people took in the entertainment at the annual Elvis Festival at Okanagan Lake Park in Penticton on Saturday.

PENTICTON — Things are rocking and rolling in Penticton. Rocking for the Elvis Festival and rolling for the annual Peach City Beach Cruise. Elvis is alive and well in the Peach City this weekend as thousands of people are getting all shook up for the 15th annual Elvis Festival. Each year, competitors hit the stage […]

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R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum is celebrating Pioneer Day on Sunday July 10 from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.  It’s a pioneer outing for the whole family! Enjoy games, the 7th annual pie eating contest, wagon rides, pioneer demonstrations, musical entertainment, and more. Gate admission is adults $6.00, children 5-13 $4.00, children under 4 […]

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Photo: Hat Creek Ranch

CACHE CREEK, BC – Historic Hat Creek Ranch has partnered with award-winning tech company, QuestUpon, to create an interactive walking tour that combines geocaching, augmented reality, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more, for visitors to the historic Ranch. “When I saw how this innovative technology could be used in a fun and educational way, while engaging […]

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Many of the Central Okanagan's best hiking trails now have uniform difficulty ratings as well as other recent improvement.
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CENTRAL OKANAGAN – Seven of the most popular hiking trails in the Central Okanagan are now easier to navigate thanks to a few recent improvements. Trails in Glen Canyon, Kalamoir, Rose Valley, Trepanier Creek Greenway, Johns Family Nature Conservancy, the Mission Creek Greenway and Mission Creek Regional Park now have signage that ranks difficulty as […]

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WestJet has announced a couple of new routes and Kelowna is one of the destinations. The Canadian airline company announced that there would be new flights to and from Edmonton, Alta., and Hamilton, Ont., and to and from Winnipeg, Man., and Kelowna, B.C. Photo Credit: WestJet “These are cities we presently serve yet don’t connect […]

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More improvements have been announced for the Coquihalla Highway as an asphalt resurfacing project will begin next month. Motorists will notice work along Highway 5 between the Nicolum Creek Bridge and Portia Bridge to Box Canyon, as well as between the Ottomite Bridge to the Zopkios break check near the summit. “Back in May, we […]

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Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA President & CEO

Did you hear it through the grapevine….really?? The grapevine has long been and excellent source for rumors, gossip and even on occasion for really finding out what is happening. Today however the traditional grapevine  has been replaced with a far more acceptable term that is a frequently quoted reference;  “Word of Mouth” or “WOM Advertising” […]

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The number of international visitors to British Columbia went over the million mark for the first few months of 2016 according to the latest statistics. From January to April, 1,172,637 visitors came to our province resulting in an 18.2% increase over the same period last year. April also experienced exceptional growth as 328,006 visitors travelled […]

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The owner of the Fintry Queen is trying one last ditch effort to save his beloved boat as he attempts to sell 10,000 ride tickets in a fundraising campaign. Andy Schwab has been trying for years to resurrect the MV Fintry Queen, a 325 passenger ship sitting in Okanagan Lake. The ship was last operated […]

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Photo: CedarCreek Winery Estate

B.C. wines were pitted against some of the best wines in the world Tuesday in Summerland at the second annual Judgment of BC. The event pitted 12 B.C. wines, six pinot noirs and six reislings, against 12 “international benchmark” wines in a blind taste test. The wines were judged by 31 wine critics throughout the […]

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After a sputtered start, discount airfare ticket seller NewLeaf Travel is set to take to the skies next month. The Winnipeg-based startup began selling tickets again on Thursday, five months after it abruptly suspended operations and refunded fares as it awaited a federal regulatory ruling. The company now says it plans on operating 60 flights […]

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Kelowna Yacht Club

Kelowna now has 33 Melges 24 boats registered for the 2016 Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship, including Richard Reid’ Zingara to defend the 2015 title and some are coming from as far away as Wisconsin, Connecticut, California and Ontario.  The Kelowna event is the first of a Three Stage North American Melges 24 Tour.  […]

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Photo: Sun Peaks

Sun Peaks, BC (June 21, 2016) – This Friday, June 24, Sun Peaks Resort will officially kick off its summer season with the opening of lift-accessed activities. As the lift begins to turn, so do the wheels of eager mountain bikers looking to get in their first bike park laps of the year. And this […]

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Destination BC

Destination BC is happy to host any Festival and Event listings that are taking place in your community on HelloBC.com. It is a relatively simple process, and this document will clearly explain the process to you. Best of the all, it is completely free! Having the event listed on the website can help attract tourists […]

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