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Winners of this year’s Heritage Awards in the Central Okanagan have been announced. The Central Okanagan Heritage Society presented the awards on Wednesday, marking the 33rd year of the program. Downtown Kelowna’s BNA Brewing Co. was recognized for its non-residential conservation project on a heritage building. In the residential category, the J.N. Thompson house was honoured. G.D. Loane house […]

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Clarence Louie has been re-elected chief of the Osoyoos Indian Band. He won his 12th term Thursday with 214 votes, according to the Oliver Daily News. Louie was first elected chief in 1984, and has only lost one election since, in 1989. He was recently named a member of the Order of Canada for his innovative contributions to […]

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The secret’s out! Everyone living in the Okanagan understands its stellar natural beauty. From rolling hills to crystal clear lakes and pristine beaches, the area has a lot of scenery to offer. So, it’s not much surprise that Kelowna has landed on a 33 Most Scenic Towns in North America list. Here’s what the list […]

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The Sun Peaks Mountain Resort Municipality reported the largest growth of all incorporated municipalities and cities in British Columbia, with a 66% population increase, according to recently released Canada Census information. On February 6, Statistics Canada released the Canadian Census results for the period from May 2011 to May 2016. Canada population grew at a […]

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A new distillery is getting ready to open up in the South Okanagan this spring. Tumbleweed Spirits in Osoyoos is the latest to join a rapidly growing craft distilling industry in the Okanagan. Originally from the Lower Mainland, with a home in Osoyoos, founder Mike Green said he and his winemaker wife were looking for […]

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The world’s largest culinary film festival is scheduled to return to the South Okanagan this May, taking over the region for three delectable days. Devour! Osoyoos is promising “a diverse mix of culinary events at restaurants and wineries throughout the region” when it sets up in the South Okanagan May 5 – 7. “As founding […]

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This week, Big White Ski Resort hosted 35 of the ski and snowboard industry’s most recognizable brands and over 200 retail representatives from Western Canada for its annual Dealer Demo Days, which ran February 14-15, 2017.   Dealer Demo Days is a two-day event designed for industry professionals to come together in one location and […]

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Tourism Kamloops has initiated an exciting new program, called Photo-Kamloops, which makes the work of local photographers available to anyone looking for high quality photos of the city and region.  Tourism Kamloops has connected with a number of local photographers, selected a collection of breathtaking images and negotiated great rates on their work. The images […]

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We are excited to announce that Kayleigh H. from Kamloops has been drawn as the Route 97 Wonder of Winter Contest at Big White Ski Resort Winner! Congrats Kayleigh! She will be heading to Big White Ski Resort for a day of family fun on the hill. Kayleigh was last at Big White with her […]

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Nearly 90% of the respondents to a recent BC Chamber of Commerce member survey say British Columbia’s visitor economy will become even more important over the next decade. Just under 1,200 businesses of all sizes and business sectors from each region of the province were asked to rank the importance of B.C.’s primary industries over […]

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Come bowl with us from March 2-6, 2017 and support the kids in our community! Everyone is welcome to participate, whether on your own or as a team with friends, family or co-workers. This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kamloops and Region.  Reserve your bowling […]

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Sound is made with waves and vibrations. Good vibrations make music! Explore and discover sound, waves and music during this interactive show. Expect to try out some unusual musical instruments. The BIG Little Science Centre, with over 140 interactive fun exhibits, is open year round from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.   655 Holt […]

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Some of the best skiers in Western Canada will be at the top of Silver Star Mountain this week. The Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance Western Interski team trials take place Thursday, as up to 60 of Western Canada’s top instructors try to win a place on the team heading to Interski Bulgaria in 2019. Being […]

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February 17th to February 25th 2017 Shuswap Film Society presents the Shuswap International Film Festival. All films are shown at the Salmar Classic (360 Alexander Street) in Salmon Arm. 13 International Films • Opening Night Gala • Closing Night Festivities • Prizes For more information visit the Shuswap Film Society website. 

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Big White Ski Resort has wrapped up an amazing weekend of family fun, with a full line-ups of events and countless activities for families to enjoy in celebration of BC Family Day Weekend. Click here to watch all the action from the weekend. Big White partnered with Family Channel to wow resort guests with a […]

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The Okanagan’s tourism industry has a problem: there’s too many people coming to visit. In most ways it’s a pretty good problem to have. But, as more and more people visit the Okanagan, hotels and restaurants are having trouble hiring enough people to meet the demand. This year British Columbia saw more than 5 million international visitors […]

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This weekend, in celebration of BC Family Day, Big White Ski Resort is excited to host Family Channel Family Day Weekend. This event is shaping up to be one of the most fun-filled weekends of the year, with an exciting schedule of activities and shows for families of all ages to enjoy. With over 57cm […]

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Snow conditions: Apex Mountain has received 34 cms of fresh powder in the last 48 hours and 25+ cms of snow is in the forecast for this week! This week and coming weekend are going to be one of the best this season! B.C Family Day is next Monday February 13th and resorts all over […]

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Guests of the 22nd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale can look forward to sampling the best beers and ciders from 62 craft breweries in Penticton April 7 & 8, 2017.  A favourite for patrons and participants alike for over 20 years, this  “must attend event” is one of the largest and longest running beer festivals […]

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They partied the night away and raised a lot of money doing it. The Shuswap Trail Alliance’s annual bash raised $37,000 which will be used to create and maintain trails in the Shuswap area. In its 12th year, the alliance acts as the meeting point for regional partners to work together to design, sign, maintain […]

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The SS Sicamous Society is looking for a loan and grant from the city to build a pier on Okanagan Lake. That pier would run 100 feet long by 12 feet wide and will go on the south side of the SS Sicamous, and run along the ship to create the image of the ship […]

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Summerhill Pyramid Winery’s Stephen Cipes wants to transition the entire Okanagan Valley to 100 per cent organic by the year 2020. Cipes said that B.C. is an ideal agricultural and residential region in the world to demonstrate organic living. The winery has applied to be deemed Certified Naturally Grown. Organic wine is the fastest growing segment in the wine industry […]

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Construction for a new $30-million industrial training and technology centre at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) has begun. A ground-breaking ceremony was held Thursday in Kamloops. The 5,344-square-metre centre will allow the university to expand its trades and technology programs by an additional 550 full-time equivalent student spaces, for a total of 2,142. The renovated space […]

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Dine & Stay this March at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa

Dine & Stay this March with this rate offer starting at $275 CAD / $210 USD* per night midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and $309 CAD / $236 USD* per night weekends (Friday & Saturday) Your Stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European Buffet Breakfast for Two in PeakFine Restaurant One 3-course Dinner for Two in PeakFine Restaurant (per night booked) […]

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Sparkle into Spring this March at Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa

Stay this March with this rate offer starting at $199 CAD / $152 USD* per night midweek (Sunday – Thursday) and $229 CAD / $175 USD* per night weekends (Friday & Saturday) Your Stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European Buffet Breakfast for Two in PeakFine Restaurant Access to KurSpa (40,000 sq.ft.) including: 7 uniquely themed steams and saunas Tea & Serenity Relaxation […]

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Air Pressure Show Saturday February 11 at 11am & 1:30pm Air is a force of nature that demands respect; join us for this interactive show to learn why. Watch out for falling water.   Super Static Electricity Show Saturday February 18 at 11am & 1:30pm An interactive, fun show that introduces static electricity, explores how […]

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We are excited to announce that Johanna M. from North Vancouver has been drawn as the #Route97 Sun Peaks Resort Wonder of Winter Contest winner! Congrats Johanna! She will be heading to Sun Peaks Resort for an alpine ski & stay and joining Mountain Man Adventures for a dog sledding experience. Johanna is an elementary […]

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