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Construction on the Valemount Glacier Destinations (VGD) ski and sightseeing resort is slated to get underway next summer, according to Tommaso Oberti, VP of Pheidias Project Management, the company in charge of managing construction. “We’ve been doing detailed design work,” said Oberti, who added they have already been in touch with lift manufacturers. Pheidias is […]

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Rick Siemens, CEO of Sun Rivers Ltd. Partnership, says he wants to set the record straight when it comes to a court case involving one of its companies and the future of its golf course and restaurant. This after Siemens made a court appearance in Kamloops this week. “Well, the court case was to do […]

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Complaints from B.C.’s wine industry over interprovincial trade barriers will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada as part of an appeal of a cross-border beer dispute in New Brunswick. Vancouver lawyer Shea Coulson said Thursday five B.C. wineries will argue as interveners in the case stemming from a 2012 incident when police fined […]

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Book your space for the 2018 Route 97 Road Trip Map Guide! Digital and Print Guide Bundle Starts at $625 + GST The 2018 Route 97 Road Trip Map Guide will be printed in the spring and distributed through the North Central Washington and Thompson Okanagan region at Visitor Centres and select locations throughout BC. […]

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Many Hats Theatre Company is closing out our celebratory Tenth Season with an hilarious comedy by Phil Olson A Nice Family Gathering our 50th production!! A Nice Family Gathering is the story of Dad (Jamie Eberle)  who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It’s Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the […]

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Sat Oct. 28th, 3:00pm to 4:00pm Catch the Halloween Spirit at the BIG Little Science Centre. Dress up in your Halloween finest and explore Gross Science. Make fake blood, gloop to go and try out some frightening sensory touch boxes. Are those really brains and eyeballs that you are holding? Halloween candy and decorations will […]

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Jeans 'n Classics

The Kamloops Symphony is teaming up once again with popular guests, Jeans ‘n Classics, to present The Ultimate Symphonic Rock Show on the Sagebrush Theatre stage for two nights; Friday November 17, and Saturday November 18, 2017. Jeans ‘n Classics has been combining rock with symphonies for almost 20 years. The London, Ontario based orchestra […]

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With just 10 days until our TOTA/go2HR regional campus recruitment trip to Alberta, I was shocked to learn that there are a total of 6 job postings placed by our TOTA Stakeholders on the go2HR website. Perhaps I should not be surprised but truly I am speechless. Similar recruitment trips last year resulted in over […]

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Sparkling Hill Resort’s Local Offer Has Returned

Need a wellness getaway this November? Enjoy a break from the everyday with a stay at Sparkling Hill Resort. The Exclusive November Local Offer is available for stays throughout the month of November to give Thompson Okanagan residents the chance to experience the benefits of a wellness stay-cation. Come out and see what the resort […]

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Twelve Okanagan Breweries, Twelve Unique Craft Beer Casks, All Under One Roof. On October 19th , in the middle of BC Craft Beer Month, we will open the doors of the Tree Brewing Beer Institute to eleven other Okanagan Breweries for our 3rd Annual Brewphoria. As with previous years we’ve invited each of the Breweries […]

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Haunted Vineyard Tour

Celebrate Halloween with Monte Creek Ranch Winery. Wines & Screams tickets are now available. Join us on Saturday, October 28th for a spooktacular Halloween event here at the winery. Purchase your tickets here:  https://www.montecreekranchwinery.com/product/2017-wines-screams-event-ticket-600pm/  https://www.montecreekranchwinery.com/product/2017-wines-screams-event-ticket-800pm/  Tickets are $45 for Wine Club guests and $50 for Non-Wine Club guests. If you are wine club member, please […]

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go2HR is pleased to bring our Tourism & Hospitality Occupational Health & Safety Summit back to Kelowna this November. The OHS Files: Solving your Mysteries will cover popular health & safety topics for tourism employers, including: impact of legalized marijuana in the workplace new health and safety committee requirements incident investigation reporting safety of new […]

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The Caetani Centre is currently hosting mixed-media artist Roberta Pyx Sutherland for a two-week residency. The work created during her stay will be celebrated with a weekend pop-up exhibition. Roberta Pyx Sutherland is a visual artist living in Victoria BC. Sutherland lived and worked in her studio in Enderby in the 1990’s and is well known […]

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BE KIND. Take part in YWCA Week Without Violence™ October 16th to 22nd, 2017 Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over 90 countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence™, a week-long series of community events promoting diverse approaches to creating a violence-free world. More than […]

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Calling all sinners and saints. Enter if you dare. You’ll find gluttony, wrath, and treachery around every turn. The O’Keefe Ranch haunted corn maze Field of Screams, Dante’s Inferno: The Descent, inspired by Dante’s Inferno and the nine circles of hell, opens on Friday the 13th. The annual fundraising event features two new mazes on […]

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Air Canada is increasing its non-stop flights between Kelowna and Toronto next summer. Beginning June 22, the airline will offer two non-stop flights daily throughout the 2018 summer season. The A319 aircraft will depart Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 8:25 p.m. EDT and arrive at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) at 10 p.m. PDT. The […]

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The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre is a finalist in the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards. The hotel is up against Eagle Wing Tours Ltd. of Victoria and Gold Eagle Lodge of North Battleford, Sask., for the Air Canada Business of the Year Award. Other B.C. finalists include Half Corked Marathon/Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association […]

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What is currently an ugly and undeveloped plot of land just below Hillside Court in Aberdeen could become the next public park in Kamloops if a group of community members makes their dream a reality. The Rotary Club of Kamloops West has received support in principle from the city’s parks and recreation committee to develop […]

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Oktoberfest 2016

The 8th Annual Penticton Oktoberfest celebration will take place on Saturday, October 21st! The Penticton Trade and Convention Centre will be transformed into Munich’s famed Hofbrauhaus and guests will enjoy mouth-watering traditional food and brews, wonderful entertainment and great local wines and ciders!  Many dress up for this fun filled event and there are prizes […]

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Duffy’s Pub, 1797 Pacific Way, a 19+ event. Grab your friends & head over to Duffy’s Pub on October 15th for our Annual Dinner. There will be awesome food, fun activities, 50:50 draws and fabulous raffle prizes. The proceeds from this event go directly to support BIG Little Science Centre’s education programs. A limited number […]

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25 % alcohol, made from Sour Cherries and Maple Leaf Spirits Canadian Kirsch

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here […]

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What are you doing October 21 & 22?  If you are looking for a truly screaming good time plan to visit R.J. Haney Heritage Village & Museum for the 22nd Annual “Spooktacular” located at 751 Highway 97B, Salmon Arm.  Gate admission is $8.00 per person.  Gates open at 5:00pm for this family fun haunting event. As dusk falls on the Village, […]

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It has been one week since hundreds of people saw their lives change in just 11 minutes. One gunman, many rounds of ammunition, 58 deaths, and the futures of so many people altered forever. People across the continent have been affected whether directly or indirectly.  The sadness and senselessness of this event is only underscored […]

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Between October 23 – 25, go2HR, TOTA and a small group of regional employers will be visiting Alberta colleges to represent the Thompson Okanagan region and promote summer 2018 job and co-op opportunities to students studying in tourism, hospitality, culinary, business and other industry-related programs. We want to represent you! You don’t need to physically […]

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The Kamloops Symphony’s Chamber Music series continues with Reeds in the Wind, featuring our principal Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon players. Explore the sensuous sounds of early 1900s France before being whisked away to hear a fresh voice in classical composition – contemporary American composer Jenni Brandon. The concert is taking place at 7:30 pm on […]

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The Greater Vernon Museum & Archives is about to strike gold, thanks to the opening of a travelling exhibit from the Royal B.C. Museum, in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History. Gold Mountain Dream! opens Oct. 21 and runs to Feb. 24. “It is a fascinating account of adventure, heartbreak and social upheaval,” said […]

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Most individuals would say their identity consists of much more than what meets the eye. According to researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus, the same can be said for wine territories. The public is invited to take part in British Columbia as a Wine Territory: Catalyzing Shared Understanding of its Identity, a series of talks that […]

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Each year during the third week of October, Canadians bond with people in over ninety countries around the world to mark YWCA’s Week Without Violence. A week-long series of community events promotes diverse approaches to creating a violence free world. More than 9,500 people in schools, workplaces and neighborhood organizations throughout Canada recognize this annual […]

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The finishing touches are complete. Penticton Lakeside Resort’s new West Wing officially roomed its first guests on June 30th of this year with minor details unfinished. Throughout the busy summer, guests from around the world experienced first hand a wood primary hotel.  Now that the summer is behind us, the small but important details that […]

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