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Western Canada Theatre’s next big production is set to take the stage next week, and it’s sure to score a lot of points with audiences. Glory is a swinging hockey story based on a real-life Canadian championship women’s hockey team of the 1930’s. Fighting through the depression and with political tensions rising in Europe, four […]

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A boutique hotel in a vineyard is just what the area needs, according to the owners of Poplar Grove Winery. “I think it is desperately needed for Penticton,” said Tony Holler, explaining he has often heard visitors expressing the desire to stay in a smaller chateau-style hotel in the actual wine growing areas. Holler said […]

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The BC Family Day weekend at Big White Ski Resort was a huge success with perfect bluebird conditions, a packed family-friendly events schedule and 1191 BC residents taking advantage of the 50% off lift tickets on the holiday Monday. “It’s been a beautiful weekend with lots families and beginners out enjoying the sunshine,” says Josh […]

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Looking for a vacation that includes excellent amenities for your four-legged family members? Watermark Beach Resort is ready to welcome your furry friends. You’ve seen your puppy running in his sleep…make his dreams come true! Book a stay in one of our beautifully appointed, pet-friendly suites, and let his little doggy legs fly along the beaches […]

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Melt away the stresses of daily life with this exclusive March offer. Local rates starting at $209 per night midweek (Sun-Thur) and $239 per night weekends (Fri & Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY Luxury Accommodation European-inspired Buffet Breakfast Complimentary Wireless Internet Valet Parking Access to 40,000 sq. ft. KurSpa: 7 Steam Rooms and Saunas 4 Experiential Showers Indoor Pool & […]

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A pair of South Okanagan distilleries won gold medals for their products at the inaugural Canadian Artisan Spirit Competition, recently held in Vancouver. Heritage Vodka, from Penticton’s Old Order Distillery, won gold in the vodka category of the competition, while Noteworthy Gin, a product of Oliver’s The Dubh Glas Distillery, earned gold in the gin category. The […]

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By 2045, the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) is anticipated to serve 3.5 million passengers annually. That’s more than double the current traffic and with such a high growth rate, they are planning for the future. Today the YLW delivered a preliminary design for the future expansion and improvement of the airport terminal building to the […]

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Don’t forget! Still looking for a great Valentine’s Day surprise? Watermark Beach Resort has the answer! Select one of our special love-themed packages: Wow your sweetheart on the 14th with Chef Scott Adair’s intriguing and delicious Valentine’s menu Keep the celebrations going with a romantic dinner + movie date night on the weekend Surprise your […]

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We’ve extended Valentine’s Day to the whole month of February! Indulge in romance and fall in love again, with our Room for Romance Package, available Feb 7 – Feb 27, 2018. Enjoy an array of gifts, lovingly handpicked by our team for the perfect night away with that special someone. Our package includes a complimentary […]

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Three Big White Ski Resort sponsored athletes are heading to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games to represent Team Canada. Tess Critchlow was nominated to the women’s snowboard cross team while Kelsey Serwa was nominated to the women’s ski cross team and Ian Deans was selected as an alternate for the men’s ski cross team. […]

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The District of Lake Country launched its new website (www.lakecountry.bc.ca) this week following six months of design and consultation.  The site is designed with a focus on improved communication, ease of navigation, accessibility and search functionality, complete with emergency alerts, maps and email notifications to subscribers.  Emphasis of the design was on creating a positive […]

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The Grist Mill and Gardens Historic Site is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new “Pantry Share” program inspired by the popularity of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) initiatives. C.S.A. is a program of mutual commitment between a farm and a community of supporters. It links people directly with their source of food, providing them with the most […]

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Stay at Sparkling Hill Resort and enjoy a 3-course dinner for two at PeakFine. Rates start at $299 midweek (Sun – Thurs) and $329 weekend (Fri – Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY Package Inclusions: 3-course Dinner for Two in PeakFine Restaurant Resort Inclusions: Daily Hot European-inspired Buffet Breakfast for 2 in PeakFine Restaurant […]

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An economy hotel brand is hoping to come to Kelowna, along Highway 97, in the future. SKJJ Holdings Inc. has submitted an application with the city for a development permit for a Microtel Inn & Suites, by Wyndham Hotel Group. The Microtel Inns & Suites brand is a chain of new construction only economy hotels […]

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Parks Canada took its first step in years to engage the public on the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan with the launch of a website last Thursday. The website outlines the importance of the region to Parks Canada’s goal of representing in the national park system Canada’s 39 distinctive landscape regions. The […]

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KAMLOOPS — Six outstanding Canadian female athletes have been honoured with their own Canada Post stamps, including Kamloops-area Senator Nancy Greene Raine. The honorees were recognized at a ceremony at the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary Wednesday, says Greene Raine. “It was really an honour and the artist group from Vancouver did a […]

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Melt away March with a stay at Sparkling Hill Resort. Rates starting at $209 CAD per night weekday (Sun – Thurs) and $239 CAD per night weekends (Fri & Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY Resort Inclusions: Daily Hot European-inspired Buffet Breakfast for 2 in PeakFine Restaurant Complimentary WiFi Valet Parking Included KurSpa Inclusions: […]

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The historic theatre in downtown Oliver is up for sale. The theatre, listed for $599,900, has been in operation since 1947. It’s had the same owners for the past 42 years, as outlined in the sale description. Also attached to the facility is an apartment with three bedrooms and one bathroom. The current owners, David and Christine Lesmeister, are […]

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The founder of Canada Jetlines is taking over as chief executive of Canadian discount carrier Flair Airlines Ltd. Jim Scott replaces Flair founder and former president Jim Rogers, who will remain an adviser until 2019 after selling his shares in the Kelowna-based company. Scott is a former airline pilot who led Canada Jetlines between 2012 […]

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The Regional District of North Okanagan and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District have successfully concluded the purchase of the CP Rail Corridor between Sicamous and Armstrong. Working in partnership, Splatsin and the regional municipal governments issued a recent news release announcing the corridor will be “used for recreational opportunities, including walking and cycling, while retaining […]

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A new winery set to open in the middle of downtown Kelowna will break the traditional mould with more than just its urban location. Jason Alton says he’s trying to do something different with Ricco Bambino, by creating a more vibrant and social atmosphere inside the winery. “I wanted to steer heavily away from the […]

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The South Okanagan is renowned for its wineries, but this season we’re celebrating another valley treasure: our magnificent snow! Baldy Mountain Resort is enjoying perfect powder and bluebird skies this year. Take advantage of Watermark Beach Resort’s Ski & Stay packages! Enjoy incredible skiing up on the hill, and indulge in Watermark’s comfortable aprés-ski amenities […]

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When family and friends always seem to be on the go, planning a getaway to Canada’s second largest ski area can only fuel their excitement to take it all in. Yes, our winter paradise is filled with a lot of activities and events that will keep your party entertained, but we also want to assure the […]

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