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A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)

New houseboat company up and running on Shuswap Lake

Sicamous Houseboats has moved in to the former Waterway Houseboats property.

Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals. (Supplied)

#visitpenticton Chute Lake Lodge opens June 1, offering glamping, yurt, and ebike rentals

Escape into the wilderness and #lovelocalpenticton when Chute Lake Lodge reopens for the season

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Enderby baker brings specialty dog treats to Vernon

Local entrepreneur opens dog bakery in Vernon pet grooming business

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Rancho Vignola November sales in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
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Rose Valley Veterinary Hospital gets AAHA accredited
Certified KonMari Consultants take over Kelowna
How does the luxury home auction work in Lake Country
The luxury home auction returns to the Okanagan
Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Press day means all hands on deck in Vernon

President, director of sales work the press

Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Video: Touring the newest luxurious winery in the South Okanagan

Phantom Creek Estates Winery has finally opened its doors after nearly five years of construction

Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. (Pixabay)

Okanagan-Shuswap weather: Heat, heat and more heat

Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.

Your weather forecast for Tuesday, August 6th, 2019. (Pixabay)
Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna trainer skips weights, swings mace

Viala the Viking uses ancient techniques in his personal-training business

Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Henry Raymond Debowski in treatment, (Henry Raymond Debowski’s Go Fund Me page)

‘Go fund me’ page set up for eight-year-old Kelowna boy with cancer

Henry Raymond Debowski has been diagnosed with leukemia

Henry Raymond Debowski in treatment, (Henry Raymond Debowski’s Go Fund Me page)
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is moving in to Main Street and Warren Avenue East in Penticton. (Kristi Patton — Western News Staff)

Opening date announced for Penticton Popeyes restaurant

New restaurant will be located at Main Street and Warren Avenue

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is moving in to Main Street and Warren Avenue East in Penticton. (Kristi Patton — Western News Staff)
Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially

Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially

Froster Tier Cakes earns Wedding Award, other Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Kamloops businesses also awarded

Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially
Gordon Forbes of the organic Forbes Family Farm at the Penticton Farmers’ Market Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western

South Okanagan organic farmer wins Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets celebrated the best of B.C. with the sixth annual awards

Gordon Forbes of the organic Forbes Family Farm at the Penticton Farmers’ Market Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western
Nico Dirksen, Mark Ziebarth, Nathan Ziebart, Blair Baldwin and Cooper Simson took home the bronze for Okanagan College. (Photo contributed).

OC Business students earn bronze at collegiate case competition

The competition was held at Vanier College in Montreal

  • Feb 15, 2019
Nico Dirksen, Mark Ziebarth, Nathan Ziebart, Blair Baldwin and Cooper Simson took home the bronze for Okanagan College. (Photo contributed).
A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)

“Real Time” plugs for Penticton recognized as innovative

Travel Penticton is a B.C. tourism award finalist for its 2018 social media campaign

A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)
Fruit growers meeting in Penticton this week are talking about how increases to minimum wage, lack of seasonal workers and low prices are hurting the industry. (Black Press file photo)

‘Everybody’s drowning right now’: B.C. fruit industry struggling

Increase to miminum wage and adjustments to piece rates could affect seasonal workers

Fruit growers meeting in Penticton this week are talking about how increases to minimum wage, lack of seasonal workers and low prices are hurting the industry. (Black Press file photo)
South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best

South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best

Four distilleries win awards at Canada’s only national spirit competition

South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)