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Tanya Wick

Vernon woman captures prestigious forestry honour

Tanya Wick from Tolko wins Women In Forest Award of Excellence

Tanya Wick
Black Hills starts search for a new head winemaker

Black Hills starts search for a new head winemaker

Winemaker moving to pursue personal projects

  • May 17, 2018
Black Hills starts search for a new head winemaker
Kate Johnson and Julia Allen share their love of the Okanagan with their new, quarterly subscription box business Locality. (Sharla Pike Photography)

Business duo shares love of the Okanagan

New Okanagan business Locality ready to ship first subscription box

Kate Johnson and Julia Allen share their love of the Okanagan with their new, quarterly subscription box business Locality. (Sharla Pike Photography)
Mike Clements (second left), with KingFisher Boats, presents the keys to the newly outfitted rig to the Southern Interior Safe Boating Society, accepted by Ciy Young (from left), Bob Montquire and Murray Robertson. Learn more about the society, and KingFisher, at the Boat Show at the Vernon Yacht Club Saturday and Sunday. (KingFisher photo)

KingFisher boat supports Okanagan water safety

Southern Interior Safe Boating Society gets a newly outfitted rig from business/Vernon Yacht Club

Mike Clements (second left), with KingFisher Boats, presents the keys to the newly outfitted rig to the Southern Interior Safe Boating Society, accepted by Ciy Young (from left), Bob Montquire and Murray Robertson. Learn more about the society, and KingFisher, at the Boat Show at the Vernon Yacht Club Saturday and Sunday. (KingFisher photo)
Penticton Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens

Penticton Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens

Habitat for Humanity will open its third ReStore location in the Okanagan on April 28

Penticton Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens
Sharon Bond is the owner of the Kekuli Café. Submitted photo

Free entrepreneurship program for Indigenous women

Women from across B.C.’s southern interior can apply for the free program

Sharon Bond is the owner of the Kekuli Café. Submitted photo
Okanagan realtors add voices to anti-speculation tax coalition

Okanagan realtors add voices to anti-speculation tax coalition

This speculation tax is likely to harm the very people the government is trying to protect

Okanagan realtors add voices to anti-speculation tax coalition
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
Kickin’ It Up A Notch

Kickin’ It Up A Notch

Country rocker Brantley Gilbert, along with Tim Hicks and Josh Phillips, rocked Kelowna Friday night

Kickin’ It Up A Notch
After another record year, a local Realtor says he doesn’t see any major cooling on the horizon for Penticton’s red-hot real estate market.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News

Regulations drive early South Okanagan housing spike, could mean decline

B.C. real estate economist says January highs likely a rush before mortgage rules came into effect

After another record year, a local Realtor says he doesn’t see any major cooling on the horizon for Penticton’s red-hot real estate market.                                Dustin Godfrey/Western News
Find Your Fit makes Okanagan stops

Find Your Fit makes Okanagan stops

Career choices on tap in Lumby Thursday, Summerland Tuesday

  • Feb 7, 2018
Find Your Fit makes Okanagan stops

VIDEO: Mt. Begbie to feature experimental brews in new tasting room

Last year Mt. Begbie won brewery of the year at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Ottawa

Winecrush’s Bill Broddy, Tyson Still and a Rogers representative celebrate after the Penticton startup won Best Concept at the annual Small Business B.C. Awards. Courtesy Tyson Still.                                Winecrush’s Bill Broddy, Tyson Still and a Rogers representative celebrate after the Penticton startup won Best Concept at the annual Small Business B.C. Awards.                                Submitted photo

Penticton businesses in the running for Small Business BC Awards

Two Penticton businesses have made it to the finals of the 15th Annual Small Business BC Awards

Winecrush’s Bill Broddy, Tyson Still and a Rogers representative celebrate after the Penticton startup won Best Concept at the annual Small Business B.C. Awards. Courtesy Tyson Still.                                Winecrush’s Bill Broddy, Tyson Still and a Rogers representative celebrate after the Penticton startup won Best Concept at the annual Small Business B.C. Awards.                                Submitted photo
Apex Mountain Resort opens 10 runs on Wednesday

Apex Mountain Resort opens 10 runs on Wednesday

Apex is opening Wednesday Dec 6. with 10 runs.

Apex Mountain Resort opens 10 runs on Wednesday
Laughing Stock Winery acquired by Arterra Wines Canada

Laughing Stock Winery acquired by Arterra Wines Canada

Winery on the Naramata Bench is acquired by Arterra Wines Canada

Laughing Stock Winery acquired by Arterra Wines Canada
Osoyoos woman named to Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Osoyoos woman named to Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada

Watermark Beach Resort general manager and vice-president of business development honoured

Osoyoos woman named to Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada
Chad Mielke, general manager of RONA Penticton poses with Rich Russo of the National Hardware Show, after accepting the store’s award for best Contractor Specialist in the country.                                 Submitted photo

Penticton RONA snags national award

The local RONA outlet has been named the top Contractor Specialist in the country

Chad Mielke, general manager of RONA Penticton poses with Rich Russo of the National Hardware Show, after accepting the store’s award for best Contractor Specialist in the country.                                 Submitted photo
Opening day is approaching for Baldy Mountain Resort.                                Photo courtesy of Chris Wheeler

Opening day approaching for Baldy Mountain Resort

First Chair Festival will be held Dec. 8-10 at the resort near Oliver

Opening day is approaching for Baldy Mountain Resort.                                Photo courtesy of Chris Wheeler
Sensory-friendly shopping hour for children with autism at Toys’R’Us stores

Sensory-friendly shopping hour for children with autism at Toys’R’Us stores

Toys ‘R’ Us Canada to host second sensory-friendly shopping hour Nov. 12 at stores across the country

Sensory-friendly shopping hour for children with autism at Toys’R’Us stores
Visiting wine professional Caroline Brange (right) and John Szabo, Master Sommelier, (middle) during a B.C. Wine BootCamp session at Laughing Stock Winery on the Naramata Bench on Tuesday.                                Kristi Patton/Western News

Video: International showcase of the Okanagan wine industry

Wine professionals spent the past four days touring and learning about the Okanagan wine industry

Visiting wine professional Caroline Brange (right) and John Szabo, Master Sommelier, (middle) during a B.C. Wine BootCamp session at Laughing Stock Winery on the Naramata Bench on Tuesday.                                Kristi Patton/Western News