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Vernon’s Tyler Dyck, CEO of Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery and president of the Craft Distillers Guild of B.C., has announced a petition campaign to help local craft distilleries getting the excise tax reduced to a comparable level with craft breweries. (Morning Star - file photo)

Okanagan distilleries seek par on excise tax

Lift Canadian Spirits is a petition campaign aimed at reducing the excise tax so distilleries can be comparable with craft breweries

Vernon’s Tyler Dyck, CEO of Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery and president of the Craft Distillers Guild of B.C., has announced a petition campaign to help local craft distilleries getting the excise tax reduced to a comparable level with craft breweries. (Morning Star - file photo)
A picture of the incident that happened at West Kelowna. (Contributed: David Oglivie)

Pedestrian struck, dragged by car in West Kelowna

The incident happened at the intersection of Highway 97 and Gellatly Road

A picture of the incident that happened at West Kelowna. (Contributed: David Oglivie)
Entrepreneurs Okanagan will accept donations for people affected by wildfires at four drop-off centres in the Okanagan. See the story for the items required. (file photo)

Okanagan donations sought for people impacted by wildfires

Entrepreneurs’ Okanagan setting up four drop-off centres from Armstrong to Kelowna

Entrepreneurs Okanagan will accept donations for people affected by wildfires at four drop-off centres in the Okanagan. See the story for the items required. (file photo)
Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)

Kelowna coffee shop offers free coffee, workspace to wildfire evacuees

Bright Jenny Coffee is inviting evacuees in, ‘treat this place like an extension of your home’

Bright Jenny is located at 984 Laurel Avenue in Kelowna. (Isabella Harmel/Capital News)
Little Kingdom Gas Bar was lost in the White Rock Lake wildfire overnight Aug. 15, 2021. (Contributed)
Little Kingdom Gas Bar was lost in the White Rock Lake wildfire overnight Aug. 15, 2021. (Contributed)
Jeremy Welder, BGC Okanagan CEO (left) and Jarrod Stocker, BGC Okanagan Facilities and Transportation Manager (right) painted the door leading to the youth shelter at the Downtown Youth Centre in Kelowna. (Submitted photo)

BGC Okanagan receives massive donation to help fight youth homelessness

The organization painted their door orange as part of Home Depot’s Orange Door Project

Jeremy Welder, BGC Okanagan CEO (left) and Jarrod Stocker, BGC Okanagan Facilities and Transportation Manager (right) painted the door leading to the youth shelter at the Downtown Youth Centre in Kelowna. (Submitted photo)
Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: New Salmon Arm gift shop a tribute to loving husband

Karrie Peace opens her third Poor David’s on June 25

Poor David’s owner Karrie Peace and Salmon Arm store manager Monica Rhodes look forward to the new downtown Salmon Arm business’ soft opening on Friday, June 25. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Chef Sascha Hillebrand will oversee operations at Nineteen05. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Prestige Harbourfront Resort welcomes new restaurant

After months of renovations, Nineteen05 Kitchen Raw Bar opens with international-inspired menu

Chef Sascha Hillebrand will oversee operations at Nineteen05. (File photo)
Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)

South Okanagan restaurants celebrate back to indoor dining, scramble to re-hire

Tuesday’s announcement that indoor dining could resume was needed good news, say owners

Customers at the newly opened Shaughnessy’s Cove at Summerland’s waterfront cheers to the province bringing back indoor dining. (Facebook)
Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon is planning activities ahead of Global Wellness Day June 12, 2021. (@stylist.thi - Facebook)

Vernon resort reinvigorates wellness journeys

Sparkling Hills to celebrate Global Wellness Day with activities, in-person, online

Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon is planning activities ahead of Global Wellness Day June 12, 2021. (@stylist.thi - Facebook)
Frame Custom Homes, based in Kelowna, won top prize, design Excellence, at the Canadian Home Builders' Association's 2021 digital gala May 7, 2021, and best detached custom home over 5,000 square feet for Lakeside Haven in Vernon. (Contributed)

Builder’s custom Kelowna, Vernon homes win national prize

4 bed, 6 bath Vernon home complete with pool, putting green and elevator a Lakeside Haven

Frame Custom Homes, based in Kelowna, won top prize, design Excellence, at the Canadian Home Builders' Association's 2021 digital gala May 7, 2021, and best detached custom home over 5,000 square feet for Lakeside Haven in Vernon. (Contributed)
The manager and a worker at the Penticton Great Canadian Oil Exchange in front of the new sea-can. (Submitted)

Kelowna and Penticton oil recycling facilities get upgrades

The BC Used Oil Management Association provided grant funding for the upgrades

The manager and a worker at the Penticton Great Canadian Oil Exchange in front of the new sea-can. (Submitted)
A TacoTime employee hands a customer their order. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Adiós, Taco Tuesday: Kelowna residents flock to TacoTime on restaurant’s final day

‘We don’t need another Starbucks. We need tacos on Tuesday, with extra hot sauce’

A TacoTime employee hands a customer their order. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Quails’ Gate wine bottles. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media file)

West Kelowna winery Quails’ Gate named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

This is the fifth consecutive year that the winery has received the national honour

Quails’ Gate wine bottles. (Twila Amato/Black Press Media file)
Lakesider Brewing recently opened its doors to the public on April 9. (Photo: Google Street View)

West Kelowna welcomes new brewpub

Two years in the making, Lakesider Brewing recently opened its doors to the public on April 9

Lakesider Brewing recently opened its doors to the public on April 9. (Photo: Google Street View)
RauDZ pop-up patio located on Pandosy Street in front of The Okanagan Table. (Contributed: Audrey Surrao)

Kelowna restaurant gets creative to adjust to new health orders

The owners of RauDZ Regional Table open ‘pop-up patio’ to adjust to health order banning indoor dining

RauDZ pop-up patio located on Pandosy Street in front of The Okanagan Table. (Contributed: Audrey Surrao)

Despite a few wins, B.C. budget has missing pieces, says Kelowna Chamber

While celebrating certain points, chamber says budget misses key points, specifically transportation

Lomi aims to be the next must-have kitchen appliance, just like a dishwasher. (Photo: Pela)

Kelowna company turns waste into dirt with new appliance

The kitchen appliance turns food scraps, boxes, cloth, into dirt within 24 hours invented in Kelowna

Lomi aims to be the next must-have kitchen appliance, just like a dishwasher. (Photo: Pela)
Black Crow Cannabis is just one of Vernon's many pot shops now open in town. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Kelowna has highest cannabis fees in Okanagan

Vernon’s 14 stores pay second highest business licence fees

Black Crow Cannabis is just one of Vernon's many pot shops now open in town. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Orchard Park mall gets a new satellite visitors centre for tourists.

Tourism centre opens at Kelowna’s Orchard Park Mall

The shopping centre has a new space dedicated to helping tourists enjoy the city

Orchard Park mall gets a new satellite visitors centre for tourists.