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The list of finalists for the Kelowna Chamber 2020 Business Excellence Awards has been announced. (Pixabay)
The list of finalists for the Kelowna Chamber 2020 Business Excellence Awards has been announced. (Pixabay)
Before reopening after a two-month COVID-caused shutdown in May, Doc Willoughby’s underwent several renovations. Now, in October, new restrictions are again causing headaches for pub owners. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

Kelowna watering holes battle tough liquor restrictions

Local establishments are calling for regionalized restrictions, warn of potential closures of iconic bars and pubs

Before reopening after a two-month COVID-caused shutdown in May, Doc Willoughby’s underwent several renovations. Now, in October, new restrictions are again causing headaches for pub owners. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
A server wears a face mask while cleaning a table on the patio at an Earls restaurant, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)

Limited liquor sales hurt business, not parties: Kelowna bars

Last week, the province ordered a ban on alcohol sales in restaurants, bars and pubs after 10 p.m.

A server wears a face mask while cleaning a table on the patio at an Earls restaurant, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (Darryl Dyck - The Canadian Press)
Arion Therapeutic Farm continued to offer therapy sessions throughout the pandemic. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)

Kelowna therapy farm forced to sell due to COVID-19 impact

Arion Therapeutic Farm is now looking for a new home

Arion Therapeutic Farm continued to offer therapy sessions throughout the pandemic. (Twila Amato - Black Press Media)
(Pixabay photo)

Popular downtown Kelowna coffee shop sold

Giobean has been sold to another local coffee company

(Pixabay photo)
40 under 40: Danica Dollman

40 under 40: Danica Dollman

Danica Dollman is an agent with World Financial Group

40 under 40: Danica Dollman
Dr. Andrew Dargie practices advanced medical aesthetics in both Kelowna and Vernon. (Contributed)

40 under 40: Dr. Andrew Dargie

Andrew practices advanced medical aesthetics in both Kelowna and Vernon, B.C.

  • Aug 13, 2020
Dr. Andrew Dargie practices advanced medical aesthetics in both Kelowna and Vernon. (Contributed)
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.

A new houseboat company has opened on the former Waterway property south of Sicamous. (Sicamous Houseboats/Facebook)
Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore locations in Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna and West Kelowna will reopen amid COVID-19 as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, with extra safety measures implemented. (Google Maps)

Skip the dump: Okanagan ReStores reopen amid COVID-19

Quarantine cleaners rejoice, Habitat for Humanity will begin accepting donations Tuesday

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore locations in Vernon, Penticton, Kelowna and West Kelowna will reopen amid COVID-19 as of Tuesday, May 19, 2020, with extra safety measures implemented. (Google Maps)
Vernon, Kelowna denturists dig up business supports

Vernon, Kelowna denturists dig up business supports

Sting of pandemic eased for Okanagan denture clinics thanks to funding

Vernon, Kelowna denturists dig up business supports
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

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
There were more than 30 booths at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College. (Black Press file photo)

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair happens today in Kelowna

Come on down to Rutland Soccer Dome, behind the Rutland YMCA, 705 Dodd Rd

There were more than 30 booths at the Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College. (Black Press file photo)
Vernon’s Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Ltd. placed 14 of 30 in the BC Used Oil Management Association’s 30 Top Collectors of oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and containers across the province. (Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Ltd.)

Three Okanagan businesses recognized for recycling oil

Vernon and Kelowna Return Collection Facilities make Top 30 list

Vernon’s Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Ltd. placed 14 of 30 in the BC Used Oil Management Association’s 30 Top Collectors of oil, oil filters, oil containers, antifreeze and containers across the province. (Interior Freight and Bottle Depot Ltd.)
Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

City of Kelowna signs UNHCR statement of solidarity with refugees

The #WithRefugees campaign invites cities working to promote inclusion and support refugees

Kelowna City Hall. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)
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
Kelowna chamber announces 2019 business leader

Kelowna chamber announces 2019 business leader

Jeff Stibbard, founder of Kelowna’s JDS group of companies, has been named Business Leader of 2019

Kelowna chamber announces 2019 business leader
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Dan Rogers, executive director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, preparing before the announcement of finalists for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards at the Coast Capri Hotel on Oct. 3. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 Business Excellence Awards finalists

The 32nd Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala and Ceremony will take place on Nov. 1

Dan Rogers, executive director of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, preparing before the announcement of finalists for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards at the Coast Capri Hotel on Oct. 3. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
The Class of 2014 B.C. breweries that are collaborating to create a special beer with partial proceeds going to the BC Hospitality Foundation. (Submitted photo)

Okanagan breweries part of special collaboration

Kelowna and Penticton breweries joining forces with other B.C. breweries

The Class of 2014 B.C. breweries that are collaborating to create a special beer with partial proceeds going to the BC Hospitality Foundation. (Submitted photo)