23
May
2021
Posted by: In: BC Trespass Act, central okanagan, Community Safety, gangsters, Inadmissible Patron Policy, Kelowna, Kelowna RCMP, news, Organized Crime, Removing gangsters from businesses

Program that allows gangsters to be removed from Kelowna bars and restaurants returns – Okanagan

Kelowna RCMP will be operating its Inadmissible Patron Policy (IPP) program for the 8th year in a row this summer. The program began eight years ago and according to police, has been extremely successful in ensuring community safety from organized criminal elements. Read more: Surrey Bar Watch-style program ‘better…
20
Apr
2021
Posted by: In: BC COVID-19, BC government, BC Restrictions, Canada, COVID-19, COVID-19 Restrictions, Kelowna, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Okanagan

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce advocating for small businesses amid extended restrictions – Okanagan

On Monday, the B.C. government announced the extension of provincial health orders for another five weeks, including the ban on indoor dining. The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce believes local businesses will be paying the price. “Over the last year, businesses have worked hard to establish enhanced safety protocols to…
24
Feb
2021
Posted by: In: Air Travel Regulations, bc coronavirus, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Test, covid air travel, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, Health, Kelowna, Okanagan, Okanagan Testing Clinic, Princeton, private COVID-19 test, similkameen

Coronavirus: Business traveller lamenting lack of private testing sites in Okanagan – Okanagan

With new federal regulations governing international flights, some Okanagan residents who travel for work are finding it tough to obtain the necessary COVID-19 test before boarding a plane. Allan Laursen walked into Kelowna International Airport on Wednesday, bound for Copenhagen, Denmark, on a business trip. The Kelowna man works…
18
Apr
2020
Posted by: In: Animation Jam, bc coronavirus, central okanagan, Coronavirus, COVID, COVID-19, handwashing, handwashing video, Kelowna, news, Okanagan, Yeti Farm Creative

Coronavirus: Okanagan animation studio creates lighthearted, wash-your-hands animation jam – Okanagan

An animation studio in B.C. has produced a lighthearted video reminding people to wash their hands during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Created by the artists at Yeti Farm Creative in Kelowna, the video is 51 seconds in length and features 18 brief clips, each featuring a hand-washing theme. The studio…
28
Apr
2019
Posted by: In: City of Kelowna, Education, Kelowna, kelowna city council, Kelowna University, news, Student Population, UBC, UBC Okanagan long term plan, UBC-Okanagan, UBCO, University Growth

UBC Okanagan expects to grow to 18,000 students by 2040

In the next two decades, UBC Okanagan expects to increase its student population by around 80 per cent. The school is presenting its vision for its future to Kelowna City Council this week. READ MORE: UBC aiming to reduce bird strike deaths By 2040 the Kelowna university campus expects to…