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Cultivating Community: Shop with Local Nurseries

When it comes to gardening in the picturesque Okanagan Valley, there's a growing understanding that the seeds you sow can lead to more than just a beautiful garden; they can also support the community. With an emphasis on sustainability and personalised service, local nurseries stand out as the ideal partners for both experienced gardeners and those just starting to till the soil

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Building Site Preparation in the Okanagan – What’s Changing?

Building site preparation and excavation are essential for any construction project. It is necessary to ensure the safety and longevity of the structure(s) sitting on top. However, traditional excavation techniques can be challenging, possibly leading to damage of existing underground utilities and pipes

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Building a House in the Alluvial Fans and Deltas of the Okanagan Valley

The Okanagan Valley, located in south-central British Columbia, is a unique region characterized by a hot and dry climate with little rainfall. Despite this lack of precipitation, the region boasts a thriving fruit and wine growing industry, thanks to irrigation that started in the 1930s.

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Get the Best Results for Your Project with Professional Site Preparation

Before starting construction on any building project, you may need to consider having the land cleared and prepped. Whether it is a residential or commercial project you are embarking on, Okanagan excavation companies such as Twincon Enterprises know that how the land is prepared will set the right foundation for the project's success.

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How Outlet Stores Help Okanagan Families Save Money

The cost of living is increasing day by day, and it can be challenging to keep up with the high prices of everyday necessities. Okanagan families are struggling to make ends meet, and it's becoming increasingly harder to save money. That's where outlet stores come in

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How to Get Your Building Site Ready for Development

The decision to develop rural property lands or buildings can be both exciting and challenging. Before starting any building project, there are several steps to ensure your building site is ready for construction. In this article, we will discuss the critical steps to prepare your site for development. We will also provide helpful tips on what to ask your contractor or realtor when looking to purchase property.

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Get Your Horse Ready for Spring and Summer with The Horse Barn

Keep your beloved horses healthy and happy this season with the most important tools and accessories needed for quality horse care and health. Getting ready for the riding season is an exciting time for equine enthusiasts, even though there’s a lot of work involved. Large supply stores such as The Horse Barn on Mt. Paul Way in Kamloops, offer shopping online for busy riders.

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The Convenience of Pharmaceutical Compounding

Pharmaceutical compounding is when your local pharmacist creates custom medications. The combined ingredients can be made up in the exact strength and dosage required by a patient according to their unique needs.

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Travel Vaccines and Why You Need Them

Traveling to a foreign country can be an exciting experience, but it’s important to make sure you’re prepared for the risks. One way to do this is to get travel vaccines, which can protect you against serious illnesses and diseases. Before you travel, it’s a good idea to consult with your local pharmacist that offers vaccinations, such as Kiwi Pharmacy & Wellness in Kelowna. There, you’ll find out which vaccines and medicines you need

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Why Discount Retail Is a Great Way to Save Money

While online shopping increased during the pandemic lockdown, consumers are returning to post-COVID patterns, browsing in-store for merchandise where they can see items close-up and checking size and quality. With lessening anxiety has come a change in mood as Canadians are eager to get back to meeting each other in malls and stores. With the summer heat, indoor shopping is the perfect place to visit and shop

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Drilling and Blasting – A Specialized Industry

Building homes on sheer rock or terracing along the steep, rocky slopes of the Okanagan Valley is a demanding architectural feat. "Drilling and blasting" may be the first step. This is a specialized process requiring skill, knowledge, and experience. A successful blast requires a proper drill pattern for the desired result, the right explosives in appropriate quantities, the right sequence of timing, and the right place of initiation.

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Wondering about mortgage rates? Fixed vs variable rates – how to choose

This is a hot topic of discussion, especially these days. After years of a record-low Bank of Canada Prime rate at just .25%, we just had a .25% increase in early 2022. One that many people were expecting to happen this year.  

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Excavating for Flood Control

The year 2021 saw unprecedented floods in B.C., with more to come in 2022. Preparing construction sites for flood control, and protecting agricultural land against high water, will become a critically important part of land planning, as we adjust to disruptions in seasonal weather patterns. Beyond our weather affected by climate change, sea level rise is a new factor to consider in construction and land management.

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Keeping the water flowing in large construction projects

While municipal water and sewer lines can last up to a century, eventually they do need to be replaced. It’s a major project for any municipality in the Thompson-Okanagan, and a job that needs special care to keep things operating as near to normal as possible.

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Planning is key when preparing a site for construction

Large excavation companies know that when it comes to site prep, it pays to not only be prepared but also to know what you are getting into. That’s why having an expert company do the work is a good idea. They have both the knowledge and the equipment to get the job done safely and on budget.

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North Okanagan company supplies key component to region’s infrastructure

When it comes to producing aggregate, Chapman Sand and Gravel in Armstrong is crushing it.

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Renting can put the right tools in hands of the home handyman

The impact of the pandemic has kept a lot of people at home over the last year and as a result, many have cast a critical eye over their living space. While some have opted to sell and move, many others who like their neighbourhood and home but want more features or space, are looking to renovate, and some are taking those home improvement tasks into their own hands.

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