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Battle lines being drawn over Kelowna’s newest nightspot

Whether it’s a nightclub or a “whole new way” of enjoying a music hall is at the core of what could end up as a legal battle over the Revelry, Kelowna’s newest entertainment facility.

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Popular Mediterranean restaurant leaves Penticton for Summerland

A popular shawarma restaurant has wrapped up operations in Penticton and started a new chapter in Summerland.

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New bubble tea shop brings flavourful drinks to Okanagan neighbourhood

Bubble tea shops' popularity is rising across the Thompson Okanagan region and the owner of one says it’s because more people are travelling internationally and experiencing different foods.

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Kelowna wine tour business strikes back at 'influencers' seeking free rides

A Kelowna winery tour operator says if you don’t have a massive online following and the money to back it up, you can skip the free tour.

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Downtown Kamloops restaurant owners closing doors and saying goodbye

A family owned restaurant in downtown Kamloops is closing its doors at the end of October.

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50-year-old treasured Kamloops restaurant still rebuilding after burst pipe

One of the oldest restaurants in Kamloops has been temporarily closed for months, and the owner is eager to open the doors again. 

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'Stranger Things' star Finn Wolfhard spotted at Kelowna craft brewery

The star of a popular Netflix series was at a Kelowna craft brewery recently.

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Kamloops foodies running out of time for Japanese burger experience

A unique Japanese burger restaurant in Kamloops is closing at the end of October.

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Up your cooking game with renowned Okanagan chef Bernard Casavant

Well-known chef Bernard Casavant will headline new culinary experiences at Lakehouse Home Store in Kelowna this fall.

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Kekuli Café opens fourth location in Thompson Okanagan

Hungry students at Okanagan College now have access to fresh, homemade bannock and other Indigenous cuisine. 

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iN PHOTOS: Broody steampunk murals bring strange vibe to new Kamloops nightclub

The owner of the new Nightshift on Fifth nightclub in Kamloops is using large, edgy art pieces to change the theme of the interior space.

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Bubble tea shop first of its kind in the South Okanagan

Bubble tea has been a popular delicacy in the Lower Mainland for years, and a specialty shop has finally popped up in the South Okanagan.

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Dreamed of wine making? This Okanagan vineyard could be yours for $24.5 million

A popular farm north of Oliver has put a large portion of its vineyards on the market.

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New Kamloops nightclub's first week open a bit of a scramble

A new nightclub opened in downtown Kamloops almost a week ago, drawing in crowds of party goers that lined up down the block the first night, Sept. 9.

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iN VIDEO: Peachland's Gasthaus restaurant finally reopening

A beloved German restaurant in Peachland is ready to reopen after nine months.

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Popular Kamloops African restaurant moving into bigger, better location

The owner of a West African restaurant in downtown Kamloops is moving to a larger space on the North Shore this year.

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Revelry warming up a new music venue for downtown Kelowna

A major new musical entertainment centre is preparing to open in downtown Kelowna.

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FOOD SECURITY: Learn about seed saving this weekend in South Okanagan

Gardeners in the South Okanagan can reap more of what they sow by learning about seed saving at the Summerland Fall Fair.

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Lake Country making life difficult and expensive for two of its wineries

There are plenty of wineries in Lake Country but at least two are engaged in long-drawn out conflicts over building permits.

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Highly anticipated food hall opens this week in Kamloops

Two long-time Kamloops business owners and restaurateurs are busy getting ready to open the doors of the Yew Street Food Hall at 107 Yew Street.

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New vegan brewery opening across the bridge from Kelowna

The foundation of the Westside’s latest brewery is about to be poured.

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You can get fresh Okanagan fruit in Kelowna's Orchard Park Mall

Fresh peaches, peppers, blueberries and other items picked from South Okanagan farmers can now be purchased at Kelowna’s Orchard Park Shopping Centre.

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Experienced Kamloops chef days away from opening new restaurant

A well-known chef in Kamloops is counting the final days before opening his first restaurant.

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Authentic German bistro opens on Kamloops' North Shore

Kamloops foodies can now enjoy homemade authentic German food on the Tranquille corridor. 

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A new bakery is rising up and getting rolling in Kamloops

A new bakery is opening on Kamloops’ North Shore in September.

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Kamloops McDonald's beefing up security after patio brawl

A Kamloops McDonald's was the scene of a brawl between several people last Wednesday, and now the restaurant is beefing up their security system.

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Cafe in Summerland shuts down due to staffing shortage

A busy, quaint café in Summerland was forced to close its doors due to a lack of staff earlier this month.

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This new Kamloops kebab food truck was partly funded by lucky gambling wins

Kamloops' newest Indian food truck may have never come to fruition if it wasn't for a stroke of luck at a casino.

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Home store in Kelowna gearing up to offer unique cooking experience

Known more as a home supply store with everything from dishes to sofas, Lakehouse in downtown Kelowna wants to expand by offering cooking classes in a unique setting.

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Husband and wife team opening a unique bistro and bakery in Kamloops

- This article was originally published Aug. 25, 2022.

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Vibrant Afro Caribbean market opens its doors in Kamloops

A Kamloops couple is infusing their neighbourhood with Ghanaian culture, offering a wide variety of authentic food and beauty supplies mostly sourced from their home country. 

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Diverse ability workforce shines in Penticton

At a time when businesses are closing due to staffing shortages there’s a workforce out there that is ready, willing and able to do the job.

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Famous chefs offering cooking courses in South Okanagan

Aspiring chefs are invited to the Naramata Inn for the Season of Culinary this October.

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B.C. Tree Fruits plant closing Lake Country location, moving to South Okanagan

Despite the fact that 70% of the apples grown by B.C. Tree Fruits Cooperative members come from the Central and North Okanagan, they will no longer be going to a local packinghouse.

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Shortages of meat, produce at Walmarts in Okanagan, Kamloops

Kelowna Walmart shoppers may be surprised to learn there isn't much produce or meat available for sale this week.

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Armstrong IPE gets licensed area for beer, ciders

For the first time, the Armstrong Provincial Exhibition and Stampede will serve local beer and ciders.

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Penticton is the new home of the Lord of the Pies

The classic taste of savoury pot pies is on the menu at a new bakery in Penticton.

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There's excitement stirring behind this Kamloops food hub

A large scale food hub and innovation centre is about to open its industrial kitchen and get cooking after months of work and preparation.

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B.C. cherry growers celebrate as access granted to lucrative South Korean market

Canadian cherries have been granted market access to South Korea by Canada's market access secretariat, according to the B.C. Cherry Association.

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Kelowna winery wins top honours at prestigious national competition

The team at CedarCreek Estate Winery in Kelowna has a reason to lift a glass in celebration. 

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Lillooet winery takes third place win in prestigious national competition

A winery in the small town of Lillooet is making it big nationally with its red and white wines.

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Demand high for new Shuswap home-based brewery

It was a busy weekend for Marc and Meaghan Zaichkowsky, who celebrated a grand opening of their new home-based brewery Ricochet Brewing after two years of preparation.

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Elevated, approachable cocktails coming to Kelowna's brewery district

What started as a couple of craft breweries in Kelowna’s North End in 2016 has evolved beyond beer.

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Kamloops farmers' market packed with supporters

As people are itching to return to the outdoors following pandemic restrictions, the Kamloops Regional Farmers' Market is seeing record attendance in both vendors and customers.

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Chilliwack delivering higher quality corn this year but less of it

Corn lovers from Kamloops and the Okanagan may notice that the cobs from Chilliwack are even more plump than normal this year – but despite the bigger kernels, it hasn’t been a good year for farmers.

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Okanagan peaches are scarce this summer

Many of the Okanagan’s u-pick farms are not open for peaches this year.

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Bad Tattoo Pizzeria looking to change into a brewery in Kelowna

Bad Tattoo Brewing opened in Penticton in 2014 then expanded to Kelowna last summer, but not as a brewery.

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Penticton's Crazy Corn Man known for colourful personality (and great corn)

It doesn’t take long to see how the Crazy Chilliwack Corn Man in Penticton earned his name.

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B.C. residents don't ponder calories when eating out: poll

Very few British Columbians bother to check the nutritional value of food while eating out although 75 per cent believe it should be mandatory to display calories on the menu.

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Return of A&W's iconic Whistle Dog a trip down memory lane

It is nestled in a toasted bun with relish and topped with real cheddar cheese and bacon, and it’s a classic Canadian favourite.

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iN PHOTOS: Riding the retro trolley to Naramata

Experiencing the Village of Naramata feels even more quaint when you ride a vintage trolley to get there.

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Inflation eating away your budget? Try these recipes to keep you on track

With rising costs due to inflation, residents are saying their food budgets are tighter this year.

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Okanagan food delivery service booming amid soaring gas prices

NINJAnow is a busy food delivery service operating in all towns and cities from Vernon to Penticton.

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Penticton's drive-in streetcar diner was like a scene from 'Happy Days'

There used to be a drive-in diner in Penticton where a romanticized era from the 1950s was reality. 

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Grape stomp made famous by Rick Mercer returning to South Okanagan

An entertaining event where people turn grapes into juice with their feet will return after a two-year hiatus this September following pandemic cancellations.

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Kelowna bakery featured on Food Network closing for good

It was the perfect storm for Whisk Bakery + Cafe.

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Kamloops donair bistro moving into former downtown McDonald’s location

A popular donair shop in downtown Kamloops is making a move into the former downtown McDonald’s building.

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Upscale supermarket in Kelowna’s North End now set for spring opening

When Don Pham bought the old OK Builders Supply warehouse on Ellis Street in the fall of 2019 he had plans to convert it to a grocery store in Kelowna’s North End by the following summer.

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Sip wine and enjoy the view in this South Okanagan winery's beautiful garden

An Oliver winery is adapting its outdoor experience past the pandemic, offering picturesque views of its vineyard while guests sip wine in the garden.

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New Kamloops Kekuli Café barely keeping up with demand

A bannock restaurant that opened its doors last month has so many customers, you probably have to get in line.

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The Gallery Winery looking to grow along Westside Wine Trail

While already providing a wine tasting room, events and art, the Gallery Winery has applied to take their game one step higher by opening a lounge.

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Businessman loses $85,000 after B.C. wine deal goes sour

An Ontario businessman who shelled out $85,000 for 138 bottles of wine won't get to sip any of the vintage vino after the company he thought he was buying it from fired its vice president who was doing the deal on the side.

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Court forces Kelowna lakeshore hotel to open gate blocking access to public boardwalk

The latest court challenge over a stretch of a public boardwalk through a Hotel Eldorado patio came down in the City of Kelowna’s favour.

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World's largest orchard ladder to return to Summerland

The world’s tallest tripod orchard ladder was in Summerland for the past 25 years, and it will be again soon, but the rungs are down this summer.

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Not so peachy: Fruit prices going to be the pits

With rising inflation and less supply of peaches this year due to the cooler weather, expect the fruit to carry a bigger price tag.

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IT'S OFFICIAL: Kelowna's iconic Doc Willoughby's is no more

Kelowna’s former Doc Willoughby's Pub has been transformed into a supper club and cinema and its owner says it was packed for its grand opening on the Canada Day long weekend.

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The good news and bad news about this year's Okanagan cherries

A cool spring has delayed the 2022 cherry season in the Okanagan and Kamloops. And while the fruit will be scarcely available on Canada Day, the late start means some varieties will still be available come Labour Day.

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British Columbians are lightweight beer drinkers compared to most Canadians

Canadians from every other province drink more beer on average than British Columbians.

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All hail the mighty Caesar: First time competition highlighting drink hits Okanagan

There are endless ways to get creative with everyone’s favourite Canadian clamato juice cocktail and establishments in Kelowna will spend all of Caesar Week showing off their concoctions.

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The risks of renegade wine tours in the Okanagan

A designated driver, someone sober as a judge, can still be operating offside the law if they're offering wine tours in the Okanagan.

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Okanagan lavender farm welcomes visitors Canada Day with grand opening

The public is invited to bask in the sweet aroma of Summerland mayor Toni Boot’s new lavender farm.

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South Okanagan wine producer looking for love on new reality TV show

A 25-year-old Okanagan wine producer is looking for love and hoping to find it on reality TV.

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'Unique terroir': B.C. wine labels will now recognize smaller growing regions in Okanagan

To better define the characteristics that distinguish Okanagan wines from one another, six new areas in the valley will soon be highlighted on bottles of B.C. wine.

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Kamloops Vietnamese restaurant latest to close, citing lack of staff

A North Kamloops Vietnamese restaurant served its last meals Tuesday afternoon. Vietnamese

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First King Taps in B.C. opens in downtown Kelowna on Okanagan Lake

B.C.’s first King Taps location opened today, June 22, after months of preparation.

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Kelowna restaurant shuttered for failing to follow COVID-19 rules suing new business

The owners of a Kelowna restaurant are being sued for allegedly failing to pay off their loan from the former location owners who were shut down for failing to check COVID-19 vaccine passports.

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Popular Kamloops Scoopz Ice Cream now on wheels

A well-known summer ice cream shop is expanding into the food truck scene with a recently renovated mobile trailer.

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Greata Ranch and land could be yours for $51 million

Some picturesque parcels of land that capture the essence of the Okanagan are on the market.

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Summerland Sweets: Fulfilling a legacy for now 60 years

A small little shop nestled deep within the orchards of Summerland has been turning local fruits into delicious treats for 60 years today.

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Morel mushroom hunters having a heyday in the Okanagan

Okanagan mushroom pickers couldn’t have hoped for a better spring.

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Long-established Kamloops restaurant closing in wake of crime, COVID, staffing shortages

A familiar, family-owned Chinese restaurant is forced to close its doors after serving the community for 22 years. 

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Mission Hill winery staff in West Kelowna tried hard to get another holiday

Staff at a West Kelowna winery have failed to get the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day off work, due to the word "and" and not "or" being used in their collective agreement.

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iN VIDEO: 5 wineries, breweries to try this summer in the Thompson Okanagan

The Thompson-Okanagan boasts stunning views and an array of food, beer and wine that all types of foodies can enjoy.

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Minimum wage is up— and so are the tips

As British Columbians get back into restaurant booths this summer, they're also paying more for the service.

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West Kelowna lumber mill is adding 24 acres of vineyards to its Okanagan hillside

Drivers passing by Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd. in West Kelowna might notice some new vineyards growing on the nearby hills, as the business will soon be growing grapes for commercial harvest.

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This $8.7 million South Okanagan winery for sale comes with its own caves

The Seven Stones Winery, between Osoyoos and Cawston in the South Okanagan, is for sale.

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New plans for Tranquille Sanitorium farmland on Kamloops Lake include vineyards and winery

The Tranquille Sanitorium property just west of Kamloops may appear abandoned, but plans for the future are taking root as the current owners and residents partner with one of Canada's largest wine companies.

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How to eat for free on your birthday in the Okanagan and Kamloops

It’s your birthday but you’re strapped for cash. Not to worry, these businesses in Kamloops and the Okanagan are offering free meals, drinks and more as long as patrons can prove it’s the day they were born.

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Kombucha bar brings healthy new option to Kelowna’s brewery district

Pub-crawling through the emerging brewery district in Kelowna’s North End this summer will provide a new beverage option that’s healthier than beer but still carries the same punch.

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Kamloops restaurant cites lack of staff, reliance on delivery apps for closure

- This story was originally published May 25, 2022.

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Kekuli Cafe just days away from opening in Kamloops

The long-awaited bannock-based restaurant Kekuli Café in Kamloops is set to open next week.

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Appreciate patio season and delicious smoked meats with Kamloops’ Alchemy Brewing's new menu

The weather is warming up and new menu items from a popular Kamloops brewery can be enjoyed outdoors this season.

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Okanagan pizzeria ranks among Canada's top spots to eat outside

Patio season will soon be in full swing starting with the Victoria Day long weekend approaching, and diners are spoiled in the Okanagan, where some of Canada’s most popular restaurants for outdoor dining can be found.

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The future is now: Robot kitty will bring you food at Kelowna Smitty’s

It makes noise, flashes lights, has a set of wheels and enjoys head scratches.

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Nixons helping make Kelowna’s downtown a 'remarkable standout area in all of Canada'

Kyle Nixon may come from one of the oldest and most respected hospitality families in Kelowna but he won’t take credit for the dramatic transformation of the city’s downtown food and beverage vibe.

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Hugely-popular Vernon night market returns this summer

After a very successful run last year the Polson Artisan Night Market returns to the Vernon park next week.

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Kelowna’s Doc Willoughby’s pub to reopen as Bernie’s for dinner and a movie

One of Kelowna’s longest standing pubs is now closed but is slated to re-open in June with a new name and a new movie-centred theme.

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Months after devastating flood, Peachland's Gasthaus on the Lake set to reopen

A popular German-themed destination restaurant on Okanagan Lake plans to reopen by this summer.

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Second Kamloops meadery planned as honey wine looks to be next trending craft industry

A second meadery in the Kamloops area has been quietly building over the past year, with opening dates for both honey wine makers still at least a year away.

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