Business Briefs

Diamcor update on second tranche of financing

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 | 4:56 pm

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Kelowna-based Diamcor Mining Inc wishes to announce that it is now finalizing the second and final tranche of its previously announced private placement financing.

As previously announced each unit under the financing has a price of $0.30 and consists of one…

Update: Traffic resumes as Terasen deals with West Kelowna gas leak

Update: Traffic resumes as Terasen deals with West Kelowna gas leak

Friday, April 2nd, 2010 | 4:00 pm

According to Terasen gas spokesperson Marcus Wong, the leak began Thursday evening at approximately 6 p.m., when a pipe was struck by a third-party completing excavation work.

First Nation housing gets federal infusion

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | 9:44 am

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The Government of Canada announced today an investment of more than $800,000 as part of the year one funding through Canada’s Economic Action Plan to improve housing conditions for First Nation communities in the Okanagan – Coquihalla region in British…

First West names Launi Skinner new chief executive officer

Monday, March 29th, 2010 | 3:47 pm

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First West Credit Union’s board of directors today announced that after an extensive recruitment process, Launi Skinner will be appointed chief executive officer, effective April 19, 2010.

As CEO, Skinner will lead First West’s executive team, which includes the presidents of…

BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop Reopens in New Temporary Location

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | 11:21 pm

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The staff of the BC Wine Museum & VQA Wine Shop is pleased to announce that they have re-opened for business after relocating to a new temporary site. The new location is just off Ellis Street, immediately behind the Laurel…

Interior Savings — United Way, day of caring

Thursday, March 25th, 2010 | 11:40 am

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The United Way of the Central and South Okanagan / Similkameen, is pleased to announce the annual Day of Caring will be held on Friday, March 26, 2010.

Volunteers from the community including eight employees from RBC will participate in this…

First West CEO Gord Huston to retire

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 | 5:26 pm

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After 14 years of devoted service to First West Credit Union and its forerunners Envision Financial and First Heritage Savings, chief executive officer Gord Huston announced today his plans to retire April 16.

Terry Enns, chair of the First West Credit…

Better Business Bureau: Smart Shoppers – Avoid Investment Scams

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | 4:04 pm

Looking to make up for financial losses felt over the last year? Before you leap into that next “unbelievable” investment opportunity, take some time to check out both the investment and the person selling it.

Two Local Rotary Clubs Provide the Y with Two Exceptional Gifts

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 | 6:28 am

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The YMCA-YWCA today announced receipt of two exceptional gifts to its “Help Bring Our Community to Life” Capital Campaign. The Rotary Club of Kelowna – Ogopogo has donated $10,000 and the Rotary Club of Kelowna – Morningside, has made a…

Kelowna’s United Way looking for caring volunteers

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 | 3:41 pm

The Interior Savings – United Way Day of Caring will take place Friday, March 26, and volunteers are being called upon.

Volunteers have the opportunity to partner with 10 different non-profit organizations in Kelowna and West Kelowna to complete such projects…