December 2015

Found 5 blog entries for December 2015.

Photo Credit:  District of West Kelowna

Residents of West Kelowna already enjoy a wonderful quality of life, and it's about to get even better with the addition of a new Civic Centre with a health centre.

The mayor of West Kelowna, Doug Findlater, recently called a press conference to announce that the centre is currently in the works. It will be built on Elliot Road in West Kelowna and will house the district's new municipal building. Also included in the complex will be residential buildings, an office building and a public plaza. A tentative deal has been struck between the municipality and Interior Health for lease space in the proposed centre.

An administrator for the integrated health services division of Interior Health noted that West

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The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) released the MLS sales figures for November 2015 and the trend continues upward.  In fact, more homes were sold in the Okanagan between January and the end November than in all of 2014.

Christopher Miller, president of the OMREB attributes the continued surge in home sales in Kelowna and the Okanagan Region in general to healthy employment growth and the increase in wages in B.C.  Higher wages throughout the province are driving up the demand for housing.  A more stable economy and a strong confidence in the market is bringing people from other provinces to B.C., especially from Alberta.

From November of 2014 to November 2015, residential sales were up by 21% while inventory was down by 9%.  With

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Kick off your holiday shopping and join the fun this Saturday in Kelowna’s city centre.

Start the festive season off at the 27th annual Downtown Kelowna Light Up from 10:00 am to sundown at 5:30 pm.   It’s an all-day holiday spectacular of free activities, food and a visit from Santa.  Remember, the city has arranged free Saturday parking from December 5 to 31 in parking lots and parkades owned by the City of Kelowna. 

For up to the minute information, follow the hashtags #DKLightUp or #DowntownKelowna. 

Here’s a rundown on what’s happening by location: 

Stuart Park

 

  • Ice skating all day, weather permitting.  Bring your own skates.
  • Organized outdoor family park’n’play activities including a bouncy castle from noon to 5:30 pm,
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