March 2017

Found 2 blog entries for March 2017.


Okanagan College in Kelowna is going to get a new Health Sciences Centre and with it, new faculty, more staff and students who will need housing.

This new addition was announced in mid-March by Steve Thomson, MLA for Kelowna-Mission who said that province is partially funding the new building which is estimated to cost $18.9 million.

Thomas told media in Kelowna that the B.C. government has granted funding for a variety of new infrastructure projects at several post-secondary institutions in the Okanagan region.  There is a growing demand throughout the province for skilled workers in the health science sector and more students need to train for specialized careers in the industry.

The new centre will offer 30,000 square feet of space which

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 Housing sales were more robust in February throughout the Okanagan but still down from February 2016.

The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB) released February stats showing that there were more sales last month than there were in January – 520 throughout the entire region compared with 353 the month before.  However, sales are down 9% from February of last year, one of the most frantic real estate years in recent memory.

Association president Anthony Bastiaanssen said that the local real estate market usually starts picking up in February and this year’s monthly total, at 520 is down from the 572 transactions that occurred the same month last year.  

In Kelowna and the Central Area, there were 399 sales last month compared with 447

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