Kelowna duo plan barefoot 500 km run for cause close to their hearts

Kelowna duo plan barefoot 500 km run for cause close to their hearts

A Kelowna duo is taking on the ultimate challenge — one that could earn them a spot in the Guinness World Records. Asha Tremblay and Savannah Holmes say they are going to run 500 kilometres, barefoot.  “We are going to run from the north of Vancouver Island to the south end of Vancouver Island…

Travel agents join growing calls for greater financial support amid new restrictions

Travel agents join growing calls for greater financial support amid new restrictions

The travel industry remains one of the Canadian economy’s hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, but over a year after the country’s first cases began appearing, most of its major sectors have received no specialized government support. “This is the worst time in airline history, and they’ve laid off over twenty-five, thirty thousand people in…

Theresa Ransom, owner of Kala & Lime, a gift boutique shop in Calgary. Photo courtesy of Ransom.

5 Canadian businesses on how they pivoted to online platforms

As provincial lockdowns and stay-at-home orders continue to keep many non-essential businesses closed, more and more shops are pivoting to online platforms. The rise of e-commerce is nothing new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how crucial it is in order for small businesses to survive. READ MORE: Canada on track for record…

Panyl decals brighten up a white Ikea library.

6 easy ways to personalize and update your Ikea furniture

It’s easy to be seduced by the clean lines and small prices of Ikea’s furniture. So easy, you probably will walk into many rooms featuring the same cookie-cutter furniture. That’s why Pinterest is full of Ikea hacks. But the painting, the cutting and measuring can get old real quick. These companies have done the…

Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

Turning your DIY projects and COVID-19 downtime into cash

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out creativity in many people as a result of being quarantined at home. Global News reported back in March that baking-related search items were popular on Google and grocery stores experienced an increase in flour and sugar purchases. This led flour manufacturers to work overtime in order to keep…