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Mural project in downtown Kelowna offering $10K to winning Indigenous artist

There’s a new opportunity available for Indigenous artists across Canada. The Okanagan Indigenous Music and Arts Society (OIMAS) has launched the ‘Honouring our Stories’ artistic mural and beautification project, in partnership with Kelowna’s Gospel Mission and Sncewips Heritage Museum. These three Okanagan-based organizations have come together to support a mural project, with a winning…

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Coronavirus: City of Kelowna updates website with COVID-19 chatbot

A new feature has been added to the City of Kelowna’s website to help educate residents on Kelowna’s COVID-19 response and services available. “Launched on Dec. 7, the Kelowna ‘citybot’ can answer some common questions about the city’s response to COVID-19 and services during the pandemic,” wrote city staff, in a release. Chatbots are…

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B.C. company rolls out new Bob Marley board game

A Kelowna company that specializes in licensed board games has released its newest game — just in time for Christmas. High Roller Games is celebrating the 75th anniversary of legendary Rock ’n Roll hall of famer Bob Marley by rolling out a board game in his honour. “We are stoked to say it’s finally…

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

Okanagan student wins gold at national website design competition

An Okanagan student topped the field this week at a national website design competition. Aidan Eglin, a Grade 11 student at Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong, competed in the technology division at the Skills Canada event in Halifax. His website entry on a maritime seafood restaurant was judged the best of all the…