International school now offer boarding opportunities

Unisus School in Summerland is bringing the world to the Okanagan while offering high quality educational programs to Canadian and international students. The private school opened in September 2018 to local students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 6 and added Grade 7 to 10 this year.  The Pre-K Saplings program which welcomes students age 2.5 […]

Tune up your HR fundamentals

Thanks to a series of easily digested videos, the City of Penticton has made it simple to shape up your human resources skills. Watch a few of them over a cup of coffee or at lunch.  Designed to provide businesses with key Human Resources fundamentals to support hiring, onboarding and to provide the foundations for […]

The growing community of remote workers

Pentictonites know this is a great place to live, work, and play. Many businesses began after an entrepreneur visited the city and decided a move to the Okanagan should be planned, and many businesses and their owners have made Penticton their home base, as seen in the increase in business licenses – up by 525 […]

2018 – a retrospective on the year in Penticton

As the year comes to a close, it’s time for some reflection on the changes and achievements of the last 12 months, and anticipating what’s ahead for 2019. Penticton continues to attract entrepreneurs looking for business opportunities combined with an “Okanagan lifestyle” of year round outdoor activities, a growing and diverse culinary and cultural scene, […]

Day tripping to fall fairs from Penticton

It may have been a few years since the family piled into the car, kids jittery with thoughts of caramel apples while racing towards midway rides, and the adults hatching a plan to educate everyone on growing fruits and veggies, or seeing if anyone they know won a first-place ribbon for anything from handicrafts to […]

The scoop on growing the family business – Community Futures Small Biz Spotlight

Located on the south end of Skaha Lake, Okanagan Falls (OK Falls) was originally named after a small set of falls that lay on the Okanagan River. However, if you go looking for the now-submerged falls you may find another way to cool down in the summer sun at Tickleberry’s. The locally owned and operated […]

Culinary diversity in and around Penticton

Penticton-based writer Roslyne Buchanan explores local cuisine from around the world… Are you craving borscht like Baba made, Scotch eggs, Bao, tacos, strudel, or some other ethnic cuisine at a dine-in restaurant? In Penticton, our culinary choices are diversifying and your options to satiate those cravings are expanding. Most recently added to the scene is the […]

Classic cars, classic tunes, and hot summer nights

Each June, Penticton briefly morphs into something out of a movie set in the 50s and 60s…or perhaps a scene out of a classic car retelling of Fast and the Furious, starring Elvis. Yes, the King of Rock’n’Roll himself. With the beginning of hot summer nights and festival season in the South Okanagan comes one […]

A business inspired by the outdoors

When searching for a home in the South Okanagan, Lyndie Hill accidentally come up with the name for the adventure tourism business she now runs with her husband, Mike. Looking at a potential home, her realtor remarked that it was under a hoodoo (typically a tall, thin spire of rock; many can be found dotting […]

Unisus International School brings STEAM model & multi-lingual curriculum to the South Okanagan

A new private school in Summerland makes world-class education available to local and international students. Located in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, Unisus International School in Summerland is the perfect setting for educating today’s students for tomorrow’s fast changing world. As one of the warmest and driest places in Canada, the small town […]

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