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Charging Ahead: New Business Owner Overcomes the Odds

Before arriving in BC in 2008, Darcy Lacombe did not have a fixed address. He had been incarcerated for a time and spent more than a decade homeless, living on the streets in Calgary. “When I was released from prison, I managed to use the acquired skills that I learned there, such as carpentry, to […]

Nicholas Alexander Landscaping Goes Back to Its Roots

Vernon’s Nick Moffat comes by his profession honestly. Having grown up in his parents’ garden centre, it was a natural progression for him to work his way up in the industry, first as a landscaper and now as the owner of Nicholas Alexander Home & Garden. “I worked at the garden centre my whole childhood,” […]

Massage School Changes Hands

Last September, at a staff dinner for all the instructors and administrators who work at Okanagan Valley College of Massage Therapy (OVCMT), Roxanne Petruk joked to the founder, Doug Fairweather, “Yeah, well, when I’m running this place…” She was teasing, of course. And then Fairweather, replied: “OK.” Petruk is a registered massage therapist (RMT) and […]