Tag Archives: Vernon BC

Community Futures Releases Feasibility Study on North Okanagan Innovation Centre and Maker Space

Salmon Arm has one, and Nelson, BC is about to get one. The Innovation Centre, work-share, and maker-space concept is gaining traction all over BC, with numerous Innovation Centres opening throughout the province. The idea has gained interest from the North Okanagan business, technological and creative community, as was seen when Community Futures North Okanagan […]

Escaping to a New Adventure

IT LOOKS JUST LIKE GRANDMA’S LIVING ROOM. Every detail of the space screams vintage, save for the large flat-screen monitor off to the side. Centred on the chocolate brown shag are two rusty brown floral patterned sofas. Pictures of family members in shiny metal frames are showcased on shelves around a veneer cabinet that is […]

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 […]

Jolly Good Spudz Takes Top Prize at Enterprize Challenge

Martin Paris dared to hope his business idea would be chosen as one of the top three winners in the Enterprize Challenge. He moved from his native England to Vernon five years ago, and while he’s held jobs in construction, his love is in the kitchen, namely potatoes. Back in Coventry, UK, his family once […]