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Breathing New Life into Historic Yuen On Lung Store

A new store downtown is paying tribute to Merritt’s past. The nearly 100-year-old building’s story begins with the Toy family, which immigrated to Canada from China around 1916. The Toys founded the Yuen On Lung Company shortly thereafter and built their Voght Street department store, which members of the Toy …

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120 Year Old Pub Closes

One of the oldest pubs in British Columbia is up for sale after falling into foreclosure. The Prospector Pub and Hotel in Rock Creek was first built in 1895 along the shores of the Kettle River. This year’s fire season hit Rock Creek particularly hard. A more than 4,000-hectare wildfire …

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Biking is the new Golf

The Rail Trail system throughout the Thompson Okanagan is a keen topic and TOTA is currently hosting 6 workshops in the Central and South Okanagan Region as well as the Boundary area to gain stakeholder input for the Regional Rail Trail Tourism Strategy that is currently being developed. As we …

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Kelowna to Host 55+ BC Games in 2019

The City of Kelowna bid to host the 55+ BC Games in 2019 has been approved. The 55+ BC Games (formerly the BC Seniors Games) is an annual, multi-sport event hosted by a different B.C. community each year. The event is expected to bring in an estimated $2 million in …

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Organic Festival Thrives

Summerhill Winery hosted its 10th annual Organic Okanagan Festival Sunday to the delight of nearly 800 visitors. “It was a fantastic turnout. For our tenth anniversary we were really hoping we would have the weather that we did and the turnout has been phenomenal,” says event organizer Wendy Wright. “I …

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Senior Games in 2017

The City of Vernon and community partners – including Armstrong, Spallumcheen, Coldstream and electoral areas – have been selected as the hosts for the 2017 55+ BC Games. The communities submitted a joint bid proposal in June for the games, which will take place Sept. 12-16, 2017. “It is a …

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