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Glow juice fuels innovative ideas in the Okanagan

New juicery opens at Okanagan Centre for Innovation Innovators will have nutritious fuel to power their ideas as Glow Juicery opens its doors at the Okanagan Centre for Innovation in downtown Kelowna. “When I started my health journey, I always wanted to give back with wellness,” says Kelowna owner Kathleen Treadgold. “We’re here to provide our customers healthy, convenient grab-and-go options… and to be fueled by our fresh cold-pressed juices and delicious raw food breakfast and lunch items.” Treadgold started selling fresh cold-press juice from her Glow Juicery shop in the Landmark Towers location in May 2015, marking the...

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Okanagan Centre for Innovation recognized as Best in BC

Centre awarded Stan Rogers Memorial Award The Okanagan Centre for Innovation was announced winner of the Stan Rogers Memorial Award at the British Columbia Economic Development Association Summit this week in Victoria, B.C. The award recognizes the major project that has had the most significant impact on a local economy in B.C. each year. Successful projects demonstrate a mixture of public and private investment and create significant employment and community building opportunities. Previous winners include City of Surrey’s Innovation Boulevard and Chilliwack’s Canada Education Park. The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s Economic Development Commission was pleased to work with the Kelowna...

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Is it still possible to protect one’s online privacy?

NordVPN offers advice about staying private in the world dominated by data giants Data has recently become the most valuable commodity in the world, the same way as oil was a century ago, and concerns are similar: most of the world’s data is in the hands of a few giants, namely Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple. As their reach keeps expanding and profits keep rising (their collective profit was over $25 billion in the first quarter of 2017), experts are calling for the need to break up their dominance or to create another platform that would provide a more private method...

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SomaLife Ventures raises $1M from Kelowna investors

Kelowna has a growing list of forward-thinking angel investors, but the investors in this story don't have deep pockets. There just looking to top up their RRSPs. “The venture capital secret is out, and investors from all walks of life across can now participate in these opportunities,” says Senior VP Corporate Finance Glen Vause of SomaLife Venture VCC. “Investors can capitalize in the private equity market with investments starting at $10,000. When you add in the venture capital tax credit, there is tremendous value for our investors. We affectionately call this opportunity the ‘Cash Back RRSP.’” Over the last month, West-Kelowna-based...

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Render Digital meeting need for local streaming content

Okanagan homes TV pilot pre-released online As Canadians increasingly turn to their tablets and phones for online video streaming, an Okanagan production house, Render Digital Media Productions, is helping meet the need for local content. Producer Pamela Tomlinson has pre-released the pilot of a new TV reality show featuring the family-run construction company 3rd Generation Homes. “Canadians are changing the way they watch TV,” says Tomlinson. “We’ve seen unprecedented growth in online video streaming platforms, made possible by contributions from filmmakers and content creators.” According to Telefilm Canada’s recent study, viewership of videos, including web series and shorts, has increased by 15 per cent, with 75 per cent of Canadians now reporting that they watch nontraditional content. “Building your dream home is exciting, emotional and not without its moments of drama, and Pam and her team have captured that all,” says Cassidy deVeer, president of 3rd generation Homes. “The pilot is unscripted, candid and offers an unparalleled insider’s look at Okanagan home building.” While the CASSstruction pilot is currently out for distribution, the online release gives locals a sneak peek and a unique vantage point to watch some of Kelowna’s newest developments, McKinley Beach and The Creeks, take shape. Render Digital already has a proven track record in video on demand. The three-part program The Canadian Culinary Championships is in its third season having been released online and available from Telus Optik on demand....

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