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Ready to respond? Volunteer to help Okanagan people in need

Volunteers are the heart of the Canadian Red Cross. More than 17,000 volunteers share their time and skills to help others every day across Canada as part of the largest humanitarian organization in the world. Apply to become a volunteer The Red Cross has opportunities for you to give back to your community, meet new people, and gather new experiences. We offer a variety of volunteer positions involving both shorter and longer-term commitments, and requiring a range of different skillsets. We truly could not do the work we do without volunteers and we need them at all levels, including...

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Dilworth Homes: Top developer expands home offerings for 2018

Those looking for their dream Okanagan home will welcome the new offerings award-winning developer Dilworth Homes is bringing to market in 2018. A leader in custom home construction, Dilworth Homes has created some of Kelowna’s most sought-after communities. An emphasis on personal service and quality construction has earned them the Best Residential Builder Award in the Central Okanagan year after year. “We’re bringing locations to market that capture the best of what the Okanagan has to offer,” says Cheryl Fraser, manager of marketing and sales. “Homeowners are looking for great living spaces, outstanding views and expansive outdoor areas. You’ll...

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Kot Auto Group: Expansion brings luxury and new auto offerings

Kot Auto Group The Kelowna Hyundai team and parent company, Kot Auto Group, just got busier with the addition of two franchises: Penticton Nissan and Genesis Kelowna. Penticton Nissan Opening its doors March 1, the new Penticton Nissan dealership was built on the Penticton Indian Band lands of Satikw Crossing. “Bringing Nissan to the South Okanagan was a long process that started in spring of 2016 and we’re finally on the last lap,” says president John Kot. “It’s exciting watching both the team and construction develop to where we are at today. The support of the Indian Band plus...

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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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Varicose Veins are not just a cosmetic concern

Restore Vein & Skin Centre Varicose veins are an extremely common problem, affecting up to 50% of the population. Contrary to popular belief, varicose vein disease is not simply a cosmetic problem. Studies have shown that left untreated, the veins gradually enlarge and progress to associated veins, eventually leading to a road map of enlarged and twisted varicose veins. Once these veins become diseased, they never get better on their own. The earlier the veins are treated, the fewer veins will be come affected, and the lower the chance of developing skin changes associated with chronic venous disease. Varicose...

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