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  • January 7, 2014

    Study by Invest Kelowna and OYP Refutes Misconceptions About Job Market and Salaries

    The title of a recent study released by Invest Kelowna and the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective challenges a prevalant line of thinking here in the Okanagan. I experienced this mentality first hand: I graduated from Mount Boucherie Secondary in 2000, and saw well over half of my graduating class leave the city for work and school, with Vancouver and Calgary as the most popular destinatio...

  • December 16, 2013

    QHR Enters Agreement to Sell EMS Division

    QHR Corporation announced that it has executed a definitive and binding agreement for the sale of substantially all assets and operations of its Enterprise Management Solutions division to Logibec Groupe Informatique Ltée for the amount of $20 million in cash less working capital adjustments and customary expenses.

    Logibec is one of Canada’s largest healthcare technology companies speci...

  • December 12, 2013

    Service Canada Announces Canada Summer Jobs Program 2014

    British Columbia’s employment service providers may benefit from the opportunity to hire staff for next summer whose salary is free or subsidized. The Canada Summer Jobs program (CSJ) from Service Canada provides a valuable wage subsidy for employers in the not-for-profit, public and private small-business sectors who create summer jobs for full-time students.

    Not-for-profit employers a...

  • December 12, 2013

    Kelowna Becomes Latest Okanagan City to Offer Free Wifi

    In 2014, Kelowna will become the latest Okanagan city to offer free wifi in parks, shopping areas, and the downtown core.

    The agreement allows Shaw Cable to install, run and maintain hotspots in high traffic areas like City Park, Boyce-Gyro Beach, Rutland Centre, and the Mission shopping area in addition to substantial coverage of Downtown. While the agreement is for five years, it is n...

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