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This Town Needs An Enema: Fuck the Common Good and #SupportLocal

Yup Kelowna Is Fully Jokerfied.

Instagram feels very different today. All the local businesses we follow are on the same page, the concern is real, we are listening intently to reassuring affirmations in the face of instability – Kelowna I dare say, appears down with solidarity. Small local businesses need your support: accounts for gyms, bars, grooming services, busy coffee shops, are begging for you to tag in and help the team – if you’re healthy come in, have a life!


Kelowna’s Winter Music Festival Returns this Weekend

This year's Fireside Festival has 30 acts across three days

Kelowna’s homegrown three day musical festival returns this upcoming weekend with acoustic music in the day time, hip hop artists and DJs at night, and concludes with the main event on Sunday featuring nine different bands. The festival runs January 24th to the 26th, taking place across Kelowna at Dunnenzies Pizza’s Mission location Friday night, the new Rustic Reel Brewing Co. Saturday afternoon (great new venue!), and BNA Saturday night and all day Sunday.


The 4th Annual Living Things Festival Returns January 15

“It’s a festival for people who are curious about things that they may not know"

One of our favourite festivals of the year returns to Kelowna January 15th, just in time to save us from those winter blues. Now in its fourth year, Living Things, which runs until February 2nd, will include performances from South Korea, the Netherlands, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, and the Okanagan Valley, with shows featuring talking rice cookers, French baguettes that battle each other, and a interactive drag bingo that The Georgia Straight calls a “one-of-a-kind stage phenomenon.”

“The festival is focused on theatrical devices, the kinds of things we do on stage which are kind of (magical), I call it, when something comes alive,”


The UBC Distinguished Speaker Series Welcomes Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky to the KCT

Her 2018 Ted Talk was one of the most popular talks with nearly 8 million views

Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky teaches us that language, like intelligence, is a living thing that we can hone and change to suit our needs. With over 7,000 languages around the globe, she notes that each is a universe unto itself, affecting how we understand the world as well as each other. Does the language we speak shape how we think? Does learning different languages allow us to develop our brains in other ways? Boroditsky talks about how all the languages differ from one another, whether in grammatical differences or


Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Rally this Saturday in Front of the Kelowna Law Courts

Canada has prioritized the private, economic interests of a corporation over the Wet’suwet’en Nation's constitutionally protected right to their title lands. Come stand with them.

An independent solidarity rally will be held for the Wet’suwet’en this Saturday at 1pm in front of the Kelowna Law Courts on Water Street, on unceded Syilx territory. Unceded and sovereign Wet’suwet’en land is under attack. An injunction has been passed against members of the Wet’suwet’en nation who have been stewarding and protecting their territories from the destruction of multiple pipelines. Hereditary Chiefs of all five Wet’suwet’en clans have rejected BC Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church’s injunction, which criminalizes Anuk ‘nu’at’en (Wet’suwet’en law), and have issued and enforced an eviction of


Extinction Rebellion Holds Global Climate Strike in Kelowna November 29, and You’re Invited

The group cites Kelowna's current climate plan as "woefully inadequate"

The Kelowna faction of Extinction Rebellion urges you to come out and join them this November 29th for a global climate strike and demand that Kelowna City Council declare a climate emergency, following earlier declarations made this year by Vancouver, Richmond, New Westminster, Port Moody, North Vancouver and West Vancouver, along with 450 other municipalities across Canada. “Kelowna City Council does not want to declare a climate emergency or appoint a citizens’ assembly, citing their current climate plan as a reason (hint: it’s woefully inadequate)”, writes the faction. “A good climate plan has


Boxcar Kitchen and BNA’s New Tasting Room Opens This Wednesday

Bánh mì sandwiches and steamed buns hit Kelowna in a serious way, with classic ingredients and North-American twists

Serving Asian street food to the Okanagan valley since 2014, Crasian proprietors Courtney and Mieko Koga have been busy this year. What started out as a food truck serving hybrid, North American street food meets Asian savoury, salty, sweet, sour and spicy delights, has now transformed into a sizable venture for them. Earlier in the year they opened Provisions Kitchen and Catering, with chef Brock Bowes, formerly of RauDz serving up upscale camping-inspired food at the back of


Internationally Exhibited Printmaker, Mary Smith McCulloch Art Talk at the KAG

The artist explores her fascination with the Okanagan landscape

An upcoming lecture at the Kelowna Art Gallery sees Mary Smith McCulloch, Professor Emeritus at UBCO, whose work has been exhibited widely in Canada and in the UK, discussing her reasons for investigating and exploring the relationship of recurrent motifs that are present “when man intersects with the land”. The lecture is held in conjunction with the KAG’s current exhibition “Through Her Eyes: Works from Our Permanent Collection” featuring several of


This Year’s Sugarplum Ball Moves to the Downtown Library

The Okanagan Regional Library CEO’s recently publicized memo suddenly makes this an interesting venue choice

If you don’t happen to know the backstory to the Sugarplum Ball, in 2015 city council unanimously supported a new rainbow crossing to be painted at Lawrence Avenue and Pandosy Street, a decision that gained backlash from a few locals. In an online Castanet forum where all of Kelowna’s local crank NIMBY’s hang out, one community member referred to Mayor Colin Basran as “Mayor Sugarplum” for supporting the installation of the crosswalk. The comment ended up having the opposite effect. “I actually found it kind of funny and I kind of liked it,” Basran said at the time. Recognizing the