Maxine DeHart

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DeHart: O Spa healthy and vibrant

By Maxine DeHart. O Spa Health & Wellness Centre at #108 – 1912 Enterprise Way, a premiere luxury wellness center is celebrating their 15th anniversary.

Straight From DeHart - May 10, 2017

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director. Dan Rogers, who has been in charge of the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce since...

Dehart: Celebrating Crime Stoppers

By Maxine DeHart. Central Okanagan Crime Stoppers is celebrating their 30th anniversary. With support of citizens, they have helped police solve crimes, arrest those with...

Straight from DeHart: Browns Socialhouse open for business

In one year and out the other. Happy New Year! I will not be writing a column for a couple of weeks. See you January...

Straight from DeHart: Stuffed animals for the holidays

Long-time downtown Kelowna business, Tripke Bakery at 567 Bernard Ave. has closed its doors. The café bakery that also had an outdoor patio is owned...

DeHart: Volden works with builders at Trail Appliances

Bring a friend or group. Picture Perfect is a sponsor of the Maxine DeHart-United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast being held on October 13/2016. Call...

DeHart: Asian buffet ordered via an iPad

Both Martin and Issacs graduated from UBC dentistry. The office has now expanded and has been completely renovated. Martin has been a sponsor of the...

Maxine DeHart: United Way Drive-thru breakfast fast approaching

Michelle Urbanovitch of Party Rock's Jewellery double-sided ladies diamond and ruby 14-karat yellow and white gold heart slider pendant with a fine gold curb link...

Straight from DeHart

KelownaNow (press release) (registration)KelownaNow (press release) (registration)It is with a heavy heart that I dedicate this week's column to my brother-in-law Ron Ferguson, who passed...

DeHart: LAURA clothing store moves to new location

LAURA ladies fashions have relocated in Kelowna from Orchard Park Shopping Centre to 402-1575 Banks Rd., in the former Bowring facility next to Homesense. The...

DeHart: CedarCreek Winery restaurant open for business

The Vineyard Terrace Restaurant at CedarCreek Winery, 5445 Lakeshore Rd. in Kelowna, is now open for both lunch and dinner. The restaurant is the perfect...

Straight from DeHart

KelownaNow (press release) (registration)KelownaNow (press release) (registration)This week's column is dedicated to Peter Macleod who passed away July 16. Peter was a well-known, fun-loving individual...

DeHart: Body chilling experience offers health benefits

Maxine New business Cryo Care has opened at 1561 Sutherland Ave., owned by Taylor Saukarookoff. Cryo Care offers a new form of holistic health care...

Christy accepts challenge

Castanet reporter Wayne Moore issued the challenge to the premier yesterday, after he was nominated by Kelowna Coun. Maxine DeHart. Earlier this week, Kelowna Mayor...

Taking the challenge

Earlier this week, Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran started what is quickly becoming the city's version of the ice bucket challenge. The One Bag Challenge came...

Pickleball nationals a smash success in Kelowna

The City of Kelowna supported the staging of the event, as Mayor Colin Basran helped officiate the opening ceremony, while city councillors Maxine Dehart and...

Straight from DeHart

KelownaNow (press release) (registration)KelownaNow (press release) (registration)This week's column is dedicated to a long-time friend, Lynn Hamilton who passed away after a long battle with...

DeHart: Kelowna pizzeria expands to second location

Owned and operated by Deb Dunnigan and Karyn MacKenzie, the original DunnEnzies at 1559 Ellis St. in downtown Kelowna just celebrated its sixth anniversary on...

A 'win' for renters

The additional units will be located between the current six-storey building and the commercial development, which is currently under construction. "Yahoo. That's all I can...

'A win, win, win'

Maxine DeHart emphatically. "I think this is a win, win, win. I think it's a win because, of course, it's rental units, and I think...

Council nixes hotel, for now

"I'm sure there is (wiggle room). There always is," he said. Councillors Sieben and Given voted in favour of the development. Coun. Luck Stack was...

Plan B is your Plan A, or my 2 bits on shaves and haircuts

... Magda Kapp at BrainTrust Canada, AM1150's Phil Johnson, Joshua Desoyner at Kelowna Art Gallery, Coun. Maxine DeHart and Coun. Ryan Donn (among many others).

Now You KNow!

KelownaNow - All about Tim Hortons Camp Day in KelownaKelownaNowAcross Kelowna, many locations went above and beyond for the event. Some hosted silent auctions and...

Kelowna taxpayers contributing cash to pro golf tournament

The City of Kelowna and its airport operations have signed on as founding partners to the GolfBC Championship at the Gallagher's Canyon Golf and Country...

ACT donates in Kelowna to BrainTrust

ACT/UCT director Dave Roseberry (left), BrainTrust Canada director of communications Magda Kapp, Kelowna city councillor Maxine Dehart and Keith Preece, president of ACT/UCT Kelowna West...

DeHart: New salad greens introduced to Okanagan

Restore Vein and Skin Centre, a centre for skin cancer detection and treatment, has opened at 288-1835 Gordon Dr. in Kelowna, owned and operated by...

DeHart: Gutter maintenance using camera-assisted vacuum

This week's column is dedicated to Glen Hawes who passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Glen worked at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce...

Health authority says it will try to retrieve more syringes from Kelowna needle exchange program

Maxine Dehart said the average Kelowna resident doesn't know or care about best practices for harm reduction. “They are just concerned about the threat to...

DeHart: Make an impression with new flooring

This week's column is dedicated to Don Jamieson who passed away on April 28 after a long battle with cancer. Don and my husband Chris...

McHappy Day in the Okanagan changing lives one Big Mac at a time

On Wednesday, McDonald's in Canada, including the Okanagan, will be celebrating their 23rd Annual McHappy Day. Restaurants from West Kelowna to Lake Country will be...

Kelowna honours outstanding residents with 41st civic and community awards gala

The ceremony started with opening remarks from Maxine Dehart. Before making her exit she introduced "The Good Time Entertainers," a local choir who sings regularly...

Kelowna honours outstanding residents with 41st civic and community awards gala

The ceremony started with opening remarks from Maxine Dehart. Before making her exit she introduced "The Good Time Entertainers," a local choir who sings regularly...

DeHart: Everything your need for woodworking, the garden

Kelowna is a new format store with an emphasis on the entire in-store experience. The company's Veritas brand is designed, manufactured and packaged in Ottawa.

No Ogopogo? No way, Kelowna council tells staff

The Daily Courier (subscription)“When you said in your report you want to tell our story, well, Ogopogo is part of Kelowna's story,” Coun. Maxine DeHart...

DeHart: New shop for diamonds

Anita Siemens of Anita's Diamonds by Design and GIA graduate gemologist, Michelle Urbanovitch have opened and are co-sharing a new shop downtown in the Towne...

2016 Kelowna Civic Community Awards Mayor Reception

The afternoon started with opening remarks from councilor Maxine Dehart, she explained the history behind the Mayors reception as well as why it is important...

Delve into the Zen Den, a new shop on Pandosy

Mandy and Bruce Tamaki have opened shop at 2983 Pandosy St., next to The Wardrobe and Cranberry Junction. The Zen Den is a unique store...

Dolicious opens in downtown Kelowna

Members of Kelowna city council were on hand to serve up samples to those who were shopping in Town Centre Mall, allowing customers to try...

Dolicious opens in downtown Kelowna

Members of Kelowna city council were on hand to serve up samples to those who were shopping in Town Centre Mall, allowing customers to try...

DeHart: Steve Nash fitness club opens Saturday in Kelowna

The grand opening for the new Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club at 201-1980 Cooper Rd. (Orchard Plaza) in Kelowna is Saturday, April 9,...

DeHart: Memphis Blues opens second spot in Rutland

This week's column is dedicated to former Kelowna city councillor, the late Ben Lee. Ben served on council from 1973 to 1996. A teacher by...

$1.25M Raised in 2015 for Local United Way

More than $1 million was donated to the United Way of Central and South Okanagan/Similkameen last year. <who> Photo Credit: United Way </who> Vivian Turgeon,...

DeHart: Lively atmosphere promised for new lounge

The Xchange Tapas Bar and Lunch has opened at 200-1615 Dixon Rd. in the Landmark 6 tower. Owned by Mark van Hees, Joe Schlachter, Cliff...

Plan aims to inject new life into Kelowna's civic centre

(subscription)At its southern terminus, city staff say, the Artwalk will feature a “refreshed” plaza around the Bennett Memorial clock and fountain, a 35-year-old public...

Free parking not so free

"The Downtown Kelowna Association and the businesses really do appreciate this gesture by council. They also realize it does cost the city some dollars," said...

DeHart: Cafe serves up great 'no animal is harmed' dishes

Incidentally, Robert is a long-time Kelowna resident and in the late 1980s and early '90s, you might remember his family and then later, Robert and...

DeHart: Top performance award for water distributor

The Kelowna Hostesses and Lillian have been long-time supporters and volunteers of many events, including the Maxine DeHart-United Way, Ramada Hotel, Drive-Thru Breakfast for the...

DeHart: Wentworth music receives international honour

Walter was very interested in his community and loved to chat about anything that effected life in Kelowna. He was a master at fund raising...

Tim Hortons drive-thru near airport given green light

(subscription)A Tim Hortons drive-thru planned for the airport business park that was opposed by city staff won council's support Monday. Councillors unanimously agreed the...

Hodge: Cruzeros singer's birthday bash a magical concert

Canadian folk singing icon Valdy once scribed on the back of an album cover, “Music is a vehicle in which one drives around a feeling.”...