Women In Business Blog Series: Horticulture

Photo by Katherine Shearer Katherine Shearer has been a resident of Kamloops for 46 years!  She grew up here in Brocklehurst on a small orchard. Ambitious and energetic, she is a certified Horticulturist running her own successful business! Her relationship with plants and trees started at a young age: “My parents had ¾ of an [...]

Women In Business Blog Series: Intro

Welcome to the Women In Business Blog Series!  This series features women in Kamloops, BC, who own small businesses.  We are collaborating to give readers a peek into the daily operations of a broad range of industries.  We will explore the challenges these entrepreneurs have overcome and continue to surmount in today’s competitive market, including [...]

Chickpeace: The Entrepreneur Behind New Zero Waste Refillery

Kelowna entrepreneur, Allisha Heidt Allisha Heidt moved out to Kelowna from Ontario nearly a decade ago to attend grad school at UBCO. She fell in love with an Okanagan boy at a music festival and then she fell in love with the Okanagan. She decided to grow her roots in Kelowna, a decision Allisha says was one [...]

For The Kamloops Residents Who Used To ‘Wake Up Beside Peter Olsen’

Red Bridge, Kamloops, BC Peter Olsen is recognized by many as 'The Morning Mayor'. He has held numerous jobs in his life but is mostly known as a morning radio host at NL Radio in Kamloops where he entertained our small city from 1981 to 2018. While still in radio, Peter started his career as [...]

Music, Mexico and Making a Difference: The Gecko Band Is So Much Fun!

Music, Mexico and Making a Difference: The Gecko Band Is So Much Fun!

Victor and Rosy Vera Victor Vera is a singer and entertainer in Puerta Vallarta. He is a ton of fun, putting out videos from his living room. He looks like a biker and sings like an angel. He has followers from all over the world! In between singing songs with his fellow Gecko Band mate, [...]

Human Trafficking, Jessie Foster Is Still Missing

Human Trafficking, Jessie Foster Is Still Missing

Jessica Edith Louise Foster went missing on March 28, 2006 from North Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have any information, please contact the North Las Vegas Police Department @ 1- 702-633-1773 or the Kamloops, British Columbia Police Department@ 1-250-828-3293. For long term residents of the community of Kamloops, the name Jessie Foster is a familiar [...]