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The folks at Skogie’s Car Washes not only want to keep your ride clean, they also want to give you a break at the gas pump.

With gasoline prices skyrocketing, Skogie’s is extending the value of the tokens it hands out when customers buy a wash—tokens that up to now could just be used for time in its self-serve wash bays and at its vacuums.

But, until July 31, Skogie’s is stepping up to give its customers even more value. Car wash officials have announced each token can now be used to get 25 cents off the price of gasoline when customers purchase gas at the PetroCan station located at Skogie’s Auto Spa on Underhill Street in Kelowna.

The tokens can also be used toward the cost of detailing services at the Auto Spa and used for store puchases at the Auto Spa, Skogie’s on Clement and Skogie’s Vernon.

“So many of our regular customers have lots of tokens saved up and we want to help them out, given the price of gas is so high right now,” said Chris Skoglund, a co-owner of Skogie’s Car Washes.

The popular car wash chain, with four locations (three in Kelowna—Clement Avenue downtown, Willow Park in Rutland and the Auto Spa on Underhill—and Vernon) says it’s is doing what it can to help its customers at a time when gasoline pump prices are reaching record highs.

By allowing the tokens to be used to help pay for gas, it is extending the great value it already offers its customers.

Skogie’s customers can use as many as 20 tokens at a time in any purchase.

To use the tokens for gas, customers must pre-pay for their gasoline inside the Auto Spa store, not at the pumps. See the friendly Skogie’s staff for more details.

Skogie’s has dispensed the tokens at its Clement, Auto Spa and Vernon locations for more than a year now, says Skoglund and they have proved popular with customers as each token provides eight minutes of vacuuming time and is worth $2 in its self-serve bays.

But now the value of the tokens has increased, the company slogan “No. 1 in safety, No. 1 in quality” has a new addition— No. 1 in value too.

So, if you’re looking for a great car wash and a helping hand when it comes to filling the tank or making store and detailing purchases, head on over to Skogie’s. You’ll be glad you did.

Sponsored Content – May 20, 2022 / 12:01 am | Story: 369490

You will soon be able to get your hands on one of the most exciting projects in the history of Kamloops.

Kelson Group’s City Gardens will be the largest residential development in the city’s history. It will feature 24- and 22-storey towers, along with four six-storey apartment buildings, that will be built over the next eight years.

Trillium is the 24-storey tower, featuring 150 homes, and it will go on sale on Saturday, May 28, during a pre-sale launch event hosted by Brendan Shaw Real Estate at the building’s sales centre, located at 238 4th Ave. in downtown Kamloops.

“We have something for everyone,” Brendan Shaw says. “We’ve had quite a few first-time homebuyers approach us about our smaller units just because of the affordability factor. In addition to that, we have seen a high degree of interest in our larger suites, from downsizers and empty nesters who are thinking about where they want to be in the next three to five years.”

Homes will start at $299,999, providing a fantastic opportunity for more people to wedge their way into the tight B.C. real estate market.

Trillium will feature studio, one- and two-bedroom homes. The studio apartments are between 424 and 502 square feet, while the two-bedroom homes range from 886 to just under 1,600 square feet. One of the Trillium’s most attractive features, according to Shaw, will be its concrete construction.

“There are not too many residential condo buildings in Kamloops that are concrete construction,” Shaw says. “Having lived in a concrete highrise myself, there’s an expectation of less noise transfer and a quality of build that’s certainly different than what’s available on the market right now.”

Other Trillium features include secure underground parking, appliance packages, gym and co-working amenity space and various optional upgrades, including, but not limited to, EV chargers.

“There certainly are options out there to be tailored to what the needs are within the market,” Shaw says.

Plus, you get to be part of an exciting development that will add plenty of vibrancy to downtown Kamloops. The expected occupancy date is June 2025, but there is a huge advantage to buying now.

“With expected occupancy in 2025,” Shaw says, “there is a clear advantage to lock in at today’s pricing, which will be available for one day only.”

If you are unable to get to the pre-sale launch event on May 28, the sales centre hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

More information about City Gardens and Trillium can be found on the Brendan Shaw Real Estate website here.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

local job fair at Kelowna Curling Club later this month.

Attendees will be able to put themselves in front of potential employers in various industries to explore the vast job opportunities that exist and see if they can find a potential fit.

“There seems to be a definite disconnect between the local workforce and businesses,” AuthenTech Homes owner and job fair committee chair Scott Tyerman says. “Wages are higher, employers are offering incentives or flexible hours, but all business seem to be struggling with staffing. I have been advertising all over with no positive results.”

The construction industry is not alone in seeking potential employees, so the CHBA-CO has opened this event to all sectors.

“We originally started this as a job fair for the residential construction industry,” CHBA-CO executive officer Dan Winer says. “But we’ve been contacted by businesses looking for employees in aerospace, hospitality, recreation, technology and retail. Whether you are unemployed or just want to see what job prospects look like on right now, this is a great chance to connect with some of the top employers in the community.”

The event will be held on Friday, May 27, from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission is free.

Employers interested in obtaining a booth can contact [email protected].

Job seekers can register for free online.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

Sponsored Content – May 19, 2022 / 12:01 am | Story: 369380

A local company is leading the charge when it comes to electric vehicle charging solutions.

As electric vehicle sales continue to grow exponentially, Limitless EV is proud to be at the forefront as Kelowna’s leading expert for all things electric vehicles and EV chargers.

Recent data shows that over one in 20 new cars registered in Canada in 2021 were EVs. This means approximately 75,000 new EVs hit the road in Canada in 2021, and many more are expected for 2022.

In fact, London-based consultant IHS Markit’s year-end 2021 automotive insights report showed electric vehicle adoption in Canada is seriously gathering steam, with electric vehicles making up 11.8% of all vehicle registrations in 2021, an impressive leap from 7.6% in 2020.

Limitless EV owner Jackson Stirling identified this emerging industry early on and knew there would be an important need for knowledgeable electric vehicle charging solutions when he founded his company in 2018. The company provides a complete range of electric vehicle chargers, charger installation services and knowledgeable consultation for just about anything related to EVs.

Limitless EV is proud to have recently passed a milestone of 250 residential EV charger installations in addition to its commercial installations. A key contributor to the company’s success has been its relationship with new car dealerships around the Okanagan Valley. These partners include Audi, BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Jaguar, Land Rover and Porsche, who trust Limitless EV as their go-to EV charger installer in the Okanagan.

As well as car manufacturers and dealerships, Limitless EV has been working with major developers in the Okanagan on a variety of exciting new projects. This includes Mission Group, which called upon Limitless EV to help design and install the EV charging infrastructure in its new multi-residential buildings—not only for EV owning residents moving in today, but making them ready for the future and fulfil the need for a robust EV charging network for both residents and visitors to these buildings. One of these examples is the recently completed Brooklyn building on Bernard as well as Bernard Block, which is currently in the design and construction phase.

From single home electrical vehicle chargers to industrial-scale EV charging banks, Limitless EV offers a charging solution for any space or budget. Governments are also making it a great time to invest, as even bigger rebates have been introduced in the last few weeks. The BC EV Charger Rebate program has temporarily been increased from up to $2,000 per stall and $14,000 per site to $5,000 per stall and $25,000 per site for level two chargers at workplaces or multi-family buildings. Limitless EV specializes in getting people access to these rebates, whether it’s at home or in the workplace. As a Fortis trade ally, it works closely with the utility company to get results and funding for your EV charging project.

Proving to be the leading company for anyone needing an at-home or commercial charging solution for electric vehicles, Limitless EV has shown its customers just how important a strong knowledge of electric vehicle technology is when it comes to EV chargers and providing advice for new EV owners.

With EV charging certifications in both North America and Europe, Limitless EV is proving the importance of choosing a certified and knowledgeable company when it comes to installing and servicing electric vehicle chargers.

Being the certified installer, brand partner and authorized reseller of EV charging brands such as ChargePoint, SWTCH and Grizzl-e, Limitless EV truly has a solution for every budget. The trusted name by car manufacturers and builders alike, Limitless EV is “Driving the Future.”

Learn more about Limitless EV on its website here.

This article is written by or on behalf of the sponsoring client and does not necessarily reflect the views of Castanet.

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