But for those who only need a car part of the time, there is a way to save money with the Okanagan Car Share Co-op (OGO) and its pay-as-you-go membership system.
Earlier this month OGO received funding from Interior Savings of $17,366 from its 2012 Community Investment Fund.
"The community has been incredibly
supportive, and with this funding from Interior Savings, we are one step closer to being fully operational and launching our first cars at the end of March," said Christian Brandt, executive director of OGO.
The co-op is ramping up their membership drive and hopes to deliver three cars to the community by spring.
"Membership numbers are increasing and now we need 30-40 more in order for us to go ahead and put cars on the road," said Angela Reid-Nagy, co-founder and
president of OGO.
Did you overtax your system over the holidays? If so Tina Weninger has a great deal for those of you looking to detoxify. "The lymphatic system has a dual purpose, to remove excess fluid, dead blood cells and toxins away from healthy cells, it also delivers nutrients, hormones and oxygen to the cells," she said.
"This system doesn't have a pump like your heart, so you have to do things like massaging and light movement to get it
going. People tend to forget about the
lymphatic system and it is so important to our overall health.
"What everyone loves about my sessions is the extra time I allot for health and nutrition questions, or for people just to be heard."
Weninger is offering $30 off a great package of three lymphatic massages, three
footbaths, and three vibration sessions.
You may remember Weninger when she had TLC Fast Fitness in West Kelowna. She is now celebrating her second anniversary operating out of her home office in Glenrosa.
For more information, or to book an
The online world has changed drastically since the advent of smart phones, tablets, and iPads. Companies that had spent thousands of dollars on their websites were now forced to rethink who was visiting their site and on what device.
Now, there is responsive web design that optimizes websites for use on all devices currently in use. Your website will adapt to the device it is being viewed on. Prior to responsive web design, companies were forced to have two sites, one for desktop computers, and one for mobile devices.
According to Nikki Csek, CEO of Csek Creative, "Every client that we show responsive design to is amazed, and can't believe what they are seeing.
"Before they came in, they did not know they wanted it, but when the meeting is over, they want nothing but responsive design."
To learn more about responsive web
design, go to csekcreative.com and click on
responsive design. And yes, you can go there on your mobile device.
The wine world
Summerland's Okanagan Crush Pad has launched a new wine club that offers savings on B.C. VQA wine.
Members get 20 per cent discounts on wine case purchases, the ability to personalize orders, access to a wine concierge service, limited and new-release wines,
invitations to member-only events, VIP tours and more.
Unlike other wine clubs, there are no membership fees to join.Â All theÂ wineryÂ asks is members purchase a minimum of two cases of wine per year.Â Members of the club receive 20 per cent off on all case
orders, starting with the first delivery.
For more info on how to join, check out okanagancrushpad.com and click on
Make a date
Julie Clitheroe of Magnetix Dating Agency is holding a singles event on Jan. 30 at the Streaming Cafe (596 Leon Ave.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
"The event is open to members and potential members who are single and over 35," said Clitheroe. "Events of this nature are a great way to mix and mingle with other singles from the area in a fun and non-intimidating venue."
Admission includes a complimentary beverage and light snacks. Attendees are asked to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation for the Kelowna Food Bank.
For more info, check out magnetix.ca,
or call 250-864-2324.