Bean Scene Central

1815 Gordon Dr #109, Kelowna, BC V1Y 3A4
 
★★★★★

Friendly homey atmosphere that makes you want to relax and unwind. Have a tea, coffee, or pastry and let a charming barista take your order, then make it for you while you watch! It makes an excellent end of day location, as it’s store front faces towards the sunset, allowing you to bask in it’s glow.

Customer service is excellent, people care.

https://goo.gl/maps/PM5BjuHJDTVDbG8L7

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Say No to Pesticides Killing Off Our Bees!

Just when I thought humans had started figuring it out, we’ve got sneaky buggers trying to re-instate chemical usage that will finish killing off our already endangered bees! As a gardener, I’m aware it may be “easier” to grow plants when you don’t have to worry about bugs, but when you don’t have the pollen carrier, the plants will just DIE, and so ends green things being able to live on this earth, at least in our current natural cycle.

‘Sum of Us’ activists have put forward a campaign to save these poor bees, let’s do our part in ensuring our future!

Dozens of bee species are now extinct or on the verge of disappearing. But Bayer and its cronies are twisting the EU’s arm into ignoring bee-saving rules against harmful pesticides — the same rules that got toxic neonicotinoids banned last year.

We all rely on bees to pollinate fruit, vegetables and crops. But around the world bees are in decline, putting the future health of our planet at risk — and unless the EU takes concrete steps to save the bees, this trend shows no sign of reversing.

MEPs urgently need to challenge the bureaucrats that buckled to Bayer’s lobbyists. MEPs could force a U-turn, and revive plans to crack down on all bee-harming pesticides. 

It’s the EU’s job to force corporations like Bayer to take bee health seriously — and prevent deadly, bee-killing chemicals from flooding our fields. Bayer shouldn’t be telling the EU what to do. Across Europe, MEPs plastered their election campaigns with pledges to save the bees. Will you sign the petition now to tell MEPs to live up to their promises?

Sign the petition to demand that MEPs fix this mess urgently and protect bees from deadly pesticides.

Click here to learn more!

Interior Provincial Exhibition

★★★

IPE Fairgrounds, 3010 Wood Avenue – IPE Main Office, 3371 Pleasant Valley Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B0

This used to be the place to go, however large crowds make the end of the day a nightmare, and prices going up for both the ticket and the ride passes make this location just another money grab. Sad to see this event go the way of so many others.  May as well save your money and enjoy yourself at the Salmon Arm Fair.

https://goo.gl/maps/3LfKAj8B13FakubT6

Tim Hortons

261 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2

*April 19th 2019*
Regardless of the rude comments of homeless people hanging out in here (Apparently most of these people are kinder then you!) this location is clean, yet somehow they cannot get orders right. My colleagues and I will be removing our business, and will be warning others if this doesn’t improve, as charging people for items they didn’t order, or not giving them something as simple as a bun in their chili means attention to detail is lacking, and makes other areas such as health and safety come into question.

*Update September 19th 2019*
My colleagues decided to give you a few more shots, however the first time you took over 30 minutes to heat up chili, and the second time you told them to take it and warm it up in the microwave. This location is a JOKE.

https://goo.gl/maps/NDD2HCdj83x

June to August Exploration Update

Staples

2339 BC-97 Unit 430, Kelowna, BC V1X 4H9

Just spent 5 minutes on hold, pressed 1 to speak to a print associate, only to have them return me to the main menu. I tried again, this time dialing 2, and an associate picked it up, put it on the desk, I tried calling out to the employee for a good 2 minutes before hanging up and trying again. I eventually hung-up, called back, only to have the phone picked up and hung up. I have tried 5 times since this, however, every-time the hold time is up, it returns me to the main menu. Menu option 1 still has a dial tone, meaning option 2’s phone is still sitting on the desk. This is terrible customer service, coupled with a horrible phone system.

I’m not the only one, just check out the low star reviews!
https://goo.gl/maps/zcqFiEMNfwi8dtvG8
https://goo.gl/maps/VBY9XK68YtH7Ntry9

After being unable to get through after 20 minutes, I phoned head office, as I see this is a pattern and is completely unacceptable.

Head office not only listened, told me how they are going to follow back up with an action plan, but also offered me a coupon in regards to the item I’d been trying to call them about to ask. Head office gets 5 stars, this location still gets 1.

We’ll have to come back to/ callback this location in a few months and see if promised improvements are made!)

https://goo.gl/maps/Q2v7oLjryNDjYCm19

Mr Mozzarella Kelowna Pizza & Wings

★★★★★

11-4600 Lakeshore Rd, Kelowna, BC V1W 1X4

This place is incredible! Once a month, they hold a pizza draw online, and when you win, you get LOADED with pizza!!! Our office of 20 was easily fed by the amount, their pizza was delectable and their wings not soggy! I feel this place makes their product for the right reasons, and I hope their quality and care will continue!

https://goo.gl/maps/3Rynmf3ckgJ2RSKR9

Snug Lake Amphitheatre

Mile 7, Pike Mountain Forest Service Road, Thompson-Nicola N, BC

★★★★★

Majestic views all day long, however, be prepared to layer up and layer down as fluctuations in weather temperatures is a frequent normality. Also, prepare your knees for the hike between stages, however, the discomfort is well worth the reward. A peaceful, tranquil, magical, relaxing, soothing space that will leave your soul rejuvenated.

https://goo.gl/maps/XP3KpofQ5C96mTD58