One problem in Kelowna is the number of homeless people living on the streets. These people are often short of food. The irony is that Kelowna is situated in the middle of the Okanagan; a valley known for it's fruit production.
Roger Bailey is an Orchardist who lives in Winfield, British Columbia. His innovation can " reduce the amount of labour required to grow tree fruits, and that involves recycling and converting retired rice harvesters from Asia." - Kelowna Capital News. He received the 2010 Award of Excellence for Innovation in Agriculture. His invention reduces stress on workers and increases the speed in which the fruit can be harvested.