I live in Kelowna, and there are certainly diploma RNs at KGH. I would assume that since you have been working as one for many years, they wouldn't require a BSN at this point, but of course that is up to CRNBC.
As for the job market, some new grads are getting hired, but all casual of course at first. It would be almost all nights and weekends on the heaviest med surg floors.
It may be worth your while though to contact IHA's external recruiter (I can't recall her name, but I've heard great things about her!). I've heard of other RNs negotiating transferring seniority hours from other provinces before. It may be an avenue you should look into. Kelowna General is rapdily expanding and opening a cardiac care wing and will be doing advanced cardiac surgeries when the expansion opens. This may be a perfect opportunity to contact IHA with your experience and see if the external recruiter can put you in touch with the future manager of cardiac services. There were about 20 postings for cardiac RNs that came down a number of weeks ago, but the positions don't even start until next September. I think that there are so few formally trained cardiac RNs that they were seeing who was interested and perhaps offering eduction in anticipation of the new cardiac centre opening.
The website is http://www.interiorhealth.ca/roomtogrow/default.aspx
Don't forget though, Kelowna is EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE to live in!!! I believe it's the 3rd or 4th most expensive in Canada after Vancouver, Toronto and Victoria. Very beautiful though. I love it here. Love the water sports, parks and beaches in the summer. The ski hills and hockey in the winter. Great neighborhoods, great schools.
ETA: I just looked at the external postings for Kelowna and there are TONS of postings for cardiac related RN jobs!!!