Okanagan Edge this week
Kirk Penton - Apr 14 - Biz Releases

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Okanagan Edge This Week is our look back at the past week in business in the Okanagan Valley, and beyond.

Local business news

National nod for Vernon shop

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A Vernon business is getting national attention after winning a major award from the Retail Council of Canada.

Peek at Bargain shop future

Mission Group has revealed preliminary details about its plans for the downtown Kelowna property that once housed the Bargain Shop.

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Capri refresh set to begin

Construction on the first of what is scheduled to be 14 residential towers and buildings for a redesigned Capri Centre Mall, could be approved Monday.

Taxing the pot retailers

The City of Kelowna may uses fees and licensing charges in order to cover the costs of enforcing new cannabis legislation, expected later this year.

 

 

No cannabis on farmland?

As legalization looms, the District of Summerland is moving towards restricting marijuana production facilities to industrial land.

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Beer and a bar at DunnEnzies

Kelowna residents looking for a casual pint will soon have a new option—at one of the city’s most popular pizza joints.

DunnEnzies has just finished up a major expansion and renovation that has seen it install a full bar and seating for approximately 50 more people at its Ellis Street location in downtown Kelowna.

 

Issues

Spec tax bad for Peachland?

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As ire in the Okanagan continues to build in the face of the province’s proposed “speculation tax,” local communities that won’t be directly hit with the tax are worrying it will even hurt them.

Locals less mad at telecoms

Okanagan residents remain happier with their TV, internet, and cell phone providers than most of the rest of the country.

Coalition will fight spec tax

Business and development organizations across B.C. are banding together in an attempt to pressure the provincial government to scrap its planned “speculation tax.”

BC business news

B.C stands firm on pipeline

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B.C. Environment Minister George Heyman says he doesn’t expect the province to back down on its battle against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion during a meeting Sunday with the prime minister and Alberta’s premier.

Airbnb agrees to city rules

The City of Vancouver is moving to legalize short-term rental accommodation like Airbnb, but operators will only be able to advertise their principal residence.

People in business

Top 40: Morgan Long

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Biz 1on1: Priya Chopra

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Feature Column

The world according to Bill

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