Okanagan Biz


Taxi company eyes Oliver
Colin Dacre - 9:03 am - Okanagan Biz

Taxi service in Oliver and Osoyoos could improve considerably in the near future with a new company eying the communities. Penticton taxi operator Kulvir Panaich has proposed to put four new vehicles on the road between the two municipalities—three hybrids and one wheelchair-accessible van. The Town of Oliver has been without a dedicated taxi operator […]

SilverStar ramps it up
Darren Handschuh - Dec 15 - Okanagan Biz

Powder hounds were lined up Saturday morning to get a crack at the fresh snow on some newly opened runs at SilverStar Mountain Resort. SilverStar opened the backside of the mountain today to the delight of some 200 people who were lined up to hit the slopes. The annual ‘ribbon drop’ took place at Bergerstrasse […]

Lake Country finalists named
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

Lake Country Chamber of Commerce has named the three finalists in each category of its 2018 Business Excellence Awards. There are 15 categories in which the top prize will be up for grabs, including business of the year for those with fewer than 10 employees and for those with 10 or more. The awards gala […]

Sign battle not over
Kirk Penton - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

The man who owns Kelowna’s largest sign rental shop is hoping he can convince city council to re-think its new portable sign bylaw proposal. Otherwise, he feels his business will slowly but surely perish. The first reading of the city’s new portable sign bylaws was held Monday, and the increases on rental rates made Okanagan […]

Joys of shopping locally
Contributed - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

By Milton Friesen Troy Media Chances are you’ve seen or heard some sort of promotion about the value of shopping local, especially with so many of us in gift-buying mode now. Business improvement areas, chambers of commerce and other organizations tell us when we buy from shops near home, we’re voting for our community. The […]

Events Centre paid off
Colin Dacre - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

The City of Penticton has now fully paid off the mortgage for the South Okanagan Events Centre. Completed in 2008 at a total cost of $81.2 million, the SOEC was funded by a $39.2 million loan from the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia, in addition to $22.5 million from the provincial government, $13.9 million […]

COHA will forge ahead
Nicholas Johansen - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

The current executive director of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association says new measures have been put in place after the woman who held her position for six years allegedly stole more than $100,000 from the charity, before doing the same in Nanaimo. Susan Steen has been charged with stealing $109,000 from COHA from July 2012 to April 2016 […]

District slows down on pot
Darren Handschuh - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

Regional district officials have put the brakes on a proposed cannabis facility and a new cannabis bylaw in the Lumby and Cherryville areas. Regional District of North Okanagan chairperson and Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton said the regional district is in uncharted territory when it comes to cannabis, so the board decided to slow down on […]

Vernon stores open late
Josh Winquist - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

Trying to cram your shopping into the final 10 days before Christmas? Downtown Vernon business owners are making it a little easier. More than 15 downtown Vernon shops will open their doors late on Fridays leading up until Christmas. “Locals are being encouraged to shop for gifts locally instead of going online or travelling to […]

Pot spots all over Kelowna
Nicholas Johansen - Dec 14 - Okanagan Biz

The locations of 28 of the 41 proposed cannabis retail stores before Kelowna City Council have been revealed on the city’s website. The deadline for the first intake of store proposals ended on Nov. 30, and the city will be evaluating the applicants and the proposed locations over “the next few months.” Two of the […]