Okanagan Biz

Pot stores getting closer
Wayne Moore - Mar 23, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Kelowna city council will be asked to approve seven cannabis retail rezoning applications Monday. It’s the first wave of 15 such applications council is expected to review over the coming weeks. The applications on the agenda Monday span the entire city. One is on Bernard Avenue downtown, two in strip malls along Harvey Avenue, another […]

Top 40: Angela Gordon
Kirk Penton - Mar 22, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Angela Gordon wanted to spread her wings when she was younger, so that is exactly what she did. Who knew those wings would carry her back home to the Okanagan? Gordon moved to The Netherlands in her late 20s, learned Dutch, became a citizen and worked for many large corporations in various strategic roles. At the start of her […]

HR pro up for honour
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 22, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

A Kelowna human resources professional has been nominated for a prestigious award in her industry. Miranda Birkbeck, who is an HR advisor at First West Credit Union, is a finalist for the 2019 Rising Star Award. The honour recognizes young Chartered Professionals in Human Resources from B.C. and Yukon who are making “significant contributions to […]

SiQ company in Okanagan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 22, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

SiQ Mountain Industries is setting up shop in Kelowna. The publicly traded company is in the process of launching its first product, called the SiQRocker. It is a patent-pending device that allows snowboard riders to quickly change their profile. SiQ Mountain is a company that puts its “own creative spin on existing outdoor activities and […]

Pot meeting attracts no one
The Canadian Press - Mar 22, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The North Okanagan Regional District held a public hearing on the retail sale of marijuana, but no one seemed to care. Not a single person attended, but the district says it received a letter from one woman concerned about the use of agricultural land for cannabis. The public hearing was to get feedback on changing a […]

Weather creates question marks
Darren Handschuh - Mar 22, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

It was a wacky winter weather-wise, and that has orchardists keeping an eye on this year’s crop. From a green Christmas to a warm January to a very cold February and then a record-setting warm March, it’s hard to say how local crops are going to be impacted. Tom Davison, of Davison Orchards in Vernon, […]

Small business needs help
Madison Erhardt - Mar 22, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

A local business owner is distraught after $40,000 of equipment, including her car, was stolen from her business last week. Just one hour after the vehicle was taken, it was found torched. ”I was going to be doing the holistic market on March 10, so I had the car packed up with everything I needed to do a trade show. […]

‘Not all doom and gloom’
Kirk Penton - Mar 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The way things have been going in the Kelowna housing market lately, the former Central Okanagan head of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association figured it would be all doom and gloom when an economist delivered the forecast for the next year and a half to the group on Thursday. “It wasn’t as bad a forecast […]

Palmer joins Big White team
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Josh Palmer is the new communications manager at Big White Ski Resort. Palmer was born and raised in B.C., where his passions for both mountain biking and snowboarding have fuelled his work in both digital communications and creative consultation. He has been a contributor to industry magazines and websites, and has led social media campaigns. […]

Tourism diploma being offered
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Experienced tourism experts had a big role in designing the new tourism management diploma program at Okanagan College. The program’s first intake of students will take place this fall at the college’s Revelstoke Centre, which will also host an information session on April 16 at 7 p.m. “This diploma has been designed with a great […]