Okanagan Biz


Enderby tackles child care
John K. White - 4:50 pm - Okanagan Biz

The City of Enderby is kickstarting its work into child care improvements in the community. After securing a $25,000 grant from the province to undertake a community child care planning process, the city has secured a consultant. Kara Wilhelms will be working directly with the community to develop a child care inventory, needs assessment and […]

Moore back as Warriors voice
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:43 pm - Okanagan Biz

Castanet’s own Wayne Moore is once again the game-day voice of the BCHL’s West Kelowna Warriors. “It goes without saying I am happy Mr. Moore accepted my offer for him to return,” Warriors owner Kim Dobranski said. “Wayne is experienced, knowledgeable and professional, and I look forward to hearing his familiar voice echo throughout the […]

GTEC pursues Canopy site
Okanagan Edge Staff - 10:54 am - Okanagan Biz

Kelowna’s GTEC Holdings hopes to acquire a facility from Canopy Growth that will significantly increase its annual cannabis output. Canopy has been constructing a cultivation facility in Kelowna, and GTEC has entered into an agreement to purchase it for $13 million. It will cost $2 million to complete the facility. “We are very excited about […]

Holy guacamole that’s expensive!
Kevin Rothwell - 9:48 am - Okanagan Biz

Canadians have an increasing appetite for avocados, with demand driven by fads like the ketogenic diet, which favours the fruit for its good fat content. Data from Statistics Canada shows that Canadian avocado imports by volume increased by more than 255 per cent from 2006 to 2016, and more than 11 per cent from 2015 […]

Ariva will target ‘Zoomers’
Okanagan Edge Staff - 8:28 am - Okanagan Biz

More information about a massive condominium development in West Kelowna has been revealed. Ariva Resorts will build a 200-home gated community on 12 1/2 acres of prime land that has been leased from Westbank First Nation. The development, which will overlook Okanagan Lake, will be geared towards “Zoomers,” who are active Baby Boomers looking to […]

PCL to build downtown tower
Wayne Moore - 7:26 am - Okanagan Biz

A company with roots in Kelowna has been tabbed with constructing one of the tallest buildings in the city. PCL Construction, which built the H2O Centre and Interior Heart and Surgical Centre in Kelowna and Sparkling Hill in Vernon, has been awarded the contract for the 33-storey hotel and convention centre on the former Willow […]

More work at Orchard Park
Wayne Moore - 6:00 am - Okanagan Biz

Construction underway at Orchard Park is just part of a larger project for the east side of the Kelowna mall. With the demise of Sears more than a year ago, mall operators needed to make some changes to accommodate new tenants. The first phase of construction has already begun, as the mall guts the former […]

What a view for diners
Rob Gibson - Jul 19, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

As we reach the midpoint of summer, online reservation company OpenTable has released its list of the top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in Canada. Not surprisingly, the Okanagan is well represented, with eight area restaurants making the cut. They are: Range Lounge & Grill at Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Kelowna Oak […]

Girls get carpentry fix
Kirk Penton - Jul 19, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

 If more women are going to end up working in the trades industry, you need to get them while they’re young. That’s what a handful of trades stakeholders were thinking when they came up with the idea for the Carpentry Projects for Girls camp at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Fourteen girls between the ages […]

Brounstein promoted in Osoyoos
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 19, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The Town of Osoyoos has a new director of operations. Jared Brounstein was originally hired in January as the town’s operational services manager after spending the previous three years as a project manager for a heavy civil construction firm in Clearwater. Brounstein came to Oliver with plenty of municipal experience in large, medium and small […]