Okanagan Biz

Airline Swoops into YLW
Kirk Penton - May 24, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

There were smiles all around Friday when Swoop flew in and out of Kelowna International Airport for the first time. The ultra-low-cost carrier conducted its inaugural voyage to Kelowna, arriving 20 minutes after noon from Winnipeg, and it was greeted by the traditional water cannon salute on the YLW tarmac. “For a guy who runs […]

Always including her students
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Oliver teacher Kim Moffat has captured one of six 2019 Inclusive Education Awards. Moffat, who teaches Grade 5 at Senpaq’cin (SenPokChin) School, was one of two winners in the inclusive teaching category. Moffat works with the entire class to ensure that every student is included, welcomed and respected in class activities. “Kim has nurtured an […]

District looks at landfill options
Chelsea Powrie - May 24, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen heard an update on possible composting options for its landfills Thursday, one of which is struggling with reaching its limit and another of which is working to match up to provincial regulations. Manager of operations Andrew Reeder gave a presentation to council outlining the issues with current landfills, and […]

Swoop, here it is
Kirk Penton - May 24, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Swoop is ready to start flying in and out of Kelowna. The ultra-low-cost carrier held its grand opening today at Kelowna International Airport prior to it welcoming its first flight into YLW, which is coming from Winnipeg. Swoop will fly between the Okanagan and the Manitoba capital three times a week this summer. The carrier, […]

Spamalot comes to Vernon
Darren Handschuh - May 24, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

So long Uncle Frank, hello King Arthur. For the last five years, Big Apple Productions took people down a time warp with the Rocky Horror Picture Show and the cross-dressing Uncle Frank. But this year they are offering something new when King Arthur brings Spamalot to Vernon. Spamalot is a musical lovingly ripped off from the […]

Okanagan tourism gets boost
Colin Dacre - May 24, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The federal Minister of Tourism Melanie Joly stopped by for lunch and a speech in Penticton Thursday, touting the benefits of the new $58.5 million Canadian Experiences Fund for the South Okanagan tourism industry. “We want to make sure that Canadians and international visitors get to see these hidden gems that we have all across […]

Lake Country elects chamber
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Holger Nierfeld will lead the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce executive committee as president for the 2019-20 term. Nierfeld, who used to be a semi-professional tennis player in Europe, is one of the owners of Dittos Office Services Inc. He came to Canada from Germany in 2004 and in 2016 sold an oil and gas […]

OC honours business leader
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Dr. Heather Banham is this year’s recipient of Okanagan College’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Banham retired from her role as dean of the Okanagan College School of Business in 2017 and will put a neat bow on her career with the honour. “Under Heather’s leadership, business programming was expanded on our Vernon and Penticton campuses, […]

‘Business of Cannabis’ on tap
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Now that recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada for more than seven months, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is bringing in experts in the field to talk about the business side of things once again. The “Business of Cannabis” luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 25, at Coast Capri Hotel. It will feature […]

Coffee cups reduce waste
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

A Vernon café has launched a reusable coffee mug program designed to vastly reduce the amount of waste of to-go drink orders. Ratio Coffee and Pastry drew inspiration from a program that has has successfully garnered high levels of acceptance in Australia and other countries. The HuskeeCup is made from repurposed coffee husks and non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. The cup features […]