Okanagan Biz

Vernon seeks top citizens
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:17 am - Okanagan Biz

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and sponsor KPMG are looking for Vernon’s top mentors, role models and community builders. The chamber has switched up its vision for its Top 20 awards, as this year it is looking for those who shine and are over the age of 40. It is currently accepting nominations for […]

Uber, Lyft up and running
Glacier Media - 10:28 am - Okanagan Biz

Ride-hailing services officially went live in Vancouver Friday morning, but commuters looking to get from point A to point B will find some distinct differences between the only two competitors allowed to operate. Lyft Canada Inc. revealed early in the day it’s initially offering services only within a “core area.” That includes Vancouver International Airport in […]

Cull to lead Indigenous affairs
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:42 am - Okanagan Biz

Ian Cull is the first Indigenous affairs senior advisor at UBC Okanagan. The university committed to the position last September as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action. “Our campus has the unique distinction of being founded in partnership with local Indigenous peoples—the Syilx Okanagan Nation,” UBC Okanagan deputy vice-chancellor and principal […]

Kelowna barkeep snags silver
Nicholas Johansen - 8:35 am - Okanagan Biz

A local bartender has put Kelowna on the map after taking home the silver at an international cocktail competition in Mexico. After winning his regional Patron Perfectionists competition in Vancouver last year, followed up by the Canadian nationals in Toronto, Patron flew Kelowna’s Jared Schmidt down to Jalisco, Mexico, on Jan. 17 for the international finals to […]

Dilworth child care proposed
Wayne Moore - 7:36 am - Okanagan Biz

The YMCA is proposing to construct a new child care centre in Kelowna on Dilworth Drive property it is leasing from School District 23. It is now seeking city council approval for a development permit to allow the project to move forward. The property in question contains the Dilworth Soccer Park on the south of […]

Weninger lodge best of best
Laura Brookes - 6:34 am - Okanagan Biz

For the 27th year, the Okanagan Housing Awards of Excellence Winners honoured the best of the best in home building. The prestigious Home of the Year award was taken out by Weninger Construction for its stunning design of Snowpeaks Lodge. The 7,000 square-foot chalet “was designed to be a welcoming, luxurious gathering place, with unique features that create an […]

RCMP investigates at Baldy
Chelsea Powrie - Jan 26, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

Baldy Mountain Resort has cancelled a highly anticipated youth ski race and closed one of its chairlifts unexpectedly this weekend. A statement on social media from the resort Saturday evening says the Sugarlump chairlift is closed, and that they are “dealing with the actions of a former employee.” A Castanet reader on the hill said he heard […]

COEDC gets new blood
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 24, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

The Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission has added five new members to its advisory council and a new manager. Krista Mallory has been added to the staff thanks to the creation of her manager position. She has served as the COEDC’s business development officer since 2016 after a decade of experience in the financial and […]

Cannabis course coming soon
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 24, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

There are plenty of cannabis stores opening in B.C. these days, and they need employees. Okanagan College sensed an opportunity, and that is why it will soon be offering a course for those looking to get into the industry. The college is launching an online course called Recreational Cannabis Retail Sales on Feb. 17. “Legal […]

Massive job fair in March
Colin Dacre - Jan 24, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

Job seekers and employers are being invited to a massive job fair in March at Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. The Start Here Okanagan Job Fair on March 12 is bringing together job seekers and a diverse range of the region’s employers seeking both entry-level and experienced employees. The trade show-style event is being organized […]