Okanagan Biz


All hail Ceasar Week’s return
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 11, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Okanagan bartenders next month will get a chance to strut their stuff when it comes to making a delicious caesar. Caesar Week is coming back to Kelowna in May for the third time, all in an effort to determine who can make the best caesar. The event will be held May 12-19 in order to […]

Cheers to Cheese on Wine Trail
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 11, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

If you like wine and you like cheese, you are going to love the Westside Wine Trail’s newest spring event. The trail, which is managed by the West Kelowna Vintners Association, is holding Cheers to Cheese on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone who purchases a ticket for the event will […]

Get resume ready for job fair
Tracey Prediger - Apr 11, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

No resume? No worries. WorkBC Centres in Vernon and Enderby are on standby for anyone interested in updating their job history before the upcoming Vernon Job Fair. The job fair is the city’s largest hiring event of the year, organized by both NexusBC Community Resource Centre and WorkBC. The event brings together under one roof […]

Trying to keep doors open
Madison Reeve - Apr 11, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Wooden Nickel owner Cheryl Forster was brought to tears after finding out the community has come together to help raise money to keep her cafe running. “I am so appreciative, and I just don’t even have the words to show how grateful I am that people want to save this little place and me as […]

Bookstore ready for celebration
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 10, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

A Kelowna independent book store is gearing up for a big day later this month. Canadian Independent Bookstore Day will be held on Saturday, April 27, and Once Upon a Bookstore is inviting the public to stop by and take part in the festivities. The bookstore, which is located at 2795 Tutt St. in Pandosy […]

Mentors help tourism students
Josh Dawson - Apr 10, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Learning opportunities and industry mentorship are several of the benefits Thompson Rivers University says its tourism management students will be getting after partnering with the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. In a news release, TRU said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with TOTA. TRU said the partnership will benefit students in its tourism management […]

Rent remains relatively stable
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 09, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

The asking price for a two-bedroom rental increased in the Central Okanagan increased in March, while the one-bedroom mark dropped. According to Castanet classifieds data, landlords wanted an average of $2,276 for a two-bedroom unit last month. That was up exactly $50 from February and more than $100 above the January figure. That price is […]

Helping businesses with AI
Josh Dawson - Apr 09, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Kamloops Innovation says its newest program aims to help local businesses adopt artificial intelligence technology with the assistance of Thompson Rivers University students. The Discovery Foundation’s Applied AI for Business and Education program will host a series of education events, workshops and one-on-one learning and mentorship opportunities for business, Kamloops Innovation said in a news […]

BC wine region could expand
Cindy White - Apr 09, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

It’s too early to tell yet exactly how much damage was done during the January cold snap that hit the Okanagan-Similkameen, but early models show crop yields could be decimated this year. Despite the setbacks the past few years, a recent study published in the journal Nature suggests the long term prospects for the Okanagan and […]

Council wants revamped design
Wayne Moore - Apr 09, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

A 20-unit apartment planned for Lakeshore Road is on pause until the developer makes improvements to some aspects of the design. Kelowna council gave final reading to rezoning of property at 3593 Lakeshore Rd. but chose to defer issuance of a development permit due to concerns over the look of the project, specifically the east […]