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Concrete flowing at Brooklyn
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 19, 2019 - Biz Profiles

The first major concrete pour has begun at the Brooklyn tower in downtown Kelowna as the long awaited project finally takes shape. Ground was broken on the site, owned by Mission Group, in March 2019 and while work has been underway for a while, the pouring of concrete means the site will begin to look […]

Home delivery booming
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 17, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Skip the Dishes has been operating in the Okanagan for nearly two years and according to the delivery service, business is booming. According to a Skip spokesperson, the most popular independent restaurants in 2019 so far this year are Bluetail Sushi Kitchen, Made in India, and Momo Sushi. Residents and visitors are enjoying the ease […]

Detonate Brewing expands
Colin Dacre - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Summerland’s Detonate Brewing opens a brand new taproom and lounge on Thursday. The craft brewery has been operating for about 2.5 years, previously with a 100-square-foot micro taproom that fit just a handful of people. The new space features 28 seats and will also offer an assortment of snacks and wine and cider to go with […]

Electric boats making waves
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Profiles

A Kelowna manufacturer has secured its first commercial client as demand grows for electric boats. Tim Bieber, director of sales for Templar Marine, says Victoria will launch six of its zero-emission vessels. The B.C. capital will have a new, environmentally friendly tourist attraction when the Victoria Electric Boat Company hits the water in 2020. The […]

New stores at The District on Bernard
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 14, 2019 - Biz Profiles

More businesses have been announced for The District on Bernard as construction chugs along at the old Towne Centre Mall location. The mall, which is located on Bernard Avenue in downtown Kelowna, was purchased by MKK Property Corp. for $8.55 million in February 2017. Only a handful of stores continue to operate in the two-storey […]

70’s vibe embraced by Kelowna
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 13, 2019 - Biz Profiles

With opening weekend behind them, the owners of Kelowna’s newest restaurant are breathing a sigh of relief as things at Skinny Duke’s Glorious Emporium went off without a hitch. Downtown’s newest establishment is a sight to behold as the 70’s themed restaurant and bar drew in crowds of eager patrons wanting to take in the […]

$762M trade surplus in May
Trevor Nichols - Jul 03, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Canada posted its first trade surplus since last summer in May as the auto sector helped boost exports to a record level and the economy continued to show signs of rebounding. Statistics Canada said Wednesday a jump in exports helped the economy to a $762-million international merchandise trade surplus in May. The surplus was the […]

Safeguards for investors
Trevor Nichols - Jul 02, 2019 - Biz Profiles

One of the watchdogs for Canada’s investment industry says it’s working towards creating regulatory safeguards for clients who may be targets of financial exploitation, particularly seniors. The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada says a survey done for IIROC found wide public support for having tools and rules in place to protect vulnerable clients. The […]

Tolko operations being audited
Contributed - Jul 02, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Tolko’s operations near Merritt will be audited by the Forest Practices Board. The Board will examine Tolko’s forestry activities in the Cascades Natural Resource District during the week of July 8. Auditors will examine whether Tolko’s harvesting, roads, silviculture, fire protection and associated planning between June 1, 2018, and July 12, 2019, met the requirements of […]

Pay cut for most at FreshCo
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 08, 2019 - Biz Profiles

Safeway employees have a tough decision to make in the next few weeks. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 1518 secretary-treasurer Patrick Johnson says closing Safeway stores in Kelowna’s Dilworth area and downtown Vernon and reopening them as FreshCo locations will have a major impact on current employees. Sobeys announced this week it would be […]