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College puts out casting call
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:35 pm - Biz Releases

Okanagan College continues to churn out new programs. The latest is the licensed practical nurse orthopaedic program, which is scheduled to start in January 2022. The online certificate program is the first of its kind in B.C., allowing locals to expand their skills without having to look outside the province. “This program will meet the […]

Symphony ready for audiences
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:38 pm - Biz Releases

The Okanagan Symphony Orchestra is preparing to perform in front of live audiences this winter. The OSO announced its 2021-22 schedule on Wednesday, and it will get its season started on Oct. 23 with “A New Dawn” at Kelowna Community Theatre. The performance will also be streamed live for those who cannot be in attendance. […]

RDCO eyes development upgrades
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:54 am - Biz Releases

The Regional District of Central Okanagan hopes a new grant will help streamline development and support economic recovery. The RDCO received $371,000 from the Union of BC Municipalities to develop a new development approvals improvement strategy. “Throughout the development of this strategy, the regional district intends to review what we currently do to see what […]

Hotel room tax hike approved
Casey Richardson - 8:59 am - Biz Releases

Penticton city council voted unanimously in favour of passing the municipal and regional district tax (MRDT) bylaw for a 1% tax increase on Tuesday. Previously, council had chosen to shoot down a request from Travel Penticton Society to become the designated recipient of the hotel room tax, but did support the motion to increase the tax from […]

Big White prepares for winter
Rob Gibson - 7:48 am - Biz Releases

Big White Ski Resort is preparing for another COVID-19 ski season. Skiers will be able to access lifts, retail, rentals, washrooms and cafeteria tables in the day lodges without a vaccine passport, but if you want to sit down at a restaurant, you’ll need to have proof of vaccination and a mask. Resort senior vice-president […]

Council wants off-site sales
Casey Richardson - Sep 21, 2021 - Biz Releases

Penticton city council is pushing to remove the red tape for off-site winery and liquor sales. The city reports getting strong support from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) annual conference, which members of council attended last week. A resolution was brought forward by Coun. Julius Bloomfield on behalf of council, with 84% of […]

Cash flows to water study students
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 20, 2021 - Biz Releases

Three Okanagan College water engineering technology students have scored financial prizes for their commitment to their field and good grades. Ryder Fortes, Richard Graham and Vladimir Tuazon were recipients of the Outstanding Student Awards from the Environmental Operators Certification Program. The three students are taking the Water Engineering Technology diploma program at Okanagan College. “In […]

Good ski condo deals to be had
Glacier Media - Sep 20, 2021 - Biz Releases

Big White is among resorts with ski condos priced at a fraction of a typical strata apartment. The average price of a condominium apartment in Kelowna is now around $445,000, and it spikes north of $600,000 in Metro Vancouver, but it is possible to buy fully furnished condos at some of B.C.’s premier ski resorts […]

MovieMart era comes to end
Kristen Holliday - Sep 20, 2021 - Biz Releases

 When Denis Walsh first opened MovieMart’s doors, VHS tapes cost nearly $100 apiece. It was December 1982, and Walsh had purchased 50 or 60 movies from a distributor in Seattle to stock his first video rental business—a small, 600 square-foot shop in North Kamloops’ Fortune Shopping Centre. Fast-forward to 2021 and MovieMart’s collection—now totalling […]

Penticton eyes hotel tax hike
Casey Richardson - Sep 20, 2021 - Biz Releases

Penticton city council will be deciding on Tuesday whether or not to approve the municipal and regional district tax (MRDT) bylaw to impose a 1% tax increase. Council decided on Aug. 17 not to support Travel Penticton Society’s request to become the designated recipient of the hotel room tax but did support the motion to increase the […]