Biz Releases

Housing award finalists named
Okanagan Edge Staff - 4:51 pm - Biz Releases

Dilworth Homes and Isabey Interiors have collected the most nominations for the 30th annual Okanagan Housing Awards. Both businesses are finalists for eight awards. Dilworth Homes was the top nomination getter in among the builders, while Isabey Interiors collected the most in the interior design division. Westwood Fine Cabinetry led the way with six nominations […]

Best restaurant workers wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:23 pm - Biz Releases

If you know someone in the foodservice industry who goes above and beyond, you are able to nominate them for a national award. Restaurants Canada announced this week that it is accepting nominations for its annual Awards of Excellence, which will honour foodservice excellence in leadership, culinary arts and innovation. “Although the revered industry has […]

Indoor agriculture park planned
Tracey Prediger - 9:19 am - Biz Releases

A Salmon Arm company is looking to showcase up-and-coming technologies and take traditional farming to the next level—indoors. Zion Growing Solutions is developing 160 acres in what it is calling an “eco-park.” Company president David DenHollander says the main objective “is to provide local food security while being mindful of water and energy use.” DenHollander […]

Building boom starts to slow
Wayne Moore - 8:53 am - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s building bubble has burst—or at least it has a slow leak. Planning applications for the first three quarters of 2022 are about 20% below the record levels experienced a year ago. The total value of permits has also slowed compared with last year’s peak. The reason for the dip? Partially because of economic factors […]

Benchmark back above $1 million
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 05, 2022 - Biz Releases

The benchmark price for a single-family home in the Central Okanagan is back up to seven figures. After spending two months under the $1 million mark, the benchmark jumped to $1,013,800 in November, according to statistics released Monday by Association of Interior Realtors. The benchmark price has now jumped 3.3% over the last two months […]

Barn Owl buys It’s a Bakery
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 05, 2022 - Biz Releases

Barn Owl Brewing has purchased its neighbour. The south Kelowna brewery announced on its Facebook page Monday that it bought It’s a Bakery last Thursday, Dec. 1, from the Nierfeld family. The bakery is attached to the 1927 heritage barn that is home to Barn Owl Brewing. Barn Owl in October submitted a liquor licence […]

Apartments proposed for Capri
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 05, 2022 - Biz Releases

A 15-storey apartment building is being proposed for Pacific Avenue in Kelowna’s Capri-Landmark neighbourhood. New Town Architecture has submitted a development permit application to the City of Kelowna for the building, which would be located on the consolidated lots of 1164, 1174, 1200 and 1210 Pacific Ave. The mid-rise would feature 81 homes, including eight […]

Tunkwa Lake sale worth $4.6M
Tim Petruk - Dec 05, 2022 - Biz Releases

A Merritt-area First Nation paid more than $4.5 million to purchase a lakeside resort southwest of Kamloops. According to a recent post on Western Investor by Landquest Realty Corp., a New Westminster-based brokerage involved in the sale, Tunkwa Lake Resort sold for $4.6 million. The 18-acre lakefront property, which includes a main lodge, 19 rustic cabins, two […]

RNIP aids Aussie teacher
Darren Handschuh - Dec 05, 2022 - Biz Releases

The moment Jess Chitty arrived in the Okanagan and started working at Vernon Christian School, she knew this was where she was supposed to be. A teacher for more than seven years, Chitty heard about the Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia while studying in Australia. Five years later, with a two-year working holiday […]

Kelowna unemployment up again
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 02, 2022 - Biz Releases

Central Okanagan’s unemployment rate jumped in November, marking the third consecutive month it has increased. Statistics Canada on Friday reported Kelowna’s metropolitan area had a jobless rate of 4.9% last month, which was up from 4.3% in October and 4.1% in September. The region’s unemployment rate hit a nearly three-year low of 3.9% in August […]