Biz Releases

Go green, save some green
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:34 pm - Biz Releases

Small businesses in Kelowna, Penticton and Nelson looking to bounce back from COVID-19 slowdowns can get some relief through a program being offered by FortisBC and GreenStep Solutions. The two businesses are working together to offer retailers, restaurants and offices free customized energy advice, helping them lower energy consumption and increase energy efficiency. FortisBC and […]

Labour group wants change
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:32 pm - Biz Releases

BC Federation of Labour is attempting to create a groundswell of support for working people during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization has started a support campaign in an effort to create paid sick leave for everyone, tougher workplace safety rules, better support for injured workers and a living wage as the province recovers from the […]

Towers planned for Kamloops
Brendan Kergin - 11:19 am - Biz Releases

Kamloops-based Kelson Group has announced a $140-million project that includes two massive towers in the city’s downtown. The project, dubbed City Gardens, would cover an area between Fourth and Fifth avenues and from Battle Street past Nicola Street. Designs on the project’s website show part of Nicola Street could actually be blocked off. Two proposed […]

Director at home during shoot
Brendan Kergin - 8:51 am - Biz Releases

 If you passed through downtown Kamloops Sunday you may noticed quite the production going on. That was the crew and cast behind Outrunners, a film being shot across Kamloops. Ken Hegan, who grew up in Brocklehurst, has returned to his hometown to film his debut as a feature film director. “It’s a pandemic comedy thriller […]

Food hub coming to valley
John Lawless - 7:50 am - Biz Releases

Food and beverage producers in the Okanagan will soon have more opportunities to grow their businesses. A new food hub will be coming to Salmon Arm to support local sellers and consumers in the North Okanagan. “The province’s processing sector is seeing success all over B.C., and we are supporting farmers and food and beverage […]

More housing for Kelowna
Sarita Patel - 6:41 am - Biz Releases

The provincial government has announced 122 new affordable rental units in Kelowna. The project at 2175 Benvoulin Rd. will house seniors and single parents with children, in partnership with the National Society of Hope. The project is being funded by the BC Community Housing Fund, which supports mixed buildings that will have 50% of units set aside […]

Chamber backs recovery plan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 18, 2020 - Biz Releases

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce likes what it saw from the B.C. government’s economic recovery plan this week. The chamber is happy with a variety of initiatives the government said it will introduce in an effort to help the province survive the COVID-19 pandemic, including a 100% PST rebate on machines and equipment, more investment in […]

KF submits centre plans
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 18, 2020 - Biz Releases

KF Aerospace has submitted a form and character development permit application to the City of Kelowna for its Centre for Excellence, which has been moved from its original intended location. KF Aerospace, which bills itself as Kelowna’s largest private-sector employer, unveiled plans for the centre in June 2019. The company said it was going to build […]

Drivers earn job status
Nicholas Johansen - Sep 18, 2020 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s only current ride-sharing company is now offering full-time positions for drivers, after ride-sharing giant Uber was recently criticized for not recognizing its drivers as employees. After beginning service in Kelowna in early July, Victoria-based Lucky to Go announced Thursday it will now be hiring its drivers as full-time and casual employees. “From the beginning, this […]

Silver Star sets opening date
John Lawless - Sep 18, 2020 - Biz Releases

After much planning by staff, SilverStar Mountain Resort has announced its opening day for this ski season, along with updated information surrounding the rest of the hill’s operations. The mountain will open on Friday, Dec. 4, weather permitting, and Nordic trails will open on Saturday, Nov. 28, with limited access to facilities. This is a […]