Biz Releases

Scooter company now Rolling
Sarita Patel - Nov 11, 2019 - Biz Releases

Zipping through downtown has become easier thanks to electronic scooters, and Roll Technologies has recently jumped in on the action. Roll unveiled 30 new e-scooters by the Kelowna Visitor Centre on Sunday, showcasing their innovative new design and software. “We want to do things differently, even though we’re late to the party, but we want […]

True Leaf seeks partner
Darren Handschuh - Nov 09, 2019 - Biz Releases

True Leaf may be selling its cannabis campus, but founder Darcy Bomford has no plans of pulling out of Lumby. Bomford said True Leaf has a lot of money in the facility and is looking for someone to invest in the building as a partner. “Really the intention is to attract a joint venture partner […]

Liberals incensed over Tolko
Rob Gibson - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

Ben Stewart, the MLA for Kelowna-West, has added his voice to the hue and cry over Friday’s announcement that Tolko’s mill in Kelowna is shutting down permanently. “This is just completely unconscionable,” Stewart said. “They are completely ignoring rural British Columbia and the forest sector.” Stewart says the premier should convene an emergency all-party committee […]

Unemployment rate flatlines
Kirk Penton - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s unemployment rate in October remained at 4.1 per cent for the second straight month, and the number hasn’t wavered much over the last 12 months. The bottom line is Kelowna continues to have one of the lowest unemployment rates among Canadian cities and sits in the province with the lowest mark as well. Robert […]

Text glitch causes confusion
The Canadian Press - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

If you woke up to a weird text that seemed totally out of place, you aren’t alone. A mysterious wave of missives swept North America’s phones earlier this week, delivering confusing messages from friends, family and the occasional ex. Friends who hadn’t talked to each other in months were jolted into chatting. Others briefly panicked. […]

Winery planned for Mission
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

An Oliver-based winery is looking to set up an intimate winery in Kelowna’s Mission neighbourhood. CheckMate Winery, whose home base is located southwest of Oliver, has applied to the City of Kelowna to place a mobile, 570 square-foot tasting room at 805 Crawford Ave., which is essentially on the southwest corner of the Crawford and […]

Tolko closure now permanent
Wayne Moore - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

Officials with Tolko have confirmed its Kelowna mill operation will shut down permanently Jan. 8. In a news release, officials say the decision was made after carefully examining contributing factors such as log costs, market conditions and cumulative policy burden. “At this time, our thoughts are with impacted employees in Kelowna,” says president and CEO […]

Blind Melon concert cancelled
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

Bif Naked, Blind Melon and Soul Asylum are on a runaway train, and they’re never coming back. The promotors behind a concert featuring the three rock acts scheduled for Penticton on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, announced Friday that the event has been cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The concert was supposed to take place Penticton […]

Friendly rental build begins
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

A net-zero, energy-ready apartment building in West Kelowna broke ground on Thursday. Carrington View is a rental property from Highstreet Ventures that was chosen as one of 11 winners out of 51 expressions of interest in the CleanBC Better Buildings competition. The project is shooting for 100 per cent electric and zero carbon output, passive […]

Waterfront big Mixoff winner
Nicholas Johansen - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

For the seventh year, the top bartenders and chefs in Kelowna battled it out for bragging rights Thursday night. The annual Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery Mixoff took over The Laurel Packinghouse, where nine restaurants went head to head, dishing out drinks and food to more than 200 attendees, along with four judges. Bartenders were required […]