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Beer named for Dr. Bonnie Henry
John Lawless - 8:45 am - Biz Releases

B.C.’s provincial health officer has already had a shoe and an octopus named after her, and now she can add a cold glass of brew to that list. The Marten Brewpub in downtown Vernon has named one of their beers the Bonnie Henry Blonde Ale to pay tribute to the tireless work the province’s top […]

First West’s gift for pride, diversity
Miriam Halpenny - 7:00 am - Biz Releases

The Bridge Youth & Family Services has received $10,000 from the First West Foundation to support LGBTQIA2S+ youth in the community. The grant will go towards the Etcetera program which provides LGBTQIA2S+ youth between the ages of 11 and 18 with a safe environment to meet peers. The group focuses on inclusion, belonging, engagement, connection, […]

Hyatt hotel opens in Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - 6:00 am - Biz Releases

It’s an interesting time to open a hotel. The new Hyatt Place Kelowna opens its doors today. The West Fraser Developments Ltd. project is located in the centre of Kelowna, and offers 161 rooms and suites. “Our doors are open, COVID-19 protocols are in place, and we would love to welcome you,” said Lloyd Daser, […]

Voyager RV honoured for fundraising
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Voyager RV Centre in Lake Country is being honoured for raising donations for ALS. The ALS Society of BC has presented Winfield’s Voyager with this year’s Exceptional Fundraising Program Award – Corporate Partner. The company celebrated its 35th anniversary by launching the Voyager Cares Fundraising Initiative, with a goal of raising $100,000 for local charities. […]

Kamloops air traffic down 97%
Brendan Kergin - Jul 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Kamloops Airport is reporting a massive drop in activity over the second quarter of the year when compared to 2019. Fewer than 2,500 people passed through the gates from April 1 to June 30; in fact, just 493 people went through in April as the airlines and country were rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

Vision to FURNISH the Okanagan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

A new furniture store opening this week in Kelowna will blend décor with interior design expertise. FURNISH will open Thursday at its location at 464 Adams Rd. The parent company is Isabey Interiors. “With the opening of FURNISH you will have access to unique décor and furnishings that you could only have dreamt of before […]

Filmmaking in time of pandemic
Laura Brookes - Jul 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Reel One Entertainment crew members are on site in downtown Kelowna Monday as they head into the final days of filming for the upcoming movie ‘Love and Romance Oregon.’ Crews will film at Karat Chocolate and Pastry Boutique on Monday, and on Tuesday will return to a Casorso Road farm location before wrapping up filming on Wednesday. The romantic […]

New spot to gas up proposed
Brendan Kergin - Jul 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Westsyde Shopping Centre may be getting some new tenants soon. A project has been proposed in the neighbourhood’s main shopping area with a fuel bar, convenience store, car wash and pizza shop. Drawings in a report coming to city council show Canco and Fresh Slice logos on the structure. The project is proposed for the […]

Businesses help with zero-waste
Sarita Patel - Jul 11, 2020 - Biz Releases

July is plastic-free month and the global movement has inspired over 250 million participants in 177 countries to reduce single-use plastic in their everyday lives. Castanet spoke with two local businesses to see how they’re helping residents live a more plastic-free, sustainable lifestyle, without getting overwhelmed. “It is overwhelming and it’s expensive so we’re thinking, […]

Record crowd at Big White
Wayne Moore - Jul 11, 2020 - Biz Releases

Bright Okanagan sunshine greeted outdoor enthusiasts on the first day of the summer season at Big White. The ski hill opened for mountain bikers and hikers alike Friday, 114 days after it closed due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. More than 300 people hit the resort early in the day and more were expected for “Friday […]