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Region wants federal office
Okanagan Edge Staff - 5:18 pm - Biz Releases

The Central Okanagan is campaigning hard to bring a Regional Development Agency office to the area. The Regional District of Central Okanagan’s economic recovery task force has informed Mélanie Joly, the federal Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, that Kelowna is the prime location to install an RDA office. “We want it here,” Kelowna […]

Kamloops needs park employees
Kristen Holliday - 2:39 pm - Biz Releases

A case to hire more Kamloops nature park workers, made in early 2020, has taken on new urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic as city staff says some parks have sustained a record-breaking increase in visitors. The proposal to hire an arborist and, in subsequent years, a nature park technician, was originally made in February of […]

WEC there for Indigenous women
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:19 am - Biz Releases

Indigenous female entrepreneurs should take note of a new program from Women’s Enterprise Centre. The Kelowna-based non-profit organization, which is devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own businesses, is conducting a new program in conjunction with Creative Spirit Solutions called Business Planning Basics for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs. There are only 12 […]

Shaughnessy’s Cove resurrected
Melanie Eksal - 8:54 am - Biz Releases

Summerland’s beloved Shaughnessy’s Cove restaurant will be making a comeback, thanks to Score Pub Group founder Jesse Ritchie. He made the announcement via Facebook last week and is now providing insight into what the new pub will be like. “It will be called Shaughnessy’s Cove again, and it will be in the same location. We’re doing a […]

Time for timber talk
Colin Dacre - 7:28 am - Biz Releases

The provincial government is seeking public comment as it prepares to set the annual allowable cut in the Okanagan timber supply area. The AAC is set once at least every 10 years, with the current figure—3.1 million cubic metres per year—put in place in February 2012. It dictates how much logging can occur in a […]

Project rezoning near KGH approved
Wayne Moore - 6:52 am - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna has made some changes to its health services transition zone to help kick start development directly to the north and south of Kelowna General Hospital. A text amendment was approved by council Monday that would add multi-family housing as a primary use within the HD3 zone. The change was recommended to […]

Examine your export potential
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 18, 2021 - Biz Releases

Export Navigator and Community Futures have a new advisor for the Thompson Okanagan region who will help businesses examine the possibility of exporting their goods to international markets. Amber Piché, who grew up in West Kelowna, has been hired to help local businesses expand their reach. “There has always been a huge potential with exporting, […]

Workshops to prepare for job fair
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 18, 2021 - Biz Releases

Okanagan College’s annual job fair will not only be a virtual affair this year, but it will also have a session that will help you learn how to network in the online world. The college’s Empowering Employment job will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, but it will be conducting a pair of seminars in […]

Best small businesses wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 18, 2021 - Biz Releases

Do you know a small business that was there for its community when it needed it most in 2020? If so, the 18th annual Small Business BC Awards would like to hear about it. The nomination window for the annual awards is now open. “This past year has been unlike any other for small business […]

TOTA offers training program
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 18, 2021 - Biz Releases

Tourism workers who are unemployed or who are barely hanging on to their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have a chance to develop their professional skills this spring. Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has received funding to deliver a free, 13-week, domestic tourism skills training program. The Canadian Tourism Professional Program will help entry-level […]