Biz Releases

Chamber boss resigning
Okanagan Edge Staff - 4:12 pm - Biz Releases

Kamloops Chamber of Commerce executive director Deb McClelland is stepping down at the end of the year after almost two decades on the job. McClelland’s final day on the job will be Dec. 31, according to a chamber press release sent out Thursday afternoon. She has been the organization’s executive director for the last 19 […]

Dealership giving away $10K
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:28 pm - Biz Releases

 The new Penticton Nissan dealership has been up and running for a few months now, and it apparently has some extra cash lying around because the boss is going to give it away. The dealership, which opened in March, is awarding $10,000 to someone who buys a new or used vehicle in November. General manager Scott Barber […]

Ebus alters schedule
Wayne Moore - 12:30 pm - Biz Releases

The company providing new bus service to the southern half of the province and Lower Mainland is making some tweaks to its scheduling. Ebus began operating two weeks ago, replacing a number of routes offered by Greyhound before they ceased service in Western Canada. In a news release, Ebus says it is making adjustments to […]

Kelowna rent skyrockets
Okanagan Edge Staff - 10:52 am - Biz Releases

So much for more affordable housing. The average rent price in Kelowna shot up in October, increasing nearly six per cent for a one-bedroom apartment. The average price of a two-bedroom unit, meanwhile, jumped 3.2 per cent. The figures were released Thursday morning by PadMapper, which analyzes rental data from hundreds of thousands of listings […]

West K quite cozy
Alanna Kelly - 9:38 am - Biz Releases

Looking for the coziest destination in Canada? Two of the top cities are right here in the Okanagan Valley, according to’s recent article on the 55 coziest cities in Canada. says a cozy city is a place with attractions that provide warmth, relaxation and community. “It’s a city with a welcoming hotel at […]

Vernon pot shops closer
Josh Winquist - 8:27 am - Biz Releases

Vernon’s cannabis bylaw amendments have passed first and second reading, and will now go to a public hearing set for Nov. 26. The public hearing is the next step in the process that could eventually lead to legal cannabis shops being reintroduced to Vernon. Many cannabis shops throughout the province shut down just as the […]

Gym for chronic sufferers
Madison Erhardt - 7:21 am - Biz Releases

A unique gym has opened in Kelowna for members with chronic health conditions. Live Well Exercise Clinic on Harvey Avenue opened Nov. 5. “We provide supervised medical exercise for members … with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes and obesity,” owner Cameron Biffart said. The programs are run by highly trained clinical exercise physiologists, and Biffart says it’s more than […]

First Okanagan pot shop?
Colin Dacre - 6:36 am - Biz Releases

The District of Summerland has finalized its policies around retail cannabis and will hear from a proposed storefront next month, paving the way to the possibility that Summerland will be home to the Okanagan’s first legal pot shop. Council adopted its new retail cannabis guidelines Tuesday evening, which unlike many other communities, will not rely […]

OC wins tourism competition
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 14 - Biz Releases

An Okanagan College School of Business team won the regional Winning Pitch competition on Wednesday at the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Summit in Osoyoos. Four teams from Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University took part in the competition, which is open to post-secondary students. Each squad had 10 minutes to come up with a product […]

Supercluster leads charge
Kirk Penton - Nov 14 - Biz Releases

The goal of the recently created Digital Technology Supercluster, which is based in B.C., is to make Canada a leader instead of a follower. “We have become consumers of other countries’ technologies,” Digital Technology Supercluster CEO Sue Paish said during a stop in Kelowna last week. “We are far more a consumer of technologies developed in […]