Biz Releases


Rents reach historic levels
Okanagan Edge Staff - 1:34 pm - Biz Releases

Average rent prices in the Central Okanagan hit record highs in June, according to data from Castanet’s classifieds section. Both the one- and two-bedroom rent prices hit their highest marks since Castanet started collecting the data more than 10 years ago. The average one-bedroom cost in June was $1,621, which was nearly $200 more than […]

Who has Kamloops’ best pie?
Tim Petruk - 9:33 am - Biz Releases

The North Shore Business Improvement Association wants to crown Kamloops’ pizza champion. The NSBIA is holding a pizza eating contest on July 24 at Brocklehurst Park as part of Overlanders Day. Kids and adults can compete for pizza glory. The contest will be sponsored by Papa John’s. Overlanders Day will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The […]

2900 Plaza takes shape
Jon Manchester - 8:46 am - Biz Releases

Closure of the 2900 block of 30th Avenue in downtown Vernon began this morning. City of Vernon crews are placing barriers, concrete planters and picnic tables on the street as it transforms into 2900 Plaza for the summer. The one-block section will be closed to vehicles until after the Labour Day long weekend, and the […]

Bernie’s now serving customers
Rob Gibson - 7:54 am - Biz Releases

One of the oldest pubs in Kelowna has reopened after being shut down for renovations for almost five months. Bernie’s Supper Club and Cinema, formerly Doc Willoughby’s, opened on Canada Day. The new restaurant and bar has been totally redesigned and updated, and now includes space for twice as many patrons as the old design. […]

Abougoush sells Boyd shops
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 30, 2022 - Biz Releases

Abougoush Collision, which owned and operated five Boyd Autobody & Glass locations in the Thompson Okanagan, is in new hands after owner Methal Abougoush decided recently to move on to retired life. Lift Auto Group, which is part of the CSN Collision Centres Network, purchased the group of repair shops, bringing its total to 29 […]

Vernon support mission begins
Jon Manchester - Jun 30, 2022 - Biz Releases

Your mission, should you choose to accept it: shop local. And this message will not self-destruct in 10 seconds for fans of the Mission Impossible franchise. This mission is entirely possible. Yes, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s Mission Possible promotion is back in support of local tourism. “Secret agents,” or shoppers, are urged to […]

Election official hiring begins
Contributed - Jun 30, 2022 - Biz Releases

With general local elections coming up in the fall, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is in the process of hiring locals to be election officials. Applicants must be available to work on Election Day, Oct. 15, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will also be a three-hour evening training session ahead of time. […]

New plans for The Wedge
Wayne Moore - Jun 30, 2022 - Biz Releases

The Wedge is getting a makeover, even before it’s built. The uniquely shaped property at the corner of Water Street and Leon Avenue was set to be the site of a six-storey office building after receiving approval from city council in June of 2020. However, construction never happened. The property went on the market in […]

Female entrepreneurs wanted
Accelerate Okanagan - Jun 29, 2022 - Biz Releases

Accelerate Okanagan, University of Victoria, and VIATEC alongside the Digital Supercluster continue to advance innovative entrepreneurial women in B.C. through W Venture. W Venture is an entrepreneurship program for women-led tech-enabled companies that is being offered again this fall for women in Victoria and the Okanagan who are ready to accelerate their business. Participants will gain […]

Hirsch coming to Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 29, 2022 - Biz Releases

Independent Contractors and Businesses Association is bringing former NHL goaltender Corey Hirsch to Kelowna next month to speak about mental health in the workplace. The “Just One More Day” presentation will take place on Thursday, July 21, from 7 to 9 a.m. at Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort. Hirsch won a Stanley Cup […]