Biz Releases

Enterprize finalists set for finale
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 16, 2021 - Biz Releases

Community Futures North Okanagan has announced the finalists for its annual Enterprize Challenge, and the common thread this year is environmental friendliness. There are seven businesses that will vie for more than $40,000 in prizes during the virtual finale later this month. The Enterprize Challenge is a Dragon’s Den-style event in which the business owners […]

Rental world a ‘battlefield’
Casey Richardson - Apr 16, 2021 - Biz Releases

“Not a chance,” “good luck,” or “you’ll have better possibilities elsewhere” are phrases locals looking for affordable rentals in Penticton hear all the time. Options are thoroughly lacking in the community, and the volume of hopeful renters posting daily to local Facebook groups pleading for help in trying to find a home just keeps increasing. […]

Bad Tattoo answers Firehall call
Casey Richardson - Apr 16, 2021 - Biz Releases

Comradeship isn’t lacking among breweries throughout the South Okanagan, with a full display of local businesses supporting each other. Bad Tattoo Brewing in Penticton helped Firehall Brewery get a few more tanks of beer going on Wednesday, making sure the team would have plenty of cold ones to pop open this summer. “We have a […]

Chamber wants pot fees slashed
Darren Handschuh - Apr 16, 2021 - Biz Releases

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce wants the city to snuff out high fees for pot shops. Chamber president Krystin Kempton sent a letter to civic leaders stating “such a high business licence fee could threaten the viability of entrepreneurs and employment opportunities.” According to the letter, the city charges $2,000 annually for the pot […]

Gas prices start to climb
Rob Gibson - Apr 16, 2021 - Biz Releases

Gas prices in Kelowna are on their way up. The Petro-Canada on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna lists the price of regular gas at 140.9 per litre, and, according to, several other stations in the city are following suit. Prices in Kelowna had been running between 130.9 and 132.9 a litre as of Thursday afternoon. […]

Care facility back at council
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

An 82-unit long-term care facility is once again being proposed for Lake Country after being granted a conditional Agricultural Land Reserve exclusion more than a decade ago. The developers behind the three-storey building, which would be built at 3118 Reimche Rd., must prove to the Agricultural Land Commission that the project will have a residential […]

Colombian pot harvests fruitful
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna cannabis company is finding that its production centre in Colombia is churning out better harvests than those in North America. Allied Corp., whose goal is to address society’s mental health issues through cannabis, has discovered increased production yield, higher cannabinoid percentages, excellent quality and a low cost per gram at the Allied Production […]

Tourism kiosk at Orchard Park
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

Tourism Kelowna has opened a satellite visitor booth at Orchard Park Shopping Centre. The spot is located at the guest services kiosk near the main north entrance, giving it a prime location that is highly visible. “The Orchard Park Shopping Centre is a highly visited attraction and a key hub for residents and visitors, and […]

Spring brings higher rent
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

As the temperatures begin to rise, so do the average rental prices in Kelowna and area. According to Castanet’s classified statistics, the average rent of 52 one-bedroom dwellings in March came in at $1,349, which was nearly $100 more than February and $176 more than January. It was the same story when it came to […]

Kelowna’s Vejii buys U.S. brand
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

One of Canada’s largest online vegan marketplaces is buying one of the U.S.’s largest online vegan marketplaces. Vejii, which is based in Kelowna, has purchased Vegan Essentials for US$1.4 million and take the company public. “We believe that Vejji’s acquisition of Vegan Essentials, announced today, provides an established asset to accelerate growth within the growing […]