Biz Releases

1151 Sunset Drive alive
Kirk Penton - 4:29 pm - Biz Releases

If they turned the history of 1151 Sunset Drive into an amusement park ride, it would make for one heck of a roller-coaster. The 21-storey tower is finally full of residents, nearly a decade and a half after the foundation was poured. On Wednesday afternoon, officials with Kerkhoff Construction and a team of Realtors hosted […]

Escape room escapes fine
Nicholas Johansen - 3:15 pm - Biz Releases

A Kelowna woman who fell and injured her hand at a local escape room tried, and failed, to have the business pay for her injury-related expenses. In February 2018, to celebrate her birthday with her two sons, the woman attended the local escape room, where participants solve puzzles and find clues to escape a room […]

True Leaf scores huge deal
Jon Manchester - 2:22 pm - Biz Releases

Vernon-based pot for pets company True Leaf Medicine International has expanded its distribution to 3,500 stores worldwide with the addition of retailer Pet Planet. The company, which has its main growing facility in Lumby, made the announcement Wednesday at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, Fla. True Leaf’s hemp-based pet supplements will be available in Pet […]

Glimmer of hope in budget
Kirk Penton - 12:07 pm - Biz Releases

Tuesday’s federal budget didn’t get the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce fired up one way or another. “Nothing to get overly upset about,” executive director Dan Rogers said Wednesday. “Nothing to get overly excited about.” There was one item, however, buried deep in the massive document that piqued the chamber’s interest, and it has to do […]

Twin rinks put on hold
Colin Dacre - 11:06 am - Biz Releases

The City of Penticton will study options to keep the aging Memorial and McLaren arenas operational for another 10 years, after which the city hopes to have secured funding for a replacement twin-rink surface. Council made the decision Tuesday, while also voting to surrender a $6 million grant earmarked for the twin-rink SOEC project. The […]

Penticton keeps OSA afloat
Colin Dacre - 9:33 am - Biz Releases

Penticton city council is bailing out the Shatford Centre and Okanagan School of the Arts to the tune of at least $47,000 in a bid to keep the society operational. Council voted Tuesday to provide the funding to offset electrical bills and short-term operating expenses, two days prior to an OSA special meeting Thursday night […]

Firefighting jobs need filling
Okanagan Edge Staff - 7:23 am - Biz Releases

Wilson’s Landing Fire Department is looking for a few new firefighters. The department is conducting a paid-on-call firefighter recruitment night on Wednesday, April 10, between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Station 42 fire hall. Application packages and recruitment information will be available. The interviews and physical testing for potential candidates will take place later […]

Vernon biz split on budget
Darren Handschuh - 6:04 am - Biz Releases

There are items in the federal budget the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce supports and others not so much. The chamber applauded the budget’s focus on bolstering the economy and easing pressure on young families and seniors, but there are still concerns about the country’s overall financial condition. Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget makes significant […]

Startup Weekend grows winners
Kirk Penton - Mar 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Skill Garden is a prime example of what can come out of Okanagan Startup Weekend. The idea for the platform, which matches novices looking to learn new skills with mentors who want to teach, was one of the winners of the 2017 event that is held annually for those looking to get a business idea […]

Haskap seminar next month
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Everything you ever wanted to know about growing and consuming Haskap berries will be available to you at a seminar in Salmon Arm early next month. The B.C. Haskap Association will conduct the Haskap 3.0 Workshop on April 6, at Salmar Grand Theatre. Two of the leading researchers on the health benefits and commercial growing […]