Biz Releases

Property tax relief offered
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

Small businesses, non-profits, and arts and culture organizations might be getting a break on their property taxes if the government passes new legislation. The NDP has proposed interim relief for small businesses and organizations that identify as paying high property taxes that are a result of the combination of years of increasing real estate values […]

E-scooters headed for streets
Kirk Penton - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

Kelowna is one step closer to having electric scooters roaming all city streets. The province announced Friday morning that B.C. communities can now submit proposals to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to test new and emerging transportation technologies as part of a pilot program. Kelowna has already submitted its proposal, and today’s news had […]

Tech highlighted at job fair
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

Technology will be the star of the show when Okanagan College hosts the 13th annual Business Expo & Employment Fair next month. The college, in collaboration with Accelerate Okanagan, will have an entire section devoted to the tech industry when the event is held on Wednesday, Feb. 5, on the Kelowna campus. “We’re calling it […]

New Oliver ER ready
Jon Manchester - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

A new emergency department was officially opened at Oliver’s South Okanagan General Hospital Friday morning. Health Minister Adrian Dix pulled the wraps off the $970,000 renovation. “Our government has invested in an upgraded emergency department at SOGH so that the people living in this community can receive quality health-care services when they need it,” Dix said. […]

Big plan for Vaughan Avenue
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna development company wants to contribute to the revitalization of Kelowna’s North End. Faction Projects Inc. has submitted a plan to the City of Kelowna to turn an old warehouse at 760 Vaughan Ave. into a busy business hub. Faction development manager Alec Warrender wrote in a letter to the city for a text […]

More people getting thrifty
John Lawless - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

With people becoming more environmentally conscious, thrift stores are becoming increasingly popular. Their ‘recycling’ method of retail is attractive to those looking to shop more environmentally friendly, and you can find some hidden gems for a good price. “The fact that we have older stuff plus the environmental benefits is great considering the trend of […]

Leo’s Videos sale fails
Laura Brookes - Jan 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

It’s the story that never ends, but sadly Kelowna’s beloved Leo’s Videos is once again facing the prospect of closing its doors. The store announced on Jan. 1 it would remain open after striking a business deal with 21-year-old employee Nick Ksyniuk and family. But just in the last week, the sale fell through due to Ksyniuk experiencing health issues, […]

New Tims taking shape
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

A second Tim Hortons for northbound travellers on Highway 97 in Kelowna is getting much closer to reality. The base of the sign, which is not completely finished, is up on the front of the building, and the exterior looks to be mostly done. The Tim Hortons, which is located between the Canadian Tire gas […]

Energy use skyrocketing
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

As expected, natural gas and electric use has skyrocketed this week in the cold and snowy Interior. FortisBC reports natural gas use on Tuesday increased by 50% compared to the previous Tuesday, which was Jan. 7. Compared to an average January day, natural gas use on Tuesday was 75% higher. Meanwhile, the amount of electricity […]

Two down, one to go
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The West Kelowna Industrial Park continues to be a hot seller. The second building of the planned industrial park recently sold to an owner-occupier after the first phase sold out last month. Now the third building is up for sale. It will accommodate spaces ranging from 5,465 square feet to 38,255 square feet, depending on […]