Biz Releases

IH stands by seniors home
Colin Dacre - Dec 09 - Biz Releases

A Summerland seniors care home owned by the Chinese government struggling with chronic staffing shortages this year remains backed by Interior Health. The health authority’s executive director of residential services, Cindy Kozak-Campbell, says they are confident the facility’s management “is doing everything they can to address their staffing shortages.” “We are going to continue to work […]

Flu invading workplace
Kevin Rothwell - Dec 09 - Biz Releases

This year’s influenza, or flu strain, could cut a wider swath than the past two years, targeting younger and middle-aged people. “From Nov. 25 to Dec. 1, we had 45 people test positive at Interior Health facilities, and we are seeing a sharp increase in the number of younger people which we typically see in H1N1 influenza ‘A’ season,” […]

No go for rental shop
Chelsea Powrie - Dec 08 - Biz Releases

The RDOS has denied a request by an Oliver resident to turn his plot on an Agricultural Land Reserve into a vehicle rental business, a decision based heavily on vocal dissent from the director for the area. Rick Knodel is the Area C director, and he spoke against allowing the 1.21-hectare parcel of land on […]

The flooding never ends
Kirk Penton - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

If it weren’t for bad luck, Jaye Coward would have no luck at all when it comes to opening her business in downtown Kelowna. Coward was all set to open the Farm Bound Organic Zero-Waste grocery store at 438 Lawrence Ave. in mid-September when a water main break flooded her property with eight inches of […]

Similkameen winery expanding
Colin Dacre - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

A Similkameen winery is expanding through the purchase of a large parcel of land on the Upper Keremeos Bench. Corcelettes Estate Winery has purchased the land that wraps around the estate just north of the existing vineyards. “This was a rare opportunity to purchase such a charismatic site,” Corcelettes Estate Winery winemaker and managing partner Charlie […]

DKA behind recommendations
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

The Downtown Kelowna Association is mostly behind the report about public safety that former RCMP superintendent Bill McKinnon submitted to Kelowna city council last month. Specifically, the DKA’s board of directors supports four specific recommendations McKinnon brought forth on Nov. 26. It particularly likes the idea of a collaborative committee, on which it hopes to […]

Kelowna unemployment drops
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

 Kelowna’s unemployment rate plummeted in November, dropping from five per cent in October to only 3.9 per cent last month. That figure, which it should be noted is based on small statistical samples, was part of the country’s massive decrease in unemployment. The national mark of 5.6 per cent in November was the lowest number […]

Staff supports pot shop
Colin Dacre - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

Staff with the District of Summerland is recommending council support the application of a cannabis retail storefront within the strip mall near the entrance of town. The owners of Summerland Gold and Silver Exchange are proposing to open a cannabis storefront at 9-7519 Prairie Valley Rd. under the banner Green Gaia Cannabis Co. A report […]

Denim music festival returns
Nicholas Johansen - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

After a successful first year, Denim on the Diamond is set to take over Kelowna’s King Stadium once again in 2019. More than 3,000 people took to the stadium on Sept. 1 to see nine musical acts, including Kelowna’s own country artist Chad Brownlee. On Thursday, co-founder of the event Mitch Carefoot announced five of the artists […]

Seniors home sanctioned
Colin Dacre - Dec 07 - Biz Releases

A Summerland seniors care home owned by the Chinese government has been under the close eye of inspectors this year, and they haven’t liked what they’ve been finding. The Summerland Seniors Village has been visited by Interior Health four times this year, according to inspection reports reviewed by Castanet News. During three of those visits, the […]