Biz Releases

Chamber backs recovery plan
Okanagan Edge Staff - 4:35 pm - Biz Releases

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce likes what it saw from the B.C. government’s economic recovery plan this week. The chamber is happy with a variety of initiatives the government said it will introduce in an effort to help the province survive the COVID-19 pandemic, including a 100% PST rebate on machines and equipment, more investment in […]

KF submits centre plans
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:30 pm - Biz Releases

KF Aerospace has submitted a form and character development permit application to the City of Kelowna for its Centre for Excellence, which has been moved from its original intended location. KF Aerospace, which bills itself as Kelowna’s largest private-sector employer, unveiled plans for the centre in June 2019. The company said it was going to build […]

Drivers earn job status
Nicholas Johansen - 8:44 am - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s only current ride-sharing company is now offering full-time positions for drivers, after ride-sharing giant Uber was recently criticized for not recognizing its drivers as employees. After beginning service in Kelowna in early July, Victoria-based Lucky to Go announced Thursday it will now be hiring its drivers as full-time and casual employees. “From the beginning, this […]

Silver Star sets opening date
John Lawless - 7:38 am - Biz Releases

After much planning by staff, SilverStar Mountain Resort has announced its opening day for this ski season, along with updated information surrounding the rest of the hill’s operations. The mountain will open on Friday, Dec. 4, weather permitting, and Nordic trails will open on Saturday, Nov. 28, with limited access to facilities. This is a […]

Rogers opens new space
Jon Manchester - 6:42 am - Biz Releases

Rogers Communications has virtually opened its major new customer solution centre in Kelowna. More than 100 staff have already been hired and trained virtually, and the centre is expected to bring 350 new jobs to the local economy by 2021. All positions will be work from home until the centre can be safely opened, the company […]

El Rancho site a no-go
Casey Richardson - Sep 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

The future of the El Rancho motel site in Penticton remains a question after council split votes evenly on Tuesday, effectively nixing a potential residential development on the lot. The proposed change from tourist-commercial to urban-residential-commercial on the Westminster Avenue site led Mayor John Vassilaki, councillor Katie Robinson and councillor Judy Sentes to vote no, pushing […]

Hackathon coming to Vernon
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

Accelerate Okanagan is looking for North Okanagan entrepreneurs who are ready for their big idea to explode. The tech incubator will be hosting the first North Okanagan Hackathon from the new Vernon Innovation and Entrepreneur Workspace on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event will be held virtually. The event will bring people together in an effort […]

Film crews in Kamloops
Brendan Kergin - Sep 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

A local film production will be shutting down sections of Fourth Avenue and Victoria Street in Kamloops on Sunday. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. the section of Fourth between Seymour Street and Victoria Street will be blocked off, along with the section of Victoria between Third Avenue and Fourth while a crew shoots scenes […]

Tourism hopping in Penticton
Casey Richardson - Sep 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

A tourism update from Travel Penticton gave a detailed summer review and outlined how Penticton and B.C. were faring in the hardships of COVID-19, still seeing travellers come in despite the smoke. “Certainly with COVID it’s been an interesting one,” said Thom Tischik, executive director for Travel Penticton, during a presentation to Penticton council on Tuesday. […]

Mansion up for auction
John Lawless - Sep 17, 2020 - Biz Releases

Do you have a few million dollars to spare? If you do, you might want to consider looking at a waterfront mansion that’s being offered in an unreserved auction. While the thought of snapping up a luxury home for pocket change is enticing, you had still better have deep pockets. Initial bidding is already well […]