Biz Releases

Chamber golf day coming soon
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:38 am - Biz Releases

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is looking for participants for its annual golf tournament. The Chamber’s Day of Golf, presented by White House Mortgages, will take place at The Rise on Friday, Aug. 13, for chamber members. The entry fee of $600 for a team or $150 for an individual will get you 18 […]

E-scooters come to Vernon
Darren Handschuh - 8:58 am - Biz Releases

Bright orange electric scooters will be seen zipping around Vernon this summer. The e-scooter pilot program officially launched Thursday at downtown Vernon’s 2900 Plaza. The Neuron scooters will stationed at various locations around Vernon, and acting mayor Akbal Mund was impressed after taking one for a spin. “I took one from city hall to the […]

RWT plays role in big sale
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 29, 2021 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company played a key role in a recent deal between two Canadian-based businesses. RWT Growth was there every step of the way as Rhyno Equity Group completed its purchase of Edmonton-based PermaCorp Group of Companies. “When we made the decision as a team to sell our company, we brought RWT on board because […]

Laird of Fintry lottery returns
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 29, 2021 - Biz Releases

It’s Christmas Eve for whisky lovers in the Okanagan. The Laird of Fintry lottery is underway once again from Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery. The Vernon-based company is offering its eighth lot of the exclusive, single-malt whisky through the lottery, which will give winners the opportunity to buy bottles for $75. The Laird of Fintry is […]

Help available for business
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 29, 2021 - Biz Releases

The BC Economic Development Association is reminding provincial businesses and communities that it has the resources to help during and after B.C. wildfire season. The organization created the Economic Disaster Recovery & Resiliency Program in 2012, offering a wide variety of initiatives designed to help businesses, communities and economic regions get back on track. BCEDA […]

Tree Fruits cider reigns supreme
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 29, 2021 - Biz Releases

It should come as no surprise, but some of Canada’s best fruit has produced some of Canada’s best cider. Kelowna-based BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. was a big winner at the recent All Canadian Wine Championships, as its Broken Ladder Apples beverage captured double gold in the modern cider category. Meanwhile, its Broken Ladder Rosé […]

‘Arbitrary’ rules upset chamber
Colin Dacre - Jul 29, 2021 - Biz Releases

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is “raising the red flag” over how the provincial government handled the announcement of a localized indoor mask mandate for the Central Okanagan. “We can appreciate that with rising cases of infection in the area that reinstating a mask mandate is warranted but the surprise announcement with absolutely no advance consultation […]

New Olympia Taverna plans
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 28, 2021 - Biz Releases

Olympia Greek Taverna has submitted its rebuilding plans to the City of Kelowna. The beloved Rutland eatery was destroyed by fire last October, and the remnants were town down in March. Last week its owners submitted a development permit application for a rebuilt restaurant on the bottom two storeys and residential units on the upper […]

Smoke scuttles mail service
Wayne Moore - Jul 28, 2021 - Biz Releases

Poor air quality resulting from dozens of nearby wildfires has forced Canada Post to suspend mail delivery in three Okanagan communities today. Canada Post officials say a “red service alert” was issued because of the air quality in the Okanagan Valley. As a result, deliveries will not be made in the Kelowna, Penticton and Oliver […]

Lexaria finding US success
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 28, 2021 - Biz Releases

Lexaria Bioscience continues to expand its reach thanks to its presence in the U.S. market. The Kelowna-based drug delivery company announced Wednesday its DehydraTech innovation is being used in products that are now sold in more than 7,000 stores across the U.S. “Lexaria’s technology is enabling increased market share and sales growth for our continually […]