Biz Releases


Best small businesses wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

Small businesses making a big difference in the community will be honoured this spring when Small Business BC hands out its annual awards. The organization is accepting nominations for the Small Business BC Awards, which will honour the best in the province and dish out $15,000 in prize money. “Business owners have handled the incredible […]

TOTA honours green advocates
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has been busy handing out the hardware this week to some of the top organizations in the industry. The Kelowna Yacht Club received TOTA’s 2021 Eco Efficiency Excellence Award. The club has been hard at work on its sustainability efforts, attending most TOTA programs about the topic last year, and implemented […]

FortisBC hopes to create ‘new era’
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

FortisBC has submitted a proposal that would supply nothing but renewable gas to new homes for the lifespan of the building. The utility said it would mark “a new era in the evolution of the company’s energy programs.” Renewable gas can help cut greenhouse gas emissions without changing heating equipment. If British Columbia Utilities Commission […]

Structurlam adds new sales VP
Casey Richardson - Jan 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

Penticton-based mass timber manufacturer Structurlam has welcomed Paul Drace as the company’s new vice-president of sales for construction east division and industrial North America. Drace is based in Wisconsin and brings an extensive background in engineered wood, with experience working with major suppliers including Trus-Joist, Weyerhaeuser, RedBuilt and SmartLam. In his new role, the VP […]

BlueSky back in Home Depot
Victoria Femia - Jan 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

A Vernon company has had its national distribution contract renewed with Home Depot Canada. Soil and nutrient manufacturer BlueSky Organics says the contract has been continued for the 2022 lawn and garden season. The product line, Whole Earth, was designed specifically for growing organically. The line consists of five products, including a rooting/seed starter, vegetable […]

Tolko feedback wanted soon
Wayne Moore - Jan 21, 2022 - Biz Releases

The second phase in the lengthy process of redeveloping the former Tolko sawmill site is set to begin. Holar Developments, who will ultimately redevelop the 40-acre site in Kelowna’s north end, is setting up a series of virtual workshops to obtain public feedback on the future look of the site. Workshops are set to take place Feb. […]

Economic award nominees sought
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 20, 2022 - Biz Releases

B.C.’s best work in economic development will be honoured later this year. The BC Economic Development Association, which is based in Penticton, is now accepting nominations for the BC Economic Development Awards, which will be handed out April 3-5. The awards cover a wide range of categories within the industry, including economic development programs, partnerships, […]

New Rust Valley season looms
Jon Manchester - Jan 20, 2022 - Biz Releases

A new season of Rust Valley Restorers will begin airing next month on History channel. The fourth season of the hit series follows car fanatic Mike Hall, his best friend Avery, and his son Connor at Rust Bros. restoration as they race to restore his collection of more than 400 decaying classic cars. The season […]

Emerging tech talk on tap
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 20, 2022 - Biz Releases

Everything you ever wanted to know about the world’s latest technologies, including non-fungible tokens and cryptocurrencies, will be discussed in downtown Kelowna next month. Web 3 Okanagan will bring together metaverse industry leaders to educate local entrepreneurs, business owners, artists, creators, and community members on the emerging technologies. “We want to bring together the brightest […]

Personal money situation worse
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 20, 2022 - Biz Releases

The pandemic and the holiday season have British Columbians feeling extra blue about their finances for 2022. The latest MNP Consumer Debt Index report indicates those in B.C. are feeling much less confident about their finances than they did three months ago. Nearly half (45%) who took part in the Ipsos poll indicated they are […]