Biz Releases

Basran gets frank with JCI
Kirk Penton - 3:51 pm - Biz Releases

Normally a politician will keep an answer vague when they are clearly saying no. On a couple of occasions during the Junior Chamber International Kelowna luncheon on Tuesday, Mayor Colin Basran didn’t dance around the issue. He simply said you’re out of luck. The event gave Kelowna’s young adults a chance to grill the mayor […]

Southern market holds firm
Colin Dacre - 2:42 pm - Biz Releases

The South Okanagan real estate market saw strong sales figures continue into October, but things still lag considerably behind 2018 when looking at the entire year. A little over $90 million in real estate changed hands in the region last month, up from $73.5 million in October 2018. Year to date, $797 million worth of […]

Roundtables will celebrate women
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:34 pm - Biz Releases

The Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network will be hosting three roundtable talks next week in the Shuswap. The first one will be held in Sicamous on Monday at Eagle Valley Seniors Housing Society, the second one is scheduled for Chase at Quaaout Lodge and Spa on Tuesday, and the third one is set for […]

Denturists to gather in Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:04 am - Biz Releases

Denturist professionals from across North America will descend upon Kelowna this weekend for the inaugural International Digital Denture Study Club. Innovation Centre will be the site of the conference, which is the brainchild of Perfit Dental Solutions and will focus on the latest denture technology. The event sold out within three weeks of its announcement. […]

ALC decision ‘minor setback’
Colin Dacre - 8:39 am - Biz Releases

An Oliver-area mega-winery preparing to open in April says an Agricultural Land Commission ruling that blocked plans for a fine-dining restaurant and banquet space is a “minor setback.” “It will limit our operations, but it won’t prevent us from doing our main activities, which is pouring wine, selling wine and having people taste our wines,” Phantom Creek Estates chief […]

Blackmun Bay getting smaller
Wayne Moore - 7:34 am - Biz Releases

For the third time since it was proposed about two years ago, developers of Blackmun Bay have scaled back the project. The original application for the Casa Loma development called for a building height of 14 storeys and up to 740 apartment, townhouse and hotel rooms. That has since been scaled back to 10 storeys […]

Warriors get new owners
Wayne Moore - 6:39 am - Biz Releases

It didn’t take long for the BC Hockey League to find a new owner for the beleaguered West Kelowna Warriors. Boston businessman John Murphy and Kelowna resident Rod Hume have purchased the team from the league. The deal was reached late Friday night, just as the ink was drying on the league’s purchase of the […]

Scooter company now Rolling
Sarita Patel - Nov 11, 2019 - Biz Releases

Zipping through downtown has become easier thanks to electronic scooters, and Roll Technologies has recently jumped in on the action. Roll unveiled 30 new e-scooters by the Kelowna Visitor Centre on Sunday, showcasing their innovative new design and software. “We want to do things differently, even though we’re late to the party, but we want […]

True Leaf seeks partner
Darren Handschuh - Nov 09, 2019 - Biz Releases

True Leaf may be selling its cannabis campus, but founder Darcy Bomford has no plans of pulling out of Lumby. Bomford said True Leaf has a lot of money in the facility and is looking for someone to invest in the building as a partner. “Really the intention is to attract a joint venture partner […]

Liberals incensed over Tolko
Rob Gibson - Nov 08, 2019 - Biz Releases

Ben Stewart, the MLA for Kelowna-West, has added his voice to the hue and cry over Friday’s announcement that Tolko’s mill in Kelowna is shutting down permanently. “This is just completely unconscionable,” Stewart said. “They are completely ignoring rural British Columbia and the forest sector.” Stewart says the premier should convene an emergency all-party committee […]