Biz Releases

Gift baskets for ICU workers
Okanagan Edge Staff - 4:36 pm - Biz Releases

Big White Ski Resort dropped by Kelowna General Hospital on Monday afternoon to deliver some goodies to those who have been working the hardest during the pandemic. Big White came bearing gift baskets for those who work in KGH’s intensive care unit, which is facing pressure due to unvaccinated victims of COVID-19. “We will continue […]

House will cost you $1 million
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:35 pm - Biz Releases

There are a few ways to take the temperature of a housing market. And one of those calculations has determined that your average, single-family home in Kelowna now costs more than $1 million. The Royal LePage House Price Survey determined the median price of a single-family home in Kelowna was $1.025 million during the third […]

Keep workers safe this winter
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:42 pm - Biz Releases

Okanagan employers are being reminded that winter driving increases the risk of being in a work-related motor vehicle crash. The 13th annual Shift into Winter campaign is now under way, and it is reminding employers and supervisors to be prepared and plan ahead. “Work-related driving in winter is dangerous in the Okanagan, regardless of how […]

Portfolio manager fined $55K
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:13 am - Biz Releases

British Columbia Securities Commission has ordered a Kelowna portfolio manager to pay a fine for a second time in less than a decade. Kilburn Ogilvie Waymann Investment Management Ltd. has paid $55,700 to the commission for inadequate controls and supervision. Specifically, the company was fined for not managing business-associated risks and not providing reasonable assurance […]

Women looking for Momentum
Kirk Penton - 9:04 am - Biz Releases

Community Futures North Okanagan is introducing Momentum, a new women’s business accelerator. “There are some really inspiring women in the program,” says Missy Dobernigg of BX Press Cidery and Orchard. “Running a business can be isolating. You’re never off. Having that international time to connect with other women entrepreneurs running the same grind is mentally […]

Laurel Road project planned
Wayne Moore - 8:04 am - Biz Releases

A new townhouse development is being proposed for Laurel Road in the Rutland area. Plans for the 22-unit project were submitted earlier this week to the city’s planning department. The proposal, put forth by Mundi Construction Ltd., includes five residential buildings comprised of triplexes, five- and six-plexes, as well as “multiple configurations based on their […]

Chance to win Bin 4 burgers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

Sign up to receive The Daily, and you could soon be enjoying one of Kelowna’s best burgers. The Daily is Castanet’s newsletter, which will appear in your inbox every weekday around 5 p.m. It will provide links to all of Castanet’s biggest headlines from the day as well as weather, community updates and more. Everyone […]

Apex season passes popular
Casey Richardson - Oct 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

A few inches of snow has started to pile up on Apex Mountain, while boarders and skiers hope for a winter full of fresh powder. The snow has been sporadically falling on the mountain since August but typically won’t stick around. Apex Mountain Resort GM James Shalman said it won’t be cold enough to hold […]

Cannabis shops want equality
Jon Manchester - Oct 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

The owner of a Vernon cannabis shop is leading the charge in a call for the province to level the playing field between legal and unlicensed retailers. Sarah Ballantyne, owner of SpiritLeaf, is spokesperson for the Okanagan Cannabis Collective, which represents 20-plus legal cannabis stores. “We haven’t seen any kind of enforcement (on unlicensed shops) […]

Doyle project takes next step
Wayne Moore - Oct 15, 2021 - Biz Releases

The next phase in the redevelopment of the former RCMP building on Doyle Avenue will play out in council chambers Monday. Council will be asked to approve an application to rezone the property to the central business commercial zone for construction of a 13-storey mixed-use commercial/residential tower. The building proposal has also triggered the need […]