Biz Releases

Local app vies for $110K
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

A Westbank entrepreneur has reached the third round of the New Ventures BC startup competition. Keith MacIntyre, who has owned and operated Big Bear Software for 20 years, has advanced in the competition with his startup venture called skiKrumb Trackers. It is software that allows parents and guardians to always know where their child is […]

City against Liquid Zoo wishes
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

The Liquid Zoo in February asked the City of Kelowna if it could stay open an hour later and increase its capacity from 500 to 655 people. The planning department does not want that to happen, and on Tuesday night will say just that at a public hearing. Citing council policy No. 359, city staffers […]

Zoning move could help farms
Wayne Moore - Jun 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna is moving ahead in an effort to change zoning bylaws on ALR land to more closely align with provincial policies. Council agreed unanimously Monday to have planning staff craft a bylaw that would give farmers or property owners the ability to add both carriage houses and secondary suites onto ALR land. […]

Creative Chaos attracts crowd
Chelsey Mutter - Jun 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

Creative Chaos returned in a big way over the weekend. The event attracted approximately 15,000 people, organizer Ingrid Baron said. “Oh, it was right back to normal, if not better,” Baron said. “We don’t charge at the door … so we don’t count, but I don’t know, I’m gonna say around 15,000.” The artisan fair […]

New owner at Wooden Nickel
Cindy White - Jun 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

Her plans were put on hold by the COVID-19 pandemic, but this month a long-time employee of the Wooden Nickel Cafe in Lake Country realized her dream to take over ownership of the restaurant. Cheryl Forster and her husband, Travis Forster, became the new owners on June 1. They are planning a grand reopening this weekend. Cheryl […]

Listings, sales, prices jump
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 06, 2023 - Biz Releases

The number of real estate listings and sales increased significantly across the Interior from April to May. Most benchmark prices also surged over the 31 days. In other words, the Association of Interior Realtors believes the real estate market is picking up nicely after a sluggish spring start. “Some buyers seem to have recovered from […]

TRU students show off skills
Josh Dawson - Jun 06, 2023 - Biz Releases

Thompson Rivers University trades and technology students won national awards for demonstrating their talents in skilled trades. TRU students took home five medals in plumbing, welding and carpentry at the 2023 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg last month, beating out hundreds of competitors from across the country. Hugo Heyes took home a gold medal […]

Huge kudos for Craft patio
Rob Gibson - Jun 06, 2023 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna restaurant has earned worldwide recognition as one of the top rooftop patios in North America. According to the World Culinary Awards, Kelowna’s Craft Beer Market has been nominated for the honour of North America’s Best Rooftop Restaurant of 2023. Craft Beer Market was transformed from the old Paramount Theatre at 257 Bernard Ave. in […]

Uber starts rolling Tuesday
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 05, 2023 - Biz Releases

Uber vehicles will start roaming Kelowna streets at noon on Tuesday. The international rideshare company, which tried for years to enter the market, will host an official launch ceremony at Kelowna City Hall at noon on Tuesday. The first rides will depart at that time, and Uber will outline what its arrival means for riders, […]

Lakeshore apartments proposed
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 05, 2023 - Biz Releases

A four-storey apartment building is being proposed on Lakeshore Drive between Gyro and Rotary beaches. Lime Architecture has submitted applications for rezoning, development permit and development variance permits on behalf of Immortal Homes, which wants to build 20 apartments at 3593 Lakeshore Rd. That is halfway between Gyro and Rotary beaches on the east side […]