Biz Releases

Another Big White ride record
Okanagan Edge Staff - 2:16 pm - Biz Releases

 Big White Ski Resort gave a record five million rides up its lifts during the 2018-19 winter season, which lasted from Nov. 22 to April 22. The resort released its numbers on Thursday, and the five million total included its best day in its history: New Year’s Eve, when more than 11,000 skiers went […]

Armstrong Metal Fest set
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:31 pm - Biz Releases

More than 30 bands have been signed to perform at the 11th annual Armstrong Metal Fest this July. Origin will headline the event, which will take place July 12 and 13 at the Hassen Arena in Armstrong. L.A.’s Nekrogoblikon, Paris’ Betraying the Martyrs and Entheos out of Santa Cruz, Calif., are just a few of […]

Big White chef to compete
Okanagan Edge Staff - 10:53 am - Biz Releases

Another chef has been revealed as a competitor for Canada’s Great Kitchen Party culinary competition. Big White Ski Resort’s Rob Walker will be one of the six Okanagan-area chefs competing in the regional event on Nov. 15 at Kelowna’s Delta Grand. The winner will advance to the Canadian Culinary Championships in Ottawa next winter. Walker […]

UBCO team makes headway
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:50 am - Biz Releases

UBCO researchers have been hard at work in an attempt to make the regeneration of damaged tissue quicker and more cost-effective, and it appears they have done just that. Keekyoung Kim, who is an assistant professor of engineering at UBC Okanagan, co-authored a study in which a research group developed a device that makes encapsulating […]

Summerland project gets OK
Colin Dacre - 8:25 am - Biz Releases

Summerland council has given the green light to a “resort condo” development proposed for the old cannery property in Lower Town. The Lakeshore Drive development—anchored by two six-storey residential terraced towers featuring swimming pools on the patio of each unit—passed third reading Tuesday after a public hearing that saw residents voice strong support for the plan. […]

Vernon caps downtown pot
Darren Handschuh - 7:36 am - Biz Releases

How many pot shops in the downtown core are too many? Vernon city council has decided six is the magic number. City leaders said half a dozen recreational marijuana dispensaries in the downtown core is enough. Coun. Akbal Mund raised the issue of how many is too many. The city has received and approved 10 […]

Calling all Okanagan swingers
Kirk Penton - 5:00 am - Biz Releases

Paulina Austin says there are plenty of swingers in the Okanagan. She just wants them to emerge from the shadows so the lifestyle can flourish. “The market is there,” Austin said. “I have lovers and I have haters, but less haters than lovers.” Austin is the creator of The Playhouse, a yet-to-be-established swingers club she […]

Free tuition program working
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

More than three dozen young adults have taken classes at Okanagan College through the B.C. government’s free tuition program for those who were under provincial care as children. Okanagan College is one of 25 institutions that accepts students through the tuition waiver program, which began in 2017 and has increased by 326 per cent since […]

Lexaria lands new partner
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company has locked into a beverage licence agreement with a California cannabis company. Lexaria Bioscience Corp., which is a drug delivery platform innovator, will provide its patented DehydraTECH technology to the private company whose identity has not been disclosed. The cannabis company is producing cannabis-based beverages to be sold in California and Nevada. The […]

Keremeos can’t close dump
Colin Dacre - Apr 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

While garbage hasn’t been buried at the Keremeos landfill since 2007, the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen is still jumping through the regulatory hoops required to officially “close” the facility. RDOS solid waste management co-ordinator Cameron Baughen says they are still in talks with the provincial government on how to permanently shut down the site […]