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Penticton company strikes gold
Okanagan Edge Staff - 12:38 pm - Biz Releases

A Penticton firm is keeping an Indonesian gold mine running with high-voltage power system technology that is now the focus of a research collaboration project. StruthersTech was able to come in and save the day at the Martabe gold mine, which was unable to hook into the Indonesian national power utility’s new hydroelectric and geothermal […]

Keeping nurses no easy task
Okanagan Edge Staff - 10:52 am - Biz Releases

A UBCO nursing professor has been researching ways to ensure graduating students remain in the profession long after they graduate. Kathy Rush recently published a review that evaluated several programs that support nurses as they enter the workforce. It has been determined that between 33 and 61 per cent of nursing graduates change their place […]

Parkade closed this weekend
Wayne Moore - 9:29 am - Biz Releases

The Chapman Parkade on Lawrence Avenue in Kelowna will be closed to all traffic this weekend. The parkade will be closed from 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday for ongoing maintenance. The project, expected to take up to five months, will require some partial and full closures during that time. Motorists are asked to […]

Kin Race Track comes down
Darren Handschuh - 8:36 am - Biz Releases

History is being taken down piece by piece as crews dismantle buildings at the Kin Race Track site. Crews have been removing large trees and stripping some of the buildings as work begins on clearing all of the buildings from the site. The buildings on the decades-old facility were in such poor shape city officials […]

Beware of Hydro scam
Nicholas Johansen - 6:19 am - Biz Releases

A West Kelowna man narrowly avoided losing a whole bunch of money to a BC Hydro scam Tuesday. Dan Streifel received a phone call Tuesday morning from a recording claiming to be from BC Hydro, threatening to disconnect the power to his West Kelowna Budget Brake & Muffler shop within 45 minutes if he didn’t […]

Slackwater Brewing is born
Colin Dacre - Jun 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Penticton’s newest brewery is officially open. Slackwater Brewing opened Wednesday after a six-month renovation at the former Mule Nightclub at 218 Martin St. The brewery held a soft open last weekend involving family and friends before closing for a couple days to regroup but will be open seven days a week going forward. “We’re so […]

‘Quality accommodation’ wanted
Colin Dacre - Jun 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Penticton is in need of more “quality accommodation” to deal with an increasingly fickle tourist, according to Travel Penticton. Before council Tuesday for a quarterly update, Travel Penticton executive director Thom Tischik made the comments. “Every community that wants to survive in tourism need quality accommodation,” he said. “The public is far more discerning and […]

Cultural centre cash call coming
Darren Handschuh - Jun 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

The people said they wanted it. Now officials just have to come up with the money to build it. Greater Vernon residents agreed last October to borrow up to $25 million for a cultural centre, but completion of the $40 million project will depend on government grants and fundraising. So senior government is being lobbied […]

Summerhill earns high praise
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery has become the first of its kind in Canada to be accredited as a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are businesses that balances purpose and profit. B Corporation businesses are ones deemed to have made a positive global impact by working to reduce inequality, lower levels of poverty, create a […]

Motel shifts, gets approved
Colin Dacre - Jun 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Penticton city council has voted to push ahead with the approval of a boutique hotel proposed for the base of Munson Mountain. Council granted final approval Tuesday evening to a zoning amendment required for the Poplar Grove Inn, which the owners of the adjacent winery is seeking to build at 468 Lower Bench Rd. The B.C. […]