Biz Releases

Lake Country elects chamber
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

Holger Nierfeld will lead the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce executive committee as president for the 2019-20 term. Nierfeld, who used to be a semi-professional tennis player in Europe, is one of the owners of Dittos Office Services Inc. He came to Canada from Germany in 2004 and in 2016 sold an oil and gas […]

‘Business of Cannabis’ on tap
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

Now that recreational cannabis has been legal in Canada for more than seven months, the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is bringing in experts in the field to talk about the business side of things once again. The “Business of Cannabis” luncheon will be held on Tuesday, June 25, at Coast Capri Hotel. It will feature […]

Coffee cups reduce waste
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Vernon café has launched a reusable coffee mug program designed to vastly reduce the amount of waste of to-go drink orders. Ratio Coffee and Pastry drew inspiration from a program that has has successfully garnered high levels of acceptance in Australia and other countries. The HuskeeCup is made from repurposed coffee husks and non-toxic, BPA-free plastic. The cup features […]

Chamber demands answers
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce sounds fed up with BC Housing’s decision to keep the Cornerstone shelter open for an indefinite amount of time. The shelter, which is located on Leon Avenue in downtown Kelowna, received its third extension last Friday, with the province indicating it would remain open until other arrangements can be made […]

Penticton involved in lawsuit
Colin Dacre - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

The City of Penticton has been entangled in a lawsuit filed by the owners at a pair of condo towers over allegations of shoddy workmanship and poor design. The strata of the Athen’s Creek Towers at 2125 Atkinson St. filed a lawsuit last month in B.C. Supreme Court naming developer, Starline Enterprises, as well as the […]

Parking woes up for debate
Wayne Moore - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

The developer of a newly constructed apartment complex near downtown Kelowna came under fire from tenants and council Tuesday night. Residents of Cambridge House at the corner of Ethel Street and Harvey Avenue voiced strong opposition to the development of commercial space on the ground floor of their complex. They listed a lack of parking […]

Chamber supports rental plan
Wayne Moore - May 23, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has applauded a decision by city council not to expand short-term rentals to secondary suites, basement suites and carriage houses. Council voted 4-3 against expanding the program following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night. Chamber president Nikki Csek said, after hearing from both sides of the issue Tuesday, council voted […]

Big score for Kelowna company
Kirk Penton - May 22, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company has been chosen to work on the first phase of the $40 billion LNG Canada project in Kitimat. SK Form & Finish, a privately owned concrete form and finish company, will work in partnership with Bird-Atco Joint Venture to complete the slab place, finish and saw cutting for the LNG Canada construction […]

Penticton scraps pot plan
Colin Dacre - May 22, 2019 - Biz Releases

The City of Penticton is throwing its existing retail cannabis policy out the window, and moving towards a more liberal cap-based system. Council voted Tuesday 4-3 to eliminate the existing buffer-zone system and move to a policy that will instead simply cap the number of stores city-wide at 14 and seven downtown. City council will […]

True Leaf hires ambassador
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 22, 2019 - Biz Releases

Vernon’s True Leaf Pet Inc. has hired world-renowned creative director and choreographer Laurieann Gibson and her dog, Samson, as its first brand ambassadors. Gibson, a Toronto native, is a choreographer, director, singer, actress and dancer. She has worked with Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys, and this year she will be a judge on So […]