Biz Releases

Weed fight coming to head
Darren Handschuh - May 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

Vernon’s mayor says the operator of a business selling medical marijuana in town is well aware he is doing so without a licence. Victor Cumming said Russ Stevenson of Herb’s Healing Centre in the Alpine Plaza knows the rules and knows he should not be selling any marijuana products without a provincial licence to do […]

How to get Dropbike refund
Kirk Penton - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Now that Dropbike is no longer operating in Kelowna, users from last summer might be wondering about how to get their money back from the bike-sharing company. “As a mission-oriented organization with the well-being all of our users and riders at the core of all that we do, every user is entitled to receive their […]

OC to dig deep into data
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Businesses are using every tool imaginable to sell their products these days. Okanagan College is now offering a program that will help those entering the business world to better understand the world of marketing and data analytics. The post-baccalaureate diploma in marketing and data analytics will combine courses from mathematics, statistics, business and data science […]

Kamloops brothers open cidery
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Three brothers who grew up on the farm but went on to become professional engineers have returned to their roots to create Kamloops’ first craft cidery. Woodward Cider Co. opened this week on the family’s 80-acre farm. The new cidery and apple orchard will share its location with Privato Vineyard and Winery, and the Woodward […]

DKA disappointment rises
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Same press release, different date. That basically sums up what the Downtown Kelowna Association issued on Friday morning, sending out another press release expressing disappointment over the decision by the city and province to keep the Cornerstone Shelter open indefinitely. It is the third extension the 80-bed shelter has received from the province and the […]

Museum Day on Saturday
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Saturday is International Museum Day, and the Kelowna Museums Society is inviting the public to celebrate with it. The Okanagan Heritage Museum, located at 470 Queensway Ave., will be conducting a spring scavenger hunt. It’s a self-guided hunt to find special objects hidden throughout the museum, and those who are able to find all the […]

Mill back on market
Colin Dacre - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The former site of the Weyerhaeuser mill in Okanagan Falls is back on the market. Sunniva Inc. announced last month it was suspending plans for a 740,000-square-foot cannabis production facility on the site in order to focus on California operations. The “suspension” left the project in an appearance of limbo, but company CEO and Penticton resident Dr. Tony […]

World of Wheels returns
Jon Manchester - May 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Peachland’s biggest event is back for the long weekend. The World of Wheels Show & Shine attracts more than 10,000 people to the Peachland waterfront every year and is the unofficial kickoff the tourist season. The 22nd annual event takes place Sunday, with an estimated 500 classic and antique car entries on display from 11 a.m. to […]

Local off to Grammy camp
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna high school student was the lone Canadian selected to participate in the 15th annual Grammy Camp in Los Angeles this summer. Hudson Bikichky, a student at Immaculata Regional High School, will be with 89 American students at the event that bills itself as the “signature music industry camp” for U.S. high school students. […]

Pandosy condos set to rise
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

A major South Pandosy development project is set to get going. No, not that one. Southgate, a 19-condominium complex on Gore Street, has received permission from the City of Kelowna to proceed in Pandosy Village, and it is getting ready to start selling units starting at $299,900. There will be 17 units consisting of one […]