Biz Releases

GTEC acquires Canopy site
Okanagan Edge Staff - 10:54 am - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s GTEC Holdings has acquired a facility from Canopy Growth that will significantly increase its annual cannabis output. Canopy has been constructing a cultivation facility in Kelowna, and GTEC now owns it after purchasing it for $13 million. It will cost $2 million to complete the facility. “We are very excited about this opportunity, as […]

Holy guacamole that’s expensive!
Kevin Rothwell - 9:48 am - Biz Releases

Canadians have an increasing appetite for avocados, with demand driven by fads like the ketogenic diet, which favours the fruit for its good fat content. Data from Statistics Canada shows that Canadian avocado imports by volume increased by more than 255 per cent from 2006 to 2016, and more than 11 per cent from 2015 […]

Ariva will target ‘Zoomers’
Okanagan Edge Staff - 8:28 am - Biz Releases

More information about a massive condominium development in West Kelowna has been revealed. Ariva Resorts will build a 200-home gated community on 12 1/2 acres of prime land that has been leased from Westbank First Nation. The development, which will overlook Okanagan Lake, will be geared towards “Zoomers,” who are active Baby Boomers looking to […]

PCL to build downtown tower
Wayne Moore - 7:26 am - Biz Releases

A company with roots in Kelowna has been tabbed with constructing one of the tallest buildings in the city. PCL Construction, which built the H2O Centre and Interior Heart and Surgical Centre in Kelowna and Sparkling Hill in Vernon, has been awarded the contract for the 33-storey hotel and convention centre on the former Willow […]

More work at Orchard Park
Wayne Moore - 6:00 am - Biz Releases

Construction underway at Orchard Park is just part of a larger project for the east side of the Kelowna mall. With the demise of Sears more than a year ago, mall operators needed to make some changes to accommodate new tenants. The first phase of construction has already begun, as the mall guts the former […]

What a view for diners
Rob Gibson - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

As we reach the midpoint of summer, online reservation company OpenTable has released its list of the top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in Canada. Not surprisingly, the Okanagan is well represented, with eight area restaurants making the cut. They are: Range Lounge & Grill at Predator Ridge Resort, Vernon Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Kelowna Oak […]

Girls get carpentry fix
Kirk Penton - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

 If more women are going to end up working in the trades industry, you need to get them while they’re young. That’s what a handful of trades stakeholders were thinking when they came up with the idea for the Carpentry Projects for Girls camp at Okanagan College’s Kelowna campus. Fourteen girls between the ages […]

Mt. Baldy markets to families
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

For the 2019-20 ski season, Baldy Mountain Resort in the South Okanagan is launching a more affordable way for parents to enjoy the slopes with their young kids. The brand new ‘Parent Pass’ option is the first of its kind in the Okanagan. Two parents with children 12 and under can share one season pass. […]

David and Tony sign off
Kirk Penton - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

One of Kelowna’s longest running morning radio shows signed off on Friday morning. K Morning’s David and Tony have ended their run after nearly 10 years on the air at K96.3. They have been together for 18 years overall. “It’s a tough day, it’s a sad day, but it’s also a very happy day for […]

Kelowna getting new buses
The Canadian Press - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier John Horgan announced a $79-million investment Thursday in 118 new buses for B.C., including in Victoria and Kelowna. Erinn Pinkerton, B.C. Transit’s chief executive officer, confirmed that the majority of the buses will be deployed in Greater Victoria, including 10 battery-electric buses. Pinkerton said the long-range electric buses are […]