Biz Releases

Fashion weekend coming in July
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:22 am - Biz Releases

The Central Okanagan’s fashion industry will be front and centre next month. AesthetiKs Lab will host Kelowna Fashion Week(end) over three days in mid-July, showcasing innovative designs from both emerging and established designers. “We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary fashion event to life,” AesthetiKs Lab founder Erikka Moojelsky said in a press release. “This […]

Council advocates for forestry
Kristen Holliday - 10:34 am - Biz Releases

Kamloops council has agreed to send the province’s minister of forests a letter advocating for measures that pulp mill representatives say would increase fibre supply while cleaning up forest fuels and preventing fires. Thomas Hoffman, fibre manager for Kruger Kamloops Pulp L.P., told council at its Tuesday meeting the mill brought value to nearly 1.4 […]

Young entrepreneurs shine
Rob Gibson - 8:54 am - Biz Releases

A group of young Kelowna entrepreneurs made their best pitches at last week’s Innovation Generation Challenge finale. The top eight secondary school teams pitched their business ideas to local mentors and judges at the 30th annual iGen finale. “Central Okanagan Public Schools congratulates all the participants in the 31st annual Innovation Generation (iGen) Challenge for […]

Program offers tech upgrades
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 14, 2024 - Biz Releases

Prospera Credit Union and Accelerate Okanagan are teaming up once again to support small businesses a technical boost. The two organizations are part of the third annual Level Up Local technology grants, which will be given to businesses to boss their digital tools and strategies. “Investing in local businesses fuels innovation, growth and strengthens our […]

Merritt plants shuts down
Glacier Media - Jun 14, 2024 - Biz Releases

Aspen Planers has temporarily shuttered its Merritt operations due to B.C.’s “collapsing” forestry industry, putting about 100 people out of work. Due to what AP Group executive vice-president Bruce Rose calls “market realities,” Aspen Planers’ Merritt mill has been offline for more than a month. Prior to the closure, Aspen ran on a “only a […]

Osoyoos project advances
Sarah Crookall - Jun 14, 2024 - Biz Releases

The Town of Osoyoos has approved a developer’s request to increase maximum height allowance for a five-storey apartment across from Osoyoos Elementary School. During a council meeting Tuesday and after other previous proposed height rejections, the developer returned to town hall seeking an increase from 13 to 14.48 metres at 6828 89th Street. Earlier in […]

New radio station closer
Chelsey Mutter - Jun 14, 2024 - Biz Releases

Vernonites are getting close to having one more radio station in the city. The Vernon Community Radio Society says it’s nearing its $25,000 goal to Power the Tower and begin broadcasting across Greater Vernon. “We have been overwhelmed with the support we have seen from the Vernon Community since we started this campaign,” the community […]

Kelowna farm smooths operations
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 13, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s Sandhar Farms is one of several B.C. agriculture businesses that has taken advantage of the B.C. On-Farm Technology Adoption Program, all in an effort to strengthen the competitiveness, innovation and resilience of Canada’s agriculture, agrifood and agriculture-based products sector. Sandhar Farms used its $88,000 in funding to purchase a fruit-picking platform for its orchard, […]

More patrols for industrial area
Luc Rempel - Jun 13, 2024 - Biz Releases

Salmon Arm Mayor Alan Harrison said police will step up patrols in a local industrial area after a man wrote to council claiming his business had been burgled five times in the last two months. Salmon Arm Ready Mix owner Murray LaTosky wrote to council to request “stronger, sterner measures” after the break-ins. Council discussed […]

Relief in sight for renters?
Cindy White - Jun 13, 2024 - Biz Releases

A new rent calculator tool designed by CBC News brings into stark focus just how unaffordable it is in Kelowna. Kelowna was the second worst Canadian metropolitan area in both percentage and the number of vacant or potentially vacant ‘affordable’ two-bedroom units. Toronto was worst in percentage, while Peterborough had the lowest count, but it […]