Biz Releases

Year-round farming set to start
Tracey Prediger - 10:28 am - Biz Releases

They should be growing strawberries near Salmon Arm by the end of December. Frost in the ground and snow won’t affect Zion Growing Solutions’ plan to set up their year-round farming business in neighbouring Tappen. “We’ve had delays with all the goings on here,” Zion president David DenHollander said, referring to weeks of diverted focus […]

It’s time for some Revelry
Nicholas Johansen - 9:46 am - Biz Releases

After several years of construction, Kelowna’s newest music venue is now complete and will be opening its doors soon. Revelry Food+Music Hub is located on Ellis Street across from the downtown library, and general manager Ali Lewis recently gave Castanet a sneak peek inside. The two-story space will function as a cafe during the day […]

Group targets ‘ghost hotels’
Cindy White - 8:55 am - Biz Releases

As the City of Kelowna mulls stricter rules governing Airbnbs and other short-term rentals, a new report is highlighting how they impact overall rental rates in the community. McGill University professor David Wachsmuth, working with advocacy group Fairbnb Canada Network, looked into the influence of commercial short-term rental growth on rental costs in B.C. He found […]

Tolko site concepts unveiled
Wayne Moore - Sep 22, 2023 - Biz Releases

The former Tolko mill site could include as many as 3,500 housing units across nearly 40 acres in Kelowna’s North End. That’s according to the long-awaited Tolko mill redevelopment plan being presented to city council Monday. The 66-page report includes three concept plans that, if adopted by council, will go to the public for feedback. […]

Businesses honour firefighters
Glacier Media - Sep 22, 2023 - Biz Releases

Oliver businesses got together to honour and show their appreciation for local firefighters last weekend with a barbecue. The Black Sage Butcher, Pappa’s Firehall Bistro, South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce, Buy-Low Foods in Oliver and Osoyoos, and Kevin’s No Frills teamed up to host local firefighters and serve them burgers, beers and live music. Firefighters […]

Side hustles prove popular
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 21, 2023 - Biz Releases

A recent survey shows people are putting in the effort to make ends meet. Interac checked the temperature of its users and found the use of its e-Transfer option for business increased 25% from last year. The survey found more Canadians are launching side hustles in an effort to keep up with expenses—and a lot […]

Biz award finalists revealed
Chelsea Powrie - Sep 21, 2023 - Biz Releases

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce has announced finalists for its 36th annual Business Excellence Awards. The awards aim to celebrate “outstanding achievements and recognizes the invaluable contributions of businesses and individuals to our vibrant community,” according to the organization. After the nomination and selection process, these are the finalists in alphabetical order […]

Tree Fruits property for sale
Wayne Moore - Sep 21, 2023 - Biz Releases

BC Tree Fruits is looking to sell off more of its Kelowna assets. The tree fruits co-operative recently listed an assembly of three lots on Sexsmith Road just off Highway 97. The 18.41 acres are listed at $39 million. This is at least the third piece of property BC Tree Fruits has listed for sale […]

Local support push this weekend
Cindy White - Sep 21, 2023 - Biz Releases

“Buy local or bye bye local.” It’s not just a fun play on words. It’s an all too stark reality for many small businesses in Kelowna. They’re really struggling after wildfires brought an abrupt end to a summer tourist season that was already slower than anticipated. “We were in Kelowna about two weeks before the […]

West Kelowna Fire hiring
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 20, 2023 - Biz Releases

If you saw the impressive work West Kelowna Fire Rescue workers did during the last month and wanted to join in on the fight, you now have a chance to do so. West Kelowna Fire Rescue is hiring people to become paid, on-call firefighters and will be holding an information session next week for those […]