Biz Releases

Tacos, margaritas on Bernard
Kirk Penton - May 29, 2020 - Biz Releases

A taste of Mexico is coming to downtown Kelowna this summer. Brad Filleul, the owner of Black Sheep Restaurant Group, will be opening a Cantina del Centro location in the 200 block of Bernard Avenue. Black Sheep purchased the former Munkey’s Fist Grill and Bar space in November and is hoping to open Cantina in […]

Summerhill honours Bateman
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 29, 2020 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery opened its wine shop on Friday, and it will once again welcome diners to its restaurant on Wednesday. In the meantime, the winery is offering its Robert Bateman Artist Series, which raises money on behalf of the artist and activist’s 90th birthday last Sunday. Summerhill makes a significant donation from every […]

Gas prices head north
Darren Handschuh - May 29, 2020 - Biz Releases

If you haven’t filled up yet, you might want to. As of 9:30 a.m. Friday, reported all Petro-Canada stations in Vernon had jacked up the price of gas to 114.9 cents a litre. According to the website, other stations are holding between 97.9 and 99.9—for now. Gas stations in Kelowna are 114.9 right across the board, and […]

Businesses wary about restart
Tereza Verenca - May 29, 2020 - Biz Releases

A recent poll shows Kamloops businesses face a number of obstacles when it comes to restarting under B.C.’s Phase 2 plan. According to the third ‘Pulse Check’ survey from the BC Chamber of Commerce, local respondents identified five big challenges. The first is attracting customers and revenue (60%). “We don’t know at what pace customers are going to […]

Phantom Creek opens virtually
Chelsea Powrie - May 29, 2020 - Biz Releases

One of the largest wineries in South Okanagan wine country is launching after years of construction and legal setbacks, though the grand opening is looking a little different than they planned. Phantom Creek Estates Winery, an imposing, 45,000-foot structure atop a hill in Oliver, had hoped to have a grand gala opening in April, but COVID-19 changed all that. Instead […]

Safety message gets across
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 28, 2020 - Biz Releases

Technical Safety BC found in its 2019 annual report that the province has never been safer when it comes to technical systems that British Columbians interact with and rely on every day. “The State of Safety 2019 report highlights that B.C. has the safest technical systems in our history, which puts the province in a […]

Bottom falls out at YLW
Wayne Moore - May 28, 2020 - Biz Releases

Kelowna International Airport hasn’t seen passenger numbers this low in decades. YLW manager Sam Samaddar says passenger traffic at the airport was down 96% in April, the first full month they felt the effects of the worldwide travel slowdown due to COVID-19. “We had nine airlines running, and we were down to two for the […]

EV charging at Eldorado
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 28, 2020 - Biz Releases

An electric vehicle charging station company has moved into the Kelowna market. ChargerQuest, which bills itself as Canada’s leader in deploying smart electric vehicle charging stations, has installed four of them at Hotel Eldorado and Manteo Resort. “We are excited to partner with Hotel Eldorado and Manteo Resort by adding electric vehicle charging stations as […]

Rock the Lake pushed back
Wayne Moore - May 28, 2020 - Biz Releases

Rock the Lake is the latest event to take a hiatus this summer due to COVID-19. The annual three-day outdoor music festival slated for August in Kelowna has been officially postponed. Organizers made the much anticipated announcement Thursday morning, saying the event has been rescheduled for Aug. 6 to 8 of next year. “We understand […]

Tourism groups plead for help
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 28, 2020 - Biz Releases

Tourism businesses would normally be celebrating Tourism Week by looking forward to a summer full of visitors, activity and cash registers ringing. Instead, they are spending it trying to find a way to survive. Several tourism stakeholder groups have joined forced and is asking the provincial government to implement a wide range of measures to […]