Biz Releases

UBCO names golf coach
Okanagan Edge Staff - 4:27 pm - Biz Releases

Clay Stothers is the new head coach of the UBC Okanagan Heat men’s and women’s golf teams. The Okanagan Golf Club’s director of instruction is taking over for Cass Hritzuk, who stepped down to focus on his music career. “This is a dream opportunity for myself and my family,” Stothers said in a press release. […]

Big score for Kelowna company
Kirk Penton - 1:08 pm - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company has been chosen to work on the first phase of the $40 billion Kitimat liquified natural gas project. SK Form & Finish, a privately owned concrete form and finish company, will work in partnership with Bird-Atco Joint Venture to complete the slab place, finish and saw cutting for the Kitimat LNG construction […]

Penticton scraps pot plan
Colin Dacre - 11:09 am - Biz Releases

The City of Penticton is throwing its existing retail cannabis policy out the window, and moving towards a more liberal cap-based system. Council voted Tuesday 4-3 to eliminate the existing buffer-zone system and move to a policy that will instead simply cap the number of stores city-wide at 14 and seven downtown. City council will […]

True Leaf hires ambassador
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:42 am - Biz Releases

Vernon’s True Leaf Pet Inc. has hired world-renowned creative director and choreographer Laurieann Gibson and her dog, Samson, as its first brand ambassadors. Gibson, a Toronto native, is a choreographer, director, singer, actress and dancer. She has worked with Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys, and this year she will be a judge on So […]

Penticton pharmacy in works
Colin Dacre - 8:28 am - Biz Releases

Penticton city council has given preliminary approval for the rezoning for a corner property across from Penticton Regional Hospital. Council heard Tuesday a proposal to turn 595 Carmi Ave. into a pharmacy. A staff report indicates the storefront last operated as a coffee and ice cream shop but now sits empty. The plan will see […]

Seniors home on block
Darren Handschuh - 7:33 am - Biz Releases

A Vernon seniors retirement facility has been ordered sold. According to the website, The Lodge at Coldstream Meadows is for sale for $3.15 million. The website states: “Court Ordered Sale. The Lodge at Coldstream Meadows. Currently operating as a seniors retirement residence. 57 units. Occupancy in July was approximately 75 per cent. Limited amount of […]

No changes to rentals
Wayne Moore - 6:22 am - Biz Releases

Kelowna will maintain the status quo, at least for the time being, when it comes to who can and can’t use their home for Airbnb-type short-term rentals. Following a lengthy public hearing Tuesday night, council narrowly defeated a motion that would have opened up short-term rentals in secondary suites, basement suites and carriage houses. Council […]

Child-care space created
Madison Erhardt - May 21, 2019 - Biz Releases

A new child-care centre in West Kelowna will soon provide local families with licensed child-care spaces. The province is investing $250,000 through its Childcare BC New Spaces Fund to support KinderHeart Montessori in creating 76 licensed child-care spaces. These new spaces will include 24 spots for infants and toddlers, 32 for children aged three years to […]

Fire training in Lake Country
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21, 2019 - Biz Releases

More than 300 volunteer firefighters from across the province will descend upon Lake Country this weekend for a spring training seminar. The event, which is supported by FortisBC, will consist of skills training and live demonstrations. It will start on Saturday at 7:45 a.m. at Lake Country Community Complex. The volunteer firefighters will practise live […]

Short rental debate returns
Wayne Moore - May 21, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna city council will face more backlash to proposed changes to its short-term rental bylaws when those changes are put to public scrutiny Tuesday night. Council has already given the first two readings to a bylaw that will allow short-term rentals in secondary suites and carriage houses. Council is expected to vote on that bylaw […]