Biz Releases

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 […]

ERT training in streets
Rob Gibson - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Residents in the Agassiz and Barlee road area of Kelowna were concerned by a heavy police presence on Wednesday, but it turned out to be a training exercise. Despite signs on the street in front of an unoccupied residence, some residents were caught off guard by numerous police vehicles, officers with guns drawn and a K-9 […]

Rental business loses battle
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

A long-contested rental business in Oliver that has been operating on land reserved for farming has finally heard its death knell from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, who declined to send it for review by the Agricultural Land Commission. The RDOS board first decided in December that the Oliver Rental Centre, a vehicle and trailer rental […]

Plastic bag ban in RDNO?
Darren Handschuh - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Regional District of North Okanagan is on the verge of banning plastic bags. The RDNO board gave second and third readings to a bylaw proposing to ban single-use plastic checkout bags at a meeting on Wednesday. The bylaw will now be sent to the Ministry of Environment for its consideration. A bylaw requires four […]

New biz offers good Karma
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

Two of Kelowna’s heavier hitters in the orchard and beverage business have teamed up to create a new apple soda company. Farming Karma Fruit Co., which is located at 1160 McKenzie Rd. in Kelowna, is a collaboration between apple farmer Karma Gill and The Vibrant Vine and Frequency Winery co-founder Anthony Lewis. They have known […]

Kelowna rent situation scary
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

If you’re wondering how much you would need to make to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in Kelowna, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has provided a clear picture of just how unaffordable the city has become. The CCPA conducted a study to determine the hourly wage a person would need to rent an average […]