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Rent a mower, get a rebate
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna is encouraging those with a farm or property larger than one hectare to rent a mower or chipper to receive a rebate. Residents who rent one of these items for the purpose of fuel reduction or disposal of small volumes of wood can receive a rebate of up to $500. The […]

Kelowna cider wins gold
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

BC Tree Fruits is celebrating a national win as their Broken Ladder Apple & Hops cider has taken home gold at the Winealign National Wine Awards of Canada. The Kelowna based company took home two awards at the annual awards including Best Cider of the Year. “We are thrilled to be a co-recipient of such […]

More pot on the way
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Toronto cannabis company said they ramped up production during the second quarter of 2019 while also advancing development at its Kelowna campus to post a gross revenue of $2.8 million. The Flowr Corporation ended the quarter with a net revenue of $2.2 million, which excludes $358,000 in design and construction fees at the company’s […]

Grape growers unite
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

Wine industry experts and grape growers gathered in the Okanagan this week to talk about key issues facing the Okanagan and Ontario wine regions. The Triggs International Premium Vinifera Lecture Series took in a record crowd as experts discussed disease pressures and attended a lecture with Vaughn Bell, Senior Scientist at the New Zealand Institute […]

New IT support for business
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna couple are launching what they call a ‘technology revolution’ as they will be providing information technology (IT) services to small and medium-sized businesses. CMIT Solutions will be run by local couple Todd and Angela Chapman. The Chapmans will offer a flat rate for IT support, around-the-clock maintenance, and monitoring solutions. “I’ve been in the […]

TOTA’s new pledge
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is looking for resident input to generate a pledge that visitors will read before visiting the region. TOTA has posted a survey with the hopes of generating input that will best reflect the values of all residents. With such a vast area covering the Thompson Okanagan, TOTA is looking […]

$59 flights from Kelowna
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

Swoop Airlines is having a massive seat sale with 40,000 one-way flights priced at $99 or less including all taxes and fees. The ultra-low fare airline is encouraging people to book the cheap fares quickly as they are only available until August 19, or until sold out. Travel is for between September 9 to December […]

A great place to work
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

Prospera Credit Union has been named to the list of the 2019 Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance. The survey, conducted by Great Places to Work, is based on direct feedback from employees at the organization. To be eligible for the list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified in the past year […]

Big White Booming
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

Real estate sales at Big White Ski Resort experienced a boom in July as the resort boasted its most successful July in 15 years. According to Gary Turner, Royal LePage real estate agent, buyers normally shop in the fall and winter season. “Now, in order to get the right property, buyers are acting as soon […]

Arctic apples expanding reach
Anita Sthankiya - Aug 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Okanagan’s first bioengineered apple is being introduced into the foodservice market as demand for the nonbrowning varietal grows. Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) introduced the Arctic apple to a receptive industry at the Produce Marketing Association’s recent Foodservice Show in Monterey, California. “It was exciting for us to exhibit at the PMA Foodservice show for […]