Biz Releases

Area 27 adds features
Colin Dacre - 12:28 pm - Biz Releases

The Area 27 motorsports park in Oliver continues to grow, with the completion of a new clubhouse and work underway on a public go-kart track. Members of the private club now have access to an 11,000 square-foot clubhouse at the track, including a lounge and dining area, patio, classroom, locker rooms, show room, pro shop, […]

UBCO ups its food game
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:02 am - Biz Releases

UBCO is getting serious about its food. The university’s food services division has been operated by a contractor since the campus opened in 2005, but on July 1 it will be taken over by Student Housing and Hospitality Services. “This is great for our students, faculty and staff, and the wider community,” UBCO associate vice-president […]

Kelownians getting milked?
Okanagan Edge Staff - 9:34 am - Biz Releases

Kelownians are paying less for milk than the national average, but it is still one of the higher prices among Canadian cities. Field Agent Canada released its annual Canadian Fluid Milk report on Tuesday, and it found Kelowna pays an average of $4.85 for a four-litre container of two per cent milk. The national average […]

Keremeos gets more housing
Colin Dacre - 8:31 am - Biz Releases

Premier John Horgan was in Keremeos Monday to announce details of an affordable housing project in the community. The Lower Similkameen Services Society has received $4.1 million to construct 41 new homes for people with low to moderate incomes. Monthly rents will range from $375 to $1,440. “People shouldn’t be forced to leave the communities […]

New bus centre coming?
Wayne Moore - 7:34 am - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna is looking at the former Serwa property on Highway 97 just south of UBCO as a possible site for a new transit operations centre. The current centre, which has been operating for 25 years on Hardie Street, is over capacity, according to transit manager Jerry Dombowski. Under the new federal Canada […]

Agassiz Road building approved
Wayne Moore - 6:28 am - Biz Releases

It’s time for action, not complaints. Those were the comments of some on council after unanimously approving a development permit for a controversial four-storey, 52-unit supportive housing development on Agassiz Road. Several months ago, council listened to near unanimous outrage from members of the neighbourhood opposed to the housing but approved the project. Monday, the […]

Inn from the Cold closes
Jon Manchester - Jun 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s Inn from the Cold has ceased operations after 20 years serving the homeless. The not-for-profit society closed its St. Paul Street office on Friday. The organization offered emergency shelter, case management, in-home support and other services. “It is with much regret that we feel we have no choice at this time but to close […]

Get charged up at YLW
Kirk Penton - Jun 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

A recent study found a good chunk of British Columbians are apprehensive about buying an electric vehicle due to range anxiety. In other words, they are nervous they won’t be able to get where they’re going in their electric vehicle due to a lack of charging stations throughout the province or country. Kelowna International Airport […]

E-scooters coming soon
Wayne Moore - Jun 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna has inked its first agreement under a new bike share permit program adopted earlier this spring. Active transportation co-ordinator Matt Worona says the city has issued a permit to San Francisco-based Spin. The company provides e-scooter rentals. According to its website, Spin operates in 32 cities and at seven college campuses across […]

True Leaf adds online partner
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jun 24, 2019 - Biz Releases

True Leaf Brands Inc. is trying to expand its online presence as quickly as it can, and a new agreement with a major company should help that endeavour. True Leaf, which is based in Vernon, has entered into an agreement with Namaste Technologies, a leading online cannabis marketplace. True Leaf’s hemp-based supplements for pets will […]