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World’s best icewine
Jon Manchester - Mar 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna winery is being recognized for the best Chardonnay icewine in the world. Summerhill Pyramid Winery took top spot at the Chardonnay du Monde competition in Burgundy, France. The winery earned a gold medal for its 2014 Chardonnay icewine, described as “a vibrant dessert wine with notes of honey, apricot and poached pears.” “We show up really […]

Mall sold, demolition begins
Trevor Nichols - Mar 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

The new owners of a Harvey Avenue shopping centre can’t knock down the old Buffet King building fast enough. Just this morning Coal Harbour Realty Advisors Inc. closed a deal with Colliers International to buy Orchard Garden Plaza. Within a few hours they will already have construction fencing set up. “We’re not joking around on […]

$100M for Westside lines
Trevor Nichols - Mar 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

A new hydro transmission line in West Kelowna could be finished as early as 2020 and cost about $100 million. Brad Bennett, the head of BC Hydro, made the announcement yesterday during a speech at a Kelowna Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Touting the new transmission line as one of hundreds of infrastructure projects BC Hydro […]

Tear down McD’s
Kate Bouey - Mar 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

McDonald’s wants to tear down its 20-year-old premises on Smith Street in Armstrong and build a new restaurant in its place. “They want to demolish the old McDonald’s building and a build a brand new one,” said Mayor Chris Pieper. “They have an outdoor terrace but that space will move indoors. It will be more […]

Students shine at WCBC
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

Two individual students and a team from Okanagan College were recognized at the Western Canadian Business Competition hosted at the College’s Kelowna campus last weekend. First-time competitors Mindy Strugnell and Loni Johnson were presented with the VP HR and VP Operations awards, respectively. They were given the honours in recognition for their contributions, which helped […]

New president for chamber
Dustin Godfrey - Mar 16, 2017 - Biz Releases

Neil Wyper will be taking the helm of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce after an election at the chamber’s annual general meeting on Wednesday. Five directors returning for second year of a two-year term, while an election was held to fill the remaining 10 vacancies on the board. Previously headed up by […]

Mixing business with politics?
Trevor Nichols - Mar 15, 2017 - Biz Releases

The man Premier Christy Clark appointed to chair the board of BC Hydro will act as her advisor in the upcoming B.C. election. After speaking to the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce earlier today, Brad Bennett told reporters he will act as an “advisor” to the premier as she campaigns for re-election. During the 2013 election campaign Bennett […]

Rules could shutter brewer
Nicholas Johansen - Mar 15, 2017 - Biz Releases

After operating for 17 years, changes to the Agricultural Land Reserve have a small Shuswap brewery unsure if their operation is legal. Brian MacIsaac and Rebecca Kneen have been running Crannog Ales on a small piece of Agricultural Land Reserve land in Sorrento since January 2000. While a small operation, their Back Hand of God Stout […]

No Dragon money needed
Trevor Nichols - Mar 15, 2017 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna business that scored an investment from the Dragon’s Den is beginning to reap the rewards of appearing on the popular CBC reality show despite the fact the investment never actually happened. Louis-Philippe Lavoie and his wife Ruthy Penner own Nooks Designs, a company that sells hand-made footwear and clothing for infants. It began […]

Police to close pot shops
Colin Dacre - Mar 15, 2017 - Biz Releases

The message is clear. Cease operations or face arrest. After months of sitting on the sidelines while the City of Penticton struggled to license marijuana dispensaries within city limits, the local RCMP detachment has stepped in and ordered three operating pot shops shut down. The move comes a little more than three months after the city […]