Biz Releases

NewLeaf hits milestone
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

NewLeaf Travel Company made a splash when it hit the Canadian airline market in the mid-summer of last year. Using planes and crew from their Kelowna-based partner Flair Airlines, NewLeaf offered discount ticket prices for flights across Canada, skipping many traditional airline amenities to keep prices lower. Now, less than six months after the first plane left the […]

Local workers not protected
David Wylie - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

The BC Federation of Labour says two recent workplace deaths in the Okanagan are a sign not enough is being done to protect workers. The federation says both government and employers need to do more to make workplaces safe. “All workers must enjoy the basic right to be safe on the job and to come home safely […]

Game over at Club Penguin
David Wylie - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

One of Kelowna’s biggest tech success stories is closing a chapter. Club Penguin announced Tuesday it’s shutting down the current Club Penguin game on desktop and mobile devices at the end of March. In its place, a new mobile version of the game is expected to emerge. “As part of the launch of Club Penguin Island in March, […]

Looking for jobs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

Community Futures Shuswap has plans to create a new labour market strategy for the region that will hopefully result in more jobs. Project partners include the Adams Lake, Shuswap Lake, Neskonlith and Splatsin Indian Bands, the City of Salmon Arm and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District. The goal is to develop a plan that will […]

Action! for film studio
Wayne Moore - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

Kelowna city council paved the way Monday for what the mayor calls the “missing piece” to Kelowna’s film industry. Council authorized issuance of a development permit for a film production studio on Spectrum Court. Last week, Burnaby-based Eagle Creek Studios announced it would be setting up the studio in Kelowna. Council gave approval for the first of […]

Chamber appreciates casino
Deborah Pfeiffer - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

A Penticton business that encourages people to come out and play, which also has a reputation for giving back to the community, was the recipient of a Chamber of Commerce excellence award in October. Lake City Casinos received the Penticton, “Business of the Year” award. “Obviously we were thrilled to be recognized in this way […]

Cedar Creek turns 30
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 31, 2017 - Biz Releases

Cedar Creek Estate Winery turns 30 years old this year, and it’s marking the occasion with a full year of free tastings. On the 30th of each month, stop by the winery’s tasting room for a free tasting, paired with some “delicious” goodies. “It’s just one way we’ll be saying thank you for 30 great […]

Westjet adds Kelowna flight
David Wylie - Jan 30, 2017 - Biz Releases

Travellers in Kelowna are getting another non-stop destination. WestJet has announced a direct flight between Kelowna and Winnipeg, four times a week from May 29 to September. “We’re very happy to announce this much-anticipated route,” said YLW airport director Sam Samaddar. “Our partnership with Winnipeg’s Richardson International Airport is a wonderful opportunity for Okanagan residents […]

Jobs as Winners moves
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 30, 2017 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s Winners is looking to hire as many as 40 new employees as it moves from Gordon Drive to a new location at Orchard Plaza. The move is scheduled to happen early this spring and the retailer is already looking to bring some new associates on to help with the change. In co-operation with WorkBC Employment […]

Lawsuit a surprise to city
Darren Handschuh - Jan 30, 2017 - Biz Releases

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the owners of the now-closed New Delhi Restaurant, and that has come as a surprise to city officials. Even more surprising is the City of Vernon has been listed as the plaintiff in the case. Will Pearce, City of Vernon CAO, said the city was never informed of […]