Biz Releases

Big McKinley project eyed
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 04, 2022 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna has received a proposal for a pair of six-storey, mixed-use buildings in Kelowna’s McKinley Beach neighbourhood. Calgary’s Davignon Martin Architecture this week submitted a development permit application for the two buildings, which would consist of commercial space and 120 residential units. The development is planned for 1830 Hilltop Cres. “With great […]

UK company adds Princeton plant
Glacier Media - Aug 04, 2022 - Biz Releases

Drax Group has struck a deal to buy another wood pellet plant in B.C. Drax announced Wednesday it has signed an agreement to buy a pellet plant owned by Princeton Standard Pellet Corp. When the deal closes sometime in the third quarter of this year, that will bring the total B.C. pellet plants Drax owns […]

Brewery District keeps buzzing
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 03, 2022 - Biz Releases

Things are continuing to hop in Kelowna’s Brewery District. The city’s first sustainable kombucha bar is now open and will be seeking a liquor licence next week, a brew pub is also in the process of trying to add a liquor licence, and a third group has applied to open what it describes as an […]

Apprentice program will pay off
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 03, 2022 - Biz Releases

A new Okanagan College program will help small and medium-sized businesses hire and train first-year apprentices. The Okanagan College Apprentice Hiring Project will provide $5,000 to a business for each first-year apprentice it hires. Businesses will get $10,000 if that apprentice voluntarily chooses to identify as a person within one or more of the following  […]

Slackwater supports firefighters
Chelsea Powrie - Aug 03, 2022 - Biz Releases

Slackwater Brewing in Penticton is hosting a fundraiser to help with efforts to battle the Keremeos Creek wildfire. This Sunday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m., the Martin Street brew pub will be raising funds for the Apex Fire Brigade Society as it battles to protect beloved local ski hill Apex Mountain and its surrounding community. […]

Mansion ready for auction
Jon Manchester - Aug 03, 2022 - Biz Releases

On paper, it looks like the deal of the century. A Coldstream mansion with panoramic valley views that had been due to go up for auction in 2021, just before the COVID pandemic shut down life in B.C., is back on the auction block. The property had previously been listed for as much as $16 […]

Shadow Ridge going nowhere
Rob Gibson - Aug 03, 2022 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna golf course says it has suffered a loss in business since it was announced the land under it was sold to the City of Kelowna. Shadow Ridge Golf Course was purchased by the City of Kelowna in 2016 for $5.4 million to make way for the eventual expansion of Kelowna International Airport. Here […]

Biz award nominees sought
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 02, 2022 - Biz Releases

If you know a Kelowna business that has gone above and beyond in the last year, Kelowna Chamber of Commerce wants to hear about it. The chamber has put out the nomination call for its annual Business Excellence Awards. The awards are open to companies, organizations, enterprises and not-for-profits within the Central Okanagan. Businesses or […]

Multi-family project progresses
Kristen Holliday - Aug 02, 2022 - Biz Releases

A multi-family development proposed for a downtown Kamloops neighbourhood will be going to a public hearing after city council voted to move the project to the next step. During a July 19 council meeting, Marvin Kwiatkowski, the city’s development, engineering and sustainability director, said the eight-unit development is proposed for a property located on the […]

Beach Ave. going online only
Rob Gibson - Aug 02, 2022 - Biz Releases

The times are changing in downtown Kelowna. After 20 years in business in downtown Kelowna, Regan Hall is closing the bricks and mortar portion of her Beach Ave. business as she transitions to strictly online. “It is with much gratitude that I say ‘ciao bella’ to the downtown Kelowna community. It has been such a […]