Biz Releases

Chamber wants boats allowed
Connor McDowell - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is questioning the idea of banning out-of-province boats in B.C. this season, instead calling for more funding to screen out invasive mussels. As tourism season approaches, the threat of invasive mussels spreading into the Okanagan from out of province is growing. In October, the Okanagan Water Basin Board called for a temporary […]

Housing starts need to pick up
Wayne Moore - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna finds itself lagging below the level needed to achieve housing targets imposed through the Housing Accelerator Fund. The city received $31.5 million from the federal fund late last year with one of the goals required to receive the entire amount: a target of permitting 7,430 residential units by 2026. Figures released […]

Wellness event at Bertram Park
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Anyone looking to improve themselves is invited to a wellness event in Bertram Creek Regional Park. Letting Go will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Bertram Creek amphitheatre. The event will support the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Kelowna chapter. Jaime Morgan will deliver a speech about how to embrace positivity […]

Chamber tourney big success
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce raised more than $2,500 during its 39th annual golf tournament earlier this week. Chamber members and guests hit the links on Wednesday at Harvest Golf Club. The event attracted 152 golfers and 29 sponsors, who enjoyed a day of golf before the rain came and then a banquet to cap off […]

Hot sauce company settles in
Casey Richardson - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

A homegrown hot sauce and pepper company now based in Cawston is busy planting 3,000 seedlings into its farmland, with a goal of getting its brand across Canada. Stoke the Fire is owned and operated by partners in life and business, Stu Smith and Sarah “The Sauceress” Harper. The couple moved to the Similkameen just a […]

Airport upgrades coming along
Madison Reeve - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna International Airport is set to double in size over the next two years. YLW’s terminal expansion is well underway and is set to be complete in 2026. The expansion will double the size of the current departures lounge and add new food and beverage options for passengers. Media was given a tour of the […]

Third swing at downtown site
Wayne Moore - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Plans for a 12-storey boutique hotel on the site of the former Keg building in downtown Kelowna have been put on the shelf. The Mark Anthony Group, which owns the property at the corner of Water Street and Lawrence Avenue, had proposed the hotel as part of a proposal to the city back in March. However, a […]

Interior’s top oil collectors
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

Six Interior businesses were among the top 30 collectors of used oil and antifreeze material in the province last year. Interchange Recycling on Thursday announced the winners of its fifth annual Top Collector Awards, which are given to the B.C. businesses that collecting the most used oil and antifreeze. The group is a non-profit organization […]

Enactus OC teams show well
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

A pair of Okanagan College teams both finished in the top six of their respective competitions at the Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto earlier this month. Enactus OC sent two student-led squads to Toronto, and they both made it past the semifinal round. Project Bee, which promotes bee conservation through education and habitat restoration, […]

Hostel house hits market
Wayne Moore - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

A for-sale sign has gone up in front of the Kelowna International Hostel on Pandosy Street. The property at 2343 Pandosy and the adjacent property on Christleton Avenue have been amalgamated into one title, according to the real estate listing. The properties are listed for $3.095 million. The present owner of the property began a development […]