Biz Releases

ERT training in streets
Rob Gibson - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

Residents in the Agassiz and Barlee road area of Kelowna were concerned by a heavy police presence on Wednesday, but it turned out to be a training exercise. Despite signs on the street in front of an unoccupied residence, some residents were caught off guard by numerous police vehicles, officers with guns drawn and a K-9 […]

Rental business loses battle
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

A long-contested rental business in Oliver that has been operating on land reserved for farming has finally heard its death knell from the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, who declined to send it for review by the Agricultural Land Commission. The RDOS board first decided in December that the Oliver Rental Centre, a vehicle and trailer rental […]

Plastic bag ban in RDNO?
Darren Handschuh - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Regional District of North Okanagan is on the verge of banning plastic bags. The RDNO board gave second and third readings to a bylaw proposing to ban single-use plastic checkout bags at a meeting on Wednesday. The bylaw will now be sent to the Ministry of Environment for its consideration. A bylaw requires four […]

New biz offers good Karma
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

Two of Kelowna’s heavier hitters in the orchard and beverage business have teamed up to create a new apple soda company. Farming Karma Fruit Co., which is located at 1160 McKenzie Rd. in Kelowna, is a collaboration between apple farmer Karma Gill and The Vibrant Vine and Frequency Winery co-founder Anthony Lewis. They have known […]

Kelowna rent situation scary
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

If you’re wondering how much you would need to make to afford a modest two-bedroom apartment in Kelowna, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has provided a clear picture of just how unaffordable the city has become. The CCPA conducted a study to determine the hourly wage a person would need to rent an average […]

Ariva centre opens Saturday
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

A large condominium development in West Kelowna will open its presentation centre on Saturday. Ariva, which will overlook Okanagan Lake, will open its presentation centre at 529 Bernard Ave. in downtown Kelowna. The opening event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ariva is aimed at empty nesters who are looking to get […]

UBCO, OC think green
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College have joined forces to establish the Green Construction Research and Training Centre. The centre will generate and expand knowledge in the areas of green construction, including materials, structural components and systems, and construction management. UBCO School of Engineering professor Shahria Alam and Okanagan College Sustainable Construction Management Technology program’s Ashley […]

New staff at Pen High
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

There will be a new vice-principal at Penticton Secondary School when students return at the end of summer. Marci Butler, previously the principal of John A. Hutton Elementary School in School District 51 (Boundary), has been appointed to the job effective Aug. 1. This follows Shaune Gowe’s move from the position at Pen High to district principal […]

McCurdy model changes slightly
Wayne Moore - Jul 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna has reached an agreement with BC Housing to change the operating model of a controversial supportive housing complex at 130 McCurdy Rd. At a special council meeting Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Colin Basran said an agreement was reached earlier in the day that changes the 49-unit facility from one that allows residents […]

No more one-wear dresses
Kirk Penton - Jul 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

You know how you bought that bridesmaid dress, wore it once, and it will now sit in your closet until the end of time? You’re not alone. And that’s how Alyssa Regier came up with the idea for a new business based out of her home. It’s called GlamLend, and it gives people a chance […]