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Wilson’s Landing seeks firefighters
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 30, 2023 - Biz Releases

Wilson’s Landing Fire Department, which was in the middle of the McDougall Creek wildfire this summer, is looking for new members. The department is hosting a recruitment information session on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. It will take place at Station 42, which is located at 2396 Westside Rd. It is looking for recruits […]

More plans for airport park
Wayne Moore - Nov 30, 2023 - Biz Releases

The buildout of the Airport Business Park on the west side of Highway 97 is continuing. The latest planned project is a two building industrial development bordering Optic Court and Pier Mac Way. The vacant lot in question is presently zoned for industrial use. The owners are seeking a development permit to move the project […]

Vernon’s economy looking good
Chelsey Mutter - Nov 30, 2023 - Biz Releases

 Vernon’s economy is cooling, but the overall outlook is still good. That’s according to economic development and tourism manager John Perrott, who says the city’s economy is slowing to a more normal pace. This trend parallels what’s happening on a national level, as high interest rates are causing a cool down of housing and development. […]

Business licence renewal time
Contributed - Nov 29, 2023 - Biz Releases

Consider this your first reminder to renew your business licence. The City of Kelowna’s deadline to renew is Jan. 15. A business licence is required to own or operate any business in the city, including retail and commercial establishments, management and professional firms, and all types of home businesses from bookkeeping and legal service to […]

Ski region home prices fall
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 29, 2023 - Biz Releases

Home prices in Canada’s popular ski regions, including Big White and Sun Peaks, have dropped substantially in 2023, according to the Royal LePage Winter Recreational Property Report. The report, released on Wednesday, showed a 21.3% price decrease for single-family dwellings at Sun Peaks over the first 10 months of 2023. The dip was less severe […]

New restaurant on Leon
Rob Gibson - Nov 29, 2023 - Biz Releases

A new restaurant will take a crack at operating at a Leon Avenue location that has had plenty of turnover in recent years. After less than six months in business at 467 Leon Ave., Taco Mate is now closed and transforming into a new restaurant called The Magic Pan. The location—on the same block as […]

Some bailing on rentals
Cindy White - Nov 29, 2023 - Biz Releases

“There has definitely been some knee-jerk reaction,” said AJ Hazzi of Vantage West Realty. Kelowna Realtors are hearing from condo owners who are considering putting their units up for sale because of new provincial, federal and possible municipal rules cracking down on short-term rentals. “We have property management as well. So we have seen a lot […]

New course for farm workers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 28, 2023 - Biz Releases

Okanagan College has partnered with the provincial government to expand the skills of farm workers. The Horticulture Upskill Program has completed its first two runs in English and will be doing another one for Spanish-speaking workers beginning in February. Farm workers enrolled in the pilot program receive training in areas like first aid, tractor repair, […]

Vernon bar and grill sold
Jon Manchester - Nov 28, 2023 - Biz Releases

A downtown Vernon landmark is changing hands. Marten Brewing Bar & Grill owners Stefan and Pearl Marten have announced the sale of the business on 30th Avenue. “It is with mixed emotions yet great anticipation that we share some news regarding The Marten Brewing Company,” they said on the Marten Facebook page. The popular watering […]

Fruit stand changing hands
Chelsea Powrie - Nov 28, 2023 - Biz Releases

An iconic Summerland roadside business will be changing hands next month, after its current operators cited loss of tourism due to wildfires and rockslides, and a “crisis” in the local hospitality industry. Granny’s Café & Bakery is located on Highway 97 near the main turnoffs into Summerland. Granny’s was founded in 1992 by Don Cameron, […]