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Final pour at Landmark 7
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Landmark 7 will have its final concrete pour this week. The 23-storey tower, which is under construction in Kelowna’s Landmark District, will have one last concrete pour on Thursday. It will cap off the building’s seven-level parkade. The Stober Group tower is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022, and it will feature […]

Time to salute small business
Jon Manchester - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Chambers of commerce from Enderby to Osoyoos are celebrating Small Business Week with events, webinars and support for small business. Events take place across Canada today through Friday, organized by the Business Development Bank of Canada. “Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities, creating employment, supporting our non-profits and sports teams, and adding diversity to […]

Bored? Board game cafe opens
Sarita Patel - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

Those looking to get their game on have a new option in Kelowna. Twice the Dice is a local board game cafe on Bernard Avenue that opened during the pandemic as a place for families, friends and even singles to go and socialize through games. It’s taken over the old Muninn’s Post location near Bertram […]

Have tasting event at home
Miriam Halpenny - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

The BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival has launched its subscription box to support members this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall tasting event plans have been impacted across the province as a result of the pandemic. However there are still ways to enjoy B.C. wine. The festival’s monthly subscription box features six bottles of one […]

Layoffs at KF Aerospace
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Kelowna’s largest private employer to cut its workforce by nearly 150. KF Aerospace announced late Friday afternoon the pandemic has forced it to reduce its staffing level by 14% through voluntary long-term leaves, resignations, retirements and a “small number” of layoffs. The company performs maintenance and modifications in Kelowna and […]

Pela revenues taking off
Contributed - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Another business publication has released its list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, and a Kelowna company has cracked the top 10. Weeks after Vitalis Extraction Technology landed at No. 3 on the Globe and Mail’s second annual Top 400 list, Pela placed No. 9 in Canadian Business’ 32nd annual Fastest-Growing Companies feature. Pela produces biodegradable phone […]

Massive win for Upper Bench
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The third annual BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards crowned winners Thursday night, which included a big victory for Penticton’s Upper Bench Estate Winery. Its 2019 riesling was named wine of the year, presented at the virtual ceremony by the Lieutenant Governor of BC herself, Janet Austin. The award went to Upper Bench proprietors Shana and […]

Coldstream Games branches out
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The owners of what is now Coldstream Games designed their first board game 30 years ago. It was handmade, and played by friends and family. Now the company has decided to share its games with the world. Coldstream Games recently produced its first board game for public consumption. It is called The Heist—The Museum of […]

Downtown project underway
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Work has begun on a six-storey, mixed-use development on Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. According to the development and variance application from two years ago, the Worman Homes project will consist of three commercial retail units at street level, office space on the second and sixth floors, and 20 residential units on the third through […]

Kamloops hiring firefighters
Amandalina Letterio - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Ever thought about becoming a firefighter? Kamloops Fire Rescue is looking for paid, on-call firefighters. In a news release, KFR says it’s looking for “fit, motivated citizens who are committed to serving their communities.” KFR is looking for people who live near three stations: Fire Station No. 4, 615 Porterfield Road, serving Westsyde Fire Station No. 5, […]