Biz Releases

Layoffs at SRI Homes
Wayne Moore - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Lake Country company specializing in factory built homes has issued layoff notices to about 30 per cent of its staff. Darren Bassett, general manager of SRI Homes, says the company issued one-week notices to 70 workers Wednesday. He tells Castanet News once everything plays out over the next week about 50 to 60 of […]

Tourism, trade get big boost
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

A significant tourism funding announcement was made at Kelowna International Airport on Thursday. Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, announced $840,000 in funding for the Saskatoon Airport Authority in partnership with Kelowna International Airport. The funding will promote tourism and trade through Saskatoon and Kelowna. “The Okanagan Valley sustains successful diverse communities and […]

Salt & Brick chef to compete
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

One of the six chefs who will compete in Canada’s Great Kitchen Party in Kelowna this fall has been confirmed. James Holmes, who is the executive chef at Salt & Brick, will be going head-to-head against five others for the right to compete in the Canadian Culinary Championships in Ottawa next winter. “I am looking […]

New bevvies for summer
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s BC Tree Fruits Cider Co. is releasing a new line of beverages for the summer. M.O Fruitsecco comes in three unique craft infusions: Sparkling Dry, Sparkling Rosé and Sparkling Basil. Each is gluten-free, has zero refined sugars, and is low in both calories and carbohydrates. “We are excited to introduce this unique product to […]

Kelowna scores more events
Wayne Moore - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna will host not one, but two world curling championships in 2020. The World Curling Federation announced Wednesday morning the city will play host to the world mixed doubles and world seniors simultaneously. The events will be held at the Kelowna Curling Club from April 18 to 25, 2020. “I am delighted that Kelowna has […]

Heading into Dragon’s Den
Darren Handschuh - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

It’s a long way from her kitchen in the Okanagan to The Big Apple, but that’s exactly where Kiley Routley is going. The founder of Back to Earth will be in front of the Dragon’s Den in mid-May where she will pitch her line of products. The Dragon’s Den is a popular TV show in which entrepreneurs pitch […]

West K substation expanding
Wayne Moore - Apr 18, 2019 - Biz Releases

BC Hydro says it is beginning the process of expanding its West Kelowna substation on Shannon Lake Road. Company spokesperson Sue Foster told West Kelowna council Tuesday the upgrade to the substation, first built in the early 1970s, is necessary to meet continually growing peak demands. The substation provides power to 22,000 customers from just north […]

Kelowna company hits road
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna-based healthcare software company hit the road earlier this week to enlighten Canadians about its newest software. QHR Technologies is taking a bus across the country to educate citizens about AccuroEMR, which is electronic medical records software the company has developed. QHR, which is one of Kelowna’s largest technology employers, specializes in electronic medical […]

Women flock to trades
Chelsea Powrie - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

It’s a historically male-dominated career path, but a program at Okanagan College has spent 10 years trying to make it easier for women to break into the trades. The Women in Trades Gateway to the Building Trades program is an 11-week exploratory program tailored just for women who want to get a hands-on feel for […]

Kelowna rent still seventh
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The median price of a two-bedroom apartment in Kelowna increased this month, but it is still less than it was a year ago at this time. Padmapper, an apartment rental website, crunched the numbers and found the median price for a two-bedroom flat in Kelowna this month to be $1,640, which is a 2.5 per […]