Biz Releases

Stamping support for Landmark
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 05, 2020 - Biz Releases

As people again frequent restaurants in the Okanagan, the Landmark District is inviting people to enjoy the food and drink offerings during a promotion in the area. “#DinetheDistrict showcases the District’s diverse group of restaurants while providing foodies and families the opportunity to explore all that the district has to offer,” say organizers. “Just like […]

Gas price war simmers down
Jon Manchester - Aug 04, 2020 - Biz Releases

By late afternoon Tuesday, prices were climbing back up after a brief gas war in Vernon. Super Save, which had been pushing the prices down, had upped its posted price to 102.9 cents a litre. At least some of the stations that had lowered their prices to 102.9 cents a litre are now back up […]

More accessible tourism needed
David Wylie - Aug 04, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has released a new video advocating for more accessible tourism. Kamloops Paralympian Jessica Vliegenhart and three-time Canadian Paralympic gold medalist wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet are among those who speak in the video. Gaudet says more and more people are looking for an accessible experience. “What I need is much different […]

Lessons from a pro forager
Sarita Patel - Aug 04, 2020 - Biz Releases

He calls himself the Kelowna Forager. Local expert Scott Moran harvests wild items across the Okanagan and sells his findings to tops chefs in the Valley and at the Farmer’s Markets to the public. He was introduced to foraging as a child, going with his family to search for morel mushrooms in Salmon Arm in 1999 […]

Online wine sales humming
Casey Richardson - Jul 31, 2020 - Biz Releases

Wineries in the Okanagan have been experiencing a change in sales strategies as online purchasing grows and tasting rooms have bookings more tailored to serious buyers. COVID-19 forced closures of tasting rooms and on-site sales for much of the spring and early summer, but demand for Okanagan wine did not diminish. “Our online sales have exploded, and they […]

Wine country rules nation
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 31, 2020 - Biz Releases

Thompson Okanagan wines dominated the recent All Canadian Wine Championships, which were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Awards were handed out in 51 categories, and the Thompson Okanagan region accounted for 32 double gold winners. That works out to a sparkling 63% of all double gold winners. A total of 130 […]

Covert Farms adjusts course
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 31, 2020 - Biz Releases

The winery that bills itself as the most family friendly one in the Okanagan has reopened after making some changes to its operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Covert Farms, which is located near Oliver, launched new tours and kid-approved adventures this week while prioritizing the safety, comfort and well-being of its patrons. “We are […]

Loans for female entrepreneurs
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 31, 2020 - Biz Releases

The federal government is providing loans of up to $40,000 for businesses run by women to help them combat the effects of COVID-19. Regional Relief and Recovery Fund applications are now open, and Kelowna’s Women’s Enterprise Centre wants to make businesses aware of the opportunity. The maximum assistance is $40,000, and there is 0% interest […]

Most excellent businesses wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 31, 2020 - Biz Releases

 The pandemic will not stop Kelowna Chamber of Commerce from handing out its annual business excellence awards this year. In fact, the awards will reflect some of those who have been able to persevere through one of the worst financial periods in decades. “Excellence is still at the top of our events roster,” chamber […]

Arts school finds new home
Casey Richardson - Jul 31, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Okanagan School of the Arts has announced its new offices at Cowork Penticton after previously being evicted from Shatford Centre. OSA was able to survive thanks to the city paying for its utilities while it was transitioning with a grant totalling $47,000 back in 2019 and support from the community. The art school says its new home base will allow it […]