Biz Releases

Hostel house hits market
Wayne Moore - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

A for-sale sign has gone up in front of the Kelowna International Hostel on Pandosy Street. The property at 2343 Pandosy and the adjacent property on Christleton Avenue have been amalgamated into one title, according to the real estate listing. The properties are listed for $3.095 million. The present owner of the property began a development […]

The Bay strike comes to end
Josh Dawson - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

More than five months after unionized Hudson’s Bay Company workers at Aberdeen Mall walked off the job demanding wage increases, the unionized workers have finally come to an agreement with their employer. Jordan Lawrence, USW Local 1-417’s financial secretary, said the union’s members have ratified a new collective agreement with the company. In a notice […]

Peach, plum crops hurting
Sarah Crookall - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

South Okanagan fruit farmers are seeing a tougher-than-usual year, facing an especially bleak outlook for their peaches, nectarines and plums. Osoyoos’ Peach Hill Farm Market has been in business for nearly 30 years but is currently seeing one of the worst seasons throughout that time. “We have 100 per cent crop every year, but (this […]

Tee it up for kidney research
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 22, 2024 - Biz Releases

One in 10 people in B.C. and Yukon either lives with or is at risk of developing kidney disease, and the rate is increasing rapidly. The number of people suffering from the disease has increased by a whopping 60% over the last decade, which is why the B.C. and Yukon chapter of The Kidney Foundation […]

Fortune Creek opens downtown
Brayden Ursel - May 22, 2024 - Biz Releases

Fortune Creek is bringing its sausage, beef jerky and more to downtown Kelowna with the opening of a second location. Now open at 231 Bernard Ave., in the old location of Jack’s, Fortune Creek had a soft open last week and has been slowly letting customers come to them as people walk the strip. Manager […]

Westland food drive in June
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Westland Insurance is once again doing what it can to feed those who need a little support. The insurance company will be holding its annual food drive and fundraiser on Wednesday, June 5, with approximately 29 of its B.C. offices taking part in the community initiative. The branches, which include 12 in the Interior, are […]

Hockey camp adds golf
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Hockey in the winter. Golf in the summer. When an NHL team is eliminated from the playoffs, they old saying is they hit the golf course. They are old fashioned, complementary sports. A Kelowna-based hockey school has decided to take advantage of the symmetry between hockey and golf, coming up with a new version for […]

Council supports new BIA
Kristen Holliday - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Wheels are in motion at the City of Kamloops to formally establish a new East Kamloops Business Improvement Area. Representatives from the new East Kamloops Business Improvement Area Association attended last week’s council meeting to provide an update on the group’s formation and to ask the city to begin the necessary processes to establish the […]

Big IF for Towne Theatre
Chelsey Mutter - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Following “amazing numbers” at the Towne Theatre’s showing of the blockbuster film IF, the indie theatre is hoping it’ll continue to get more access to big films. Scott John, managing director and volunteer board member with the Towne, said it’s the first time a studio has allowed the indie theatre to show a major film […]

New steakhouse coming soon
Cindy White - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Opening day is at least a month away, yet Derrick’s Steakhouse already has its first 30 reservations. It’s the restaurant taking over the iconic space on Water Street in downtown Kelowna that housed Raudz Regional Table for more than 22 years. It’s the latest endeavour by Ross Derrick, who also owns Broken Anchor at Guisachan Village […]