Biz Releases

Condo hearing goes Tuesday
Colin Dacre - Apr 21, 2019 - Biz Releases

The public hearing for a condo development at the old cannery property in Summerland’s Lower Town takes place Tuesday. The Lakeshore Drive development—anchored by two six-storey residential terraced towers featuring swimming pools on the patio of each unit—will be put before the public prior to being considered for final approval by council. The project will […]

Horse meat big business
Darren Handschuh - Apr 20, 2019 - Biz Releases

It’s a thriving Canadian industry that might surprise many people. More than 100,000 horses a year are slaughtered in Canada for human consumption. According to the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, thousands are also shipped to foreign countries where they are slaughtered for human consumption. Carly Marchand-Jones, of Freedom’s Gate Equine Rescue in Salmon Arm, calls it Canada’s dirty […]

Vernon gets another CO
Darren Handschuh - Apr 19, 2019 - Biz Releases

The BC Conservation Service will be providing extra resources in the Vernon area this summer. A seasonal conservation officer is being added to the ranks to assist with high-priority issues, such as threatened species, protection of mountain caribou and public safety legislation. Invermere, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Smithers, Squamish and Whistler are also getting officers that will […]

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 […]