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Gallery receives cash influx
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Penticton Art Gallery has been granted relief from the costs associated with four separate break-ins in recent months. City council heard their request for financial help Tuesday, requesting close to $29,000. Currently, the gallery operates on city-owned land through a lease that expires in October 2019. Under the lease terms, the gallery is responsible […]

‘Office crawl’ set for Friday
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The valley’s young professionals are getting together for an “office crawl” after work on Friday. The Okanagan Young Professionals Collective is sponsoring the crawl, and anyone who purchases a ticket will visit Valley First, Grant Thornton LLP and Pushor Mitchell LLP to mingle, enjoy beverages and snacks, win prizes and get a behind-the-scenes look at […]

SOPAC not done yet
Colin Dacre - Jul 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

New life is being breathed into the dream that is the South Okanagan Performing Arts Centre. Penticton city council voted Tuesday to grant the SOPAC society $5,000 to host a “workshop” in the fall to explore the idea, involving meetings between arts groups in the South Okanagan and Similkameen. SOPAC Society board member Cal Meiklejohn […]

Big changes at Vernon Museum
John K. White - Jul 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The new executive director of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives announced a complete overhaul of the facility and the strategy for the fall. All staff was given three-month layoff notices this week, and Fleck says a consultant will be brought in to review the vision and create new job descriptions to reflect the new strategy. Part of […]

Leo’s Video up for sale
Nicholas Johansen - Jul 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

For the past 15 years, Leo’s Video has been providing Kelowna with thousands of new and hard-to-find movies. Now, Leo Bartels is moving on, but he’s looking for a similarly passionate person to take over the store. As video rental stores have all but been eradicated over the past decade, Leo’s Video, located on Pandosy Street, […]

Lakestone grand opening Saturday
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Lakestone neighbourhood in Lake Country will celebrate a grand opening on Saturday afternoon. The public is invited to take part in the event, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakestone Info Centre and Show Homes. It is located at 9678 Benchland Dr. MP Stephen Fuhr, MLA Norm Letnick […]

More charging stations arrive
Kirk Penton - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

As the number of electric vehicles on B.C. highways continues to grow, so do the charging stations needed to power them. The B.C. government announced it has completed 12 charging stations and has several more on the way. It’s all in an effort to relieve “range anxiety,” which is what electric drivers worry about often […]

Kelowna an attractive home
Rob Gibson - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

A recent survey on housing affordability in Canada puts Kelowna near the top of the list for homeownership desirability. According to the website, 54 per cent of Canadians would consider moving cities to be able to afford a home. Kelowna sits at number five on the list. Toronto is the city most Canadians would […]

Kelowna in high-rent district
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

A two-bedroom apartment in Kelowna is the fourth most expensive among major Canadian cities. The median cost in July was $1,780, according to PadMapper. Only Vancouver, Toronto and Burnaby are more expensive cities in which to rent a two-bedroom apartment. The $1,780 figure was up 4.7 per cent over last month and up a whopping […]

Blackmun Bay debate continues
Kirk Penton - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

The troops are rallying on both sides of West Kelowna’s Blackmun Bay Village battle as the public hearing date draws near. Calgary’s Landstar Development Corporation invited members of the business community to Two Eagles Golf Course on Monday night for an information session about its massive Campbell Road development, which is slated to feature 260 […]