Biz Releases

Parkade pour complete
Miriam Halpenny - Oct 23, 2020 - Biz Releases

The final concrete pour for Kelowna’s Landmark 7’s parkade took place Thursday, marking a massive milestone in the project. The Landmark District, located in midtown Kelowna, is a very important employment centre as it’s home to more than 200 businesses, employing approximately 3,500 people between the current six towers. Now that the seven-level parkade is completed, […]

Summerland an efficient land
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 22, 2020 - Biz Releases

The District of Summerland is leading the way when it comes to energy efficiency. The district was recently on the receiving end of an Efficiency in Action Award from FortisBC for completing detailed energy audits on all 12 of its major municipal buildings, replacing heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment with high-efficiency and heat pump […]

The Vegetarian Butcher opens
Miriam Halpenny - Oct 22, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Vegetarian Butcher has opened its doors in Kelowna, providing plant-based meat alternatives and other vegan treats to the community. “It is the first location in Canada for our company, and we are a plant-based grocery shop,” director of operations Mike Huget said. “Our mission is to provide Canada with all the plant-based meat alternatives, […]

Less spending this Christmas
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 22, 2020 - Biz Releases

Pricewaterhouse Coopers has found that people are expected to spend 30% less on Christmas this year, but more will likely be spent online than in stores. The company found during its annual Holiday Outlook report that people planned to fork out $1,104 this year, which is a decrease of 30.7% from the $1,593 that was […]

Taking air care to next level
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 22, 2020 - Biz Releases

A Central Okanagan restaurateur is not messing around when it comes to keeping his customers safe. Brent Stewart, who owns and operates Wings Tap & Grill locations in Kelowna and West Kelowna, has installed a patented air cleansing system in both of his restaurants. “We are excited to provide this next level safety for our […]

Forced to rehire workers
Nicholas Johansen - Oct 22, 2020 - Biz Releases

A cannabis company with a grow operation in Peachland has been forced to rehire nine employees after the staff was laid off for trying to form a union. On Oct. 5, Potanicals Green Growers laid off the nine employees at the Peachland operation, including the master grower and head of security, as laid out in […]

Energyplex seeks liquor licence
Wayne Moore - Oct 22, 2020 - Biz Releases

Owners of Kelowna’s Energyplex hope a change in its business model will result in a change in its financial viability. The indoor recreation centre, within the McCurdy Corner shopping centre, features activities from rock climbing and laser tag to a trampoline area and skytrax. However, owner Erik Brouwer says a substantial yearly lease ($250,000), skyrocketing […]

Water engineer students cash in
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 21, 2020 - Biz Releases

Three Okanagan College students have made great contributions to the local water and wastewater industry, and they haven’t even graduated yet. Ruben Kubbenga, Daniel Soroka and Peter Wilson were recently honoured with Outstanding Student Awards from the Environmental Operators Certification Program. The awards included cash prizes. All three students are enrolled in the water engineering […]

Indian food store set to open
Brendan Kergin - Oct 21, 2020 - Biz Releases

When FraserCart opens its doors on Thursday it will be the first time many of the items they carry are sold in Kamloops. The new shop, located across the road from Thompson Rivers University at 103-975 McGill Rd., specializes in foods from India, from bulk items to spice to snack food. “We have Superstore, we […]

Kerkhoff project gains steam
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 21, 2020 - Biz Releases

A major Kerkhoff Construction project that will bring nearly 250 homes to the base of Knox Mountain has advanced another stage at Kelowna City Hall. The Clifton Road Apartments development consists of four buildings that will be five storeys each. The development permit application was filed in February, and the city planners forwarded their report […]