Biz Releases


Teen Junction takeover
Kate Bouey - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) organization is taking over the operation of Teen Junction. The downtown youth centre provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for young people. “Teen Junction has been an important part of our community for nearly 20 years. Joining forces with Okanagan Boys and Girls Club will ensure that Teen Junction can […]

SoFun workshop upcoming
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

A new home-grown workshop hopes to equip those seeking real-world solutions to challenges in our communities with the essential business tools needed to set their social enterprise ideas in motion. May 25 the Scotiabank Centre for Non-Profit Excellence at Okanagan College and Purppl, a community enterprise accelerator, will join forces to lead the SoFun workshop, teaching […]

Rethink 150 sign goes up
Colin Dacre - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

A group in the Okanagan is looking to present a different narrative for this year’s ongoing Canada 150 celebrations. “Rethink 150” has erected a billboard this weekend along Highway 3 near Cawston, designed by an artist out of Kelowna. “We wanted to make sure it wasn’t just the dominative narrative, same old celebration of Canada, this […]

Hearing for Peachland dev.
Trevor Nichols - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

One of the most significant developments proposed for downtown Peachland in the last decade will soon head to a public hearing. PeachTree Village, a five-storey building that would feature a mix of residential and commercial space, would also extend commercial development past 4th Street, connecting the town’s commercial area with the proposed senior’s building at […]

New pres. in Peachland
Trevor Nichols - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Peachland Chamber of Commerce has a new president. Long-time Peachland resident Rocky Rocksborough-Smith will take over the top job at the organization, replacing the outgoing president Dave Collins. Rocksborough-Smith has been involved in the ship supply field for more than 40 years. He was co-founder of the Triton Marine Group in Vancouver and has worked […]

Busiest world of wheels
Alanna Kelly - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

One of the valley’s biggest car shows sold out this weekend with over 500 vehicles participating in Peachland on Sunday. Organizers said this year was the best year yet for the World of Wheels and predicted over 10,000 people in attendance. “This is the kickstart, a great way to give back to the community,” said […]

Railway worried about stink
Colin Dacre - May 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Kettle Valley Steam Railway has voiced concerns about the possibility of a regional compost facility being placed at the Summerland landfill. The popular tourist attraction penned a letter to council earlier this month, citing worries about odour and traffic. The Railway’s acting President Ted Morrison pointed to odour issues between 1999 and 2005 at the nearby […]

Penticton’s hidden gems
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 19, 2017 - Biz Releases

There’s a whole world of hidden tourism gems in Penticton, and one of the best places to uncover them all is the TRUE Penticton Tourism Tradeshow. The show will give locals and visitors alike the opportunity to meet with local tourism businesses and learn more about the interesting and unique experiences they are offering. On […]

Red-eye flights come to YLW
Jon Manchester - May 19, 2017 - Biz Releases

Red-eye WestJet service from Kelowna to Toronto took off early Friday morning – very early. The debut flight departed Kelowna at 12:05 a.m. and landed in Toronto at 7:15 a.m. “This service greatly increases connectivity options for travellers,” said airport director Sam Samaddar. “It’s a great opportunity for our passengers to easily explore a number […]

New head of Vernon CMHA
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 19, 2017 - Biz Releases

There’s a new executive director at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Vernon. Julia Payson comes to the CMHA from the Community Action Initiative, a  funding agency focused on building capacity in the mental health and substance use sector. Payson brings more than 20 years of not-for-profit experience to the CMHA, having previously held senior […]