Biz Releases

The future of the Okanagan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The provincial government’s 2017/2018 budget has been met with mixed reactions across the province, but what does it mean for the Okanagan? Next month, the Urban Development Institute will present the UDI Okanagan Luncheon, which will feature a crack panel put together to untangle the budget and look at what it means for the region. […]

Weekend Winemaker’s Cup
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The competition among B.C. wineries is fierce, but when it spills over onto the ski hill this weekend it’s bound to get even fiercer. Winemaker’s, proprietors, vineyard managers and other’s from BC’s wine industry will come  together this weekend to compete in the 10th Annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup at Big White Ski Resort. The competition, […]

Fly from Kelowna to Europe?
Trevor Nichols - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

Kelowna has enough passenger traffic to support a flight to Europe, and staff at Kelowna International Airport are getting close to making one happen. Airport Director Sam Samaddar revealed the information at a Greater Westside Board of Trade luncheon Feb. 22, telling the crowd there is a market for a flight from Kelowna to Europe at […]

$35 per person for SOEC
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

The South Okanagan Events Centre complex is expected to cost about $35.26 per capita next year – an increase of about $1.70 over last year. Overall, the complex, which includes the SOEC, the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Memorial Arena and the Okanagan Hockey School, brought in nearly $1.7 million in revenue last year, compared […]

Your say on finances
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Regional District of the Central Okanagan is in the midst of preparing its five-year financial plan, and it wants to hear from you. The district is hosting a series of public meetings where it will review its proposed 2017-2021 financial plan, and it’s looking for feedback from the public. Those meeting will be held […]

Telus Kelowna Cup is back
Madison Erhardt - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

Big White will host the third annual Telus Kelowna Cup this March. The ski and snowboard race is on Saturday March 4 with all proceeds going to support amateur children’s racing through the Big White Ski Club. Last season, the race raised $27,714 for the KGH Giving Giggles campaign. The cup was brought back in 2015 after a 20-year-hiatus from the resort. The day […]

Safety net for softwood
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

An Okanagan member of Parliament is joining calls on the federal government to ensure the softwood lumber industry is safeguarded from potential protectionist policies south of the border. South Okanagan – West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings made a call for loan guarantees for forestry companies in the House of Commons, as the threat of a duty […]

Best of 2016
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

A trio of Kelowna contractors have been recognized as some of the best in the community in 2016. Greenwave Construction, Treetop Flooring and Pfitztech Electrical Services have all been awarded a Best of TrustedPros 2016 Award. The awards were handed out by,  a contractor review platform that aims to provide meaningful feedback on local […]

A virtual brain injury
David Wylie - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

Ever wonder what it would be like to suffer a brain injury? A new game by BrainTrust Canada tries to shed some light on the seriousness of head injuries. “There is nothing quite like this game, and certainly it’s unique from the standpoint of it being developed from a not-for-profit association,” said Magda Kapp, director of […]

Wine changing local food
Trevor Nichols - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

A City of Penticton economic development officer says all signs are pointing to an evolution in the Okanagan Valley’s food industry. Colleen Pennington says trends in the wine industry are already beginning to trickle down into the valley’s food industry, and will only get more pronounced in the coming years. “We’re going to see more […]