Biz Releases

Naramata brewery proposed
Colin Dacre - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

While their apple slushies are already a hidden gem for cyclists on the KVR trail in Penticton, the owners of the Trail Store on the Naramata Bench hope to offer adults something more. City council will get its first look Tuesday at a craft brewery proposed for 965 Naramata Rd., which would see the Trail […]

TRU focuses on Indigenous
John K. White - Jul 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

Thompson Rivers University is expanding its bachelor of education program by 16 seats in September to help address a shortage of Indigenous teachers in the province. “Indigenous students are empowered when they see themselves reflected in their teachers, and all students benefit when diversity is embraced and exemplified in their classrooms,” B.C. minister of advanced education, […]

Scavenger hunting, OKGN style
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

Okanagan Lifestyle is becoming one of the more recognizable brands in the valley, and it is back once again to promote the region through its fifth annual Okanagan Lifestyle Adventure List. It’s a list of 50 local activites that Okanagan Lifestyle bills as some of its favourite things to do. Residents and visitors alike can […]

Tech program set to expand
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Gateway to Technology program is expanding across the Okanagan after enjoying much success in Penticton. The Okanagan College pilot program helped high school students understand how current technology will shape their careers, and 13 students who attended Grades 10 to 12 in School District 67 took part earlier this year. “Code seemed like magic,” […]

Last call for best Vernon biz
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

Today is the last day to get nominations in for the Greater Vernon Chamber Business Excellence Awards. There are 11 categories in which business can be nominated, including employer of the year, new businesses of the year and innovator of the year. Nominations can be made on the chamber’s website. The awards ceremony will be […]

Legal first at Sikh temple
Jon Manchester - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

More than 200 people crowded Kelowna’s Sikh temple to witness a Canadian business first on Sunday. Navjit Khunkhun, an articling student at Benson Law, took her oath to become a lawyer in front of her congregation. It is reportedly the first time in Canada, perhaps in North America, that the oath has been sworn in a […]

Autism academy downtown
Kirk Penton - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

 Vista Academy has a perfect record when it comes to ensuring autistic children learn the skills needed to stay enrolled in their full-time schools. The non-profit academy has been in operation for more than three years, and all 21 students who have gone through Vista are now thriving in their schools. “What makes Vista […]

Art gallery seeks help
Chelsea Powrie - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

The Penticton Art Gallery is seeking money from the city following devastating break-ins and ahead of its lease negotiation. Currently, the gallery operates on city-owned land through a lease that expires in October 2019. Under the lease terms, the gallery is responsible for maintenance to the building. A series of break-ins during the last four months have […]

Breweries up and running
Contributed - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

By Rob Mangelsdorf This summer is shaping up to be busiest the province has ever seen for new craft brewery openings. Last week two new breweries opened in the Okanagan, with Barn Owl Brewing Co. in Kelowna and Breakaway Brewing Co. in Summerland both opening their doors. Barn Owl Brewing Co. (Kelowna) Located in an updated […]

Petition off to city hall
Colin Dacre - Jul 15, 2019 - Biz Releases

 About 13,000 Kelowna signatures opposed to the McCurdy Road supportive housing project are on their way to city hall. The petition is the result of two weeks of work by volunteers and Rutland residents who believe the neighbourhood has already done its share in housing the hard to house. The final petition count saw […]