Biz Releases

Chamber directors wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Lake Country Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual general meeting next week, and it is still accepting nominations for its board of directors. The meeting will take place on Zoom between 6 and 7 p.m., and anyone joining the call via computer, tablet or smartphone will be able to ask questions and vote […]

App before appies for safety
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

You can now be certain your favourite restaurant has come up with a COVID-19 safety plan before you walk through its doors. The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association has created the Restoring Confidence app, which launches this week with the intention of assuring restaurant, pub, winery and brewery patrons they will be safe. It can […]

More 5G service in Okanagan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Rogers today launched its 5G service in more B.C. communities, including several throughout the Okanagan. The technology features ultra-low latency for near-instantaneous responsiveness, allowing clients on the Rogers Infinite and Rogers for Business Shared Unlimited Data plans to have have access to the most advanced wireless technology. The 5G service was introduced to areas like […]

Oliver creates business road map
Casey Richardson - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Town of Oliver has been working with business owners, residents, students and other stakeholders over the past year to create a road map to improve the local economy. Grow Oliver is now complete, moving forward with a local economic development strategy in place. In the finishing of the final draft in spring, COVID-19 responses […]

Big month for building permits
Brendan Kergin - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

September was a big month for building permits in Kamloops, though that’s largely thanks to the continued work at Royal Inland Hospital. Last month there was $122.5 million in permits issued, but more than $94 million of that was attributed to work going at Royal Inland Hospital, where the new patient tower is being built. […]

Big White eyes Canadians
Rob Gibson - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Big White Ski Resort doesn’t have a crystal ball, but they are preparing for a Canadian-only ski season this year. Michael J. Ballingall, senior vice-president of Big White Ski Resort Ltd. tells Castanet they have sent out a worldwide email this week to their customers who typically book year after year. “We sent out a […]

New Kelowna store not poppycock
Miriam Halpenny - Oct 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s first ever British specialty grocery store has opened its doors. Limey The British Shop’s official grand opening took place Thursday with Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran cutting the ribbon. “It just felt like it was a good time for some good news and people have just been so into the whole idea,” owner Jules Galloway […]

Job numbers solid in Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

The unemployment rate in the Kelowna metropolitan area dropped another percentage point in September, but it still remained much higher than usual. Statistics Canada released its monthly labour report on Friday, and it found Kelowna and area’s unemployment rate to be 8%; it was 9% in August. It is one of the lowest unemployment rates […]

Candidates talk sick leave
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Penticton Chamber of Commerce held a virtual all-candidates forum for candidates running in the Penticton riding Thursday evening, the first of its kind in the October 2020 election. Dan Ashton (Liberal), Toni Boot (NDP), Ted Shumaker (Green) and Keith MacIntyre (Libertarian) all attended via Zoom for the event streamed live over Facebook. The format featured questions submitted from chamber members pitched to all […]

Sale highlights farmers’ plight
Wayne Moore - Oct 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

The plight of apple growers in the Okanagan will be on display at the Kelowna Farmers and Crafters Market on Saturday morning. The BC Fruit Growers’ Association is sponsoring a 12 cent apple sale at the market adjacent to Orchard Park Mall on Dilworth Drive to inform the public of the depressed price fruit growers […]