Biz Releases

Kelowna company hits road
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna-based healthcare software company hit the road earlier this week to enlighten Canadians about its newest software. QHR Technologies is taking a bus across the country to educate citizens about AccuroEMR, which is electronic medical records software the company has developed. QHR, which is one of Kelowna’s largest technology employers, specializes in electronic medical […]

Women flock to trades
Chelsea Powrie - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

It’s a historically male-dominated career path, but a program at Okanagan College has spent 10 years trying to make it easier for women to break into the trades. The Women in Trades Gateway to the Building Trades program is an 11-week exploratory program tailored just for women who want to get a hands-on feel for […]

Kelowna rent still seventh
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The median price of a two-bedroom apartment in Kelowna increased this month, but it is still less than it was a year ago at this time. Padmapper, an apartment rental website, crunched the numbers and found the median price for a two-bedroom flat in Kelowna this month to be $1,640, which is a 2.5 per […]

Aussies rule at Big White
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Big White Ski Resort has always hired employees from all over the world, and this past season was no exception. The resort employed people from 27 countries, with Australia leading the way and followed closely by Canada. “One of the greatest attractions and advantages that we have at Big White Ski resort is our snow,” […]

Penticton pressures Air Canada
Colin Dacre - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

The results are in. The residents of Penticton do not like Air Canada’s new schedule at the Penticton airport. The City of Penticton has released the results of a survey it launched after Air Canada announced it would be cutting its early-morning and late-night flights in and out of the community in favour of larger planes. The changes are […]

Vernon businesses fight back
Darren Handschuh - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

A petition is making the rounds in Vernon, asking Interior Health not to put an overdose prevention site in the downtown core. The business owner who started the petition has asked her name, nor the business name, be published for fear of retribution. She said she has already been harassed and her business vandalized by […]

Rejected pot shops still alive
Colin Dacre - Apr 17, 2019 - Biz Releases

Penticton city council has approved four cannabis retail stores for the community but will not snuff out the applications from four others that staff recommended they reject. Council directed city staff to send letters of approval to the provincial government for Green Gaia (210 Main St.), Cannabis Cottage (385 Martin St.), Spiritleaf (2696 Skaha Lake […]

Nearly $1 million in over-billing
Colin Dacre - Apr 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

The City of Penticton says its utility department over-billed seven high-usage customers $911,000 while failing to collect $108,000 from five underpaying customers. The municipality has released the results of an audit ordered after a major billing error was discovered in 2018. The audit targeted 575 high-usage customers whose consumption is measured with Instrument Transformer Metering (ITM) […]

Big honour for Vernon cop
Darren Handschuh - Apr 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

Const. Gary McLaughlin has been honoured for going above and beyond. The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP Traffic Services officer received the Internal Order of Daughters of the Empire (IODE) for his work within the community. The IODE RCMP Community Service Award was established more than 27 years ago to recognize an RCMP member, unit or […]

Kelowna to host Kitchen Party
Okanagan Edge Staff - Apr 16, 2019 - Biz Releases

Kelowna won’t be hosting the Canadian Culinary Championships next winter, but it will be getting the next best thing. The Okanagan’s largest city will be hosting one of 12 regional legs of Canada’s Great Kitchen Party. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Delta Grand, and the winner will advance to […]