Biz Releases

Tower height coming to head
Wayne Moore - Jul 20, 2022 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s director of planning Ryan Smith has questioned whether the city is pushing the boundaries of building height. Just 18 months after making those comments in an interview with Castanet News, Smith’s department is recommending city council approve what would become Kelowna’s tallest building. Planning will make that recommendation for UBC Okanagan’s proposed 46-storey downtown campus at […]

Workshop should be electric
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 19, 2022 - Biz Releases

Businesses, stratas or any other interested parties that want to get in on the electric revolution sooner rather than later will be able to get a leg up starting next week. The City of Penticton will hold the first of several e-mobility workshops on Tuesday, July 26, from 8-10 a.m. on Zoom. The workshops are […]

Vernon’s best businesses wanted
Contributed - Jul 19, 2022 - Biz Releases

Business award season will soon be upon us, so it’s time to determine who will be honoured for their fine entrepreneurial and non-profit efforts. The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce has launched the nomination window for its 38th annual Business Excellence Awards, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3 at Vernon & District Performing […]

Interior’s most expensive listing
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 19, 2022 - Biz Releases

An international real estate search website has combed through listings across the country to come up with the most expensive luxury homes in Canada that are currently on the market. Point2 created a list of the most expensive homes currently for sale in every Canadian province and in the nation’s largest cities. And while B.C.’s […]

Patrons loving robot server
Jon Manchester - Jul 19, 2022 - Biz Releases

The newest server at Vernon’s Royal Garden restaurant will bring you your meal—and also likes to have “her” ears rubbed. Bella is believed to be the first robot server in the North Okanagan. Restaurant owner Susie Low said Bella has been working at the Vernon Asian restaurant since the weekend, and “the response has been […]

Block Party returns this weekend
Rob Gibson - Jul 19, 2022 - Biz Releases

Another Kelowna tradition is making a comeback. The Downtown Kelowna Association is bringing back one of its signature events, as the DKA Block Party returns on Saturday. Bernard Avenue will be transformed into a family-friendly celebration of summer between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The event will feature Bernard Avenue merchants with sidewalk displays and […]

More transit drivers needed
Cindy White - Jul 19, 2022 - Biz Releases

The shortage of transit drivers doesn’t appear to be easing in the Central Okanagan. BC Transit is hosting two more job fairs in Kelowna as it prepares to ramp up service for the fall. First Transit, which operates the Kelowna Regional Transit System, wants to hire 25 more drivers in time for planned service increases in […]

TOTA seeks board nominations
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2022 - Biz Releases

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association is putting out the call for new board members. Tourism stakeholders in good standing with the organization and who have participated in a TOTA marketing program or provided in-kind value of at least $100 in the last 12 months are eligible to sit on the board, which requires attending four meetings […]

Electronics biz up and running
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2022 - Biz Releases

Like a winger looking for a rebound, Liam Drager saw an opportunity and went for it. Now the Kelowna man has opened a brick-and-mortar store for those looking for discounted electronics and for repairs. CellResell started four years ago when Drager, a Lower Mainland native who came to Kelowna to play hockey, started purchasing second-hand […]

Kelowna vacation website sold
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jul 18, 2022 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company that started out in 1994 to privately rent ski condos in the Okanagan—but has since gone international—has been sold to a Calgary company. ApartmentLove, which is based in the Alberta city, has purchased Kelowna’s, which went from renting ski chalets in the mid-1990s to showcasing thousands of active vacation rental homes […]