Biz Releases

Insights into Okanagan tourism
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 07, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association has shared its latest infographic snapshot of how the tourism industry is being impacted as a result of COVID-19. “Now more than ever we understand the importance of providing timely data that will assist you in making informed decisions, understanding how industry and consumers are responding, both in the Thompson Okanagan and the […]

New faces at Farmers Market
Darren Handschuh - Aug 07, 2020 - Biz Releases

 There are some new faces at the Vernon Farmers Market. After more than eight year as manager, Ingrid Baron is no longer with the popular market. Amanda Fallis has taken over as interim manager. There are also several new board members and a new president. Rachelle Zelaney has taken the reins of the market, […]

Checking in with Healthpoint
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 07, 2020 - Biz Releases

 Leanne Allen sits down with Tara Graves, clinic manager at Healthpoint Laser in Kelowna, to discuss re-opening in the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our new normal is not much different than our old normal,” said Graves. While masks, sanitizer and social distancing are new, they are continuing to provide their services, including some new treatments available.

Kelly O’Bryan’s calls out ‘idiots’
Miriam Halpenny - Aug 07, 2020 - Biz Releases

As the pandemic drags on and COVID-19 measures at B.C. restaurants become routine for some, others have been taking out their frustrations on servers and hostesses. West Kelowna Kelly O’Bryan’s owner operator Brad Shave took to Facebook Thursday exasperated over how his staff has been getting treated by some patrons. “Please be aware of something, […]

Cannabis changes not enough
Rob Gibson - Aug 07, 2020 - Biz Releases

One Kelowna cannabis retailer says recent changes allowing people to buy cannabis by phone and online don’t go far enough. Steven Jones owns and operates Cannabission in Kelowna’s Mission and says he welcomes the move, but wishes that it had gone a little further. “It does reduce the amount of time in the store, but essentially, you’re just saving […]

New Central Mountain Air flights
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 06, 2020 - Biz Releases

Central Mountain Air has announced new flights from Calgary to Kelowna, as well as Vancouver to Kamloops. They will run from Aug. 9 to Sept. 13. Flights are once a week on Monday mornings, from Calgary to Kelowna and from Vancouver to Kamloops – and back Friday evenings, from Kelowna to Calgary and Kamloops to […]

Celebrating local business
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 06, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Vernon Chamber is honouring local businesses. Nominations are open until Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence Awards. Online nomination form and descriptions of the categories can be found at the Vernon Chamber site. The event is presented by Valley First. Individual categories are: Small Business of the Year sponsored […]

Masks now mandatory on buses
Laura Brookes - Aug 06, 2020 - Biz Releases

Starting August 24, BC Transit will require all transit passengers to wear face coverings on buses, in partnership with TransLink and other transportation agencies. The new rule will apply province-wide in a concerted effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in British Columbia. “While face coverings will be mandatory, the policy will be implemented as an educational step without […]

Penticton to award businesses
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 06, 2020 - Biz Releases

Penticton’s 33rd annual Business Excellence Awards are open for nominations. The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce is looking for businesses that acknowledge both growth and development as an important part of their success, and make conscious choices to change the effects the business has on the area. Specifically, they are looking for businesses […]

City defends 5G technology
David Wylie - Aug 06, 2020 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna has something to say to 5G conspiracy theorists. “Some social media accounts have cited reports and studies that have been discredited by the scientific community about the supposed adverse health effects of 5G,” says Jazz Pabla, director of information services with the City of Kelowna, in an open letter. The city’s announcement of […]