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Kaleden winter market Saturday
Casey Richardson - Nov 17, 2023 - Biz Releases

Take this Saturday to cruise through a quaint community on the side of Skaha Lake and support some local crafters at Kaleden’s fourth annual Progressive Winter Market. Vendors, artisans, wineries, a brewery, art galleries and more will be scattered throughout more than a dozen locations. The self-driven holiday shopping experience has been a hit since changing up […]

German company buys Sad Panda
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 16, 2023 - Biz Releases

An Okanagan video game creator is now in German hands and looking forward to what the future will bring. Sad Panda Studios, which was founded in 2016 by Morgan Long and her two best friends, has been sold to Phoenix Games, a Germany-based company that specializes in acquiring and enhancing game studios. Sad Panda is […]

Three-bedroom homes proposed
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 16, 2023 - Biz Releases

New Town Architecture + Engineering has submitted plans to the City of Kelowna to build nearly three dozen three-bedroom townhomes in Rutland. The development would be located at 250, 270 and 280 Homer Rd., which are currently the sites of three single-family homes. The project would consist of six buildings, which would be home to […]

Bannister buys Kia Penticton
Chelsea Powrie - Nov 16, 2023 - Biz Releases

Bannister Automotive Group is expanding in Penticton, having recently taken over Kia Penticton. On Nov. 1, the group, which also operates Bannister Chev Penticton, took over the dealership on Duncan Avenue. As part of the celebration of the new ownership, it is working with the Salvation Army to help stock the shelves at the local […]

PCL wins Coldstream contract
Jon Manchester - Nov 16, 2023 - Biz Releases

Coldstream has awarded the contract to construct the municipality’s new public works building to PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. The project is valued at $9,315,029. PCL will also provide renovations to the Coldstream firehall, with a total budget request of $10,915,000 for the combined work, according to the district. Sahuri & Associates was previously chosen for […]

Winter tourism looking strong
Madison Reeve - Nov 16, 2023 - Biz Releases

Despite many Canadians living simpler lives due to sky-high inflation rates, the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association anticipates a strong winter season. “A lot of the snowbirds that come to this part of the world and used to maybe go to the United States are seeing this as a better value,” TOTA chief executive officer Ellen […]

RainStick cracks Time list
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 15, 2023 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company has attracted the attention of Time magazine, which recently unveiled its annual list of best inventions. RainStick Shower, which is an appliance for both residential and commercial spaces, earned a spot on this year’s list of 200 exciting new products and ideas. Rainstick Shower addresses the pressing issues of water and energy […]

OK Frozen Dough expands
Cindy White - Nov 15, 2023 - Biz Releases

An Armstrong business is expanding and opening a new manufacturing facility in Alberta. OK Frozen Dough CEO Bruce Glaicar said the expansion will allow the company to better serve its current customer base. Nothing will change at the Armstrong facility, which will remain the headquarters. The new plant in Balzac, Alta. will allow for more […]

Vendors facing cash crunch
Cindy White - Nov 15, 2023 - Biz Releases

A new survey conducted for business insights platform Givex finds that 71% of British Columbians think inflation will impact their gift-giving plans this holiday season. For vendors at local craft markets, that could be cause for concern. “A lot of them, this is their full-time job. Some of them, they just do this on the weekends, but regardless, they […]

Vandalism help coming soon
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 14, 2023 - Biz Releases

Uptown Rutland Business Association is reminding brick-and-mortar business owners that the application window to receive funding for vandalism repairs and prevention will open next week. The provincial government will be giving $10.5 million in rebates to businesses to address the rising costs of vandalism repairs and vandalism prevention. The BC Chamber of Commerce will administer […]