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Council supports ALR project
Sarah Crookall - May 30, 2024 - Biz Releases

After a quiet response from the public, the Town of Osoyoos is taking the next steps to develop a Main Street property for a multi-family residence. On Tuesday, the municipality voted to submit an application to the Agricultural Land Commission to exclude 4704 Main Street, near Rattlesnake Canyon, from the Agricultural Land Reserve. No members […]

Restaurant turns to catering
Chelsey Mutter - May 30, 2024 - Biz Releases

The Okanagan Eatery is returning in a new form, as a catering business. The beloved brunch spot burned to the ground on July 4, 2023, in the Vernon downtown fire that destroyed multiple businesses. In a post to Facebook, owners of the eatery Chelsea and Dustin White announced they’re launching a mobile catering business. “We miss you […]

Too many under living wage
Nicholas Johansen - May 30, 2024 - Biz Releases

A new report has found that 35% of workers in Kelowna make less than a proposed “living wage” for the area. With B.C.’s minimum wage increasing to $17.40 per hour on Saturday, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a new report analyzing Statistics Canada data, urging the government to push the minimum wage higher. […]

KF Aerospace lands big deal
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 29, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s KF Aerospace will continue to train Canadian military pilots for at least the next quarter century. The company is one half of SkyAlyne, which on Wednesday was awarded an $11.2 billion contract to run the Future Aircrew Training program, also known as FAcT. It will reimagine training for the Royal Canadian Air Force, consolidating […]

North End grocery store opens
Kirk Penton - May 29, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s North End neighbourhood has its first full-fledged grocery store. Ellis St. Market opened its doors to the public on Wednesday at 11 a.m., and general manager Chris Hansen said the store will serve more than just North End residents. “There’s nothing like this in Kelowna, really,” Hansen said on Wednesday morning, a couple hours […]

Commercial project gets OK
Luc Rempel - May 29, 2024 - Biz Releases

Plans for a new food court and gas bar at the Main Street roundabout in Sicamous are set to move ahead after council agreed to issue the necessary development permits. Despite some reluctance from councillors, the motion to issue a development permit for the proposed build at 534 Main St. was approved at the May […]

Premier hears farmers’ plights
Sarah Crookall - May 29, 2024 - Biz Releases

Premier David Eby was in Osoyoos Tuesday, attending the Stronger Together: Pro-Agriculture Rally and speaking with South Okanagan farmers. “There’s a lot of hurt and anxiety here. And it’s important to be here firsthand to hear from the farmers,” Eby said. The rally kicked off at 2:30 p.m. with a couple hundred of attendees at […]

Night market debuts Thursday
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 28, 2024 - Biz Releases

Downtown businesses, artisans, crafters, local food producers, mobile food vendors and community-based entertainers will be on hand when Downtown Kelowna Association launches its night market this Thursday. The new, weekly event will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Kerry Park with comments from Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas and a ribbon cutting. Several buskers and […]

Suffering farmers to rally
Sarah Crookall - May 28, 2024 - Biz Releases

Farmers are rallying for support of the agriculture industry in the Stronger Together: Pro-Agriculture Rally in Osoyoos on Tuesday. From 2:30 to 4 p.m., the event, organized by the BC Fruit Growers Association, will have farmers and officials available to speak with members of the public at Gyro Park. Organizers claim “growers are feeling the […]

Rental project too dense
Wayne Moore - May 28, 2024 - Biz Releases

In a rare move, Kelowna city council has said no to a rental housing proposal. Council deemed the six-storey, 67-unit apartment at Glenmore and Highland drives to be too dense, despite being situated along a transit supportive corridor where council says it wishes more density. This was the second time a developer had attempted to […]