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Market immune to COVID-19
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

Recession? What recession? That’s what the British Columbia Real Estate Association is asking these days, as the province’s housing market barges full steam ahead during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization’s latest market intelligence report, The Unusual World of Pandemic Economics, believes it has the reasons behind the recent housing market highs. “The COVID-19 recession has […]

Expand nursing skills at OC
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

Continuing studies courses at Okanagan College cover a wide variety of careers. There are even two nursing programs for people to advance their skills, including the perianesthesia nursing certificate course. Perianesthesia nurses provide care to patients undergoing or recovering from anesthesia. Kayley Herman is one nurse who took the OC course, and she received funding […]

Vernon’s best biz nominated
Jon Manchester - Sep 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

The nominees have been announced for the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Business Excellence Awards. Residents put forward 258 nominations for businesses, non-profits and individuals in 10 categories. Of those, 134 nomination packages were received from the nominated businesses. “Thank you to the public for their thoughtful and passionate endorsements of business owners and non-profit […]

Grape harvest well underway
Miriam Halpenny - Sep 09, 2020 - Biz Releases

Harvest season is just beginning at Kelowna’s Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and winemaker Michael Alexander believes it’s going to be another great year. “Once the grapes start to change colour and veraison happens, that’s when we really start checking the vineyards more. We’ve got a team of fantastic growers. We work with 12 different growers,” Alexander […]

Housing impact webinar on tap
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 08, 2020 - Biz Releases

Urban Development Institute Okanagan will take a look at the future of real estate in the valley later this month. The organization has invited Mortgage Professionals Canada president and CEO Paul Taylor to deliver a presentation via webinar on Thursday, Sept. 24. It will examine the highlights and low points of the government’s response to […]

Voices Unheard needs voices
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 08, 2020 - Biz Releases

Producers of the web-based program Voices Unheard are looking for guests to appear on the final episodes of this year’s season. Voices Unheard is a weekly live-streamed series produced by Kelowna-based Unicorns.LIVE in partnership with Kelowna Pride Society, and its purpose it bring awareness to all underrepresented members of society. Guests do not need to be exclusively LGBT2Q+, […]

Sanitizer stations downtown
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 08, 2020 - Biz Releases

Downtown Kelowna Association, Tourism Kelowna and FortisBC have all teamed up to make life just a little bit safer for those visiting the Central Okanagan’s largest city. The groups have unveiled community safe travel tips and hand sanitizer stations in four public locations. The stations will highlight 10 safe travel tips and free sanitizer at […]

Electric vehicles offer rebates
Okanagan Edge Staff - Sep 08, 2020 - Biz Releases

A new provincial program will allow businesses to earn rebates if they use electric vehicles. The CleanBC Specialty-Use Vehicle Incentive program, also known as SUVI, will offer rebates that range from $1,700 to $50,000 per vehicle. It is available for businesses, local and regional governments, and non-profit organizations that purchase five or fewer vehicles. “We’re […]

Restaurants want winter patios
Casey Richardson - Sep 08, 2020 - Biz Releases

Oliver town council will be getting a request from BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association, the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, and the BC Craft Brewers Guild on Tuesday, asking it to accept applications for winterized patios. The organizations point to the benefits experienced this summer with patios amid COVID-19 challenges. ”It has helped build confidence in dining out […]

Therapeutic farm to sell land
Colin Dacre - Sep 08, 2020 - Biz Releases

An animal sanctuary and therapeutic farm in Kelowna is being forced to put its property up for sale and find a new home as it struggles with the financial fallout of COVID-19. Arion Therapeutic Farm announced this week revenues are down 54% from the same time last year. Summer is typically when the farm generates […]