Biz Releases

Bertram plans resubmitted
Wayne Moore - Nov 14, 2023 - Biz Releases

After allowing a development permit to lapse, BC Housing has again submitted applications for permits needed for its 20-storey affordable rental housing project on Bertram Street. The property at 1451 Bertram St. was cleared months ago, but development and development variance permits issued in early October 2021 lapsed. Permits expire after two years of inactivity. […]

Townhouses under microscope
Wayne Moore - Nov 14, 2023 - Biz Releases

West Kelowna city council will be asked to approve development and development variance permits for a townhouse development proposed for a hillside property. The property at 2102 Shannon Ridge Dr. is 2.4 acres in size with an upper and lower bench, and a steep forested area at the rear. Given the geography, a site-specific text […]

Kelowna company making waves
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 10, 2023 - Biz Releases

A Kelowna company is starting to garner some national attention. The Globe and Mail’s fifth annual list of Canada’s Top Growing Companies included Kelowna-based Advanced Home Care Solutions at No. 12. Kris Stewart founded the company in 2011, using her background in nursing and health-care management in both Canada and the U.S. to provide high-quality, […]

City pursues building grant
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 10, 2023 - Biz Releases

The City of Penticton is moving forward with a grant application to fund low- to mid-income rental housing at a municipally owned empty plot in the south end of town. Purchased for $1.46 million in 2020, the property at 2509 South Main St. was previously the site of the Shielings Motel. It was purchased as part […]

Merger means new name
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 09, 2023 - Biz Releases

The first provincewide credit union is set to take shape now that the members of Interior Savings and Gulf & Fraser have voted to merge. The credit unions have 53 branches that serve more than 160,000 members, who voted between Oct. 20 and Nov. 6. Interior Savings members voted 87.8% in favour of the move, […]

Living wage up substantially
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 09, 2023 - Biz Releases

If you think you are paying more to live these days, you are very likely correct. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, BC Office and Living Wage for Families BC released their annual Living Wage Update report this week. It determines the hourly rate two parents working full-time must earn to support a family of […]

Forest companies get funding
Kristen Holliday - Nov 09, 2023 - Biz Releases

Two Merritt-based companies are joining forces for a project intended to recover and make full use of leftover forest materials traditionally left behind and burned in slash piles. In a news release, the Forest Enhancement Society of B.C. announced it will be providing funding to Valley Carriers, a trucking and specialty transportation company, and Stuwix […]

Short-term rentals in peril?
Chelsea Powrie - Nov 09, 2023 - Biz Releases

Roughly half of all current licensed short-term rental operators in Penticton will no longer be legal in their current form once incoming provincial legislation takes effect in 2024, according to a recent report from municipal staff. City council received that report on Tuesday, outlining preliminary findings since the news dropped in October that B.C. would soon be […]

Changes coming for gig drivers
Cindy White - Nov 09, 2023 - Biz Releases

Expect to see the B.C. government table new legislation in the next couple of weeks to address the concerns of drivers who work for ride-hailing and food delivery apps. After public consultations around the province over the past year, the Ministry of Labour had narrowed down the major concerns of workers in the sector that […]

COEDC seeks advisory members
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 08, 2023 - Biz Releases

Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission is looking for a few good business people. The commission is looking for new additions to its 2024 advisory committee, putting out the call for expressions of interest from those in agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace and aviation, health, cannabis, and retail and small business sectors. The advisory committee consists of individuals […]