Biz Releases

Osoyoos-opoly proves popular
Sarah Crookall - May 13, 2024 - Biz Releases

Locals and tourists alike can now own their favourite Osoyoos destinations—with Monopoly money, that is. Osoyoos-opoly, “a fun game celebrating Canada’s only desert,” hit Home Hardware shelves last week. Samantha Peter, Osoyoos-opoly designer and Home Hardware sales associate, sprawled out with coloured pens, pulling up a poster board on her coffee table with “a million […]

Pedestrian plaza coming soon
Brayden Ursel - May 13, 2024 - Biz Releases

Meet Me on Bernard, Kelowna’s annual conversion of Bernard Avenue to a pedestrian plaza, is returning this year in two phases. The 200 block from Water Street to Lawrence Avenue will open to pedestrians only on the May Long Weekend, while the 300 block will open on Canada Day. “This will be year four of […]

New board at Tourism Kelowna
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 10, 2024 - Biz Releases

Tourism Kelowna held its annual general meeting on Thursday, and it welcomed six new elected and two new appointed members to its board of directors. New to the fold this year are Clee Varon of Iconic Wines of BC, Daniel Ruel of PR Hotels, Jason Guyitt of Argus Hotels, Jillian Haller of Kelowna Concierge, Shauna […]

Kelowna jobless rate drops
The Canadian Press - May 10, 2024 - Biz Releases

The national job numbers from April were solid, and that was also the case in the Central Okanagan. Statistics Canada released its Labour Force Survey on Friday, and it found Metro Kelowna’s unemployment rate fell by half a percentage point last month, landing at 4.9%. The region’s jobless rate has fallen every month since it […]

Winning business has teeth
Tracey Prediger - May 10, 2024 - Biz Releases

Sage Dental Hygiene emerged victorious taking the top spot in this year’s Community Future’s Enterprize Challenge. Jenna Smith’s mobile dental hygiene will cater to seniors who have dementia or reduced functions, bringing the teeth cleaning service to them. She told the judges and audience members mouth or tooth pain is why the majority of seniors […]

Almost time to go racing
Wayne Moore - May 10, 2024 - Biz Releases

If all goes well, Kelowna’s first indoor go-kart track will be ready to welcome racers before the end of the month. Kelowna Karting is the brainchild of professional race car driver Scott Hargrove, who has been busy transforming the former Campion Marine site on Campion Street into a 30,000 square foot indoor go-karting experience. “This […]

Troika moves on Barlee project
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

Troika Management Corp. has submitted a development permit application for its fourth rental project in just over a year. The company has applied to the City of Kelowna for its Barlee Road building, which follows in the footsteps of its 500 Asher, 285 Dougall and 1110 Lawson developments that are in various stages of planning […]

Cheese, meat vendors added
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

The second annual Kelowna Cheese and Meat Festival has added a third group of vendors, so more tickets have been released for the delicious event. The exclusive boutique event will take place on Saturday, May 25, at Laurel Packinghouse and will showcase an impressive selection of artisan cheeses, top-quality cured meats and fine accompaniments, elevating […]

Fossil fuel funding will continue
Kristen Holliday - May 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

A recommendation to put a stop to fossil fuel funding for two municipal government conferences sparked debate among local elected officials last week, with the group ultimately voting to defeat the motion. Brian Guy, a Vernon councillor, spoke to the resolution at the Southern Interior Local Government Association conference in Kamloops last week, saying he […]

JYSK ready to open new digs
Colin Dacre - May 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

JYSK has announced it will re-open in Kelowna at its new location at Orchard Plaza on May 18. The previous Kelowna location of the home decor store closed down last year, to make room for a new massive development in the Dilworth Shopping Centre area, which will include 490 rental units and about 15,000 square feet of […]