Biz Releases

Lift back as car raffle sponsor
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 08, 2023 - Biz Releases

Nearly $50,000 was raised for Kelowna’s Child Advocacy Centre during this year’s Father’s Day Car Raffle, and the corporate sponsor that helped make it happen will be back again in 2024. Lift Auto Group will once again be the title sponsor next year, and the groups will be giving away a snazzy new car as […]

Lumby poised to lose bank
Tracey Prediger - Nov 08, 2023 - Biz Releases

Scotiabank customers in Lumby will have to travel to Vernon next year if they want to do any in-person banking. Customers are being notified by mail that the Lumby branch will be closing its doors next September. “After careful consideration of the market, we have decided to relocate our services at Lumby … to our […]

Interior Health needs employees
Rob Gibson - Nov 08, 2023 - Biz Releases

Interior Health is recruiting for its new Rutland Urgent and Primary Care Centre. IH is hosting a networking event at Kelowna Yacht Club on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The event is focused on family physicians and nurse practitioners for the new Rutland Urgent and Primary Care Centre opening soon. This will be the third centre of its kind […]

Two-bedroom rent falling
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

After eight consecutive months of increasing average rental prices for two-bedroom homes in the Central Okanagan, that figure has now dropped for three months in a row. Castanet’s classifieds data found the average asking price for a two-bedroom unit dropped nearly $100 to $2,177 in October. That is down nearly $250 from its high of […]

Businesses have their say
Kristen Holliday - Nov 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

Three business associations will soon release the results of a survey highlighting challenges faced this year by Kamloops businesses, including issues related to crime and street disorder. Kamloops and District Chamber of Commerce, Kamloops Central Business Improvement Association and North Shore Business Improvement Association partnered to conduct the 2023 Impacts Survey. Businesses in Kamloops and […]

Davison Orchards buys land
Jon Manchester - Nov 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

A high-profile property at the foot of Vernon’s Bella Vista Road has sold. Laura Shaw with Davison Orchards confirms the popular agri-tourism and farm operation has added to its empire with the purchase. Aside from its landmark farm and market on Bella Vista, Davison Orchards also farms a large property on St. Anne’s Road in […]

Project parking under microscope
Wayne Moore - Nov 07, 2023 - Biz Releases

Residents who live in the first phase of a development on Denali Drive at the base of Dilworth Drive don’t want their new neighbours to use their driveways as a turnaround area. At least some on city council agreed. The debate is over visitor parking on what is a strata-owned roadway between the already completed […]

Pela founder shares knowledge
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 06, 2023 - Biz Releases

The Kelowna man who created Pela and Lomi after building a massive toy distribution company has written a book full of business lessons. Brad Pedersen’s Startup Santa: A Toymaker’s Tale of 10 Business Lessons Learned from Timeless Toys will launch on Tuesday (Nov. 7). Pedersen covers everything he has learned over the last three decades, […]

OSF hires fruit sales leader
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 06, 2023 - Biz Releases

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has hired a new vice-president of sales and business development. John Freitas is now in charge of driving OSF’s sales and business development strategies, fostering new partnerships and expanding the reach of the Arctic apple varieties. “John’s appointment is a significant step in advancing the company’s mission and ensuring the continued growth […]

Indoor market season underway
Kristen Holliday - Nov 06, 2023 - Biz Releases

Kamloops Farmers’ Market is heading indoors for the winter, with a selection of vendors ready to set up at a new location on the North Shore. The first indoor winter market of the season was held at the Mount Paul Community Food Centre on Saturday. The outdoor market wrapped up on Oct. 28. “Shopping at the […]