Biz Releases

John’s lifetime achievement
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

Penticton realtor John Green has just been presented with a Remax lifetime achievement award. The award recognizes “highly successful” agents who have earned more than $3 million in commission and have been with the company for at least seven years. Less than six per cent of Remax agents are ever given the award. “John has […]

Vernon product on U.S. shelves
Trevor Nichols - Mar 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

True Leaf, the Vernon company that’s been making waves with its unique line of hemp-based pet chews, has signed a deal that will see its products line pet store shelves across California. The exclusive, three-year deal with Synchronicity Holistic of Pebble Beach, California will initially see three True Leaf Pet products hit  the market in April. […]

New Winners opens
Trevor Nichols - Mar 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

A brand new Winners has officially opened in Kelowna. The discount retailer threw open the doors of its new Orchard Plaza location at 9 a.m. this morning, letting in a line of customers that had snaked around the corner of the building in anticipation. The 2,700-square-metre retail space takes the place of the old Winners […]

Co+Lab thinks big
Trevor Nichols - Mar 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

In just a few days Kelowna’s Co+Lab will be undergoing the biggest expansion in its history. As Accelerate Okanagan takes up residence in the new Okanagan Centre for Innovation, Co+Lab will be swooping in to take over the accelerator’s old office space at 1405 St. Paul Street. This expansion will double Co+Lab’s floorspace from 6,000 to […]

Resort dream ripped away
Jon Manchester - Mar 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

The operators of Pinaus Lake Resort don’t know where to turn. After running the mountain lake fishing camp for 30 years, Arvid and Audrey Hoglund have been forced out by the threat of a landslide. “We know there’s no hope of reopening the resort, we just want to get our belongings out of there,” they […]

Kalamalka will close for work
Kate Bouey - Mar 28, 2017 - Biz Releases

An about-face by Vernon council has failed to appease some business owners who fear the consequences of closing the southern portion of Kalamalka Lake Road for road construction during the busy summer tourist season. In a lengthy and sometimes heated debate on Monday, council rejected its earlier plan for a long construction period involving single lane, […]

New home for Hampton
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 27, 2017 - Biz Releases

Kelowna’s Hampton Pools and Landscape has finished its move, and has now opened its brand new showroom. Located at 1525 Keehn Rd., the new retail office and showroom has a full design space, the capacity for retail sales and equipment displays. “Hampton Pools and Landscape has been in the Okanagan for over 14 years and […]

Prestige position for local teen
Trevor Nichols - Mar 27, 2017 - Biz Releases

An Okanagan teenager has officially entered the big leagues after landing a job at one of the country’s most prestigious restaurants. Seventeen-year-old Carson Bibby, an Okanagan College culinary arts program alumnus, was recently hired as chef de partie at the upmarket Ottawa restaurant Atelier. Atelier is known for pushing the culinary boundaries through its hyper-modern […]

Gov’t gives Tinhorn $25,000
Colin Dacre - Mar 27, 2017 - Biz Releases

The provincial government has handed Tinhorn Creek Vineyards in Oliver $25,000 to help with marketing. The funding is a part of $456,193 distributed to 15 B.C. wineries and breweries for Buy-Local initiatives, advertising campaigns and other promotions. “The Okanagan Valley is famous for its wine, and the wine created at Tinhorn Creek Vineyards, located on […]

Vernon’s woman of the year
Okanagan Edge Staff - Mar 27, 2017 - Biz Releases

It appears competition will be fierce for the Woman of the Year Award in Vernon this year. Vernon Women in Business announced today that a full dozen women from the community have been nominated for the honour in 2017. The Vernon Woman of the Year Award recognizes women in the Vernon community who display leadership in […]