Biz Releases

Preparing for pot shops
Kate Bouey - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

The City of Enderby plans to continue to deny business licences to marijuana shops as long as the drug remains illegal under the Criminal Code, but staff want to be ready to deal with them. “While the retail of marijuana is illegal under the Criminal Code, prospective owners of dispensaries and compassion clubs are making […]

Splatsin, SilverStar MOU
Kate Bouey - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Splatsin First Nation and SilverStar Mountain Resort have signed an memorandum of understanding to work to protect and enhance cultural resources on the mountain. The agreement also opens discussion on economic opportunities for both parties. Tsuqqwtsin, the name of the Silver Star Mountain area in the eastern Secwepemctsin dialect, is of cultural significance to […]

GoFund track lawyers
Kate Bouey - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Okanagan Equestrian Society is racing to raise cash for its court battle against the City of Vernon over Kin Race Track. A ten-day hearing begins in a New Westminster courtroom on Mar. 13. The society has started a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise $30,000 of the funds needed for the court case. “We have to raise at […]

Inventor opens workshop
Kate Bouey - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

An inventor is opening his workshop in Vernon to those who like to tinker with machines and tools and are fascinated by electricity. ‘A Morning with an Inventor’ is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives which has teamed up with local businesses, organizations and experts who have […]

How the Valley stands up
Trevor Nichols - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

A new infographic, just released by the Okanagan Young Professionals Collective, showcases the benefits of living and working in the Okanagan. Illustrating everything from region’s mild climate and shorter commutes to its comparatively low homes prices, the infographic acts as a visual reference for many of the go-to reasons people chose to live here. It’s […]

Chamber turns 110
Colin Dacre - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

Dignitaries met on the front steps of Penticton City Hall on Monday to celebrate a birthday. In recognition of the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce 110th anniversary this year, Mayor Andrew Jakubeit proclaimed “Chamber Week.” Chamber President Michael Magnusson said a strong chamber is crucial for a city. “We couldn’t do it without […]

Tiny library on your street?
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

Applications are now open the City of Kelowna’s summer grant projects. The city and the Central Okanagan Foundation are once again offering their neighbourhood grants, which each year match as much as $1,000 to support resident-driven projects that “foster neighbourhood connection and engagement.” The point of the grants, according to City of Kelowna Representative Tom […]

Restaurant week underway
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and Winecrish have teamed up for a new event aimed at promoting good, local food and helping charity. During the Winecrush Restaurant Week, which is taking place in  the Penticton area from Feb 17-26, local restaurants are showcasing some of their best, locally sourced menu items and […]

Sun Peaks fastest growing
Jon Manchester - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

Sun Peaks is B.C.’s fastest-growing resort municipality, according to recently released census information. The census showed a 66 per cent population increase between 2011 and 2016 at the resort near Kamloops. That growth compares to a five per cent national rate over that period and 5.6 in B.C. “We knew that we had grown well beyond our 2011 […]

Business split on minimum
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 20, 2017 - Biz Releases

Businesses in Penticton appear to have no single voice on how to deal with the minimum wage, as demands return for a bump to $15 per hour. Leadership in the Penticton and Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Penticton Association gave some input on the question, as a provincial campaign sets its crosshairs on the […]