Biz Releases

Denim headliners announced
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 12, 2024 - Biz Releases

A wide range of critically acclaimed musical acts will be taking to the stage this summer when Denim on the Diamond returns to the plate for the sixth time. Grammy-nominated Tyler Hubbard, who was part of award-winning duo Florida Georgia line, will headline this year’s Thick as Thieves Entertainment event, which will be held Aug. […]

Penticton to honour top 40
Casey Richardson - Feb 12, 2024 - Biz Releases

Nominate your doctor, your elected official, your teacher or your neighbour for the inaugural Top 40 Over/Under 40 program. Penticton & Wine Country Chamber of Commerce and Kettle Valley Memorial have announced the launch of the top 40 program, with the aim of celebrating and recognizing exceptional Pentictonites. Twenty of the 40 award recipients will […]

Second chance for development
Wayne Moore - Feb 12, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna city council will get a chance to weigh in on a second development proposal for Hewetson Court in the Upper Mission. The development would be situated in an area surrounded on three sides by Kuiper’s Peak Mountain Park. The applicant is seeking to rezone the vacant property from large lot housing to townhouse housing […]

Townhome project at council
Wayne Moore - Feb 12, 2024 - Biz Releases

West Kelowna city council will consider a 20-unit townhouse project proposed for Gellatly Road. The proposal at 3830 Gellatly Rd. is for a mix of 20 townhomes, with two to five bedrooms, across four three-storey buildings. “The proposed townhouse development adds additional housing units and housing options in an existing residential neighbourhood on a site […]

Applications open for summit
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

Applications are now being accepted for the sixth annual Okanagan Angel Summit. The eight-week pitch program guides Okanagan-based investors and Western Canadian startups through the capital-raising process. It’s an opportunity for both new businesses to receive an investment of up to $200,000 and for investors to learn all about the world of angel investing. The […]

Jobless rate keeps climbing
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

Metro Kelowna’s unemployment rate in January hit its highest mark in nearly two years. Just five months removed from its lowest mark ever, the region’s jobless mark jumped nearly half a percent from December to 5.6%, according to Statistics Canada’s labour force survey released on Friday. The rate was just 2.5% in September but has […]

Arts centre gains momentum
Kristen Holliday - Feb 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

A prominent Kamloops businessman behind the initial plans for the long-proposed Kamloops performing arts centre said the building has been designed to meet the needs of the arts scene for decades to come. Ron Fawcett attended Tuesday’s council meeting, providing elected officials and members of the public with a look at plans for the performing […]

Project ready to get going
Luc Rempel - Feb 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

A City of Salmon Arm planning committee has recommended a development permit be reissued for a 140-unit mixed use building. During a meeting on Monday, the committee was asked to consider reissuing the permit, which had expired after being previously issued. Development permits expire after two years if significant construction is not underway. The committee […]

Vista believes in local radio
Cindy White - Feb 09, 2024 - Biz Releases

Bell Media is getting out of the radio business in most communities in the Okanagan. Its stations in Kelowna are among 45 the company is divesting across the country, along with outlets in Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Revelstoke and Osoyoos. They’re being sold to Vista Radio, which currently operates nearly 50 stations in three provinces and one territory. Vista […]

Chamber board voting underway
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 08, 2024 - Biz Releases

Maryse Harvey will be the next chairperson of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce board of directors, but it now needs to figure out who will serve with her. Electronic voting for new board directors has begun and will continue until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16. Chamber members as of Jan. 5 have received emails […]