Biz Releases

Have tasting event at home
Miriam Halpenny - Oct 19, 2020 - Biz Releases

The BC Wine, Cider & Spirits Festival has launched its subscription box to support members this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall tasting event plans have been impacted across the province as a result of the pandemic. However there are still ways to enjoy B.C. wine. The festival’s monthly subscription box features six bottles of one […]

Layoffs at KF Aerospace
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Kelowna’s largest private employer to cut its workforce by nearly 150. KF Aerospace announced late Friday afternoon the pandemic has forced it to reduce its staffing level by 14% through voluntary long-term leaves, resignations, retirements and a “small number” of layoffs. The company performs maintenance and modifications in Kelowna and […]

Pela revenues taking off
Contributed - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Another business publication has released its list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, and a Kelowna company has cracked the top 10. Weeks after Vitalis Extraction Technology landed at No. 3 on the Globe and Mail’s second annual Top 400 list, Pela placed No. 9 in Canadian Business’ 32nd annual Fastest-Growing Companies feature. Pela produces biodegradable phone […]

Massive win for Upper Bench
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The third annual BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards crowned winners Thursday night, which included a big victory for Penticton’s Upper Bench Estate Winery. Its 2019 riesling was named wine of the year, presented at the virtual ceremony by the Lieutenant Governor of BC herself, Janet Austin. The award went to Upper Bench proprietors Shana and […]

Coldstream Games branches out
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

The owners of what is now Coldstream Games designed their first board game 30 years ago. It was handmade, and played by friends and family. Now the company has decided to share its games with the world. Coldstream Games recently produced its first board game for public consumption. It is called The Heist—The Museum of […]

Downtown project underway
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Work has begun on a six-storey, mixed-use development on Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna. According to the development and variance application from two years ago, the Worman Homes project will consist of three commercial retail units at street level, office space on the second and sixth floors, and 20 residential units on the third through […]

Kamloops hiring firefighters
Amandalina Letterio - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Ever thought about becoming a firefighter? Kamloops Fire Rescue is looking for paid, on-call firefighters. In a news release, KFR says it’s looking for “fit, motivated citizens who are committed to serving their communities.” KFR is looking for people who live near three stations: Fire Station No. 4, 615 Porterfield Road, serving Westsyde Fire Station No. 5, […]

Misfit returns for one night
Brendan Kergin - Oct 16, 2020 - Biz Releases

Like many other events, the Misfit Night Market was cancelled earlier this year due to COVID-19. But the idea is back in a new form. Jess Santos has organized the Misfit Night Market Pop-Up Shop, a one night retail outlet filled with products from local makers and artists. The one-off store at 443 Tranquille Rd. will open […]

Kelowna sets September record
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 15, 2020 - Biz Releases

It is already known that home sales have been hot in the Okanagan for the past few months, but a Realtor has shed some light on just how scorching the Kelowna market has been. Colin Krieg, who is a member of the The Krieg Family of Realtors, released data on Thursday showing that Kelowna set […]

Pandemic can’t dent rent
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 15, 2020 - Biz Releases

The numbers that show Kelowna’s housing and rental market is immune to the COVID-19 pandemic continue to pile up. The median rent price of a one-bedroom home in Kelowna dropped $50 in the last month, but the city still moved into the top five of most expensive cities in which to rent, according to statistics […]