Biz Releases


Old Navy ready to set sail
Brendan Kergin - Oct 15, 2020 - Biz Releases

Old Navy has announced when it will be coming in to port at Aberdeen Mall. The nautically named—though not nautically themed—clothing store will open its doors Saturday, Oct. 31, according to the Aberdeen Mall website. News of the store’s plans came a year before. A spokesperson for the store previously told Castanet that the opening was slated […]

Affordable housing gets OK
John Lawless - Oct 15, 2020 - Biz Releases

A new affordable housing facility project is off the ground after Vernon city council approved the rezoning of three lots near the airport. The property at 6309 Okanagan Landing Rd. made the switch from rural residential to low-rise apartment residential, and the properties at 6321 and 6335 Okanagan Landing Rd. shifted from airport residential to […]

Best business finalists named
Colin Dacre - Oct 15, 2020 - Biz Releases

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce has announced 32 finalists in 13 categories for its annual business excellence awards. The 33rd edition of the annual awards gala will be, of course, virtual due to the pandemic. “Our independent chamber judging panel reviewed all completed applications from the 146 nominations we received since mid-summer,” chamber president Jeffrey Robinson […]

SpeakEasy can process on site
Chelsea Powrie - Oct 14, 2020 - Biz Releases

Canada’s largest single outdoor cannabis crop harvest is now approved to be processed on site at Rock Creek’s SpeakEasy Cannabis. The company has received an amendment to its licence to allow 13,300 square feet of its 53,200 square foot new facility to be used for processing, with the further 39,000 square feet earmarked for flower production for an […]

Accelerate your digital presence
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 14, 2020 - Biz Releases

The heartbeat of the Okanagan’s technology sector is looking to help local businesses get a little more digital in these challenging times. Accelerate Okanagan, which is the valley’s tech incubator, has created the Digital Economy: Rapid Response + Resiliency (DER3) Program to connect small businesses with digital service providers and subject matter experts to help […]

Librarian pens children’s book
Amandalina Letterio - Oct 14, 2020 - Biz Releases

 A Kamloops man has written a children’s book about his late cat and hopes to have it on shelves by December. Dennis Staginnus is a teacher-librarian at Kamloops School of the Arts and McGowan Park Elementary. He works full-time, and then writes and illustrates in the mornings and evenings. Staginnus is no first-time writer. You can […]

Lighthouse on West Kelowna horizon?
Colin Dacre - Oct 14, 2020 - Biz Releases

West Kelowna city council has postponed its decision on a large lighthouse proposed for a winery near Goats Peak to allow for public feedback. Monette Farms purchased the 17-acre parcel at 2789 Hwy. 97 South in 2019 with plans of developing the property into a 12-acre estate vineyard and winery. “We wanted this place to […]

Chamber directors wanted
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Lake Country Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual general meeting next week, and it is still accepting nominations for its board of directors. The meeting will take place on Zoom between 6 and 7 p.m., and anyone joining the call via computer, tablet or smartphone will be able to ask questions and vote […]

App before appies for safety
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

You can now be certain your favourite restaurant has come up with a COVID-19 safety plan before you walk through its doors. The BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association has created the Restoring Confidence app, which launches this week with the intention of assuring restaurant, pub, winery and brewery patrons they will be safe. It can […]

More 5G service in Okanagan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Oct 13, 2020 - Biz Releases

Rogers today launched its 5G service in more B.C. communities, including several throughout the Okanagan. The technology features ultra-low latency for near-instantaneous responsiveness, allowing clients on the Rogers Infinite and Rogers for Business Shared Unlimited Data plans to have have access to the most advanced wireless technology. The 5G service was introduced to areas like […]