Biz Releases

Neighbour didn’t want hotel
Wayne Moore - May 28, 2024 - Biz Releases

Negotiations between the Mark Anthony Group and owners of a neighbouring property fell apart, killing plans for a boutique hotel and forcing the developer to pivot to a new, smaller design. In order to construct the 12-storey on the former Keg Restaurant site at the corner of Water Street and Lawrence Avenue, a no-build covenant […]

One property, 19 townhomes
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

Innocept Developments wants to take densification to an impressive level with its newest project. The Western Canadian company, whose development office is in Kelowna, has applied to the city to rezone 1508 Highland Dr. from infill to townhome housing. If approved, Innocept would then ask to build 19 townhomes on the 0.6 acre property, which […]

Signalytic reaches summit
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

A Vancouver startup that enables remote health-care facilities to generate and share data has won the Okanagan Angel Summit. Signalytic took home the $195,000 investment prize during last week’s finale in Kelowna. The company, along with five others, gave live pitches to the group of Okanagan investors, and they picked Signalytic as the winner. “The […]

Top 50 BC wines to be unveiled
Chelsea Powrie - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

The 45th annual Okanagan Spring Wine Festival is coming up in Penticton, and there are some format changes this year. On Friday, June 7, the event will kick off with the British Columbia Wine Awards-BC Top 50, revealing results from a panel of esteemed professional wine judges tasting the entries. For the first time, in […]

Chamber wants boats allowed
Connor McDowell - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is questioning the idea of banning out-of-province boats in B.C. this season, instead calling for more funding to screen out invasive mussels. As tourism season approaches, the threat of invasive mussels spreading into the Okanagan from out of province is growing. In October, the Okanagan Water Basin Board called for a temporary […]

Housing starts need to pick up
Wayne Moore - May 27, 2024 - Biz Releases

The City of Kelowna finds itself lagging below the level needed to achieve housing targets imposed through the Housing Accelerator Fund. The city received $31.5 million from the federal fund late last year with one of the goals required to receive the entire amount: a target of permitting 7,430 residential units by 2026. Figures released […]

Wellness event at Bertram Park
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Anyone looking to improve themselves is invited to a wellness event in Bertram Creek Regional Park. Letting Go will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Bertram Creek amphitheatre. The event will support the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Kelowna chapter. Jaime Morgan will deliver a speech about how to embrace positivity […]

Chamber tourney big success
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna Chamber of Commerce raised more than $2,500 during its 39th annual golf tournament earlier this week. Chamber members and guests hit the links on Wednesday at Harvest Golf Club. The event attracted 152 golfers and 29 sponsors, who enjoyed a day of golf before the rain came and then a banquet to cap off […]

Hot sauce company settles in
Casey Richardson - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

A homegrown hot sauce and pepper company now based in Cawston is busy planting 3,000 seedlings into its farmland, with a goal of getting its brand across Canada. Stoke the Fire is owned and operated by partners in life and business, Stu Smith and Sarah “The Sauceress” Harper. The couple moved to the Similkameen just a […]

Airport upgrades coming along
Madison Reeve - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Kelowna International Airport is set to double in size over the next two years. YLW’s terminal expansion is well underway and is set to be complete in 2026. The expansion will double the size of the current departures lounge and add new food and beverage options for passengers. Media was given a tour of the […]