Biz Releases

Third swing at downtown site
Wayne Moore - May 24, 2024 - Biz Releases

Plans for a 12-storey boutique hotel on the site of the former Keg building in downtown Kelowna have been put on the shelf. The Mark Anthony Group, which owns the property at the corner of Water Street and Lawrence Avenue, had proposed the hotel as part of a proposal to the city back in March. However, a […]

Interior’s top oil collectors
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

Six Interior businesses were among the top 30 collectors of used oil and antifreeze material in the province last year. Interchange Recycling on Thursday announced the winners of its fifth annual Top Collector Awards, which are given to the B.C. businesses that collecting the most used oil and antifreeze. The group is a non-profit organization […]

Enactus OC teams show well
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

A pair of Okanagan College teams both finished in the top six of their respective competitions at the Enactus Canada National Exposition in Toronto earlier this month. Enactus OC sent two student-led squads to Toronto, and they both made it past the semifinal round. Project Bee, which promotes bee conservation through education and habitat restoration, […]

Hostel house hits market
Wayne Moore - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

A for-sale sign has gone up in front of the Kelowna International Hostel on Pandosy Street. The property at 2343 Pandosy and the adjacent property on Christleton Avenue have been amalgamated into one title, according to the real estate listing. The properties are listed for $3.095 million. The present owner of the property began a development […]

The Bay strike comes to end
Josh Dawson - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

More than five months after unionized Hudson’s Bay Company workers at Aberdeen Mall walked off the job demanding wage increases, the unionized workers have finally come to an agreement with their employer. Jordan Lawrence, USW Local 1-417’s financial secretary, said the union’s members have ratified a new collective agreement with the company. In a notice […]

Peach, plum crops hurting
Sarah Crookall - May 23, 2024 - Biz Releases

South Okanagan fruit farmers are seeing a tougher-than-usual year, facing an especially bleak outlook for their peaches, nectarines and plums. Osoyoos’ Peach Hill Farm Market has been in business for nearly 30 years but is currently seeing one of the worst seasons throughout that time. “We have 100 per cent crop every year, but (this […]

Tee it up for kidney research
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 22, 2024 - Biz Releases

One in 10 people in B.C. and Yukon either lives with or is at risk of developing kidney disease, and the rate is increasing rapidly. The number of people suffering from the disease has increased by a whopping 60% over the last decade, which is why the B.C. and Yukon chapter of The Kidney Foundation […]

Fortune Creek opens downtown
Brayden Ursel - May 22, 2024 - Biz Releases

Fortune Creek is bringing its sausage, beef jerky and more to downtown Kelowna with the opening of a second location. Now open at 231 Bernard Ave., in the old location of Jack’s, Fortune Creek had a soft open last week and has been slowly letting customers come to them as people walk the strip. Manager […]

Westland food drive in June
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Westland Insurance is once again doing what it can to feed those who need a little support. The insurance company will be holding its annual food drive and fundraiser on Wednesday, June 5, with approximately 29 of its B.C. offices taking part in the community initiative. The branches, which include 12 in the Interior, are […]

Hockey camp adds golf
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 21, 2024 - Biz Releases

Hockey in the winter. Golf in the summer. When an NHL team is eliminated from the playoffs, they old saying is they hit the golf course. They are old fashioned, complementary sports. A Kelowna-based hockey school has decided to take advantage of the symmetry between hockey and golf, coming up with a new version for […]