Biz Releases

Fresh face at public works
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Regional district of the Okanagan-Similkameen is about to get a new public works manager. Janine Dougall, whom the RDOS calls “a dedicated local government professional with over 16 years regional district experience,” will step into the role starting April 10. Dougall will take the job after spending 13 years as the director of environmental […]

Thai Fusion reopens
Trevor Nichols - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

After being shuttered for more than four months in the wake of an arson attack, Thai Fusion has once again reopened. The popular West Kelowna restaurant was forced to close in early October after someone broke in during the night and set the restaurant on fire. The fire did significant damage, and cost owners Atsawin (Luke) […]

Mall rainchecks coming
Jon Manchester - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

Orchard Park shoppers, have no fear: the gift cards are coming. The Kelowna shopping centre was overwhelmed with response to a free gift card promotion leading up to Christmas, leaving thousands of customers with rainchecks for the $20 cards. The rainchecks were handed out with a Jan. 31 expiry date, but even though it’s almost […]

The future of the Okanagan
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The provincial government’s 2017/2018 budget has been met with mixed reactions across the province, but what does it mean for the Okanagan? Next month, the Urban Development Institute will present the UDI Okanagan Luncheon, which will feature a crack panel put together to untangle the budget and look at what it means for the region. […]

Weekend Winemaker’s Cup
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 23, 2017 - Biz Releases

The competition among B.C. wineries is fierce, but when it spills over onto the ski hill this weekend it’s bound to get even fiercer. Winemaker’s, proprietors, vineyard managers and other’s from BC’s wine industry will come  together this weekend to compete in the 10th Annual Cellar-Tek Winemaker’s Cup at Big White Ski Resort. The competition, […]

Fly from Kelowna to Europe?
Trevor Nichols - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

Kelowna has enough passenger traffic to support a flight to Europe, and staff at Kelowna International Airport are getting close to making one happen. Airport Director Sam Samaddar revealed the information at a Greater Westside Board of Trade luncheon Feb. 22, telling the crowd there is a market for a flight from Kelowna to Europe at […]

$35 per person for SOEC
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

The South Okanagan Events Centre complex is expected to cost about $35.26 per capita next year – an increase of about $1.70 over last year. Overall, the complex, which includes the SOEC, the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre, Memorial Arena and the Okanagan Hockey School, brought in nearly $1.7 million in revenue last year, compared […]

Your say on finances
Okanagan Edge Staff - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

The Regional District of the Central Okanagan is in the midst of preparing its five-year financial plan, and it wants to hear from you. The district is hosting a series of public meetings where it will review its proposed 2017-2021 financial plan, and it’s looking for feedback from the public. Those meeting will be held […]

Telus Kelowna Cup is back
Madison Reeve - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

Big White will host the third annual Telus Kelowna Cup this March. The ski and snowboard race is on Saturday March 4 with all proceeds going to support amateur children’s racing through the Big White Ski Club. Last season, the race raised $27,714 for the KGH Giving Giggles campaign. The cup was brought back in 2015 after a 20-year-hiatus from the resort. The day […]

Safety net for softwood
Dustin Godfrey - Feb 22, 2017 - Biz Releases

An Okanagan member of Parliament is joining calls on the federal government to ensure the softwood lumber industry is safeguarded from potential protectionist policies south of the border. South Okanagan – West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings made a call for loan guarantees for forestry companies in the House of Commons, as the threat of a duty […]