Columnists


USMCA’s impact on wine
Contributed - Feb 27, 2019 - Columnists

By Nikita Gush and Dennis Ryan On Nov. 30, the U.S., Canada, and Mexico signed a new North American free trade agreement called the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA). This agreement claims to have modernized its 25-year-old predecessor, NAFTA, which, among other things, will affect Canada’s wine industry. In B.C., the wine industry […]

Time to list is now
Bill Hubbard - Feb 26, 2019 - Columnists

Realtors this time of year hear the same phrase over and over: “I want to wait till spring.” However, it is actually a mistake to wait for the market to heat up in the spring. Why? Because that is what everyone does. The buyers come out in January, especially when we had a relatively warm […]

Top 40: Heather Sharpe
Kirk Penton - Feb 22, 2019 - Columnists

Okanagan Edge and the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce are partnering to showcase some of the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs through the “Top 40 Over 40” program. Sponsored by BDO, the “Top 40 Over 40” recognizes high-achieving professionals in our community and showcases their accomplishments. This marks the fifth year the chamber has conducted a “Top 40” showcase. Honourees […]

Biz 1-on-1: Paul Blaha
Visland Media - Feb 19, 2019 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. The show covers […]

Biz 1-on-1: Randy Karren
Visland Media - Feb 12, 2019 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. The show covers […]

Don’t buy your assessment
Bill Hubbard - Feb 11, 2019 - Columnists

Tax assessments should really not be used for an assessment of true value on your property. Why? First, you have to remember that the person—or machine—that is putting the value on your property has never seen it. They have no idea of its condition, floor plan, renovations or lack of renovations. Also, the assessment can be as […]

Biz 1-on-1: Ron Loudoun
Visland Media - Jan 29, 2019 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. The show covers […]

Faces of OKGNtech: Rob Dawson
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 29, 2019 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]

Biz 1-on-1: Hadi Feltham
Visland Media - Jan 23, 2019 - Columnists

Produced by Kelowna’s Visland Media, Biz 1-on-1 is an interview series that explores the lives of some of the most interesting business people in North America. Host Randy Lennon sits down with CEOs and founders of a diverse selection of businesses, talking with them about their vision, passion, and experiences building and running their company. […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 10, 2019 - Columnists

A strong community can promote new ideas and ensure accountability. It can also act as motivation, support and even provide a little friendly competition. The power of community is undeniable, and the Okanagan tech community is no exception. Our community is strong and growing with record speed, and maintaining connections through a period of growth […]