Okanagan Biz


Tolko workers moving on
Kirk Penton - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The push is on to get those affected by the permanent closure of Kelowna’s Tolko saw mill back in the workforce. “They’re starting to look in other places for work, and a lot of them aren’t going back into our industry, which is sad,” United Steelworkers Local 1-423 Kelowna president Pat McGregor said this week. […]

RibFest backs Interior Savings
Wayne Moore - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Organizers of Kelowna’s annual RibFest have come out in support of their title sponsor following a staged protest by animal rights activists earlier this week. “We thank Interior Savings for their support of our RibFest event over the past four years,” said RibFest organizer Chris Murphy with the Rotary Club of Kelowna-Sunrise. “With their help, and the help […]

Ella business leasing begins
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The nearly completed Ella towner in downtown Kelowna is ready to start leasing commercial space. HM Commercial Group announced Thursday that it will be handling the duties of finding businesses to move into the street-level spaces of the building, which is located at the corner of Ellis Street and Lawrence Avenue. Ella is a 20-storey […]

Kelowna company slides to glory
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The parent company of Kelowna’s Formashape Composites was a big winner at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo this week in Orlando. WhiteWater is Formashape’s parent company, and it won three Brass Ring Awards this week for the water rides it has produced around the world. All three honours came in the […]

Doctors get housing help
Colin Dacre - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The City of Penticton is putting up $30,000 to provide subsidized housing for locum doctors filling in at the hospital. City councillors heard a presentation Tuesday from Dr. Brian Forzley and Dr. David Stoll, members of the Penticton Medical Staff Association. The pair said housing has become one of the largest barriers to attracting physicians, […]

Get high quickly with Lexaria
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

A Kelowna company that produces a drug delivery platform has found through testing that its technology can work even faster than before. Lexaria Bioscience has developed additional enhancements for its DehydraTech platform that delivers THC to the system in less than 10 minutes. The enhanced version is roughly twice as fast as traditional DehydraTECH and […]

Pihl to lead Third Space
Laura Brookes - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Third Space Life charity has announced the appointment of a new executive director. Jody Pihl stepped into the role effective Nov. 18, taking over the position from Allie Grey, who has served as executive director for the past three years and is preparing for a family move to Williams Lake. Pihl moved to Kelowna in […]

Starbright’s autism program ends
Sarita Patel - Nov 21, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

The autism program at Kelowna’s Starbright Children’s Development Centre will shut down Dec. 20 due to a lack of funding. The program gets its funding from parents of enrolled children and donations from the community. Despite all the funding from various charity events going directly to the program, it can no longer survive. “That would be the […]

Chun and Co. joining MNP
Okanagan Edge Staff - Nov 20, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

MNP and an Okanagan accounting firm are joining forces. Chun and Co., which is based in Kelowna, will be merging with MNP in February. MNP is the fifth largest national accounting and business consulting firm in Canada, and it was looking to expand its Okanagan presence. Chun and Co., meanwhile, was seeking to deliver more […]

Merrifield humbled by nod
Sarita Patel - Nov 20, 2019 - Okanagan Biz

Renee Merrifield, CEO and founder of Kelowna’s Troika Management Corp., has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. Merrifield made the top 100 list of Canada’s most powerful women for the third year in a row. This is the first time that a leader from the Okanagan has achieved the honour three […]