Okanagan Biz

Five decades in real estate
Jon Manchester - Aug 12, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

Joe Pearson knows a thing or two about real estate. He should, after all; he’s been a Realtor for 50 years. Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board president Kim Heizmann recently awarded Pearson with a long-service pin. “We typically award, on average, 11 25-year pins each year. We have awarded 30-year pins, even the occasional 40-year pin. It […]

Former mill site finally sells
Chelsea Powrie - Aug 12, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

The sale of a mill site in Okanagan Falls long plagued by offers falling through has finally closed. The old Weyerhaeuser mill location, previously intended for purchase by a cannabis production company, has been sold for $6.8 million to an unnamed B.C. investment company by Sunniva Inc. “Finalizing the sale of the land in Okanagan Falls effectively completes the disposition […]

Top 40: Fiona Patterson
Contributed - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

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

Gold drags market down
The Canadian Press - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index lost more than 100 points Tuesday as the price of gold retreated and dragged down the materials sector on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The S&P/TSX composite index shed 108.49 points to 16,497.01. The materials sector, which includes the big gold miners, was the worst performing on the index. Shares […]

Moores Kelowna staying put
Laura Brookes - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

Moores Clothing for Men has confirmed its Kelowna store will remain open after the company announced it had filed for bankruptcy. A customer service representative told Castanet the Kelowna store on Harvey Avenue is not part of the restructure plan. Moores’ parent company, Tailored Brands, said over the weekend it will continue to operate most stores but […]

Music, food venue proposed
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

Plans have been made for a new food and music venue in downtown Kelowna. The three-storey building, whose backers applied for a development permit and variances earlier this week, will be known as Revelry Kelowna. It will be located on Ellis Street across from Okanagan Regional Library. “Our wide open, hall-style environment will offer spaces […]

Standing up for workers
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

You wouldn’t think an organization would have to launch a campaign to remind people to treat hospitality workers with respect, but here we are. The BC Restaurant and Food Services Association is standing up for its berated workers, who are taking heat from customers upset with their service in these unprecedented times. The BCRFA has […]

College, TOTA teaming up
Okanagan Edge Staff - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and Okanagan College are teaming up to provide help to tourism industry businesses manage COVID-19 challenges. The two organizations have signed a formal agreement as part of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Resiliency Program. Okanagan College staff will deliver one-hour, virtual counselling sessions based on expressed areas of need. Those subject areas […]

Apartment building proposed
Brendan Kergin - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

A 77-unit apartment is being pitched for a part of the former Mission Hill project in Kamloops. The project would see a five-storey, multi-family building constructed on the land southwest of the structure currently being built at 945 Victoria St. West, according to a report coming to Kamloops council this week. Originally, five buildings were proposed […]

Council will watch variances
Wayne Moore - Aug 11, 2020 - Okanagan Biz

City councillor Luke Stack says he will be watching the progress of an apartment development on Lawson Avenue very closely. Council was asked to consider rezoning the property at 1021 Lawson Ave. from the current two-dwelling housing zone to a medium density zone to facilitate the four-storey apartment building. The application was given unanimous approval, but the […]