Okanagan Biz

Wine program pursues diversity
Okanagan Edge Staff - 4:33 pm - Okanagan Biz

Black, Indigenous and people of colour who are interested in getting into the wine industry can get a leg up through an upcoming free education program. Vinica Education Society’s Equity in Wine Leadership program will begin in Kelowna on Feb. 21 and run for two months. The course helps break down barriers for British Columbians […]

Tiki bar seeks new operator
Okanagan Edge Staff - 1:35 pm - Okanagan Biz

Lake Okanagan Resort is going to have to find someone else to throw its beach parties this summer. Okanagan Beach Club, which had a 10-year lease to operate most of the resort’s amenities, is walking away after just two years. “We just decided to shut it down,” Okanagan Beach Club co-owner Ryan Hargreaves said Tuesday. […]

Creek takes centre stage in trial
Contributed - 11:12 am - Okanagan Biz

Partner Clay Williams recently teamed with FH&P associate Wendy Cheung to co-chair a very interesting trial in Kamloops. The case involved a creek from 1911 and how it may or may not have moved over time. Also, Williams and Cheung describe how a random anniversary plane ride in the 1990s was an important part of […]

Gas bar planned for Kamloops
Kristen Holliday - 10:28 am - Okanagan Biz

A new Otter Co-op gas bar and convenience store could be coming to Campbell Creek, with Kamloops council set to review the development permit application on Tuesday. According to a staff report, the development is proposed for a vacant lot south of Highway 1 at 7750 Dallas Dr., and includes plans for a convenience store, […]

Unique spot for residential
Jon Manchester - 9:42 am - Okanagan Biz

A mixed-use development on Anderson Way in Vernon will be the first to bring residential living to the commercial area. The three-storey project at 5560 Anderson Way will go up beside the Starbucks near Cactus Club. Construction is expected to begin this fall. Plans for the project show eight commercial units on the ground floor, […]

Ideas for Rutland wanted
Cindy White - 8:59 am - Okanagan Biz

Rutland residents are being asked to bring their ideas for the future of the community to an open house Tuesday night. Uptown Rutland Business Association is hosting the forum along with Reframe Concepts. Reframe is looking for input on a multi-purpose development opportunity it’s exploring on behalf of a social purpose landowner. “We understand that […]

Get ready to Amuse yourself
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 30, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

The Amuse event for social foodies is back. The eighth annual event will return this March after taking a break for the pandemic, and this year’s night out will take place at an interesting new venue: KF Aerospace Centre for Excellence. Attendees pay a single admission fee and can eat and drink everything the area’s […]

Another Appaloosa application
Contributed - Jan 30, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Appaloosa Road is the place to be for industrial development these days. For the third time in five months, City of Kelowna officials have received an application for an industrial complex on the road in north Kelowna. Following applications at 3256 and 3196 Appaloosa Rd. submitted to the city last fall, Kelowna’s Watermark Developments has […]

Hotel Zed offers Shaggin’ Wagon
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 30, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

Hotel Zed is going back in time with the Shaggin’ Wagon. The hotel chain, which has locations in Kelowna, Tofino and Victoria, is adding a 1978 Chevrolet G20 conversion van as a new twist on its popular Nooner promotion for Valentine’s Day. The Nooner package encourages couples of all kinds to get together at Hotel […]

Big project eyed in Kamloops
Kristen Holliday - Jan 30, 2023 - Okanagan Biz

An eight-storey, 141-unit residential development could be in the works for a site at First Avenue and Columbia Street in downtown Kamloops, with council set to review the proposal on Tuesday. According to a report prepared for council, developers have proposed combining several properties at First Avenue and Columbia to accommodate the new build, which […]