Okanagan Biz

North End grocery store opens
Kirk Penton - 11:38 am - Okanagan Biz

Kelowna’s North End neighbourhood has its first full-fledged grocery store. Ellis St. Market opened its doors to the public on Wednesday at 11 a.m., and general manager Chris Hansen said the store will serve more than just North End residents. “There’s nothing like this in Kelowna, really,” Hansen said on Wednesday morning, a couple hours […]

Commercial project gets OK
Luc Rempel - 10:32 am - Okanagan Biz

Plans for a new food court and gas bar at the Main Street roundabout in Sicamous are set to move ahead after council agreed to issue the necessary development permits. Despite some reluctance from councillors, the motion to issue a development permit for the proposed build at 534 Main St. was approved at the May […]

Premier hears farmers’ plights
Sarah Crookall - 9:49 am - Okanagan Biz

Premier David Eby was in Osoyoos Tuesday, attending the Stronger Together: Pro-Agriculture Rally and speaking with South Okanagan farmers. “There’s a lot of hurt and anxiety here. And it’s important to be here firsthand to hear from the farmers,” Eby said. The rally kicked off at 2:30 p.m. with a couple hundred of attendees at […]

Professor top business woman
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 28, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Kelowna Women in Business has honoured an Okanagan College professor with its most prestigious award. OC business professor Dr. Kyleen Myrah has been named KWIB’s 2024 Business Woman of the Year, given annually to a leader who is a champion for women in the workforce and role model within her industry who displays excellence in her field […]

Night market debuts Thursday
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 28, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Downtown businesses, artisans, crafters, local food producers, mobile food vendors and community-based entertainers will be on hand when Downtown Kelowna Association launches its night market this Thursday. The new, weekly event will begin at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Kerry Park with comments from Kelowna Mayor Tom Dyas and a ribbon cutting. Several buskers and […]

Suffering farmers to rally
Sarah Crookall - May 28, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Farmers are rallying for support of the agriculture industry in the Stronger Together: Pro-Agriculture Rally in Osoyoos on Tuesday. From 2:30 to 4 p.m., the event, organized by the BC Fruit Growers Association, will have farmers and officials available to speak with members of the public at Gyro Park. Organizers claim “growers are feeling the […]

Rental project too dense
Wayne Moore - May 28, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

In a rare move, Kelowna city council has said no to a rental housing proposal. Council deemed the six-storey, 67-unit apartment at Glenmore and Highland drives to be too dense, despite being situated along a transit supportive corridor where council says it wishes more density. This was the second time a developer had attempted to […]

Neighbour didn’t want hotel
Wayne Moore - May 28, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Negotiations between the Mark Anthony Group and owners of a neighbouring property fell apart, killing plans for a boutique hotel and forcing the developer to pivot to a new, smaller design. In order to construct the 12-storey on the former Keg Restaurant site at the corner of Water Street and Lawrence Avenue, a no-build covenant […]

One property, 19 townhomes
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

Innocept Developments wants to take densification to an impressive level with its newest project. The Western Canadian company, whose development office is in Kelowna, has applied to the city to rezone 1508 Highland Dr. from infill to townhome housing. If approved, Innocept would then ask to build 19 townhomes on the 0.6 acre property, which […]

Signalytic reaches summit
Okanagan Edge Staff - May 27, 2024 - Okanagan Biz

A Vancouver startup that enables remote health-care facilities to generate and share data has won the Okanagan Angel Summit. Signalytic took home the $195,000 investment prize during last week’s finale in Kelowna. The company, along with five others, gave live pitches to the group of Okanagan investors, and they picked Signalytic as the winner. “The […]