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Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 23, 2023 - People in Business

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 […]

MAKR Group adds experience
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 19, 2023 - People in Business

Kelowna’s MAKR Group has tabbed a parks and recreation specialist to fill a newly created marketing position intended to oversee its three key brands. Christine Ulmer, who most recently led the City of Vancouver’s parks and recreation board, brings more than 15 years of experience to her position. Ulmer will focus on elevating all three […]

RDCO in search of new CAO
Wayne Moore - Jan 13, 2023 - People in Business

After a decade on the job and 35 years in local government, Brian Reardon is calling it a career. The chief administrative officer with the Regional District of Central Okanagan is retiring this summer, sparking an extensive search for his replacement. District spokesman Bruce Smith said the district, as part of its succession plan, has […]

Start your budget right now
Contributed - Jan 11, 2023 - People in Business

By Shawna McCrea After being in the financial industry for 20-plus years I have found that the following steps can help you get your financial life on track. The No. 1 priority is setting and sticking to a budget. I know. It’s not much fun, but how much fun is it living with financial stress? I strongly […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 09, 2023 - People in Business

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 […]

New partner at Kelowna firm
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 05, 2023 - People in Business

Lawson Lundell LLP added five new partners on the second last day of 2022, and one of them is based in Kelowna. Max Walker is the law firm’s new Kelowna partner. He is a member of the tax group and advises clients on income and sales taxation matters arising in connection with private equity funds. […]

From summer student to partner
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 04, 2023 - People in Business

He started out as a summer student at the firm, and now Patrick Bobyn is a partner at Pushor Mitchell LLP. Bobyn began working at the Kelowna law firm in the summer of 2015. He stuck with the company and has been practising with a primary focus on business law, including mergers and acquisitions, incorporations […]

Local education leader honoured
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 21, 2022 - People in Business

CanScribe Career College CEO Colleen Chapman has been honoured by an industry publication for her work in the post-secondary career education sector. Career Education Review, an American publication that covers career education colleges and universities, put the Kelowna resident on its Top 20 People Changing Career Education list. The list was curated by a committee […]

Local orchard pioneer passes
Jon Manchester - Dec 16, 2022 - People in Business

A pioneering change-maker in the Okanagan orchard industry has died. Vernon’s Jeet Dukhia passed Wednesday from complications of terminal lung cancer. He was 74. Dukhia was a former BC Fruit Growers Association president, BC Tree Fruits vice-president and chief engineer at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Dukhia’s son, Jesse, said his father was diagnosed with cancer in […]

Times loves local author’s book
Rob Gibson - Dec 14, 2022 - People in Business

A Kelowna author is on a roll. Several years ago Castanet featured Kelowna author Tyrell Johnson and his debut novel, Wolves of Winter, which landed on the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star’s fiction bestsellers’ lists. This time Johnson has one-upped himself with his follow-up novel, The Lost Kings, released this past summer to rave reviews […]