People in Business


Predator pro picked for program
Okanagan Edge Staff - 11:04 am - People in Business

Predator Ridge’s Kyla Inaba is one of nine female golf pros from across the country who will be part of a new program that will promote their professional development. Inaba this week was named as one of the participants in Golf Canada and the PGA of Canada’s inaugural Women in Coaching program. Each participant will […]

Oliver’s CAO set to retire
Chelsea Powrie - Jan 13, 2021 - People in Business

The Town of Oliver’s chief administrative officer, Cathy Cowan, has announced her retirement for the end of June. Cowan has spent 10 years with the town and 30 years total in local government. “During my time in local government, I have been fortunate enough to accomplish many career goals, and over the past few years I […]

CEO returns to Okanagan
Chelsea Powrie - Jan 12, 2021 - People in Business

The South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation will have a new CEO at its helm this spring. Sally Ginter, currently CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities in Toronto, has been hired to fill the role. Ginter grew up in Peterborough, Ont., but has previous experience in the Okanagan. From 2010-13 she served as regional director for the Canadian […]

Faces of #OKGNtech
Accelerate Okanagan - Jan 07, 2021 - 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 […]

Fission names new VP
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 06, 2021 - People in Business

Kelowna’s Fission Uranium Corp. has named Gary Haywood as its new vice-president of project development. Haywood, who is a mining engineer with more than 35 years of industry experience, will be responsible for taking the lead role in the next phases of advancement for PLS, which is Fission’s high-grade uranium project in Saskatchewan’s Athabasca Basin. […]

Pilling will fulfil your potential
Tom Kernaghan - Dec 30, 2020 - People in Business

Tara Pilling leans into our conversation, fully present. As we chat, she listens and watches with the attention of a seasoned pro who values a person’s unique essence and talents so that she might help them maximize and realize their potential. The experience is engaging and heartfelt, for it is clear to me that Pilling, […]

Vernon’s Top 20 honoured
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 30, 2020 - People in Business

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce was finally able to recognize its Top 20 Over 20 for 2020. The chamber, in conjunction with KPMG Canada, announced Vernon’s top 20 business people in the spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented it from presenting plaques and bottles of wine from O’Rourke’s Peak Cellars until this month. “It’s […]

Zandvliet honoured for 30 years
Okanagan Edge Staff - Dec 30, 2020 - People in Business

The Town of Osoyoos recently honoured some of its long-term employees, including one man who has been serving the community for three decades. Frank Zandvliet, who is with the town’s public works department, was recognized for 30 years of employment with the South Okanagan town. He and four others were honoured during Osoyoos’ employee recognition […]

It’s good to get grounded
Contributed - Dec 23, 2020 - People in Business

By Murray McEachern “You’re grounded!” This was a common refrain when I was a teenager, each time I bent the rules so far they broke. ‘They’ being my parents. And there they were, those same words, gracing my lips just a couple of weeks ago, as if a direct quote, despite my oft vow to myself […]

Get kids in right frame of mind
Tom Kernaghan - Dec 16, 2020 - People in Business

How much can you know about yourself if you have never played in the dirt? For Crystal Jensen, this is more than a rhetorical question; it is a personal call to action. Jensen, an early childhood educator and the founder of Mindful Expressions, wants children to feel free to discover themselves and to create possibilities […]