Local Business

Brydon Roe and Anne Murphy are moving their business Shade Sails Canada forward with help from the Columbia Basin Trust's Basin RevUp program. (Columbia Basin Trust photo)

A sunny future for Revelstoke shade-making business

Shade Sails push their prospects even higher with help from the CBT’s Basin RevUp program

  • May 12, 2021
Black Crow Cannabis is just one of Vernon's many pot shops now open in town. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Kelowna has highest cannabis fees in Okanagan

Vernon’s 14 stores pay second highest business licence fees

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

It feels like we are all trapped in a horror movie and Dr. Bonnie Henry has asked us to shelter in a cabin in the woods. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Jocelyn’s Jottings: Are we really all in this together?

The pandemic is not affecting us all equally

It feels like we are all trapped in a horror movie and Dr. Bonnie Henry has asked us to shelter in a cabin in the woods. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation. (KAST photo)

Kootenay Association for Science and Technology looks back on year of helping businesses

One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and…

One year into the pandemic and the Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) has helped hundreds of businesses in the Kootenays impacted by COVID-19 get help with digital transformation. (KAST photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Winter Market was housed in community centre. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Winter Market was housed in community centre. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
News business, The Copeland, now operating out of the historic McCarty House on Mackenzie Ave. (Submitted/The Copeland)

McCarty house reopens as The Copeland

New owners are continuing to operate the historical home as a bed and breakfast

News business, The Copeland, now operating out of the historic McCarty House on Mackenzie Ave. (Submitted/The Copeland)
More than one-third of businesses in Revelstoke have lost revenues beyond 50 per cent due to COVID-19, according to a recent survey by Revelstoke Review. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
More than one-third of businesses in Revelstoke have lost revenues beyond 50 per cent due to COVID-19, according to a recent survey by Revelstoke Review. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Kat Cadegan opened a storefront featuring the jewelry she and her teammate Stefeni Wood craft out of their studio at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Kat Cadegan forges ahead with new jewellery storefront in Revelstoke

She is inspired by nature and uses ethically sourced materials

  • Feb 8, 2021
Kat Cadegan opened a storefront featuring the jewelry she and her teammate Stefeni Wood craft out of their studio at the Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Jamie and Tanisha Out and Toni Starkell are the team behind Forage General, a floral, coffee and gift shop located in downtown Salmon Arm at the corner of Alexander Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

VIDEO: Salmon Arm trio open small business with big city feel

Forage General offers flowers, coffee and a variety of unique gifts

Jamie and Tanisha Out and Toni Starkell are the team behind Forage General, a floral, coffee and gift shop located in downtown Salmon Arm at the corner of Alexander Street and the Trans-Canada Highway. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Downtown Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke City Council have denied an application for a development variance permit that would have allowed a cannabis store to be located at the strip mall that hosts Zalas. (Photo via Google Maps)

Revelstoke council stubs out cannabis store proposed at Zalas strip mall

The business was within 100 metres of an organization that hosts youths

Revelstoke City Council have denied an application for a development variance permit that would have allowed a cannabis store to be located at the strip mall that hosts Zalas. (Photo via Google Maps)
Revelstoke Credit Union has updated their website and is planning on offering online banking as well as a mobile app in coming months. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke Credit Union has updated their website and is planning on offering online banking as well as a mobile app in coming months. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke City Council approved a delay in penalty fees for overdue business licenses. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

City delays deadline to pay business license fees

Businesses will have until April 30 before they are penalized

Revelstoke City Council approved a delay in penalty fees for overdue business licenses. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The second most expensive home in the Kootenays is located in Revelstoke at $5.3 million. The residence is a ski chalet known as Bighorn. It has eight staterooms with a balcony, a great room with a log fireplace, indoor spa and sauna, hot tub, home cinema, private helipad, and private chef. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke property values up by 7% in 2020

Since 2017, property values have increased locally by 53 per cent

The second most expensive home in the Kootenays is located in Revelstoke at $5.3 million. The residence is a ski chalet known as Bighorn. It has eight staterooms with a balcony, a great room with a log fireplace, indoor spa and sauna, hot tub, home cinema, private helipad, and private chef. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Rumpus Beer Co. is closed due to a COVID-19 exposure. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Rumpus closed due to COVID-19 exposure

Owner said he initially didn’t qualify for a COVID test

Rumpus Beer Co. is closed due to a COVID-19 exposure. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Grizzly Books & Serendipity Shop is closing at the end of January 2021. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke book store closing

Owner of Grizzly Books thanks her customers and dedicated staff

Grizzly Books & Serendipity Shop is closing at the end of January 2021. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Shade Sails Canada is sewing neck guards to protect health care in Revelstoke against COVID-19. (Submitted)

Ups and downs of business in Revelstoke in 2020

A look back at what happened in the business community

Shade Sails Canada is sewing neck guards to protect health care in Revelstoke against COVID-19. (Submitted)
The Dec. 7 episode followed Columbia Towing Ltd.’s John Kampman as he responds to a head-on crash on Highway 1. (Screen shot)

Revelstoke towing company featured on reality TV series Highway Thru Hell

The episode follows Columbia Towing Ltd. as it responds to a crash on Highway 1

The Dec. 7 episode followed Columbia Towing Ltd.’s John Kampman as he responds to a head-on crash on Highway 1. (Screen shot)