Local Business

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Enderby baker brings specialty dog treats to Vernon

Local entrepreneur opens dog bakery in Vernon pet grooming business

Tanja Tulak, left, of Tiny’s Bones and Scones is now selling fresh, homemade, healthy dog treats out of Cam Albert’s, right, Wet Spot Grooming and Pet Care shop on 27th Street in Vernon. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Christ Johnston, a lawyer and former Revelstoke City Councillor, is retiring. (Submitted)

Longtime Revelstoke lawyer and former city councillor retires

In 2003, Chris Johnston was one of the councillors that purchased Revelstoke’s courthouse

  • Jan 5, 2020
Christ Johnston, a lawyer and former Revelstoke City Councillor, is retiring. (Submitted)
Northland Properties Corporation, owner of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, has purchased Grouse Mountain Resort in the Vancouver area. (Grouse Mountain Resort photo via Facebook)

Revelstoke Mountain Resort owners buy Grouse Mountain Resort

Northlands Property made the announcement on Jan. 2, 2020

Northland Properties Corporation, owner of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, has purchased Grouse Mountain Resort in the Vancouver area. (Grouse Mountain Resort photo via Facebook)
Roughly 90 per cent of Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation is in caribou habitat. This is the company’s log sorting yard just north of Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

What happened this year for business in Revelstoke

A look back at the business highlights in Revelstoke in 2019

Roughly 90 per cent of Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation is in caribou habitat. This is the company’s log sorting yard just north of Revelstoke. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
Donna and Brian Lecompte were bestowed an Inclusive Hiring Award from Community Living BC, Nov. 6. Presenting the award was Andree Rioux, of the organisation, Michael Newbury of Community Connection’s Inclusive Hiring program and Travis Kehler, a Tim Horton’s employee with diverse abilities. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Donna and Brian Lecompte were bestowed an Inclusive Hiring Award from Community Living BC, Nov. 6. Presenting the award was Andree Rioux, of the organisation, Michael Newbury of Community Connection’s Inclusive Hiring program and Travis Kehler, a Tim Horton’s employee with diverse abilities. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Tyler Maki was the master of ceremonies for the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Tyler Maki was the master of ceremonies for the Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events

Rancho Vignola November sales in Salmon Arm, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton

Okanagan squirrels away for winter with harvest events
Last year the Village Idiot was voted the number two aprés ski bar according to USA Today’s Best10. This year they were once again one of 20 nominees. Voting closes Nov. 18. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Last year the Village Idiot was voted the number two aprés ski bar according to USA Today’s Best10. This year they were once again one of 20 nominees. Voting closes Nov. 18. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Brydon Roe, Anne Murphy and Graham Harper pitched Shade Sails Canada on CBC’s Dragon’s Den on Oct. 17. (Screenshot)

Revelstoke family-owned business makes a deal with a dragon

Shade Sails Canada will be working with Dragon’s Den star Vincenzo Guzzo

Brydon Roe, Anne Murphy and Graham Harper pitched Shade Sails Canada on CBC’s Dragon’s Den on Oct. 17. (Screenshot)
A photo from the Young Agrarian’s Okanagan Winter Mixer in 2017. (Sara Dent photo via Facebook)

Networking opportunity for farmers coming up in Rossland

The Young Agrarians are extending the invitation

  • Oct 10, 2019
A photo from the Young Agrarian’s Okanagan Winter Mixer in 2017. (Sara Dent photo via Facebook)
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
Breast cancer research builds support in Okanagan thanks to Home Hardware
While the Books for Kids Campaign is a regional initiative, all money raised in a community stays in that community, so your dollar has a direct impact on the children and families you see everyday. (Contributed)

Books for Kids campaign aiming for $30,000

Money raised during the campaign will help Revelstoke improve literacy and love for reading

  • Sep 17, 2019
While the Books for Kids Campaign is a regional initiative, all money raised in a community stays in that community, so your dollar has a direct impact on the children and families you see everyday. (Contributed)
Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)

Press day means all hands on deck in Vernon

President, director of sales work the press

Black Press BC South Division President Dave Hamilton worked a night shift on the alphaliner at the Vernon press this week. (Caitlin Clow - Vernon Morning Star)
Last year’s winners at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Chamber of Commerce calling for business excellence nominations

The annual awards gala is coming up Nov. 2

  • Sep 10, 2019
Last year’s winners at the Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)

Video: Touring the newest luxurious winery in the South Okanagan

Phantom Creek Estates Winery has finally opened its doors after nearly five years of construction

Phantom Creek Estates is nearly finished its construction, with the completion of phase II anticipated this fall. Then in Spring 2020, Oliver’s newest winery will be hosting a grand opening celebration. (Jordyn Thomson - Western News)
Robyn Goldsmith is joining the Tourism Revelstoke Team as the media and events coordinator. (Submitted)

Tourism Revelstoke hires new media and events coordinator

Robyn Goldsmith moved to Revelstoke four years ago

  • Sep 3, 2019
Robyn Goldsmith is joining the Tourism Revelstoke Team as the media and events coordinator. (Submitted)
A worker examines stacks of finished boards at Downie Timber. (File)

Despite brief shut downs Revelstoke’s Downie Timber weathering the storm

The forestry industry is taking a hit across the province

A worker examines stacks of finished boards at Downie Timber. (File)
Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)

Kelowna trainer skips weights, swings mace

Viala the Viking uses ancient techniques in his personal-training business

Scott Viala trains with a steel mace at Global Fitness Centre on July 17, 2019. (Michael Rodriguez - Kelowna Capital News)
Revelstoke celebrates 120 years

Revelstoke celebrates 120 years

Happy birthday Revelstoke!

  • Jul 1, 2019
Revelstoke celebrates 120 years
The branding at Rumpus Beer Co. was created with the help of artist and designer Catherine Whiteside. (Contributed)

Making interesting beer and acting like it’s normal

Rumpus Beer Co. has been 9 years of dreaming and 15 months in the making

The branding at Rumpus Beer Co. was created with the help of artist and designer Catherine Whiteside. (Contributed)