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Vernon’s Monashee Health Collective is the first serivce of its kind in Canada to be certified as a B Corporation. (Contributed)

Vernon health centre first of its kind in Canada

Monashee Health Collective certified as B Corporation

 

A mural featuring a scoreboard and a great blue heron is being created on The Roster. (Lacey & Layla Art rendering)

Vernon business mural takes flight

City and community support The Roster art honouring herons

 

The Roster Sports Club Bar and Grill has recently purchased a home with a pair of legal suites to help with employee recruitment. (Google Maps)

Okanagan business buys home to help employee recruitment

Vernon sports club purchases home with two legal suites that can accommodate four employees

 

The Amazing Race stopped at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, which is hosting a live viewing of the locally-inspired episode Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. (Sovereign photo)

VIDEO: Vernon featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants fly, ski and bake in episode airing Aug. 9

The Amazing Race stopped at Sovereign Lake Nordic Club, which is hosting a live viewing of the locally-inspired episode Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. (Sovereign photo)
People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Davison Orchard will be featured on CTV’s The Amazing Race episode airing Aug. 9. (Davison Orchard photo)

Vernon farm featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants have to bake mini apple pies at Davison Orchards; show airs in August

Davison Orchard will be featured on CTV’s The Amazing Race episode airing Aug. 9. (Davison Orchard photo)
A Gala to celebrate the finalists and announce the winners of the Business Excellence awards will take place on June 16 (Fort Gallery/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Thompson-Okanagan Business Excellence Awards finalists announced

The winners will be announced at the June 16, Gala

A Gala to celebrate the finalists and announce the winners of the Business Excellence awards will take place on June 16 (Fort Gallery/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
(Portia-Ella/Submitted) women embrace at the everBODY models 2019 event

Eat, drink and get a makeover at Kelowna business event

Portia-Ella is hosting an event on June 4 to bring the community together after COVID

(Portia-Ella/Submitted) women embrace at the everBODY models 2019 event
Okanagan College EnactusOC members Ayden Clark (from left), Karsten Ensz, James Plaxton, Danielle Walker, Jackson Price, Rebekah Dingwall, MacKenna Lenarcic and Andrew Loken are off to the national championships in Toronto. (Okanagan College photo)

Okanagan College students off to Enactus National Expo

College team qualify after placing first in the TD Entrepreneurship Challenge

Okanagan College EnactusOC members Ayden Clark (from left), Karsten Ensz, James Plaxton, Danielle Walker, Jackson Price, Rebekah Dingwall, MacKenna Lenarcic and Andrew Loken are off to the national championships in Toronto. (Okanagan College photo)
Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)

Vernon attraction featured on Amazing Race Canada

Contestants have to bake mini apple pies at Davison Orchards; show to be aired in July

Vernon’s Davison Orchards will be a stop on Season 8 of the Amazing Race Canada, where contestants have to make mini apple pies. (Facebook photo)
Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)

Four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed

Two from Vernon, one each from Penticton and West Kelowna named to Deloitte’s Best Managed companies list

Penticton’s Wildstone Construction Group is among four Okanagan companies named among Canada’s Best Managed by Deloitte. (wildstone.com photo)
Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)

Coldstream entrepreneur collects competition cash

Aria Hahn and partner were grand prize winners of business pitch event in Vancouver

Coldstream’s Aria Hahn (second from left) and her partner, Brianna Blaney, (second from right) collect the $25,000 first prize in The Odlum Brown Forum Pitch Finale competition. (Contributed)
The Grand House of Photography is the newest space to grace downtown Vernon. (Dawn Mace Photography)

Grand House of Photography captures creativity in Vernon

Studio puts fine art photography in focus, offers studio and editing space

The Grand House of Photography is the newest space to grace downtown Vernon. (Dawn Mace Photography)
The former Temptasian Restaurant in Vernon’s north end will soon be home to the Cactus Club Cafe. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Cactus Club opening later this year in Vernon

Former Temptasion Restaurant will become one of the popular chain restaurants

The former Temptasian Restaurant in Vernon’s north end will soon be home to the Cactus Club Cafe. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)

B.C. minister chided for ‘misleading’ statement about pandemic benefits for business

‘Our members have not been filling their pockets with free public money’

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Amber Piché is an expert export navigator for Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs. (Contributed)

Export advisor guides Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs to success

Amber Piché can help turn business dreams into reality

Amber Piché is an expert export navigator for Okanagan-Shuswap entrepreneurs. (Contributed)
A parking variance was requested at the city’s Feb. 7, 2022 planning meeting for Centenoka Park Mall in Salmon Arm to accommodate a side gardening/retail yard adjacent to 3rd Street SW next to the former Safeway site as part of a conditional lease with Peavey Mart. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Peavey Mart proposed for Centenoka Park Mall in Salmon Arm

City receives application to reduce parking spots along 3rd Street SW next to former Safeway site

A parking variance was requested at the city’s Feb. 7, 2022 planning meeting for Centenoka Park Mall in Salmon Arm to accommodate a side gardening/retail yard adjacent to 3rd Street SW next to the former Safeway site as part of a conditional lease with Peavey Mart. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Frankie We Salute You! is offering a free burger and beer to hospital employees on Saturday, Jan. 22 (Contributed - FWSY)

Kelowna restaurant offering a free burger and beer to KGH staff

Frankie We Salute You! wants to do its part to help our KGH employees

Frankie We Salute You! is offering a free burger and beer to hospital employees on Saturday, Jan. 22 (Contributed - FWSY)
Three side-by-side downtown Vernon businesses are for sale following a tough couple of years. (Realtor.ca photo)

3 neighbouring Vernon businesses put up for sale

2 restaurants and cheese shop right next to each other

Three side-by-side downtown Vernon businesses are for sale following a tough couple of years. (Realtor.ca photo)
Signs say 'Mental Health Matters,' 'Gyms are Essential,' and '#FreeBC' (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)

West Kelowna Gym disobeyed public health orders, not granted 2022 business license

Iron Energy Gym has remained open despite a PHO ban on indoor gatherings

Signs say 'Mental Health Matters,' 'Gyms are Essential,' and '#FreeBC' (Iron Energy Gym Instagram)