Business

Vernon city councillors voted in favour of designated parking spots for curbside pickup in the downtown core Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

UPDATE: Vernon curbs COVID-19 impacts with pickup parking downtown

City of Vernon council votes in favour of curbside pickup spots downtown starting Dec. 1

 

Vernon-based Tolko Industries has announced a joint 50-50 partnership with the Jasper Lumber Company of Jasper, Alabama. (File photo)

Vernon lumber company partners with Alabama facility

Tolko Industries has announced 50-50 partnership with company in Jasper, Ala.

 

File photo

Single COVID-19 case contained at Vernon sports club

The Roster postponed squash season for two weeks following confirmed case

 

Pam Olsson launched Unique Excellence, a business that supports people and families who are neurodiverse. (Contributed)

Living with neurodiversity: Business launched in Revelstoke

Pam Olsson noticed a gap in services and wants to help people and families with autism

Pam Olsson launched Unique Excellence, a business that supports people and families who are neurodiverse. (Contributed)
Super Shopper Club is coming to Penticton. (Contributed)

‘Amazon of the Okanagan’ comes to South Okanagan

New by locals for locals online marketplace aims to support Okanagan businesses

Super Shopper Club is coming to Penticton. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Swan Lake Nurseryland is switching to seasonal operations for the second straight year. The longstanding business on Highland Road will close for the winter at the end of the day Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Last day of the year for Vernon’s Swan Lake Nurseryland

Business going seasonal for second straight year, will close for the winter end of day Saturday

Vernon’s Swan Lake Nurseryland is switching to seasonal operations for the second straight year. The longstanding business on Highland Road will close for the winter at the end of the day Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Heather and Sean Lastik became the owners of Cobbs Bread Bakery’s Vernon franchise Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Contributed)

New owners of Vernon’s Cobs Bread welcome trick-or-treaters

Heather and Sean Lastik want to give parents a safe trick-or-treating destination amid COVID-19

Heather and Sean Lastik became the owners of Cobbs Bread Bakery’s Vernon franchise Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (Contributed)
Robyn Cyr, Carmen Massey, Kari Wilkinson, Caroline Grover, Jenna Robins are the team behind the Shuswap’s Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network. (Kristal Burgess photo)

Tsuts’weye project positioned to help Shuswap business women through pandemic

Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network has busy first year

Robyn Cyr, Carmen Massey, Kari Wilkinson, Caroline Grover, Jenna Robins are the team behind the Shuswap’s Tsuts’weye Women’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Network. (Kristal Burgess photo)
Second cannabis store could crop up in Lake Country

Second cannabis store could crop up in Lake Country

Lightbox Enterprises applying for recreational cannabis license

Second cannabis store could crop up in Lake Country
Small Business Week goes virtual in Okanagan

Small Business Week goes virtual in Okanagan

Community Futures hosts valley-wide development workshops

Small Business Week goes virtual in Okanagan
Community Futures North Okanagan’s Business Exchange is looking for new members. (CFNO photo)

Vernon business development group seeks new members

Community Futures North Okanagan’s Business Exchange meets bi-monthly

Community Futures North Okanagan’s Business Exchange is looking for new members. (CFNO photo)
A Mountain Equipment Coop, MEC, sign is seen on a store front in Montreal on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Struggling outdoor equipment retailer MEC opposes efforts to pause sale to Kingswood

MEC said it’s urgent for the sale to close before the retailer sees ‘significant weekly cash flow losses’

A Mountain Equipment Coop, MEC, sign is seen on a store front in Montreal on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Vernon-based Rotech Motor Ltd. director Robert Seaton (centre) is joined by his colleagues as they celebrate, in a socially-distanced manner, being named ROTAX Engine’s Distributor of the Year. (Photo submitted)

Vernon company scores global award

Rotech Motor Ltd. named ROTAX Engines Distributor of the Year, beating out European powers

Vernon-based Rotech Motor Ltd. director Robert Seaton (centre) is joined by his colleagues as they celebrate, in a socially-distanced manner, being named ROTAX Engine’s Distributor of the Year. (Photo submitted)
Taste of the Okanagan and national charitable organization, Mamas for Mamas, have partnered to create a new Rosé Wine Jelly. One dollar from each sale will be donated back to the charity. (Contributed)

Okanagan company launches new Rosé Wine Jelly to benefit charity

$1 from each sale of the Rosé Wine Jelly will be donated to national charity, Mamas for Mamas

Taste of the Okanagan and national charitable organization, Mamas for Mamas, have partnered to create a new Rosé Wine Jelly. One dollar from each sale will be donated back to the charity. (Contributed)
Construction begins on new Lake Country business park

Construction begins on new Lake Country business park

Project will make 300,000 square feet of new commercial building space available

Construction begins on new Lake Country business park
Suspicious fire closes Lake Country restaurant

Suspicious fire closes Lake Country restaurant

Italian Kitchen destroyed by early morning blaze next to Holiday Park Resort

Suspicious fire closes Lake Country restaurant
SilverStar Mountain Resort during the summer of 1994. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives #30130 photo)

Summer coming to a close at SilverStar

Last regular weekend, but there’s a couple bonus weekends for riders

SilverStar Mountain Resort during the summer of 1994. (Greater Vernon Museum and Archives #30130 photo)
Mr. Pretzels confirms COVID-19 at Vernon mall

Mr. Pretzels confirms COVID-19 at Vernon mall

Village Green Centre shop employee recovers from coronavirus

Mr. Pretzels confirms COVID-19 at Vernon mall
The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace, or VIEW, opened Sept. 1 2020 in Vernon’s downtown core. The centre aims to provide a collaborative workspace for North Okanagan entrepreneurs, freelancers and creators. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon innovation centre ready to connect entrepreneurs

The VIEW is a hub for local creators to collaborate and network in a shared downtown workspace

The Vernon Innovation & Entrepreneur Workspace, or VIEW, opened Sept. 1 2020 in Vernon’s downtown core. The centre aims to provide a collaborative workspace for North Okanagan entrepreneurs, freelancers and creators. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Revelstoke’s Jackie Rhind shows off her new matchstick sized pregnancy and ovulation testing strips from her company Ovry. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke entrepreneur launches new pregnancy testing company

The company Ovry launches this summer

Revelstoke’s Jackie Rhind shows off her new matchstick sized pregnancy and ovulation testing strips from her company Ovry. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)