Members of Summer-land’s business community speak out about their experiences and how they see the future as the province lifts COVID-19 restrictions.
Is there gold lying dormant in your database? Sometimes we mistakenly consider former clients to be dead-end opportunities, assuming that they are angry or dissatisfied in some way and are happily doing business elsewhere. The longer we wait to make contact again, the harder it is for us to …
Foreign fieldhands could be in short supply across Okanagan farms this summer, but not because of the COVID-19 deaths of two Mexican agricultural workers in Ontario.
As people land back on their financial feet in the midst of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, a new full-service mortgage services company has opened in downtown Penticton to assist people in their time of need.
A former City of Penticton councillor and newspaper manager is expanding his business portfolio by adding a new moving truck rental and storage facility to go along with his successful printing business.
WestJet is expanding its schedule of flights as the airline begins to emerge from the drastic curtailment of operations caused by COVID-19.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Table service at restaurants in B.C. is up and running again. To give a better idea of what's now involved in dining out, we interviewed one operator. The challenges and rewards are very similar at all locations.
The green light for tourism within British Columbia is drawing closer, but there’s still no exact date when people will be told it’s OK to hit the open road.
A former Conservative cabinet minister resigned from both the Telus board of directors and a business law firm after comments he made on TV about racism in Canada.
OSOYOOS — An environmentally conscious bus company is applying for permits and licences that will allow it to start servicing the Highway 97 corridor from Kelowna to Osoyoos.
The LocalMotive Low-Waste Market in the Apple Plaza at 1848 Main Street in Penticton opened its doors to enthusiastic customers on Friday. “It was gang busters,” is how owner Thomas Tumbach, shown above with his daughter, Rosemary, described the store’s opening day. Tumbach’s vision is to op…
QUESTION: My strata council has recently imposed a number of fines against my townhouse for claims that I altered the front doors of my unit contrary to the bylaws. Luckily, we have the realtor listing photo showing the front doors and this was the condition and exact hardware and screen doo…
Today is the first day that COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in B.C. and we are now allowed to get a haircut. Shortly before 9 a.m., there was already a socially-distance line-up outside the Legion Barber Shop at 539 Main Street.
Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen is very proud to be a part of the Federal Government’s economic response, with the Community Futures Emergency Loan Program announced by our Prime Minister recently. We would like our business community to know that while we have not yet received the Re…
David Prystay, general manager of the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre, spoke candidly with The Herald on March 21 about the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating effects on the hospitality industry.
The COVID-19 infection rate isn’t the only curve that’s likely to be flattened. The potential economic recovery curve also looks like it will follow a low trajectory.
Recent news shows federal and provincial leaders pondering policy changes for reopening previously restricted non-essential businesses. Meanwhile, the populace is getting antsy to get out and about again, for fresh air and for safely distanced social contact.
Once The Barking Parrot reopens, regulars might not recognize it. Here, artist Jean Paul langlois paints the south wall as the pub is undergoing significant renovations — including new murals in the seating area and washrooms — while the doors are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhi…
StarNorth Communications Ltd., the Osoyoos-based parent company of OsoyoosToday, is launching an initiative to provide shuttered Osoyoos merchants with an online sales alternative.
It’s a statement that has become a rallying cry for a class of Okanagan College practical nursing students who are only weeks away from completing their studies and joining their teachers on the front line: “The community needs us.”
QUESTION: Our strata corporation is 118 units in the Fraser Valley. In 2010, we adopted a new bylaw package that was drafted and reviewed by our lawyer that included a bylaw that permitted “annual or special general meetings to be conducted by electronic methods.”
I’ve always been a shake hands and give ‘em a hug kind of businessperson. I even sign most of my business mail with a Cyberhug. Who knew that one day, a cyberhug would be the only acceptable version allowed?