Business

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
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)

Kelowna-based 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
Construction begins on new Okanagan business park

Construction begins on new Okanagan business park

Project will clear 300,000 square feet of commercial building space on Duck Lake Indian Reserve No. 7

Construction begins on new Okanagan 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
Mr. Pretzels confirms COVID-19 at North Okanagan mall

Mr. Pretzels confirms COVID-19 at North Okanagan mall

Village Green Centre shop employee recovers from coronavirus

Mr. Pretzels confirms COVID-19 at North Okanagan mall
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)
A moose in an RCMP uniform wearing a mask and a cartoon cardboard cutout of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greet customers at a store selling souvenirs in the Byward Market in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests that businesses in Canada’s city centres are struggling more than their rural counterparts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

City-centre businesses mount slower recovery than rural areas, CFIB says

Data shows 22 per cent of businesses polled in urban cores are at normal levels of sales compared to 37 per cent in rural areas

A moose in an RCMP uniform wearing a mask and a cartoon cardboard cutout of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greet customers at a store selling souvenirs in the Byward Market in Ottawa, on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A new survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business suggests that businesses in Canada’s city centres are struggling more than their rural counterparts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
A cryptocurrency ATM operated by a company called HoneyBadger was recently installed in Centenoka Park Mall. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm’s first Bitcoin ATM installed in mall

The kiosk will allow people to buy cryptocurrency or sell it for cash.

A cryptocurrency ATM operated by a company called HoneyBadger was recently installed in Centenoka Park Mall. (Jim Elliot/Salmon Arm Observer)
Mi Taqueria Mexican Cantina is one of three food vendors that will be set up in the Village Green Hotel parking lot (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Tacos added to North Okanagan food truck lineup

Mi Taqueria Mexican Cantina opened Aug. 5 at the Village Green Hotel parking lot

Mi Taqueria Mexican Cantina is one of three food vendors that will be set up in the Village Green Hotel parking lot (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Animatronic dinosaurs and fossils are being auctioned off at Langley’s Abel Auctions on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Dinosaurs revived for animatronic auction in Langley

More than 500 robot dinosaurs, fossils, and exhibition gear are going on the block Aug. 6

Animatronic dinosaurs and fossils are being auctioned off at Langley’s Abel Auctions on Thursday, Aug. 6. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Scrap metal was stolen from an auto repair shop in Lake Country Thursday, July 30. (Surveillance image)

Third theft in a month from Lake Country business

Surveillance helping RCMP track down suspect

Scrap metal was stolen from an auto repair shop in Lake Country Thursday, July 30. (Surveillance image)
Patrons can again enjoy a beverage, snacks and this view from the patio of Lake Country’s Turtle Bay Pub, after the establishment announced it will reopen Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m. following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 concerns. (Facebook photo)

Lake Country pub reopening

Turtle Bay Pub temporarily closed last week after COVID-19 concern

Patrons can again enjoy a beverage, snacks and this view from the patio of Lake Country’s Turtle Bay Pub, after the establishment announced it will reopen Sunday, July 26, at 11 a.m. following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 concerns. (Facebook photo)
Starbucks has temporarily closed Vernon’s Anderson Way facility after two employees experienced symptoms of COVID-19. (File photo)

Vernon Starbucks temporarily closed over COVID-19 concerns

Two employees exhibit symptoms at Anderson Way location; company puts protocol into action

Starbucks has temporarily closed Vernon’s Anderson Way facility after two employees experienced symptoms of COVID-19. (File photo)
Driving Hands Vernon co-owners Pam Wood (left) and Vic Spooner are closing their safe ride home business after seven years due to the pandemic. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan designated driving company calls it a night

Driving Hands in Vernon shutting down after seven years of providing safe rides home due to pandemic

Driving Hands Vernon co-owners Pam Wood (left) and Vic Spooner are closing their safe ride home business after seven years due to the pandemic. (Facebook photo)
Chris Steunenberg, owner of Splashdown Vernon water park, is preparing for the first day of opening July 18, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Vernon waterslides to set to reopen tomorrow

A number of pandemic procedures in place at Splashdown Vernon, formerly Atlantis Waterslides

Chris Steunenberg, owner of Splashdown Vernon water park, is preparing for the first day of opening July 18, 2020. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Straight from DeHart

Straight from DeHart

KARAT Chocolate Boutique and Café has opened at 1526 Ellis St. across…

  • Jul 8, 2020
Straight from DeHart
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
The Kal, known for its vast wing flavour selection, is closing temporarily due to staff shortages. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)

Staff shortage closes popular Okanagan pub

The Kal closes for at least one week due to COVID-19 related staffing challenges

The Kal, known for its vast wing flavour selection, is closing temporarily due to staff shortages. (Caitlin Clow - Morning Star)
B.C. Labour Minister and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains working at home. (Submitted photo)

Labour minister stands ground as B.C. business leaders demand temporary layoff extension

Temporary layoff time limits must be extended now, businesses tell Harry Bains

B.C. Labour Minister and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains working at home. (Submitted photo)