THOMPSON OKANAGAN BUSINESS NEWS

Penticton Launches New Digital Tasting Room Maps

PENTICTON - As part of its ongoing Love Local initiative, the City of Penticton’s Economic Development department has created digital Tasting Room maps highlighting the 41 wineries, craft breweries,...

Billy Goat Brands Provides Corporate Update

Venture Capital Platform Announces A New Investment In A Sustainable Packaging Solutions Company NANAIMO/KELOWNA -  Billy Goat Brands Ltd. (CSE: GOAT), a venture capital platform focused on...

BCREA: Mortgage Rate Forecast

MORTGAGE RATE OUTLOOK CANADA - It was another quiet quarter in the Canadian mortgage market. Canadian five-year fixed rates moved essentially sideways over the summer as optimism about the end of...

BCREA: BC Housing Starts Decline In August

Still High By Historical Standards BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian housing starts declined for the third consecutive month in August, but remain elevated by historical standards. Housing starts...

WorksafeBC Wants To Right Its Wrong

Ombudsperson Calls For Changes To Permit WorksafeBC To Voluntarily Make Payments For Its Own Errors BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Ombudsperson is calling on the province to fix a rarely occurring but...

BCREA: Canadian Inflation August 2021

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 4.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis in August, rising at the fastest rate since 2003. This rise was mostly...

MNP Digital: Technology Service Offering

BRITISH COLUMBIA - MNP announced that their Technology Solutions service has been re-branded as MNP Digital. This is the latest step in their ongoing commitment to help organizations navigate...

New Vernon Chamber Board Of Directors For 2021/22

VERNON – The Greater Vernon Chamber’s 2021-22 board of directors is ready to move the organization forward and to provide a strong voice for business and the North Okanagan. During a virtual annual...

Sales Normalize But Record Low Inventory

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total 9,507 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in August 2021, a...

INCA Renewtech Closes $4.5 Million A Round Financing

KELOWNA – INCA Renewable Technologies, manufacturer of natural fibre composites, announced the closing of a Series A financing of $4.5M CDN from private investors. INCA’s Chairman and CEO, David...

BCREA: August Canadian Employment Report

BRITISH COLUMBIA - Canadian employment grew for the third consecutive month in August, rising by 90,000 to 18.97 million (0.5 per cent, m/m). Most Canadian jurisdictions had fully implemented public...

BC Rent Increase Capped At 1.5 Per Cent For 2022

BRITISH COLUMBIA – BC’s maximum allowable rent increase amount for 2022 is being set at 1.5 per cent, based on inflation. This increase cannot take effect prior to Jan. 1, 2022. If landlords choose...

From The Trenches: Parker Kump of TUFF Media

 Episode Summary Parker Kump, owner of TUFF Media, joins host John MacDonald on the latest From The Trenches episode. Their conversation covers all things online marketing for business. Parker is...

Province Rolls Out BC Vaccine Card

BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Province is launching the BC Vaccine Card, a digital or printed document that shows the stage cardholders are at in their COVID-19 vaccine progress. The BC Vaccine Card will...

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