Local Business

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is moving in to Main Street and Warren Avenue East in Penticton. (Kristi Patton — Western News Staff)

Opening date announced for Penticton Popeyes restaurant

New restaurant will be located at Main Street and Warren Avenue

Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen is moving in to Main Street and Warren Avenue East in Penticton. (Kristi Patton — Western News Staff)
Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially

Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially

Froster Tier Cakes earns Wedding Award, other Kelowna, Salmon Arm and Kamloops businesses also awarded

Armstrong cake maker tops out provincially
Gordon Forbes of the organic Forbes Family Farm at the Penticton Farmers’ Market Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western

South Okanagan organic farmer wins Farmers’ Market Vendor of the Year

The BC Association of Farmers’ Markets celebrated the best of B.C. with the sixth annual awards

Gordon Forbes of the organic Forbes Family Farm at the Penticton Farmers’ Market Brennan Phillips / Penticton Western
Nico Dirksen, Mark Ziebarth, Nathan Ziebart, Blair Baldwin and Cooper Simson took home the bronze for Okanagan College. (Photo contributed).

OC Business students earn bronze at collegiate case competition

The competition was held at Vanier College in Montreal

  • Feb 15, 2019
Nico Dirksen, Mark Ziebarth, Nathan Ziebart, Blair Baldwin and Cooper Simson took home the bronze for Okanagan College. (Photo contributed).
A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)

“Real Time” plugs for Penticton recognized as innovative

Travel Penticton is a B.C. tourism award finalist for its 2018 social media campaign

A screenshot from one of Travel Penticton’s “Real Time” social media campaign videos in the summer of 2018 promoting the city. (Travel Penticton/Instagram)
Fruit growers meeting in Penticton this week are talking about how increases to minimum wage, lack of seasonal workers and low prices are hurting the industry. (Black Press file photo)

‘Everybody’s drowning right now’: B.C. fruit industry struggling

Increase to miminum wage and adjustments to piece rates could affect seasonal workers

Fruit growers meeting in Penticton this week are talking about how increases to minimum wage, lack of seasonal workers and low prices are hurting the industry. (Black Press file photo)
South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best

South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best

Four distilleries win awards at Canada’s only national spirit competition

South Okanagan distilleries among Canada’s best
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
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Baldy Mountain Resort ready to celebrate opening day

South Okanagan ski resort will open six runs this weekend

Submitted photo
With the temperature sitting at -9 C on Dec. 4, Bench 1775 Winery was picking grapes for the icewine harvest.                                Photo courtesy of Bench 1775 Winery

Icewine harvest begins for some Okanagan wineries

Cold temperatures prompted wineries to start their icewine harvest

With the temperature sitting at -9 C on Dec. 4, Bench 1775 Winery was picking grapes for the icewine harvest.                                Photo courtesy of Bench 1775 Winery
Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton

Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton

New Penticton business focuses on the little things

Tiny Home builder comes to Penticton
Craft brew aficionados in Penticton are going to have a new taste try out next summer. File photo

Welcome to the Neighbourhood (Brewing)

Penticton can expect a new craft beer experience in summer 2019

Craft brew aficionados in Penticton are going to have a new taste try out next summer. File photo
Dean Clarke from the SOEC (left) and Patt Dyck (middle) and Ian Dyck (right) from Cannery Brewing celebrate the launch of the new Power Chord Pilsner.                                Submitted photo

Something new brewing at the South Okanagan Events Centre

A limited release beer, Power Chord Pilsner, created by Cannery Brewing will make its’ debut

Dean Clarke from the SOEC (left) and Patt Dyck (middle) and Ian Dyck (right) from Cannery Brewing celebrate the launch of the new Power Chord Pilsner.                                Submitted photo
The South Okanagan Real Estate Board is not worried about the market heading into the fall as prices in the Okanagan are forecasted to stay flat.                                Submitted photo

Flat prices may suggest strong fall for South Okanagan real estate market

Despite decrease in sales last month compared to last year, buyers are still out there

The South Okanagan Real Estate Board is not worried about the market heading into the fall as prices in the Okanagan are forecasted to stay flat.                                Submitted photo
Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will open at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 22.                                Submitted photo

New experience centre to showcase South Okanagan wines

Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will open at the Penticton Lakeside Resort

Great Estates Wine Experience Centre will open at the Penticton Lakeside Resort on Sept. 22.                                Submitted photo
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
Best Of: Penticton Foundry strives to be different in their industry

Best Of: Penticton Foundry strives to be different in their industry

Penticton Foundry earns Business of the Year

  • Jun 16, 2018
Best Of: Penticton Foundry strives to be different in their industry
FILE — YLW senior manager of airport operation Phillip Elchitz (left), White Spot CEO Warren Erhart and Kayla Ungara, regional director of the Canucks Autism Network, are served food from the Triple O food truck at the Kelowna airport Thursday by White Spot employee Govind Siwach.

Canada’s longest-running restaurant chain turns 90

White Spot celebrates the milestone with a special menu and commemorative coins.

FILE — YLW senior manager of airport operation Phillip Elchitz (left), White Spot CEO Warren Erhart and Kayla Ungara, regional director of the Canucks Autism Network, are served food from the Triple O food truck at the Kelowna airport Thursday by White Spot employee Govind Siwach.
Speciality canning shop goes back to roots

Speciality canning shop goes back to roots

Stacey’s Specialty Canning and Goods opened on April 13 in Lumby.

Speciality canning shop goes back to roots
SilverStar reaches new heights with gondola

SilverStar reaches new heights with gondola

Vernon ski resort installing new feature, with opening date set for July 7

SilverStar reaches new heights with gondola