Business News

Chamber Sets Priorities

Dec 14, 2004 / 6:34 am

Edited News Release The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce’s priorities for 2005 were set during the Annual Board Retreat on Friday, December 10th. The Chamber says...

Bombardier Chief Quits

Dec 13, 2004 / 3:57 pm

Paul Tellier, hired as chief executive of Bombardier Inc. two years ago with great fanfare, abruptly left the troubled company Monday in an apparent boardroom...

RBC Issues Billing Refund

Dec 13, 2004 / 8:00 am

RBC Press Release RBC Royal Bank announced today that it will refund service fees to some customers who were charged a separate fee for a service that should...

$3 Million Upgrade

Dec 12, 2004 / 10:52 am

News Release RESORT EXPANSION TO BOOST TOURISM A $3 million expansion at Mount Washington Ski Resort will increase tourism, create jobs and opportunities, and...

Member Rewards Near Four Million

Dec 11, 2004 / 7:51 am

Interior Savings Credit Union recently returned nearly $4 million of its 2004 operating income to its members through their Member Rewards program. Member...

OMREB Hits $2B In Sales

Dec 9, 2004 / 7:39 am

OMREB Press Release The Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board is reaching record sales. Central Okanagan Sales have generated $1,322,998,489 in sales $ up by...

Online Business License Renewals

Dec 9, 2004 / 7:04 am

City Of Kelowna Press Release The City of Kelowna is now offering a new service for business owners – on-line business licence renewals. Licence renewals can...

Kelowna Housing Starts Down

Dec 8, 2004 / 12:53 pm

News Release Kelowna area housing starts were down in November, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Housing starts fell to 193 units from 240...

Retailers Optimistic This Season

Dec 8, 2004 / 9:00 am

Retail BC Press Release Over eight out of ten BC retailers expect their 2004 holiday-season sales to either improve or remain the same compared to last year,...

Adventure Okanagan New Board

Dec 7, 2004 / 6:59 am

Edited News Release Adventure Okanagan Co-operative (AOC) held its Annual General Meeting in Vernon to a standing-room-only packed house. As a result the newly...

More Xmas Shopping Cash

Dec 6, 2004 / 5:01 pm

Canadians are seeing more of a green than a white Christmas this year, a new survey says, showing that they are expecting to spend 10 per cent more on gifts...

Anti-Spam Best Practices

Dec 6, 2004 / 7:31 am

The federal Task Force on Spam has agreed on best practices by companies in the fight to reduce spam. It happened at a meeting Friday to review the...

Last Remaining Tax Credit

Dec 5, 2004 / 8:14 am

Press Release Under the Provincial Venture Capital Corporation (VCC) program, the Okanagan Capital Fund (VCC) Inc. has been authorized to raise $500,000 which...

$1.35M Fine

Dec 5, 2004 / 6:20 am

Investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston Canada Inc. agreed to be fined $1.35 million Friday for irregular trading in BCE Inc. shares worth more than $250...

Mining Claims On A Roll

Dec 4, 2004 / 6:45 am

New Release More than 45,000 mineral claim units have been staked and recorded in British Columbia so far this year, the most in 13 years, minister of state for...

Warning About Christmas Charities

Dec 3, 2004 / 5:00 am

News Release The Holiday Season brings out the giving spirit in many of us, and consumers wanting to help those less fortunate have no shortage of charities to...

Fortis Raking In The Bucks

Dec 2, 2004 / 3:15 pm

News Release FortisBC recently released its 2004 third quarter results, reporting higher earnings versus the same quarter last year. "Earnings for the third...

Bombardier Job Cuts

Dec 1, 2004 / 1:00 pm

Bombardier Inc. is eliminating 2,200 jobs at its rail division as the company reported falling third-quarter profits on Wednesday. The Montreal-based firm said...

QHR Reports Loss

Nov 30, 2004 / 4:39 am

Kelowna based and publicly traded QHR Technologies has released its financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2004. QHR produces software for...

BC""s Surplus $2 Billion

Nov 29, 2004 / 11:36 am

The Campbell government says the 2004/05 surplus is now forecast to be $1.9 billion, $1.1 billion higher than the $865 million surplus forecast in September’s...