Business

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 Okanagan 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)

Okanagan pub reopening after COVID concern

Turtle Bay Pub in Lake Country temporarily closed last week waiting for test results on team member

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)
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)
Roch Fortin of Maple Roch in Summerland shows a bottle of maple syrup which contains some gold. The maple syrup business in Summerland will reopen on June 20. Earlier, the business had closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland maple syrup store to reopen

Maple Roch will hold a reopening celebration on June 20

Roch Fortin of Maple Roch in Summerland shows a bottle of maple syrup which contains some gold. The maple syrup business in Summerland will reopen on June 20. Earlier, the business had closed its doors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Summerland Review file photo)
Wings Restaurant employees welcome the return of the facility’s large stuffed bear that greets customers at the Vernon business. The bear went on an unplanned escape from the business Saturday, June 13, and was returned unharmed with a note. (Photo submitted)

Vernon restaurant bear returned safely after good time

Note accompanies return of Wings stuff bear who was taken and, allegedly, had a great time

Wings Restaurant employees welcome the return of the facility’s large stuffed bear that greets customers at the Vernon business. The bear went on an unplanned escape from the business Saturday, June 13, and was returned unharmed with a note. (Photo submitted)
A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)

New association launches to give voice to B.C. First Nation development corporations

First Nation Business Development Association is comprised of nearly 50 members

A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)
The Enchanted Forest, located 32km west of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway, is opening for the season June 26. (Photo via Facebook)

Enchanted Forest opening June 26

Visitors are requested to wear masks or a protective face covering

The Enchanted Forest, located 32km west of Revelstoke on the Trans Canada Highway, is opening for the season June 26. (Photo via Facebook)
A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)                                A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)

Youth smash lights with skateboards at North Okanagan business

More vandalism hits the city following graffiti spree

A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)                                A couple of youth were caught on video surveillance around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 9 smashing lighbulbs out at Ratio Coffee & Pastry. (Video still)
Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner

Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner

Entrepreneur elated after Walmart worker, who lost his own business to COVID, returned lost deposit

Vernon Walmart staffer finds $7K lost by Enderby business owner
Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19

Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19

Sparkling Hill ready to reopen following more than two months of being closed

Okanagan resort ready to sparkle post COVID-19
A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Vehicles are parked along Main Street once again as businesses in Summerland begin to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in numerous business closures and reductions of hours. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland businesses optimistic as reopening begins

Businesses make plans for restructuring as COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed

Vehicles are parked along Main Street once again as businesses in Summerland begin to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in numerous business closures and reductions of hours. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)