Coronavirus: Time to Buy B.C. strategy asking consumers to research products, see if they’re truly local

Coronavirus: Time to Buy B.C. strategy asking consumers to research products, see if they’re truly local

in Apr 18, 2020

When it comes to shopping, don’t be oblivious when buying — see if it’s locally made. That’s the bottom-line sentence of a business strategy titled Time to Buy British Columbia. The plan says with job losses occurring because of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to support local or made-in-B.C. businesses, and[…]

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‘We’re not firing on all cylinders’: South Okanagan hospitality industry faces labour shortage

‘We’re not firing on all cylinders’: South Okanagan hospitality industry faces labour shortage

in Mar 14, 2019

Tourists planning to vacation in the South Okanagan this summer could have their trip hampered by labour shortages plaguing the hospitality industry. Accommodators, restaurants, and wineries in Oliver and Osoyoos continue to struggle to recruit the level of staff needed to fully run their operations during the busy tourism season. At a job fair in[…]

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Okanagan employers scramble to find staff – Okanagan

Okanagan employers scramble to find staff – Okanagan

in Feb 06, 2019

If you think you’re seeing more ‘Help Wanted’ signs around the Okanagan, you’re not imagining it. There are many jobs up for grabs these days across the valley, making it challenging for employers to hire staff. “It’s been difficult trying to find the right people,” said Mike Ingram, the owner of Molly’s Café in downtown[…]

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Penticton CAO announces departure for private sector – Okanagan

Penticton CAO announces departure for private sector – Okanagan

in Jan 09, 2019

It didn’t state why, but a City of Penticton press release says chief administrative officer Peter Weeber will be leaving public life for the private sector in March. The 10-sentence announcement was made Wednesday morning. “Peter will be missed,” Penticton mayor John Vassilaki said in the press release. “Council was very much looking forward to[…]

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