Construction values in Penticton are on a record pace. End of August shows nearly $150 million compared to $43 million last YTD. Building permits as of August 31 YTD are sitting at $1.3 million which is close to $900,000 ahead of last year at this time. Applications themselves are 588 which is 200 more than last YTD.
Good news for the Oliver/Osoyoos area…Mayor Ron Hovanes of Oliver recently informed the RDOS Board that the Warden from the new South Okanagan Correctional Facility estimates their hiring of employees has added 50+ students to enrollment figures in SD #53.
Angela Brown from First West Credit Union is now V.P. of Marketing. She previously held the Assistant V.P. role and has been with the organization for 8 years.
Chris Simpson has opened Simpson Racing Solutions in the 2300 block of Government Street in the industrial area. SRS specializes in; high performance and custom parts, engine builds, custom work and various testing and tuning.
WineCrush Market has officially opened up its store front on Brunswick just of Westminster Ave W. Serving sandwiches, salads, treats and sourdough breads. Tuesday to Saturday, 7am to 5pm. They feature a Merlot seedy coffee which uses roasted Merlot grape seeds.
Lucky’s Pet Supply opening this fall at 2100 Main Street. They will occupy the space between BCAA and Buy The Sea.