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Spam, Eggs & Big Fish

Spam, Eggs & Big Fish

I’ll have my eggs over-easy with that spam. The new Canadian anti-spam law that went into force on July 1 raises two important questions: what took you so long, and do you realize there are far bigger fish to fry? Spamming, harvesting, hacking, malware, privacy invasions and fraud are words that intimidate us while internet […]

By July 14, 2014 Read More →

Health

West Nile virus risk increases as summer heats up

West Nile virus risk increases as summer heats up

As temperatures rise so does the risk of West Nile virus in the #Okanagan. The mosquito species which carry the virus is more active towards the end of July.

By July 17, 2014 Read More →

Community

Fire update: Evacuation Order remains in effect

Fire update: Evacuation Order remains in effect

An Evacuation Order remains in effect for Smith Creek, Tallus Ridge, Alexandria Way and Shannon Woods neighbourhoods. In total, an estimated 2,500 residents from approximately 1,100 homes are evacuated. Another 151 residents remain on Evacuation Alert on Lenz Road, including Pinewood Villa Mobile Home Park and from 1898 to 2515 Bartley Road. No change in […]

By July 19, 2014 Read More →

Features

Play it safe on the water

Play it safe on the water

On a July evening in 2013 Penticton resident Rene Bourque and his female companion, both standing at the windshield of his 28-foot cabin cruiser, approached the Penticton City Wharf. The only illumination on the pier at 10:30 p.m. was a red navigation light located at the end. It blinked every six seconds. Rene says he […]

Okanagan Food & Wine

Kitchen Confidential with Kelowna Pastry Chef Sandrine

Kitchen Confidential with Kelowna Pastry Chef Sandrine

Okanagan Life is in the kitchen with #Kelowna pastry chef Sandrine. In 2013, Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate was voted Best Dessert/Sweets in the Central Okanagan.

By July 15, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Homes

New Penticton Homes Will Save Owners Thousands in Energy Costs

New Penticton Homes Will Save Owners Thousands in Energy Costs

Skaha Hills, Penticton’s $250 million master planned community is poised to be the most energy efficient housing development in British Columbia. Building techniques will guarantee homeowners lower utility bills and reduced impact on the environment. “What sets Skaha Hills apart is the fact that it is ensuring energy efficiency throughout all the homes in the […]

By June 10, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan News

Golf Okanagan Guide

Golf Okanagan Guide

One of Canada’s premier golf destinations, the Okanagan Valley offers courses to challenge every level, plus unmatched scenery and outstanding amenities. See our full golf feature Raising our Game and golf okanagan map in the April/May Okanagan Life magazine: How we got to be a hot golf destination and why the future’s looking bright. Photo courtesy of Predator […]

By June 17, 2014 Read More →
Best Restaurant Awards Winners 2014

Best Restaurant Awards Winners 2014

The Best Restaurants brand is one of the most recognizable in the Okanagan Valley. For 20 years, Okanagan Life readers have voted for their favourites —and for 20 years we have published the results in a magazine that has quietly become one of the best read magazines—of all magazines—per capita! Celebrate some of the hardest working […]

By June 13, 2014 Read More →
Let’s Sip: Best Wine Bars in the Okanagan

Let’s Sip: Best Wine Bars in the Okanagan

The perfect wine bar features a wide selection of wines available by the glass and offers up an intimate bar-front stool. In the Okanagan, you’ll find the top wine bars situated inside some of the Valley’s best restaurants. In the North Okanagan, readers’ choice goes to Crush Bistro and Intermezzo. Crush offers up wine tastings every second […]

By June 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Stampeders take the main stage at Peachfest

Stampeders take the main stage at Peachfest

One of the most successful groups in Canadian music history will be headlining at the 67th annual Penticton Peach Festival. The Stampeders will be on the main stage Saturday, August 9. The original trio of Ronnie King, Rich Dodson and Kim Berly will be making their first-ever appearance at Peach Festival. “We’re really excited to have […]

By March 18, 2014 Read More →
West Kelowna crews monitor fire lines: 2,500 residents remain evacuated

West Kelowna crews monitor fire lines: 2,500 residents remain evacuated

It has been a relatively good night on the fire-lines as crews monitored the Smith Creek fire. Field reports suggest there were a few flare ups during the overnight hours, but they were knocked down quickly by fire fighter patrols from West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and the BC Wildfire Management Branch. Late last night, […]

By July 18, 2014 Read More →
Evacation Order for West Kelowna

Evacation Order for West Kelowna

Date: July 17, 2014 Time: 15:50 p.m. West Kelowna, B.C. – An evacuation order has been expanded in the Smith Creek Area as fire fighters continue to battle a blaze burning above the West Kelowna neighbourhood. Firefighters from West Kelowna Fire Rescue and BC Forestry Service personnel are responding to the blaze. The order impacts […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
UBC partnership with Mitacs brings business developer to Interior

UBC partnership with Mitacs brings business developer to Interior

University-industry collaborations will be promoted across the region UBC is partnering with Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit training and research organization, to locate a business development specialist on the Okanagan campus. This week Jennifer Tedman-Jones began work to promote university-industry collaboration in the Interior, including through Mitacs research and training programs. Tedman-Jones comes to UBC from […]

By July 17, 2014 Read More →
Best Okanagan Developments: August Issue Preview

Best Okanagan Developments: August Issue Preview

The August Issue of Okanagan Life Magazine showcases the best Okanagan developments. Your ad message will reach over 500,000 exposures over three months. Email: paul@okanaganlife.com Ad space deadline: July 25 Material deadline: July 31    

By July 11, 2014 Read More →
UBC professor named observer for UN session to end racism

UBC professor named observer for UN session to end racism

Margo Tamez, third from right, walks along the Texas-Mexico border wall near the community of El Calaboz, with Lipan Apache elders, law students of the University of Texas Law Human Rights Clinic, and documentarians. Photo by Clemente Guzman Margo Tamez’s research into Aboriginal rights includes Texas treaty claims A UBC researcher has been named an […]

By July 10, 2014 Read More →
4.4 Million Invested in Okanagan Craft Brewery

4.4 Million Invested in Okanagan Craft Brewery

Sleeman Breweries will invest $4.4M to expand Okanagan Spring an already thriving Vernon Brewery, bringing good news to the region and craft beer enthusiasts across the province and the country. In May the brewery was voted Best Brewery in the Okanagan, the readers’ choice award presented annually as part of Okanagan Life Magazine‘s Best Restaurant […]

By July 9, 2014 Read More →
Ad-Fraud Operation Fools Detection Companies, Nets Millions

Ad-Fraud Operation Fools Detection Companies, Nets Millions

Imagine paying for an ad that was never seen. Advertising Age recent article, Ad-Fraud Operation Fools Detection Companies, Nets Millions, unveiled how at least 75 advertisers — including Ford, Coke and McDonald’s spend money on these ads. It’s a familiar story with a nasty twist. A sizable ad fraud operation was recently discovered sticking websites running lucrative […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
SPCA summer camps empower youth, encourage empathy

SPCA summer camps empower youth, encourage empathy

The BC SPCA is offering week-long summer camps that offer fun, animal-themed activities for youth while empowering them to create a better world. Camps will be offered this year at the Penticton and Kelowna shelters. One of the main goals of the camps is to help children develop empathy by teaching them to regard the […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Easy Fix takes to the stage for Music in the Park

Easy Fix takes to the stage for Music in the Park

The District of West Kelowna is hosting the Music in the Park free summer each Friday night in West Kelowna’s Memorial Park. Taking to the stage on July 11 is is the talented and energetic band Easy Fix. The popular outdoor event drew a crowd of 800 for its first concert of the season last […]

By July 7, 2014 Read More →
Naomi Ko wins 2014 British Columbia Golf Junior Girls’ Championship

Naomi Ko wins 2014 British Columbia Golf Junior Girls’ Championship

Naomi Ko won the 2014 British Columbia Golf Junior Girls’ Championship title at The Dunes at Kamloops on Friday with a 6-under par 286 after four days of competitive play. The Team Canada member shot even par on the par 73 5886-yard course on the final day of the Championship on her way to winning […]

By July 4, 2014 Read More →
Free outdoor concert featuring Blue Rodeo

Free outdoor concert featuring Blue Rodeo

Canadian Music Hall of Famers, Blue Rodeo, will kick off a summer of expanded events at Sun Peaks in 2014. Continuing the recent summer tradition of large scale concerts in the alpine community, the free outdoor concert will take place at the base of Sundance Mountain on Saturday, July 5. Fresh off the creation of […]

By July 4, 2014 Read More →
New art class series offers teens creative outlet this summer

New art class series offers teens creative outlet this summer

A new series of art classes geared specifically for teens will be offered at the #Kelowna Art Gallery this summer. The Friday for Teens Art Series will run from 9 am to 2 pm every Friday beginning July 11 through August 22.

By July 4, 2014 Read More →