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Knifewear: When you’re addicted to sharp

Knifewear: When you’re addicted to sharp

Canada’s awesomest knife shop, Knifewear has become a destination/hang-out for those who love Japanese steel and are addicted to sharp. Most of the knives can’t be found in any other shop in Canada. The Kelowna shop in South Pandosy also carries some of the hottest food magazines and cookbooks, sharpening stones and supplies, and a […]

By April 15, 2014 Read More →
Jane Hoffman Group: The Value of Experience

Jane Hoffman Group: The Value of Experience

Specializing in luxury homes and waterfront properties, Coldwell Banker Jane Hoffman Group provides top-notch service, along with a first class website and marketing program. Whether you’re looking at getting into the market, finding an investment property, or upgrading to your perfect dream home, they have the expertise to help you find the perfect location with […]

By April 12, 2014 Read More →

Events

Beach to Peak: Registrations Climbing for Inaugural Giant’s Head Grind

Beach to Peak: Registrations Climbing for Inaugural Giant’s Head Grind

More than 100 racers have already signed up for the inaugural Giant’s Head Grind “beach to peak” race in Summerland on May 17, 2014. Starting at the shores of Okanagan Lake, walkers, runners and racers will scale Summerland’s volcanic landmark, a distance of more than five kilometres, and a 500-metre elevation gain. This year’s race […]

By April 15, 2014 Read More →
Fun & Sticky: Kelowna MapleFest offers up a taste of Quebec & Jann Arden

Fun & Sticky: Kelowna MapleFest offers up a taste of Quebec & Jann Arden

From the sugar shacks of Quebec to a warm Kelowna kitchen, dining on maple syrup is about as French Canadian as you can get. The tree that gives us the golden nectar and also lends its leaves to our flag is the star of an annual arts and culture festival put on by the Centre […]

By March 27, 2014 Read More →

Community

Resorts wrap up ski season in the Okanagan

Resorts wrap up ski season in the Okanagan

Spring is in the air and for Okanagan ski resorts it’s time to wrap up the winter season. However, they can’t possibly say goodbye to the snow without a good send off. Silver Star Mountain Resort will launch its inaugural couch race on April 6 as teams will race a couch that has been mounted […]

By April 3, 2014 Read More →
Kelowna to Spend $50 million on City Projects

Kelowna to Spend $50 million on City Projects

More than $50 million will be spent on the design and construction of projects throughout the City of Kelowna this year, including the $10 million Lakeshore Road upgrades and bridge replacement. Major projects also include two new downtown parkades totalling over $20 million, transit station upgrades at Queensway and Okanagan College, beach and retaining wall erosion […]

By March 26, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Wine

Knifewear: When you’re addicted to sharp

Knifewear: When you’re addicted to sharp

Canada’s awesomest knife shop, Knifewear has become a destination/hang-out for those who love Japanese steel and are addicted to sharp. Most of the knives can’t be found in any other shop in Canada. The Kelowna shop in South Pandosy also carries some of the hottest food magazines and cookbooks, sharpening stones and supplies, and a […]

By April 15, 2014 Read More →
A Glass of Wine Good for the Heart

A Glass of Wine Good for the Heart

This glass of wine really is good for the heart. Kelowna’s Vibrant Vine is giving back to their community by donating $1 to KGH Foundation from their Hugs & Kisses or Love wines released early in 2014. The Vibrant Vine is famous for their flashy bottle wraps and 3D tasting room, but it’s not all about their […]

By March 21, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Olympic Roundup

Olympic Roundup: Kevin Hill I raced my heart out

Olympic Roundup: Kevin Hill I raced my heart out

Race cancelled due to heavy fog, it’s alright because I’m ready to go! Hopefully tomorrow we will run qualifiers! pic.twitter.com/UQWGs2ULqa — Kevin Hill (@kevinhillsbx) February 17, 2014   Snowboard cross racing is not without its up and downs, and no one knows that better than Vernon’s Kevin Hill after his Olympic debut. On Olympic Day […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →
Okanagan Heros: Paralympic flags and medals

Okanagan Heros: Paralympic flags and medals

Okanagan athletes played a key role in clinching Canada’s third place finish (behind Russia and Germany) at the 2014 Sochi Paralympics. While Russia dominated the podium with 30 gold and 80 medals in total — more than the next five countries combined — Canada made a strong showing in the more evenly matched remaining field […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →

Paul's Voice

A confidential letter to the world’s billionaires

A confidential letter to the world’s billionaires

Dear Bill, How was the Davos 2014: World Economic Forum this year? I got concerned as I read the Asia Times story This Is the Week Where the World’s Billionaires Gather in Davos and Pretend They’re Saviors of the World. The Go, Tell it on a Mountain gig seems to work every year, eh Bill? […]

By February 25, 2014 Read More →
Looking for gold medal advertising results?

Looking for gold medal advertising results?

The gold medal reason to be in the spring issue of our Okanagan Life Quiet confidence. Visual ads are best. Tangible & permanent. Readers keep each issue. Okanagan owned & operated. Hard-working and dedicated crew. CVC audited circulation & distribution. Olympic quality writers & photographers. Magazine ads are not bothersome or intrusive. Over twenty-five years […]

By February 23, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan News

Hottest stretch of sand in the Okanagan – Walnut Beach Resort

Hottest stretch of sand in the Okanagan – Walnut Beach Resort

Walnut Beach offers the only licensed beach service in the country. At Walnut Beach Resort, sun, suites and spectacular views from 112 carefully crafted designer hotel suites gives the luxurious comforts of home and then some. One- and two-bedroom options plus elegant penthouses all provide rich linens, a full array of electronic entertainment and fully […]

By April 12, 2014 Read More →
Now selling home sites: Skaha Hills launches first phase on the southwest hills of Penticton

Now selling home sites: Skaha Hills launches first phase on the southwest hills of Penticton

Skaha Hills, Penticton’s newest development, winery and vineyard has opened the doors to its Discovery Centre. The 550-acre site on the South Okanagan hillsides and bench lands will be a $250 million mixed residential/commercial community. “Greyback has completed projects up and down the Okanagan Valley and without question this is an outstanding site,” says president Larry Kenyon. […]

By April 9, 2014 Read More →
Harvest Voted Best Golf Course

Harvest Voted Best Golf Course

Among the Okanagan’s most prestigious championship golf courses, The Harvest Golf Club in Kelowna is pulling in the accolades. Voted Best Golf Course and one of the Best Places to Get Married by Okanagan Life readers, the club’s outstanding hospitality also earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2013. With multiple tee areas, the […]

By March 28, 2014 Read More →