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The small business “leisure society”

The small business “leisure society”

In 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted a future so abundant with technological prowess that countries like Canada, Great Britain and the United States would achieve a 15-hour workweek by century’s end. In 1966, Time magazine echoed this scenario by publishing an article about a future with too much leisure time. The “leisure society” concept leant […]

By October 18, 2014 Read More →
Okanagan: Building a Brigadoon-ian place to live

Okanagan: Building a Brigadoon-ian place to live

For as long as I can remember, people across Canada have spoken with great reverence, serendipity and kindness about our part of the world. Canada’s Okanagan Valley has become a Brigadoon of sorts, legendary in fact, a place where friends, family and visitors all love to boast of golden beaches and mouth-watering peaches, high fallootin’ […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →

Events

Penticton Vees offer free tickets for students

Penticton Vees offer free tickets for students

The Penticton Vees, in conjunction with Peter’s Bros Construction are pleased to announce a new four-year ticketing partnership. For the next four years, starting with this season, admission for single game tickets will be free for students aged 18 and under courtesy of Peter’s Bros Construction. Admission for children aged 12-years and under will also […]

By September 28, 2014 Read More →
Author Yam Cooper presents the voice of anti-bullying during Culture Days in Penticton

Author Yam Cooper presents the voice of anti-bullying during Culture Days in Penticton

Local Anti-bullying author and illustrator Yam Cooper introduces a grass-headed outcast inventor in his first book, The Story of Bill and His House of the Hill. Inspired in part by his experiences with bullying and war when growing up, the book explores the essence of friendship and social norms and includes an educational activity guide […]

By September 26, 2014 Read More →

Community

UBC receives $3.8M for Survive and Thrive Research Gacility

UBC receives $3.8M for Survive and Thrive Research Gacility

Photo: The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, on Tuesday announced funding of $3.801 million to establish the Survive and Thrive Applied Research (STAR) facility at UBC’s Okanagan campus in Kelowna. UBC has launched a new research innovation facility where industry and university researchers can pool their knowledge to rapidly develop […]

By October 14, 2014 Read More →
Seniors Get a free Health Assessment at the Y

Seniors Get a free Health Assessment at the Y

Free Health Assessment Friday, October 17 8 am-2 pm Kelowna Family Y at 375 Hartman Road For Tom and Verna Woods, the Kelowna Family YMCA is a place where seniors can stay motivated and get the help they need to maintain their independence and health. “The people, atmosphere, and camaraderie here make us want to come,” […]

By October 10, 2014 Read More →

Arts & Culture

Soaps on Stage

Soaps on Stage

An exciting live soap opera, brought to the Okanagan by Bonnie Gratz; a local playwright, director, actress and the artistic director New Vintage Theatre.

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
In Person: Simone Orlando, crafting a new role with Ballet Kelowna

In Person: Simone Orlando, crafting a new role with Ballet Kelowna

Simone Orlando, new artistic director and CEO of Ballet Kelowna, has been a professional dancer and sought-after choreographer. She also has a particular affiliation with Ballet Kelowna, having created three ballets for the company. “I have been a part of the company’s history, so it feels quite natural to be part of its future,” she […]

By September 30, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Wine

Okanagan Spirits hosts Winetender’s Mixoff

Okanagan Spirits hosts Winetender’s Mixoff

JCI Okanagan is introducing the public to a twist on the traditional wine event with the Okanagan Spirits Winetender’s Mixoff, October 9 at the Laurel Packinghouse. “We are once again excited to be involved with an event that introduces people to the delicious and creative options available when mixing wine with spirits or liqueurs.” says […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →
Summerhill cocktail program expresses winery’s unique personality

Summerhill cocktail program expresses winery’s unique personality

Summerhill Pyramid Winery marks a first, as spirits and craft beer are added to the menu in its Sunset Organic Bistro in Kelowna. As the first BC winery in the ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) to have this new license, Summerhill has hired acclaimed Okanagan bartender Gerry Jobe to create a cocktail program that expresses the winery’s unique personality. “Jobe […]

By October 9, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan Homes

Developing the Okanagan Shuswap

Developing the Okanagan Shuswap

Local developers are stewarding a revived interest in Valley properties with an eye to preserving the unique landscape of the Okanagan-Shuswap A new sense of optimism is running through the Okanagan Valley real estate market. A strengthening local economy, combined with an even stronger Alberta one, is spurring a second wave of development growth in […]

By October 3, 2014 Read More →
Photo Gallery: Okanagan Developers
By October 3, 2014 Read More →

Okanagan News

Sea Dean

Sea Dean

Sea Dean

Classically educated in Europe, I’ve been an Okanagan resident for over 30 years. Through the wonders of the internet my work hangs in collections around the world. I’m known for my waterscapes and four legged frien…

By October 19, 2014 Read More →
Michael Hermesh

Michael Hermesh

Michael Hermesh

Michael Hermesh is a figurative artist that works in ceramic, bronze, plaster, paint and drawing mediums. The scale of his art ranges from small to monumental works including five major sculptures in the Okanagan. His f…

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Johann Wessels

Johann Wessels

Johann Wessels

I paint on large scale constructions of my own design and fabrication. My aim is to combine elements which are jarring enough that they demand to be looked at. I play with images and concepts from art history to create…

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Caillum Smith

Caillum Smith

Preserved Light Photography by Caillum Smith

I am an international award-winning photographer & visual artist with a collection of imagery that will leave you nostalgic for places & moments you’ve never been. With a por…

By October 17, 2014 Read More →
Anne Gidluck

Anne Gidluck

Anne Gidluck

Anne comes from a family of artists and growing up in a gold mining town in Western Australia was greatly influenced by the vivid colours of the Australian landscape. She is fascinated by the people she sees in her trave…

By October 17, 2014 Read More →