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Jeremy Woo: Winning Work Ethic

Jeremy Woo: Winning Work Ethic

Jeremy Woo doesn’t do things for others to gain glory, accolades or attention, he reaches out because it fills him up. “When you help someone else, you feel and they feel better. There’s twice the benefit,” says Jeremy, a 17-year-old, Grade 12 Kalamalka Secondary School student….

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Kelowna Crisis Line – 250.763.9191

Kelowna Crisis Line – 250.763.9191

The Crisis Line is taking applications for the next training session that runs Feb. 7 to Feb. 18. If you want to volunteer call Lynne at 250.763.8058 ext. 233 or email crisisline@kcr.ca. Space is limited and interviews are on NOW! Read more about Crisis Line volunteer Maria Boruta…

Not a Grannie’s Tale

Not a Grannie’s Tale

It’s a cold winter evening. I gather my jacket around me, tucking my hands into its folds and shrugging my shoulders to block the wind from my neck. I scurry into a warmly lit store, and see a table circled by eager 20-somethings, chatting and laughing as they pull out their supplies….

Community Activist Hannah Paracholski

Community Activist Hannah Paracholski

“I feel like we were put on this planet to help one another,” says Hannah Paracholski a 14-year-old Vernon Secondary School student. “I think we should go out of our way to do so whether the person is next door or far away.” When Hannah sets her mind to something…

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Golden Mile

Golden Mile

When sub-appellations are named in the Okanagan, the Golden Mile Bench between Oliver and Osoyoos is on track to be among the first (along with the Black Sage and Naramata benches). Highlighting the individuality of the wines, sub-appellations are part of the evolution of a mature wine region—and much coveted by wineries.

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Hockey Valley

Hockey Valley

No question we’re obsessed with the national sport. Check out our Okanagan hockey highlights …

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Curling: Our Other Ice Sport

Curling: Our Other Ice Sport

  When Mom warned you not to throw stones, she wasn’t talking about this popular Okanagan winter-buster … When you see the portrait of James Cameron Dun-Waters (the Okanagan’s early 20th century answer to Scottish landed gentry) on the cover of Stan Sauerwein’s book Fintry, you wonder if this man ever had a passion for […]

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Steroids for Students

Steroids for Students

Performance-enhancing drugs can give athletes an edge on the competition, but can pill-popping pump up students’ grades?

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