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Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition

Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here on the bench with Okanagan ingredients, have been recognized among a wide variety of international spirits,” says master distiller Jorg Engel. “To win two double-golds is really amazing.” A double-gold winner, Pear Williams, is a fruit brandy made with Bartlett pears. An “eau-de-vie” style spirit it has a clean, aromatic fruit flavour that respects the...

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Injured Mountain Biker Rescued

Central Okanagan Search & Rescue volunteers were activated at 3 PM on Monday afternoon for a rescue in West Kelowna. The team was called to the Smith Creek area to rescue a mountain biker who had fallen and injured her ankle. COSAR attended with 11 members including a newly formed mountain bike rescue team and ATV team. The initial response team on mountain bikes arrived at the scene of the injured woman and looked after her while the ATV team looked for an easier way to evacuate her from the area. Due to the terrain, the decision was made...

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Safety Council hosts Family Halloween Haunt

Join the Kelowna & District Safety Council for their annual Halloween Haunt fundraiser, Oct 28 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm at 395 Hartman Road in Rutland (across from the YMCA).  This great event is brought to you with the generous support of these local businesses; Capri Insurance, Pushor Mitchell LLP, Interior Savings Credit Union, Aurora Print Solutions and Domino’s Pizza. “We are thrilled to again open the Little Travellers Safety Village for our annual Halloween Haunt,” said Ayn Lexi, Executive Director of the Kelowna & District Safety Council. “I’d like to invite everyone to join us for this spooky, fun-filled...

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John E. Peller to keynote as Wine Talks returns to College

Together with Liquidity Winery, Okanagan College is presenting the third installment of its popular Wine Talks series on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the College’s Penticton campus. The third event will feature a single keynote speaker whose recognition and distinction in the industry is notable. John E. Peller, LLB, is the Chair and CEO of Andrew Peller Limited. His company’s brands include a growing number of Okanagan wineries, among them are Sandhill, Calona Vineyards and Red Rooster. Andrew Peller Limited made headlines this month when news broke of a $95-million-dollar deal to acquire three additional Okanagan wineries: Black Hills Estate,...

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