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Kelowna purchases $11 million land parcel for city growth, flood protection

City acquires land on Highway 97 N for future community needs The City of Kelowna has made a significant land acquisition of 140 acres at 4690 Highway 97 N for $11 million. “As our city continues to grow, large parcels of land give us the flexibility to meet future community needs,” said Mayor Colin Basran. “The property is close to the university campus, the City landfill and the international airport and has features that could help with flood protection.” The property is comprised of vacant parcels on either side of the highway and contains several important natural features, notably...

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Acclaimed Canadian artist Tim Okamura unveils new exhibit at Liquidity Wines

This fall, Canadian artist Tim Okamura —praised for his thoughtful integration of traditional storytelling through portraiture and contemporary issues— exhibits his latest collection at Liquidity Wines. Okamura will be on site at Liquidity on Saturday, September 9 to unveil his new exhibit My Music, which will be accompanied by an intimate walk-and-talk session led by the artist himself. The event begins at 10 a.m. and is free to the public, though advance reservations are encouraged. Okamura's exhibit will grace the walls of Liquidity until October 9. The show is part of Liquidity's year-long Canada 150 celebration, which pays homage...

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Celebrity chefs celebrate BC grapes at weekend festival

The Wines of British Columbia is thrilled to launch its inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through 27. This weekend in the heart of our province's wine country is a multi-event series designed to celebrate the best of BC wine and food — highlighting all things grown, crushed, raised and produced in British Columbia. The weekend including intimate dinners, seminars, demonstrations, a Sunday brunch and the grand Taste of the Okanagan event, featuring over 150 BC VQA Wines...

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Sparkling released at Monte Creek Ranch Winery

Monte Creek Ranch Winery has added two new wines to their exciting portfolio, including a sparkling wine and a Haskap berry wine. "We take pride in always evolving our services and offerings so that each visit is a unique experience at Monte Creek Ranch Winery," says Erik Fisher, Monte Creek Ranch Winery General Manager. "These two new wines are part of this mandate. They offer flavours and aromas that are sure to surprise and delight." For this vintage, the 2016 Sparkling wine is made with 100% Frontenac Gris.  The 2016 Sparkling wine walks the line between frizzante and spumante —a...

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Okanagan Sun defeat Rebels

Using stingy defence and a strong effort from its special teams unit, the Okanagan Sun erased an early deficit to beat the Westshore Rebels 19-15 at the Apple Bowl on Saturday night. While a big, fast Rebels defence kept the Sun off-balance for much of the first half, Westshore jumped out to a two-score lead early in the second quarter. Rebels quarterback Scott Borden connected with a couple targets – Dusan Greenaway roughly midway through the first, and Austin Lindo-Brow early in the second – to put the visitors up 14-0. But momentum shifted late in the second quarter,...

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