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Tasteful Landscaping

Tasteful Landscaping Urban “growth” fills a gap Take a peek over the fence at a certain house on Penticton’s Martin Street and you’re likely to spot a considerable amount of produce growing among the flowers. This is, quite literally, tasteful landscaping. Peer over the back fence; on what was once a large expanse of simple lawn, you’ll see several large rustic wood bins overflowing with everything you need for salad, salsa or a stir fry—including the seasonings. What’s with this large-scale produce production, smack dab in a downtown residential neighbourhood? Donna Benson explains while she shows me around, pausing...

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Wildcraft Harvester Don Elzer

Wildcrafter, Artist, Writer and Publisher Life might be a box of chocolates for some, but for Don Elzer it’s a cup of tea—and it’s wild. It’s also about a foraging plantation in the woods, paintings, sculptures and a publishing company. Located in Lumby, Don’s Wildcraft Forest ( produces artisanal herb, fruit and berry loose tea blends with ingredients gathered from his own 20-acre Wildcraft Forest Plantation, nearby private lands and 15,000 acres in the Monashee Mountains. The teas are hand-mixed and packed in limited editions at the plantation. “I’ll be introducing about a dozen different Wildcraft Forest teas this...

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Best Restaurants 2013

The Best Restaurants brand is one of the most recognizable in the Okanagan Valley. For 19 years, OkanaganLife readers have voted for their favourites —and for 19 years we have published the results in a magazine that has quietly become one of the best read magazines—of all magazines—per capita! It is so important that you have voted for your friends, colleagues, neighbours and peers—to determine those who deserve to be winners of Okanagan Life magazine’s 19th Annual Best Restaurants and to help us pay tribute to the outstanding people in our communities who deserve to be named The Best....

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Best Okanagan Golf Courses – 2012 Awards

Looking for a great Okanagan Valley golf course? Here's the results from our readers' choice awards, Best of the Okanagan 2012. Best Golf Course to Play 1. Predator Ridge Golf Resort 2. The Harvest Golf Club (and finalist for Best Golf Shop) 3. Gallagher's Canyon Golf Club See our Golf Guide in the Spring 2013...

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Animated Okanagan

Adorable little penguins launched the Okanagan as a burgeoning animation and gaming centre. In 2007, Lance Priebe, Dave Krysko and Lane Merrifield of Kelowna sold their Club Penguin animated online children’s game to the Walt Disney Company for up to $700 million ($350 million in cash). Since then the Valley, particularly Kelowna, has begun to attract a growing number of established studios and to foster its own. While gaming may conjure gambling for some, in the animation context it refers to video games, a huge market for animated characters. Canada’s video game industry is the third largest in the...

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