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Where’s the Fire

Phil Ackland’s summer job before his last year of high school paid a whopping $2 an hour—a small fortune in 1966. There was a reason cleaning exhaust systems in restaurant kitchens paid so well. “It was filthy, disgusting work,” he says. “I quite enjoyed it.” A few years later he decided to branch out on his own. Not wanting to compete with his former employer, Phil left Seattle for Vancouver. His business grew quickly, and he began selling franchises. But by the late 1980s what he’d seen along the way had set him on a different path. Most commercial...

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In Person: Veronika Dimova

The games are coming to town. About 500 athletes aged 12 to 15 (plus their coaches), representing 37 cities from 13 countries, will be descending on Kelowna from Jan. 26 to 31, 2011, to compete in the International Children’s Winter Games.

Veronika Dimova, originally from Bulgaria,

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Jim Hamilton: Exceeding expectations, embracing change

By Dawn Renaud Despite a history of giving up comfortable careers in favour of new adventures, just signed on for a second term as president of Okanagan College. Time for him to quit moving forward? Not a chance… Since the transition from Okanagan University College (OUC) back to a community college in 2005, Okanagan College has consistently exceeded expectations. Along with planned increases in enrolment in both trades and health, its arts department has grown dramatically; the business program, which was expected to decline somewhat after the advent of UBC Okanagan, has strengthened instead. Remarkably, the full time equivalent...

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2008 Editors’ Choice awards: best restaurants

We’ve chosen some memorable restaurants from our past year’s dining experiences throughout the Okanagan to bring you an eclectic, sometimes eccentric, selection of what we think are this year’s most deserving restaurants. But hey, if you think the reasoning behind our choices is somewhat flawed see if your fellow readers did any better with the Readers’ Choice Awards....

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