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2012 Best Restaurants

Our readers choose their favourites in a host of categories and Okanagan Life brings you the results. Welcome to the 18th Annual Best Restaurants issue. Perhaps above all others, this is the keeper magazine of the year. Readers try new restaurants all the time and you can expand your dining experience by referring to these listings throughout the year. Get ready to dine—Okanagan Life style! Unless otherwise stated: Central = Kelowna    North = Vernon    South = Penticton CATEGORIES BEST CULTURAL DINING: Local/Regional Restaurant | Northern European | Mediterranean | Mexican/Latin | Asian Fusion | Indian BEST ATMOSPHERE:...

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Citizens’ Patrol Bill Reichelt

It’s obvious that Bill Reichelt, president of the Lake Country Citizens’ Patrol Society, has finally found his true calling. Whether settled in his tiny office adjacent to the Lake Country RCMP detachment, buried in statistical forms, stationed on roadside speed watch or cruising Lake Country…

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Alaina Podmorow

Lately it’s been a whirlwind of interviews and photo sessions for 15-year old Alaina Podmorow and it’s looking like it won’t stop for awhile. The Lake Country student was recently named Canada’s Top Teen Philanthropist for her efforts to aid women and girls in Afghanistan.

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Shop Small Every Day

Think of your average businessperson in the Okanagan Valley for a couple of minutes and you’ll realize they are anything but average. She might have grown up here, started or bought a small business that she runs diligently enough to nourish and care for her family.

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Cloggin’ Okanagan

  It’s 1812, Lancashire, England. A weaver sits on an old stool over a damp floor, spinning cotton. There are rows of women to her left and rows to the right. The large cotton mill, airy and dark, whirrs and clicks to the spinning of thread. Up from the floor another noise purrs, the rise of a warm-blooded beat. The sounds of machines are mimicked through hundreds of wooden soled feet. Heel and toe, heel and toe, their work turns to music through clogging. Fast forward 200 years. A dark winter night frosts the Okanagan as I peek through...

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Downtown Kelowna Small Shop Saturday is back on October 21, 2017 to celebrate that small business is a big deal. Do some shopping. Win prizes. Meet new friends at a restaurant. And don’t forget to[...]


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