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Sustainability Built In

New building projects are a common sight in the Central Okanagan. We decided to get to know some of the people behind the steel and concrete of today’s forward thinking residential developments. JoAnne Adamson development manager, Mission Group   JoAnne Adamson didn’t know what she was getting into when she went to work for a developer. In 2002 she graduated from Okanagan University College with a bachelor of commerce degree and was working at a bank when Jonathan Friesen of the Mission Group was developing his vision of Kelowna’s first luxury lakeside resort called the Mission Shores. “I was...

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Le Vieux Pin Winemaker Severine Pinte

Relocating to the South Okanagan from the south of France has been overwhelmingly positive for Severine Pinte. Arriving at Le Vieux Pin in August 2010, she has taken over with gusto as head winemaker at the 3,500-case a year operation on Black Sage Road near Oliver.

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CBC Rant

It’s lunch time. Early 1950s suburban Toronto. My siblings and I burst into the kitchen, hungry for the sound of our favourite CBC radio program. The dial of our brown plastic Westinghouse is set. We munch egg sandwiches to the lyrics of the Teddy Bears’ Picnic…

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Set Stylist Janice Blackie-Goodine

Janice Blackie-Goodine is thrilled that her next project, Flicka, is shooting in the Okanagan. She recently returned to Summerland after several months filming Twilight in rainy Squamish. A talented painter, Janice realized the movie industry…

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Full-Day Kindergarten: Pass or Fail?

The announcement that all children in BC would be offered full-day kindergarten by September 2011 garnered mixed reaction on all fronts. One year into the program, stakeholder reactions are more united. Would five full-days be too much for kindergarten-aged children? Would kindergarten children be safe in school playgrounds? Would there be a new curriculum that looked like a mini Grade 1? Were there enough trained teachers? Was there enough time to prepare for opening some classes in September 2010? Feelings among parents varied greatly. Some thought their children’s preschool experience was more than enough preparation for the challenges and...

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