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okanagan-life-may-bc-wine-awards-2017Our May 2017 issue features the Okanagan Life's Best of BC Wine Awards and championship wine and food pairings from Gold Medal Plates. Learn how to leaf out your family tree with our genealogy feature by Judie Steeves. See how volunteers like Diddy Evans are changing the lives of Syrian refugees in our Good Neighbours and our Kitchen Confidential with writer Bruce Kemp features Penticton chef Darin Paterson offering fresh local ingredients with Euro flare.

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The 2017 Progress magazine celebrates Okanagan business stories. For our cover story, publisher Paul Byrne sat down with Okanagan community leaders to hear how Mayors tackle tough questions. Our Review column, Beware of alligators, offers some contentious thoughts on government and business by writer Bruce Kemp.

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December-2016 Best of the OkanaganOur December issue celebrates the 2016 Best of the Okanagan award winners in the North, Central and South Okanagan. On the cover is the cast of Mary Poppins, performed this summer by the Kelowna Actors Studio, awarded Best Live Performing Arts Group in the Central Okanagan. We're seeing double with writer Patti Shales Lefkos as she delves into BC's multiple births. Wine writer Yvonne Turgeon raises a glass to a vintage year and we're in the kitchen with Chef Jenna Pillon of Hester Creek's Terrafina restaurant.

 

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october-2016-okanagan-developersOur October issue features Okanagan developers and urban planners. Learn the who, what and why of shaping our cities for the future. Our wine writer Yvonne Turgeon is underground, exploring the wine caves of the Okanagan and their secret treasures with guest sommelier Helene Scott picking cave-aged favourites. Our Good Neighbours features what’s cookin’ when Okanagan chefs head to Valley classrooms and our Kitchen Confidential with writer Bruce Kemp features culinary Olympian Chef Iain Rennie from the new Oak + Cru Kitchen & Wine Bar at the Delta Okanagan.

 

 

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August-Sept-2016-okanagan-life-weddingWe're celebrating Okanagan weddings in our August/September issue. Let us help you find the perfect venue for your ceremony and celebration. Writer Shannon Linden is bring Hope beyond Stroke, with insight and optimism from survivors. Wine writer Yvonne Turgeon has some summer wine picks; food writer Bruce Kemp is in the kitchen with Chef Reynald Clemente  from the West Coast Grill & Oyster Bar at Prestige Beach House in Kelowna.

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okanagan-life-june-best-restaurants-2016Our June issue features Okanagan Life’s Best Restaurants Awards. The Thompson Okanagan region boasts all the ingredients for an exquisite dining experience. Thanks to all our readers for helping us present these awards for the 22nd year and congrats to all the winners. Nancy Holmes shows how we can help struggling bees and we're foraging wild mushrooms with Scott Moran. Writer Patti Shales Lefkos bring us our feature on Summer Camps. This summertime staple is changing with the times; see how today’s camps cater to every kind of kid.

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April-May-2016-bc-wine-awards Our April-May issue celebrates the 2016 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards.

We have a special report: UBC Okanagan's Stephen Porter & Michael Woodworth who are changing the way we understand deception.

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The 2016 Progress magazine celebrates Okanagan business stories. Our cover story by writer Bruce Kemp celebrate Small Business Success in the Okanagan. Our Review column Self-employed includes some poignant words from well loved writer Dona Sturmanis. She will be missed.

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Dec-2015-Best-of-the-OkanaganOur Dec issue celebrates the 2015 Best of the Okanagan award winners in the North, Central and South Okanagan. Wine writer Michael Botner sips from some Sake and we're in the kitchen with Chef Dale Flowers of Vernon's Cattleman's Club at O'Keefe Ranch.

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Oct-Nov-2015-okanagan-shoppingOur Oct-Nov issue digs deep into the profiles of Thompson Okanagan shoppers and we're celebrating how UBCO makes a big difference to so many facets of life in the Valley. Wine writer Michael Botner showcases a quintet of fabulous wines from selected producers on the multi-faceted Naramata Bench.

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Sept-2015-okanagan-homesOur September issue features a stunning showcase of Thompson Okanagan homes. Publisher Paul Byrne weighs in on the federal election and writer Shannon Linden presents some compelling reasons for protecting your kids — and everybody else’s — with vaccinations. Wine writer Michael Botner urges you to stock your cellar with Corkscrew Drive classics wines from Okanagan Falls Wine Country.

July-Aug-2015-Okanagan-Life-vasek-pospisil-magOur July-August issue features tennis champion Vasek Pospisil from Vernon, BC on our cover. Writer Yvonne Turgeon follows Vasek Pospisil's tennis career from the tender age of 6 years to hoisting the Wilmbledon Championship cup last July. Wine writer Michael Botner explores the new wine route in cool Kamloops. From herbs to scans, writer Dona Sturmanis catches up on the latest health services on the Thompson Okanagan region.

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June-2015-okanagan-life-best-restaurants_magOur June issue features the Okanagan Valley and Thompson’s Best Restaurants Awards – now including Kamloops restaurants. Thanks to all our readers for helping us present these awards for the 21st year. Wine writer Michael Botner brings us new vineyards, new wineries and new players in the burgeoning wine region of the Similkameen. Our feature story on Golf Tech by Dona Sturmanis shows how the latest electronic wizardry can shave strokes from your golf score.

April-2015-best-bc-winesOur April issue presents the Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine awards. We're in person with Ivan McLelland as we mark the 60th anniversary of the Penticton Vees. We’re also in the kitchen with Okanagan chef Michael Miller of the Harvest Grill, a long-standing best restaurant award winner.

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