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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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Health & Wellness

Feeling great, looking great, enjoying the Okanagan lifestyle. We’ve got the ingredients and expertise to put it all together. Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic DermMedica–Kelowna Vein & Skin Solutions Dr. Don MacRae & Associates OKAPED Simply Amazing Smiles Singleton Dental Implants Okanagan Dental Care for Kids Rocky Mountain Fitness Chelation Medical Centres of the Okanagan iSight Optometry Westside Dental Centre     Lakeshore Vein & Aesthetics Clinic   In the past, problems with varicose veins generally resulted in hospital time and painful surgery. But the new laser therapies practiced by doctors Jenna Bentley and Mandy Wong at Lakeshore Vein...

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Spokes and Wheels of Progress

I was late for school. My new 10-speed— salvation! Throwing my math book into a plastic shopping bag, I fled breakfast to negotiate the cars, fences and cats through the alley to arrive at the 20th street stop sign; purring through it without a care. Thirteen year olds didn’t have carriers on their bikes so I held the bag and handlebar in my left hand, leaving my right hand to brake, which allowed the book in the bag to dangle. Entrepreneurial-like, I was building up momentum when I glanced down at the bag, brushing lightly against the front tire....

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Duette Shades

Duette® Architella® honeycomb shades are the company’s most energy-efficient product and the fastest-growing innovation in the extremely popular cellular category. Uncovered windows can literally be energy holes, depleting a home of up to half of its heating and cooling energy dollars…

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