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Cooking up Something New in British Columbia

The Okanagan, too, is seeing something of a culinary revolution. For decades, the valley was a family holiday destination known more for its “peaches and beaches” than its gourmet fare. Then some of Western Canada’s greatest chefs discovered the valley’s remarkable produce and laidback lifestyle. They decided it was high time British Columbia had a real wine-country cuisine.

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Hockey & Health: Big Mike’s Story

My last memory of “Big Mike” (six foot three, 265 lbs) was of him being wheeled out of the hockey rink in Las Vegas on a gurney flashing the “thumbs up” sign to both teams as the paramedics took him to the local emergency. Mike, age 40, died later that day. I still get emotional thinking about it and I’m not exactly sure why.

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Vernon Winter Carnival: Feb 4–13

The fun kicks off with a parade downtown. Eat, dance, snowshoe, lantern ski...the list of activities is long on fun. Take in the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta or head up to Silver Star to see the carvers create works of art during the Snow Sculpture championships. There are plenty of sports events like a 10K run, curling and cross-country skiing. Or just relax and take in the talent competition, comedy show or theatre performance. For events list visit...

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North Okanagan Eco-Encounter

“Hey, you want to see something neat?”

I turned from the entrance to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre to where a teenaged girl was beckoning from the shrubbery. She waved for me to join the knot of hunched figures bending low and peering intently at an ordinary looking bush.

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