Past Issues of Okanagan Life Magazine

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Our September/October 2017 issue includes Okanagan developers' showcase, a feature on the future of cities and a look back at the flood of summer of 2017.  Our Good Neighbours poses the question, can farmers and developers compromise where the land meets? Wine writer Yvonne Turgeon explores the many expressions of the grapes of Champagne and encourages you to put a little bubbly in your glass. (Annual subscription plans are available.)

Our June 2017 issue features the Okanagan Life's 2017 Best Restaurants Awards. See how nature rebounds with our conservation feature by Judie Steeves. Our Good Neighbours features Vernon volunteers and were in person with Kelowna playwright Sean Harris-Oliver. Delve into Okanagan heritage with our Valley tour inspired by Canada 150.

 

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.

See our list of featured Okanagan businesses stories.

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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.

 

 

August-Sept-2016-okanagan-life-weddingLooking for a Okanagan wedding venue?

We'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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Bring your heritage to work

Bring your heritage to work

Rehabilitation assistant Garth Wale identifies as a husband, a dad, a brother, a 31-year employee of Interior Health; and a proud member of the Gitxsan First Nation.

Winter economics: rockets fuel local economy

Winter economics: rockets fuel local economy

Churning out NHL draft picks, world champions, Olympians and a record book to rival most in junior hockey, the Kelowna Rockets have found a winning formula under the tutelage of owner and general manager Bruce Hamilton. 

Carnival Craze in Vernon

From smaller business-oriented gatherings to major events, winter is a busy time of year. The Vernon Winter Carnival has been going strong for 58 years. It’s known as the largest winter carnival in the west. Community dedication has been the secret to its success,...

Hundreds from across Canada come to Kelowna in early February

Hundreds from across Canada come to Kelowna in early February

Gold Medal Plates Kelowna is becoming a farm-to-table culinary destination, no matter what season. The city has been host to the Canadian Culinary Championships (CCC), affectionately known as Gold Medal Plates, since 2004 and has helped to generate over...

Winter economics: when the weather turns cold, business stays hot

Winter economics: when the weather turns cold, business stays hot

In the Okanagan, we make hay when the sun shines and when the snow falls. The Valley is well known as a four-season playground; perhaps less known, it’s also a four-season economy. Key industries fire on all four cylinders throughout spring, summer, fall and winter. 

Feature: Okanagan POTibilities

Feature: Okanagan POTibilities

Cultivating the cannabis industry The business of legalizing marijuana is creating a buzz in the Okanagan. Whether you call it pot, weed or Mary Jane, cannabis becomes legal across Canada on July 1, 2018, when the federal government officially enacts Bill C-45. The...

Winter economics: Snow business 2018

Winter economics: Snow business 2018

Come dusk, the action on the slopes of SilverStar Mountain Resort doesn’t die down. Now is the time when the groomers head out—thanks to the popularity of its terrain parks—starting a nightly schedule that will take ten hours. The terrain park is home to...

Okanagan developers’ showcase

Okanagan developers’ showcase

ELLA Mission Group has open sales at ELLA, a 20-storey condominium building featuring 116 homes and commercial opportunities at street level. Located on the corner of Ellis Street and Lawrence Avenue in downtown Kelowna, residents will enjoy access to the vibrant...