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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 new cannabis law will end almost 100 years of prohibition. Expect the weed scene to become as mainstream as the bar scene. People will smoke different sativa and indica strains with catchy names like Pineapple Express, Blue Dream and Super Silver Haze. Buds and confectionaries will sell online and through retail. The machine of legalization will...

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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 downtown core. Seven different floor plans, plus penthouse suites, range in size from 311 to 2,000 sq. ft. and offer lake views from southwest to northwest, and mountain and city views to the east. Sept-Oct 2017 Okanagan Life Our September/October 2017 issue includes Okanagan developers' showcase and a feature on the future of cities. Free Download LAKESTONE Lakestone’s...

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2017 Best Restaurant Awards

Here are the winners of the 2017 Okanagan Life Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice Awards, our 23nd edition.  Our voters have taken their time, sampled, savoured and make their choices. Celebrate with them the top dining spots in the Okanagan Valley and salute the restaurateurs, chefs, staff and servers who passion makes dining in our Valley an unrivalled experience. You’ll find among their picks some well known favourites as well a few new restaurants that have made their way onto this coveted curated list. These destinations offer stunning architecture and decor, savoury selections and that special something to satisfy any craving....

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2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Award Winners

Let’s celebrate the 2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards, our third annual. We brought together a panel of select independent, experienced wine judges from the trade, restaurant and education sectors who selected these award winners from among 175 wines made entirely from BC grown fruit. Floor manager Tony Bonin and consulting judge Helene Scott headed the panel of judges, including: Dean Anderson – WSET 4, BC Liquor Stores (retired) Justin Anello – consultant, Vancouver Rene Bousquet – Cove Lakeside Resort,  Kelowna Dino (Douglas) Dean – Grape Escaps Wine Tours, Kelowna Robin Jones – wine professional Ernie Keenes – Save-On Foods, Kelowna Geoff Kozoway – Metro Liquor, Kelowna Stephanie Larsen – Dea del Vino Wine Journeys, Kelowna Mike Lee – WSET Instructor, Fine...

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Best of Show 2017

Best of Show 2017 For the 2017 Okanagan Life Best of BC Wine Awards, we brought together a panel of select independent, experienced wine judges from the trade, restaurant and education sectors who selected the award winners. These are our Best of Show wines. Best Red Wild Goose Vineyards 2015 Dunkelfelder Best White Thornhaven Estates Winery 2015 Gewürztraminer Best Icewine Mt. Boucherie Winery 2013 Merlot Icewine Best Fortified House of Rose Winery 2012 Vintage Okanagan Tawny As seen in May 2017 Okanagan Life Our May issue features Okanagan Life's Best of BC Wine Awards. $3.95 – Purchase Checkout Added to cart...

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