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Creating the shared space of Okanagan cities

Streetscape: public realm. It’s shared, it’s real and it affects our lives for better or worse. We know when a neighbourhood or a city street “feels good.” The scale of the buildings, sidewalk width, lawn depth, door and window placement and pattern, and a myriad of other factors combine to create that feel. When they are badly designed or lacking, we are subtly unnerved or uncomfortable. Or worse. We might not be able to quantify a good or bad streetscape or public realm, but we know it when we see it and feel it. Charles Montgomery, a globetrotting urban theorist...

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Music makes the world go around

Kelowna City Band members first picked up instruments in 1894 and the Penticton Concert Band has been making music since 1910. Vernon has boasted a community band since the 1920’s. In 2001, Kamloops joined the bandwagon with the formation of the Kamloops Community Band.Where did many of these eager and talented musicians get their start? A visit to the twentieth annual Okanagan Concert Band Festival revealed the secret.               Festival flashback Noon hour approached at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre during the March festival. The atmosphere was electric. Students from grades 5...

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Celebrate Best of the Okanagan 2016

Our readers have voted for a celebration of shopping local. Across every category, from professional and construction to home and leisure, our readers’ choice for Best of the Okanagan awards are the dedicated, small independently owned businesses you find just down your street. All results are tabulated from official ballots. No Downloads...

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2016 Best Restaurant Awards

Welcome to the 22nd edition of the Okanagan Life Best Restaurants Readers’ Choice Awards. The Thompson Okanagan region boasts all the ingredients for an exquisite dining experience: fresh produce grown on the land, fine wine, expansive valley vistas, top notch culinary talent and the smiling face of a server. Our voters have taken their time, sampled, savoured and make their choices. Join with them in a culinary tour of the finest restaurants in the region, throughout the Okanagan and north to Kamloops. Their votes are a toast to the restaurateurs, chefs, staff and servers who put their efforts, creativity and...

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