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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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Here comes summer! Okanagan summer camps

No longer defined by canoes and crafts, drafty cabins and spidery pit toilets, summer camps for kids have evolved into a smorgasbord of opportunities. Here are a few possibilities to inspire the future celebs, super athletes and scientists of the Okanagan.   The Rock Garden Boot Camp, Vernon Long gone are the days of basket weaving, swimming and canoeing, and a once a week horseback riding session for the lucky ones, as the only summer camp options for kids. Day campers or overnighters can explore a huge variety of activities like computer camps, boot camps, cheerleading, fitness, triathlon, mountain biking, rowing, instrumental music, choir...

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Predictably Irrational: frank talk with author and researcher Dan Ariely

Okanagan Life Editor Paul Byrne spoke with Dan Ariely about his book, Predictably Irrational, his TED talks and his seminal research that shines much needed light on the hidden forces that shape human decisions, behaviors and also answers the questions about why humans cheat—especially when it comes to money. (Editor's Note: I bought five copies of Predictably Irrational to give to my children years ago. It is one of my favourite books that I believe should be required reading by Politicians of all nations.) The (Dis)Honesty Project is also available online. OL: You attended the Decepticon Conference with UBCO’s...

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A Good End: a look at doctor-assisted death

As the June 6 deadline approaches for the federal government to impose doctor-assisted death legislation, we revisit one of our stories looking at both sides of the right-to-die debate within the Okanagan. As poet Dylan Thomas urged, we do not go gently, we fight with our last dying breath to hold onto the inexplicably beautiful gift of life. Yet dying is our destiny. Just as life is lived in a profoundly personal way for each of us, death is unique for everyone—a sentiment at the heart of the hotly debated topic of assisted dying. I began researching the “right...

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