Category: Paul’s Voice

Think About It

“I think, therefore I am.” Is this statement false or true? Last year I wrote about an author who claimed to know the happiest region or city in which to live. I wondered out loud if the Okanagan might be it, or if it could ever be that place? I concluded it could—but only if we corrected a few things.

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Shop Small Every Day

Think of your average businessperson in the Okanagan Valley for a couple of minutes and you’ll realize they are anything but average. She might have grown up here, started or bought a small business that she runs diligently enough to nourish and care for her family.

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Money Can Be Funny

Buying local is the best way to fuel the Okanagan economy. Exercising your democratic right to choose will not only help local business people survive and thrive; it will allow you the satisfaction of occupying the brain of a billionaire. Once upon a time, the world was full of business people who …

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A New Way to Think

The last decade has seen unprecedented unethical behaviour in the corporate world. Ponzi schemes, cooked books, too-big-to-fail corporations and billions of dollars in bailouts have driven the economy over a cliff. The Occupy Wall Street movement …

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Does Okanagan Living Make Us Happier

In this corner, San Luis Obispo, the happiest place in America as named by National Geographic writer Dan Buettner; and in this corner, the Okanagan, thought of as one of the happiest places in Canada by its citizens, media and country. Looks like we’ve got us another gold medal game—a happy-off!

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