The issue was that we couldn’t afford to just come back and hope one of us would get a good job.
Welcome to Shangri-flawed
With help wanted signs sprouting like roadside weeds, it’s not surprising that Okanagan employers are struggling to cope. But just when you’d expect job seekers to be sitting in the driver’s seat, many wannabe workers are getting a bumpy ride. High housing costs and stagnant wages are obvious culprits, but the following three case studies, along with our salary comparisons, reveal there’s more to this picture.
Illustration by Will Enns
Read more of the original stories celebrated in our 30th-anniversary issue.
At Centre Court with the Okanagan’s Vasek Pospisil
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Kitchen Confidential with Chef Nikos at Theos Restaurant
Nikos Theodosakis and Nikos Kazantakis share a common heritage. Both come from the Greek Island...
In Person: Simone Orlando, crafting a new role with Ballet Kelowna
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Kitchen Confidential with Chef Jeff Van Geest at Miradoro Restaurant
Chef Jeff Van Geest at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver is using local, seasonal ingredients with an Okanagan-landscape inspired approach to food.
Christy Clark: Premier MLA
Pulling off a stunning upset, Christy Clark held on to her job as BC’s 35th premier—and unexpectedly became the Valley’s newest MLA. How will she juggle...
Robert Dow Reid
Fall 1988 The plunge into the world of art paid off for Robert Dow Reid. The shipyards of Scotland where it all began may be a long way off, but for this internationally renowned sculptor, the ocean of his boyhood is ever present in the enduring and beautiful shapes...