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Okanagan: Building a Brigadoon-ian place to live

For as long as I can remember, people across Canada have spoken with great reverence, serendipity and kindness about our part of the world. Canada’s Okanagan Valley has become a Brigadoon of sorts, legendary in fact, a place where friends, family and visitors all love to boast of golden beaches and mouth-watering peaches, high fallootin’ concerts and friendly lake monsters, lake camping sites and hot summer nights, and days that simply go on forever. So strong is the folklore, that even back in elementary school, when my little schoolmate announced his impending departure to live in Kelowna, the teachers,...

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Spam, Eggs & Big Fish

I’ll have my eggs over-easy with that spam. The new Canadian anti-spam law that went into force on July 1 raises two important questions: what took you so long, and do you realize there are far bigger fish to fry? Spamming, harvesting, hacking, malware, privacy invasions and fraud are words that intimidate us while internet legalese is so long, no one has the time to read, let alone understand it. If you didn’t believe Big Brother was really out there, Canada’s bold move to bring in the world’s toughest regulations just underscores how far we’ve sunk into the quagmire...

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Blowing the Whistle on Google

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport has just opened a hotline (1.800.710.CCES) to report sports cheaters. When you consider all the malfeasance appearing daily in the corporate world, on Wall Street and the Internet, I can’t help but question this use of taxpayers’ money. I dial anyway. It is Grey Cup Sunday and separate recordings, in both official languages, inform me to leave a message. Most Canadians remember Ben Johnson, who won, then lost a 100-metre 9.79 second Olympic race and cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won, then lost a 21-day, 3,600-kilometre Tour de France title—seven times! Even A-Rod,...

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25 Years of Memories

Do you remember who was on the cover of the first issue of Okanagan Life? If you don’t have that memory, you might be surprised to know that your brain most likely does. In this instance, we can find out who was on the cover. In fact, 25 years of Okanagan Life memories can be tested, coached and adjudicated …

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