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  • Bonitas Winery
    Okanagan Wine Routes: The Bottleneck Drive
    A peaceful drive down country roads sprinkled with wineries is a fine way to wrap up summer. The Bottleneck Drive, twisting around Giant's Head Mountain in the sleepy town of Summerland, in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, is just that. Just...
  • Spierhead Winery
    A Visit to Spierhead Winery
    High up on the slope east of the city of Kelowna in the Okanagan Valley, there's a distinctive yellow building. The structure was built in 2010, houses that houses the calm and informal tasting room of Spierhead Winery, and is also where all...
  • Concrete Eggs
    A visit to the Okanagan Crush Pad
    On an overcast spring day shortly before the Okanagan Crush Pad Winery opened for the 2014 season, we had the chance to visit the winery located on the 10 acre Switchback vineyard overlooking Lake Okanagan in Summerland, British Columbia and taste...
  • An architecture enthusiast's guide to Okanagan wineries
    An architecture enthusiast's guide to Okanagan wineries
    The Okanagan valley, known for its wineries and its natural splendor, is a favored getaway for wine lovers in western Canada. There are dozens of new and established wineries to seek out for the wine, but for the architecture and design...
  • PNW fires create burning hell-military and hotshot teams come from across U.S.
    PNW fires create burning hell-military and hotshot teams come from across U.S.
    Resources in Washington and Oregon are stretched to the limit for battling the multiple blazes that have popped up in both states in the last two weeks.To augment the crews on the ground and in the air, the Wyoming Air National Guard sent two C...
  • Wayne Gretzky Okanagan Wine
    Wines that Give Back #13: Wayne Gretzky Okanagan
    Wayne Gretzky Okanagan celebrates British Columbia vineyards – and does good at the same time!The Wayne Gretzky Foundation was founded 12 years ago, and believes that hockey contributes to the physical, emotional and social growth of young...
  • Vineyards near Lake Okanagan
    Soak up the sun in British Columbia's desert wine region
    When you think of strolling through a lush vineyard, sipping local wine, and soaking up the searing-hot sun, Vancouver may not be the first place that comes to mind. But drive a few hours southeast, and you’ll find Canada's only desert ...
  • MMA youngblood Ty Edenoste - UCL 15 "King of the Valley"
    King of the Valley - Local MMA young-blood groomed for Unified Combat in Merritt
    It's every red-blooded guys dream growin' up, right? Caged in a ring, head to head with your arch nemesis, sweat and blood clouding your vision. Everyone you know is on your side and louder than they've ever been, you can hear 'em...
  • Okanagan festivals stand their ground with solid programming in 2012
    Okanagan festivals stand their ground with solid programming in 2012
    If ever we thought for a second that the Okanagan was suffering any degree of a musical drought, please insert your sigh of relief here. After what could be described as an anticlimactic 2011 summer season, with more festivals cancelling their...
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    RVing 101: Spotlight on Midtown RV, BC
    The heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia seems an unusual location for the only full line Newmar dealer in Canada. Midtown RV, Western Canada’s largest Newmar dealer, offers an indoor showroom, sales and service, RV...
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    RVing 101: Okanagan, the Napa of the North, BC, Part 1
    Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown trail before me leading wherever I choose. —Walt Whitman The attraction of recreational vehicle travel is to see the country, visit new...
  • "Look Homeward Angel" - Photo by Penticton artist Darren Kirby
    Welcome to Penticton, an undiscovered paradise
    Nestled deep in the heart of Southern British Columbia, is a true paradise, known as the Okanagan Valley. Although vast in mileage, the townships and cities that comprise the Okanagan Valley create an atmosphere of tropical, world-class splendor....
  • The dining area of O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar
    O'Doul's Restaurant and Bar: The best place for wine and jazz in the lower mainland
    People rarely consider music when choosing a restaurant, yet a terrible soundtrack can quickly ruin a fantastic meal and send diners running for the door. While Vancouver has many great restaurants, finding one with consistently good music,...
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