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2021 Smoke & Mirrors

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Smoke & Mirrors, 2021 Winery: Beaumont Family Estate, West Kelowna Why drink it? Car afficionados? You need to have a bottle of this on hand for the cool label, both front and back. Not many wineries (maybe no others?) can use the phrase “geared do

Pitch for a new cidery

Jun 26, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: File photo One of Summerland’s well-loved fruit stands and bakeries is looking to branch out into the cidery business, applying to the District and the Agricultural Land Commission for approval. As this is an ALC application and not a direct application to the district, th

Catching morning magic

Jun 25, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Magic strikes when we least expect it—or perhaps we only notice the magic when we aren’t looking for it. That happened to me recently. It was like peeking through a portal. My dog Freyja and I were on our daily walk around the orchard and fields, enjoying

Monte Creek rebranding

Jun 23, 2022 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Sydney Chisholm Monte Creek Ancient Waters and Living Land series Monte Creek Winery is rebranding in an effort to better reflect its values. That's what the Kamloops winery said after updating its packaging and renaming its wines. Monte Creek’s wines are now div

Lakeshore restaurant launch

Jun 23, 2022 / 3:05 pm

Photo: Casey Richardson The team behind the soon-to-be-opened Sociale Ristorante, Nicole and Tyler Gable, are putting their final touches on the Italian eatery before opening this weekend Click here to view gallery Photo: Casey Richardson Photo: Casey Richardson Photo: Casey Richardso

New sign for old Doc's

Jun 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Rob Gibson A new sign now hangs above the old Doc’s. The newest restaurant on Bernard Avenue, Bernie’s Supper Club and Cinema, is starting to come together. The new sign was placed on Wednesday afternoon. Jill Jarrett, spokesperson for Nixon Hospitality, tells Cas

RibFest in peril

Jun 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed A tasty event planned for next month is in jeopardy. Financial woes may force the cancellation of the Vernon RibFest. Elaine Gallacher, with the Vernon RibFest Society, said a $30,000 shortfall must be made up for the event to go ahead as planned July 8-10 at the

New restaurant at Manteo

Jun 23, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Facebook Maestro's is now open at Mateo at Eldorado Resort at 3762 Lakeshore Road. It’s been months in the works, and it's ready just in time for the summer rush. A new restaurant is ready in Manteo at Eldorado Resort on Lakeshore Road. A grand opening celebr

Gala fundraiser a hit

Jun 22, 2022 / 4:25 pm

Photo: Contributed Inspirational speaker Mike Shaw was the keynote speaker at the inaugural Compassionate Friends fundraiser at Wings Vernon. By all measures, the inaugural Compassionate Friends fundraiser was a success. The gala event at Wings Vernon featured talks by TEDx speaker

50 years and going strong

Jun 22, 2022 / 10:45 am

Photo: bcfarmersmarkettrail.com It's a celebration 50 years in the making. Hailed as B.C.'s original farmers' market, the Armstrong Farmers' Market will celebrate half a century of operation Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. “The farmers' market movemen

Free fruits, veg all summer

Jun 21, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Summerland Sharing Stand The Summerland Food Bank's "Sharing Stand" is back for the season. Throughout the summer and early fall, the food bank will operate its stand aimed at sharing the agricultural wealth of the region and reducing food waste. It provides fre

Scoopz hits the road

Jun 19, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Adrianne Erlandson Scoopz Treat Trailer A popular Kamloops ice cream shop is hitting the road. Scoopz Ice Cream Parlour has opened a mobile ice cream trailer called the Scoopz Treat Trailer. According to the owner of Scoopz, Adrianne Erlandson, the retro-looking trailer ha

The end of an era

Jun 18, 2022 / 10:00 am

Photo: Contributed It's the end of an era for one Vernon eatery. After more than four decades, Duane and Jackie Popowich, owners of DJ’s Perogie Kitchen, are hanging up their aprons. “We have loved making Ukrainian food and meeting many wonderful customers over the l

Cooking with a skillet

Jun 18, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed How many times have you seen an informercial that told you about a gadget that would change your life? How many of those have you tried over the years? And how many ended up in a garage sale the following spring? There is one tool for the kitchen I recommend you keep

Pepperoni reigns supreme

Jun 17, 2022 / 4:16 pm

Photo: pixabay Salty pepperoni, hairy anchovies and juicy pineapple are ready for their close-up with the pizza paparazzi. These three ingredients are the three most popular pizza toppings in Canada, according to data from Chefs Plate that analyzed searches by Canadians over the last y

Eat globally in Vancouver

Jun 17, 2022 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Destination Vancouver Eat your way through Asia, Latin America, Mexico, Italy, and more without leaving the city. Lineups at Vancouver's passport office continue to be lengthy, but not to worry. You can immerse yourself in adventure and have a global cuisine experience witho

Eat globally in Vancouver

Jun 17, 2022 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Destination Vancouver Eat your way through Asia, Latin America, Mexico, Italy, and more without leaving the city. Lineups at Vancouver's passport office continue to be lengthy, but not to worry. You can immerse yourself in adventure and have a global cuisine experience witho

Big blow to local wineries

Jun 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

Casey Richardson At the end of June, Canadian winemakers will have to start paying an excise tax to the federal government at the time they bottle their wine, an additional cost that local wineries are saying could be a big blow to the industry. The repeal of excise duty exemption for 100

Feed mill coming to area

Jun 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

Photo: Darren Handschuh Spallumcheen Mayor Christine Fraser, left, Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham and Okanagan Valley Feed's Jon Couch and Todd Couch participate in the ceremonial ground-breaking ceremony for a new feed mill. The agriculture industry in the North Okanagan got

Winery done $10M project

Jun 17, 2022 / 4:00 am

Sydney Chisholm Monte Creek winery has finished construction on a new production facility that's been years in the making — a plant that could allow the winery to triple its production. The new building is part of $10-million dollars worth of new infrastructure the winery has bee
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