June 2016

Found 3 blog entries for June 2016.

The first winery completely owned and operated by Okanagan Aboriginal people is now 100% operational.

Aptly named Indigenous World Winery, the facility in West Kelowna is owned by the chief of the Westbank First Nation, Robert Louie with his spouse Bernice.  Louie was born on Sylix First Nations land, educated in B.C. with a law degree and has a variety of business interests in the Okanagan region.

Another winery in the southern part of the Okanagan, Nk’Mip Cellars, bears a First Nations name but is actually operates as a partnership between the Osoyoos Indian Band Development Corporation and Constellation Brands, a beverage conglomerate that operates world-wide.  It opened in 2002.

Indigenous World released its first wines in 2015 but kept a

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Urban Fare steps out of the store to support aspiring chefs in the Okanagan this Saturday June 18 at a unique fundraiser at the Delta Grand Okanagan Hotel.

The market is providing some savoury support for budding chefs who are studying at the Okanagan College in partnership with the Okanagan Chef’s Association.  These junior culinary artists are participating in an event called Earth Wind Fire which is a fun fundraiser for the Nature Trust of British Columbia which is celebrating 45 years of advocating for land conservation in the province.

The event this Saturday is the 8th annual event which representative from the chef’s association call “absolutely amazing”.

Earth Wind Fire units the junior chefs with professional chefs in the Okanagan

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The wacky world of residential sales in Kelowna and area saw more records smashed during May according to the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB).

More than 1,200 residential units listed on MLS were sold last month in the Okanagan, which is an astonishing 35.5% more than what sold in May 2015.  Of those, 878 sales were in the Central Okanagan Zone, representing Kelowna and area, and 479 sales were single-family homes.

Anthony Bastiaanssen, president of the OMREB said in his monthly report that buyers will continue to see prices rise, very short turn-around time between when a home hits the market and when it’s sold and multiple offers – conditions often difficult to navigate when looking for a property to purchase.

The average home

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