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A Specialist In Specialty Foods Okanagan entrepreneur expands into Penticton BY ANDREA TEJHKUSUMO

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elowna-based Olivia’s Oils & Vinegars, under its enterprising new management, is celebrating the finer things in life with a new location in Penticton. The premier oil and vinegar retailer’s third location – after Orchard Park Mall and Guisachan Village Centre in Kelowna – is housed cozily at the Farmers Market 100 Block on the Penticton Main Street, where it is now selling a selection of its finest oils, vinegars, pastas, and chocolates. “We are happy to cater to our existing as well as new customers in Penticton and its surrounding areas,” said Tanya Peters, owner and managing director of Olivia’s Oils and Vinegars. She also runs a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Kelowna. Peters noted that previously, loya l customers a rou nd t he Okanagan have had to travel to Kelowna for Olivia’s extensive selection of fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOOs), Infused Oils, Fused Oils, and aged Balsamic

Vinegars. Olivia’s products are sourced from around the world and stored in stainless steel fustis which make up the store’s “tasting bar”: each selection can be sampled directly, then bottled

and sealed in store. From November to January, the oils are sourced from Spain, Greece, Italy, and California, while from May to July they are sourced from Chile, Australia,

Peru, and South Africa. Olivia’s two-hemisphere solution guarantees the freshest oils at time of harvest, be it during winter or SEE SPECIALIST   |  PAGE 9

Thompson Rivers University’s Building Update Wins 2016 Wood Design Award TRU’s Old Main Academic Building addition named best “Institutional Wood Design: Large” at 12th annual industry award show

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It’s a team effort - From left: Operations Manager Clarissa Belgrove, Owner Tanya Peters, and Candy Chef Kylie Carlson at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Orchard Park Shopping Centre.

A MLOOPS—On Februa r y 29, 2016, Diamond Schmitt Architects were recognized for their magnificent update of Thompson Rivers University’s Old Main building at the 12th annual Wood Design Awards. The industry event, which attracted over 350 desig n a nd

building professionals, named the work best “Institutional Wood Design” for a large-scale project. Judges called it a “dramatic achievement.” The Wood Design Awards is an event organized by Wood WORKS!, an initiative of the Canadian Wood Council. The award

show is designed to be a multisectoral event that supports leadership and innovation in the use of wood and wood products. For its 2016 edition, the Wood Design Awards presented 13 categories. Across these categories, there were a total 103 nominations for leaders and innovators

in wood construction and design. T he competition was stiff; nominees included professionals from all over British Columbia, as well as several national and international contenders. So was the “Institutional Wood Design” honour a happy surprise for the SEE WOOD DESIGN AWARD   |  PAGE 8

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