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Understanding joint accounts

Do you have joint accounts with your children, either at banks or investment firms? The policies of individual institutions may be very different from the terms and conditions that you signed for your account, and what you envision as a very simple process on your passing, may not be. Make sure you have, in writing, a detailed outline of what will be required for the joint tenant to take ownership of the account.
Toast of the town

Toast of the town

Lt.-Gov. Steven Point (right) presents his award of excellence for the 2008 Reserve Meritage to Red Rooster winemaker Karen Gillis and company president and CEO John Peller of Andrew Peller Ltd. Point also presented 2011 awards to Sumac Ridge Estate Winery in Summerland, Laughing Stock Vineyards and Howling Bluff Estate Winery in Naramata, Wild Goose Vineyards and Winery in Okanagan Falls, and Quinta Ferreira and Stoneboat Vineyards in Oliver.

Investors looking for struggling companies

The Producers of CBC’s Dragon’s Den recently announced they are planning a new business television show. In this new series, some of the country’s top investors will spend their time and money helping Canadian companies who are struggling get back on their feet.
Penticton will host international wine bloggers

Penticton will host international wine bloggers

More than 400 wine bloggers from across North America will descend upon Penticton and the Okanagan in 2013 for the sixth annual North American Wine Bloggers Conference.
B.C.-Alberta road link to expand

B.C.-Alberta road link to expand

The B.C. government has started engineering work to widen sections of the main route from Alberta into northeast B.C., the first step to a four-lane industrial route from the provincial border to Fort St. John.
College benefits from neighbours’ support

College benefits from neighbours’ support

Okanagan College has been getting some proof lately of what good neighbours they have.

Skilled workers needed for growing wine industry

From vineyard managers to viticulture technicians, B.C.’s growing wine and grape industry will need more skilled workers.
Chef named Similkameen BBQ King

Chef named Similkameen BBQ King

Chef Chris Remington from the Hooded Merganser in the Penticton Lakeside Resort took the favourite in food and wine pairing in the Similkameen BBQ King contest on July 16.

City vying for wine bloggers

More than 300 wine bloggers from across North America could descend upon Penticton and the Okanagan next summer, showing off the region to thousands of wine lovers via blogs, Tweets, Facebook updates and more.

Dairy Queen back in business after remodel

One of Penticton’s longest standing restaurants is back in business, Dairy Queen opened its doors Monday at 5 p.m.