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    Cost of Living in Okanagan region

    The Okanagan lifestyle includes delicious wineries, orchards bursting with fruit in the summer, and a dynamic and active urban environment complete with outstanding restaurants, nightlife, and boutique shopping. A visit to the Okanagan area will make you fall in love, but you should be aware that living in paradise comes at a cost.

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    Penticton, BC History

    Penticton is a town in the Okanagan Valley in southern British Columbia, Canada, located between Okanagan and Skaha Lakes. According to the 2016 Canadian Census, its population was 33,761 people.

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    Vernon: history of European settlement and the city today

    Vernon is a city in the Okanagan region of southern British Columbia, Canada. It is 270 miles away northeast of Vancouver. The town of Vernon was named after Forbes George Vernon, a former member of the British Columbia Parliament who helped found the Coldstream Ranch in nearby Coldstream, and was incorporated on December 30, 1892. The population of the city of Vernon is 40,000 people (according to the 2013 census). With this population, Vernon is the largest city in the North Okanagan Regional District.

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    Kamloops: history and economy

    Kamloops is a city in south-central British Columbia, Canada, at the intersection of two branches of the Thompson River and east of Kamloops Lake. The surrounding region is more often referred to as "Thompson's Country". With a population of 97,902 (according to the 2021 census), it is the 12th largest municipality in the province. The Kamloops agglomeration ranks 36th among Canada's census urban areas and agglomerations with a population of 114,142 in 2021.

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    Kelowna, British Columbia: history, population and economy

    Kelowna is a city that was established in 1905. It is located in south-central British Columbia on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake and has a population of 144,576 people (according to the 2021 census), 

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