Okanagan

The Okanagan (/oʊkəˈnɑːɡən/ OHK-ə-NAH-gən), also known as the Okanagan Valley and sometimes as Okanagan Country, is a region located in the Canadian province of British Columbia defined by the basin of Okanagan Lake and the Canadian portion of the Okanagan River. It is part of the Okanagan Country, extending into the United States as Okanogan Country. As of 2011, the region's population is approximately 341,818. The primary city is Kelowna. The name derives from the Okanagan language place name ukʷnaqín. An alternate explanation from Washington proposes "People living where you can see the top", ostensibly of Chopaka Peak in the Lower Similkameen.
Posts about Okanagan
  • Kelowna Employer Forum Recap: Recruitment and Hiring (June 2017)

    … with people they know and like, they also receive a “finder’s fee” if the new hire stays with the company past the probation period. The millennial mindset. Finally, it’s likely no surprise that many Forum participants were interested in discussing the unique issues that arise when hiring millennials and what appeals to this demographic when…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 13 readers -
  • Kelowna Launch 2017: Recap

    … By Geoff Mason and Wendy Woloshyn. There’s no question we love a good party. Which is why we were delighted to have a reason to play host to the Okanagan community last month at the official opening of our Kelowna office. A diverse and dynamic group representing a variety of industries, our guests made our job easy as they welcomed us…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 12 readers -
  • Year In Review

    … 2016 was a year of growth and innovation for Kent Employment Law. For our clients, this meant “walking the talk” of sustainable employment: Business is booming in the Okanagan and we’re happy to announce that we’ll be providing support to thriving clients in a new office in Kelowna. Stay tuned for more information about our offering…

    Wendy Woloshyn/ kentemploymentlaw.com- 17 readers -