When it comes to climate, you can't beat Kelowna and the Okanagan - affordability, well, not so much.
Kelowna Mayor, Walter Gray took a few moments at the end of Monday's City Council meeting to highlight the positive message sent forth by MoneySense Magazine.
"Evidently, and I haven't seen this month's issue yet, but they have come out and talked about the most desirable place to live and they used really one criteria...it has to do with weather, climate, temperatures, those sort of things that matter. We are number one in Canada," stated Gray.
"Kelowna and Penticton tied for number one. If Kelowna and Penticton were number one I think it would be safe to be non-parochial and say the Okanagan. Welcome to the Okanagan."
Salmon Arm was ranked eighth.
The same issue ranked Kelowna number 92 and Penticton 143 in Canada in terms of things such as employment rate, average household income, net worth, average house price, population growth and taxes.
According to the publication, Kelowna and Penticton ranked high for average temperature (8.1C and 9.5C respectively), days with temperatures over 20C (124 to 129) and days with rain (108 to 99).