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4/17/2010--Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada..The Spirit Ridge resort. A new resort in the most desert portion of the Okanagan valley, the resort, along with the adjacent Nk'Mip (pronounced 'in-ka-meep') winery and the Desert Cultural Center is part of the Oosoyoos Indian Band's development efforts in the South Okanagan. The multi-room suites, pools and nearby nature trails are a plus for family travelers.   ..The Okanagan Valley in Canada's British Columbia province has become a popular retirement spot and produces some of Canada's best wines, thanks to the mineral-rich glacial till, the temperature-modifying effects of a 1000-ft deep lake, and a surfeit of sunshine, by Canadian standards...©2010 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.