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Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum 2016

The “Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum” is taking place October 19 – 20, 2016 at the Ramada Hotel, Kelowna Sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Western Financial Group and go2HR Education and Information Sharing The Ideas Forum is designed to provide BC Lodging and Campground Association members and guests with an inexpensive …

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‘Not up for reconsideration’

The provincial government is not backing down on its intention to ensure part of proposed South Okanagan park land be protected provincially. This comes after a Wilderness Committee freedom-of-information request brought to light documents which show widespread public support for including the area around Mount Kobau in a federal reserve, according to the …

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GreenStep ‘best for world’

A Kelowna business has been honoured as “best for the world” for positive environmental impact. GreenStep Solutions received the recognition Friday (Sep 9) from B the Change Media and the non-profit organization B Lab. The Best for Environment list recognizes businesses in the top 10 per cent of more than 1,800 Certified …

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Central Okanagan wines receive royal treatment

Nikki Callaway knew there was something exceptional about the Chardonnay grapes harvested in 2014. “There’s something special about them every year,” said the Quails’ Gate winemaker. “But 2014, in particular, the weather was perfect and the block (of vineyard) just across the street (from the winery on West Kelowna’s Boucherie …

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A wine harvest record

While it is a little cold and dreary outside, it’s great weather for a bunch of grape pickers that just got very busy. This year’s wine harvest has already begun at wineries up and down the Valley with pickers quickly moving from picking fruit trees to picking vines. In fact, …

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Coast-to-coast walking trail coming to Canada in 2017

A trail that connects 15,000 communities across Canada is coming in 2017. It’s called “The Great Trail” and it will be a pathway spread along 24,000 kilometres of Canada’s natural beauty. It will be the world’s largest network of recreational trails from coast-to-coast once completed! “To follow the horizon along …

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