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More improvements coming to Coquihalla Highway

More improvements have been announced for the Coquihalla Highway as an asphalt resurfacing project will begin next month. Motorists will notice work along Highway 5 between the Nicolum Creek Bridge and Portia Bridge to Box Canyon, as well as between the Ottomite Bridge to the Zopkios break check near the …

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B.C. spring tourism growth highest on record

The number of international visitors to British Columbia went over the million mark for the first few months of 2016 according to the latest statistics. From January to April, 1,172,637 visitors came to our province resulting in an 18.2% increase over the same period last year. April also experienced exceptional …

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B.C. wines take on top dogs

B.C. wines were pitted against some of the best wines in the world Tuesday in Summerland at the second annual Judgment of BC. The event pitted 12 B.C. wines, six pinot noirs and six reislings, against 12 “international benchmark” wines in a blind taste test. The wines were judged by …

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Discount airline takes flight

After a sputtered start, discount airfare ticket seller NewLeaf Travel is set to take to the skies next month. The Winnipeg-based startup began selling tickets again on Thursday, five months after it abruptly suspended operations and refunded fares as it awaited a federal regulatory ruling. The company now says it …

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Ambassadors join rail trail

Supporters are starting to get on board the Rail Trail Initiative’s effort to raise funds for construction of the 50 kilometre path from Coldstream to Kelowna. “More business and campaign partners are joining,” said fundraiser Brad Clements. He listed a number of business groups who are taking part and some …

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Wicked Wine Tours Earns 2016 Tour Operator of the Year

Kelowna, British Columbia – May 27, 2016 – Wicked Wine Tours™, which provides exceptional Okanagan tour experiences as the premier tour operator in the Okanagan for visitors and residents, today announced that it has received Wine Tour Operator of the Year for Kelowna, British Columbia, in the 2016 Luxury Travel …

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