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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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Green Wineries: Movers and Shakers in Sustainable Tourism

There is a new movement in the BC wine industry… sustainable business. Whether it’s the market demand for sustainably produced wines, tourism support for green business or leadership from tourism associations, wineries throughout the province are making business decisions with the environment in mind. Several BC wineries have sought out advice …

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Film booming in Okanagan

The Okanagan’s film industry is busier than ever. Jon Summerland of the Okanagan Boundary Similkameen Film Commission said there are now three film crews around the Okanagan, with more interest pouring into the region. An original movie series, Hallmark’s Autumn in the Vineyard started filming in Oliver on Sunday, adding to …

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Ski hill crowdfunds for cash

Red Mountain Ski Resort in Rossland has launched a crowdfunding campaign. “Fight the Man. Own the Mountain” is the slogan for the campaign, which aims to raise $10 million. “It’s a unique way to raise capital for future capital projects, and gives people the opportunity to become an owner,” says Red …

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