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Motorists will have a new place to rest on the Okanagan Connector, Transportation Minister Todd Stone announced Monday. The rest area will be built between Merritt and Kelowna, at the Loon Lake interchange. “We recognize that rest areas are extremely important for truck drivers and the general public who are on …

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Do Planet & Profit Need to be at odds?

DestinationThink! is getting ready for its Summit in New York in October (pdf) and one of the themes is titled Profit and Planet. Partly in preparation, the following discussion formed the third in a series of interviews conducted by David Archer of Destination Think! earlier this summer – see postcards. …

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Documents reveal what public says about national park

Thousands of people, including hundreds from the South Okanagan, gave their views on a proposed national park reserve last fall in response to the provincial government’s Intentions Paper. That feedback is contained in about 5,000 pages of documents obtained by the Wilderness Committee under Freedom of Information and publicly released …

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NewLeaf drops 4 cities

NewLeaf, the discount travel company that stirred up the market when it began operation in July, has announced it will temporarily suspend flights this fall into four cities, including Kamloops. The Winnipeg-based firm announced Thursday it will not serve the city, along with Regina, Saskatoon and Victoria, between Nov. 1 …

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Preserving Okanagan’s Agricultural Resilience

Organic Okanagan (OrganicOkanagan.com) was formed in July 2015 by community leaders committed to creating a comprehensive organic network, collaborating with farmers, industry, consumers and all residents. “Our goal is to bring balance and harmony back to our environment and to nurture and regenerate the land and while doing so, become …

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Que Syrah, Syrah… or Shiraz?

Until Australia’s inventive winemakers decided to call their Syrah-based wines ‘Shiraz’, the original historically correct and generally blended wines – grown in the Rhône Valley in southeastern France – were quietly sinking into comparative obscurity. Today, the best-selling Shiraz wines in British Columbia are consistently ‘Cellared in Canada’ blends of …

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Tourism in Canada Goes Green

KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ – The world’s largest sustainability certification program for the tourism industry will now be helping Canadian tourism businesses to reduce their environmental impacts. Through a regular dose of complimentary webinars, white papers, how-to-guides and checklists, Green Tourism will help the Tourism Industry Association of …

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