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A fruitful flying experience

Those looking to take a taste of the Okanagan abroad will now have the opportunity to take in-season fruit on flights leaving from Kelowna International airport. YLW’s program allows Kelowna residents to show off the agricultural pride of the Okanagan to those across Canada, and lets tourists visiting the bountiful valley …

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Computers to scan carry-ons

Federal officials said Tuesday that they are expanding tests to speed up airport lines and improve security. In a first in the U.S., the Transportation Security Administration said Tuesday that it plans to begin using computed-tomography or CT scanners to inspect carry-on bags at one checkpoint in the Phoenix airport …

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Vancouver wants province to tax Airbnb rentals like hotels

Vancouver Councillor Geoff Meggs is calling on the provincial government to tax Airbnb and other short-term rental services as if they were hotels. Meggs will present a council motion Tuesday that argues online accommodation booking platforms like Airbnb should be charged provincial sales and hotel taxes. “We’re really just saying it’s time …

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Campgrounds fill up quickly

Those looking to secure a camping spot in a provincial park over the long weekend may have been out of luck, if they weren’t quick on the draw several months ago. Bear Creek Provincial Campground in West Kelowna has been fully booked for the Canada Day long weekend since reservations were …

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Air Canada Jazz helps Okanagan students reach new heights

A new partnership involving Okanagan College and Air Canada will fast-track piloting students wanting to work for a national airline. Okanagan College’s commercial aviation diploma program has partnered with Jazz Aviation LP to allow students to take part in the Jazz Aviation Pathways Program. The program serves as a way …

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