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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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MP Cannings to take bike tour across riding

Member of Parliament (MP) Richard Cannings will be touring the electoral district of South Okanagan-West Kootenay (SOWK) by bicycle this week to get a different perspective on the people he represents. His trip is called “Ride the Riding.” The word “riding” is an informal term for electoral district. “I love …

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Wildlife fence for Hwy 3

A new wildlife fence along Highway 3 through the Crowsnest Pass will cut down on animal collisions. The Alberta government is installing the fencing along both sides of the highway through the critical wildlife corridor. The project is expected to save animal lives and make travel to Southern Alberta from B.C. …

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Bidding platform signs with NewLeaf

There may be airline discounts to be had even below the rockbottom prices advertised with last month’s takeoff of NewLeaf in 11 Canadian cities. Jump On Flyaways, a Calgary-based bidding platform, has partnered with the “ultra-low-cost” air travel company while noting that as much as 40 per cent of NewLeaf …

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