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Preserving Okanagan’s Agricultural Resilience

Organic Okanagan ( 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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Grape harvest looks great

According to the B.C. Wine Institute, this year’s grape harvest is on track for another excellent vintage. After an unseasonably warm spring, followed by an early summer, Serendipity Winery’s Katie O’Kell was concerned the harvest would take place much earlier than normal at her estate Naramata vineyard. However, the cooler, wetter weather moved …

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Destination Canada News

2,379,215 great pieces of news for our tourism industry Numbers were up this summer! Check out June’s Monthly Tourism Snapshot for key statistics, including details on Destination Canada’s key markets and how we stacked up against our competitors. Want to see previous months? Check out our website.      Read More Prime …

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Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum 2016

The “Lodging and Camping Ideas Forum” is taking place October 19 – 20, 2016 at the Ramada Hotel, Kelowna Sponsored by WorkSafe BC, Western Financial Group and go2HR Education and Information Sharing The Ideas Forum is designed to provide BC Lodging and Campground Association members and guests with an inexpensive …

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‘Not up for reconsideration’

The provincial government is not backing down on its intention to ensure part of proposed South Okanagan park land be protected provincially. This comes after a Wilderness Committee freedom-of-information request brought to light documents which show widespread public support for including the area around Mount Kobau in a federal reserve, according to the …

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GreenStep ‘best for world’

A Kelowna business has been honoured as “best for the world” for positive environmental impact. GreenStep Solutions received the recognition Friday (Sep 9) from B the Change Media and the non-profit organization B Lab. The Best for Environment list recognizes businesses in the top 10 per cent of more than 1,800 Certified …

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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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