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BC wines to reach 21 million new customers online

British Columbia wines are about to get a big exposure boost, after the premiers of Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia came to an agreement to make it easier to sell wine across provincial borders. At the 2016 Summer Meeting of Canada’s Premiers, Premiers Christy Clark, Kathleen Wynne and Philippe Couillard …

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YVR Launches 12 New Routes with More Coming Soon

Air Canada launched new international routes to Brisbane and Dublin, along with new transborder routes to San Jose, Chicago, and San Diego.  Air Canada has also placed its 787 on its daily Newark flight, to facilitate connections between the critical and high-yielding New York market and its international network to …

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Less beach, more wine

While the cooler summer temperatures may have hurt beach traffic, tourists are still flocking to the Okanagan and they are hitting up more wineries than ever before. BC Wine Institute marketing director Maggie Anderson says wineries up and down the Valley have seen an increase in traffic, despite the rain. …

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Buy Local: Buy BC with new interactive map

As the ‘Buy Local’ movement continues to pick up steam, Buy Local BC has released its very first ‘Buy Local! Buy Fresh!’ Thompson-Shuswap map. The Thompson-Shuswap map will be similar to one you may be familiar with. This announcement comes at the same time as the fourth-annual 2016 ‘Buy Local! Buy …

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CNN loves Okanagan wine

More love for Okanagan wine, this time courtesy of U.S. cable news giant CNN. In a feature, “Bottle stops: 15 wine trails worth getting sidetracked on,” the Okanagan wine region was listed among the top wine regions in the world. The write-up credits B.C.’s unusual climate for turning the Okanagan …

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Rail Trail hits $100K goal

UPDATED: 12:53 p.m. The Okanagan Rail Trail Initiative has met its Canada Day goal of raising $100,000 for the development of a trail between Coldstream and Kelowna, and there’s still two more days before the July 10 cut-off. Duane Thomson of the Rail Trail campaign says while the official count has yet to …

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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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