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The Village of Valemount will have a new top administrator starting in February, and in a way it’s a homecoming. Wayne Robinson lived in Jasper from 2002 to 2008 and says he looks forward to moving back to this area as the Village of Valemount’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). “To me, this is like […]

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Ready for a tasty escape? Watermark Beach Resort is the most delicious way to get away this winter. Rejuvenate. Relax. Reconnect. Refill. Join us here in the picturesque South Okanagan for a mini-vacation! Enjoy the excellent resort amenities, full-service suites, the Levia Spa, endless outdoor opportunities, globally-recognized wineries, and more. And after a day of adventuring […]

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OH SWEET LOVE. The season of love is upon us and Monte Creek Ranch Winery and Cocoa Dot Cakes are partnering to offer a superb evening of dessert and wine tasting. A true indulgence, we will be serving an exquisite 4-course dessert tasting menu, each one designed to highlight and enhance the beautiful flavours of Monte Creek Ranch’s […]

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Promoting authentic Indigenous art and culture contributes to the vitality of Indigenous communities and builds a more inclusive economy. As Indigenous tourism increases in popularity, connecting Indigenous artisans with new and growing markets helps foster economic growth and entrepreneurship in communities, while preserving Indigenous culture for future generations. That is why the Honourable Navdeep Bains, […]

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The year just past has been a good one for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. The tourism association is a finalist in the 15th United Nations World Tourism Awards, recognized for the organization’s drive toward tourism sustainability in its Embracing our Potential strategy. “We were honoured to receive notice and recognition in World Tourism’s non-governmental category,” president […]

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The Naramata Bench Wineries Association and Apex Mountain Resort are pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Vertical & Vintages Wine Weekend.  Centered around a Saturday night wine tasting event hosted by the Naramata Bench Wineries, and the Gunbarrel Saloon, 18 wineries will be pouring their award-winning wines from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Gunbarrel Saloon. Participants […]

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A new passenger record has been set for Kamloops Airport. Roughly 351,631 people flew in and out of YKA in 2018, compared to 314,364 in 2017. Managing Director Heather McCarley says that 10.6 per cent increase can be attributed to a number of factors. “I believe that the aviation industry has seen some good growth over […]

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Allan Brooks Nature Centre’s (ABNC) Communications & Events Coordinator is responsible for the development, implementation and coordination of all ABNC events, marketing and the communications for the organization. This position reports directly to the Board of Directors and works closely with the Communications & Fundraising Board Committee. The Communications & Events Coordinator is responsible for the organization’s communications strategy […]

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Read the Full Report Here  Based on Expedia flight data, the following cities all saw an increase in U.S. visitors of at least 40% in 2018, compared to the year prior. Barcelona, Spain Victoria, B.C., Canada Alexandria, Virginia, USA Valencia, Spain Vientiane, Laos George’s, Bermuda Mykonos, Greece Azores, Portugal Kenai, Alaska Inverness, Scotland Novelty reigns supreme when […]

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Two weeks into this new year and we already have a number of exciting changes lined up. The first, which you can see here, is a brand new look for Manic Monday. Of course, I will still be sending out my weekly musings along with a few highlights from the News Centre, but we wanted […]

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Your employees love coming to work. You support their wellness and professional growth. You make sure they work safely. You celebrate your achievements together, and everyone works toward the success of your company. Not every employer can make these claims…so why not get recognized for all your efforts in fostering a terrific workplace culture? Nominations […]

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Today, Kelowna International Airport (YLW) released its final passenger numbers for 2018, with figures showing airport travel reaching an all-time high at YLW. In 2018, passengers totalled a record-breaking 2,080,372, a 31 per cent increase or more than 486,700 passengers over the last three years—becoming the 10th busiest airport in Canada. “Surpassing 2 million passengers […]

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The Four Food Chiefs; Bear, Salmon, Bitterroot and Saskatoon berry, represent the key elements of Indigenous Cuisine. Experience the art of food and wine pairing with Nk’Mip Cellars award-winning wine and specially prepared Four Food Chief inspired food pairings in our private Qwam Qwmt Tasting Gallery throughout the winter season! Tastings will occur every Saturday […]

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Destination BC is pleased to share that Dawn Black has been appointed Chair of the board of directors, beginning her term January 2019. Ms. Black joined the board in July 2018. Ms. Black is a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and former three-term Member of Parliament, first elected in 1988. Active in her […]

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The Summerland Chamber of Commerce has opened nominations for its 81st annual Business Excellence Awards. The awards aim to recognize the best of local business through 12 categories. While nominees will come from the public, the chamber says the award winners will be determined after a “conversational-style interview” with a three-person panel. “It was really […]

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Calling all employers! In the first event of its kind, Enderby, Armstrong, Spallumcheen and the Splatsin First Nation will be bringing together employers and job-seekers from across the region at the North Okanagan-Shuswap Employment and Business Fair on March 11, 2019, at the new Splatsin Centre in Enderby. This is a great opportunity for employers […]

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Registration is now open at Valemount College for two PTIB accredited post-secondary certificate programs: Tourism Administration, and Rural Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management. Set amongst the breath-taking beauty of spectacular mountain ranges, our smaller class size offers a friendly alternative to the impersonal world of large, urban post-secondary education institutions. In addition, for every full-time […]

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At 8:30am on the morning of Christmas Eve, the brand new Orient quad chairlift opened to our guests and residents. The completion of the Orient project was highly anticipated by many people, especially those guests and locals with accommodation in the East Village, who were looking forward to the improved skier access it provides between Sundance, Morrisey, and the main village. […]

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Changes have been made to a jewel of the North Okanagan. Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon is now adult only, and it will no longer be available for weddings or wedding related events. In a release to media, the high-end luxury resort stated that it was staying true to its vision as a destination health and […]

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It’s the new year, and it’s time to look ahead! You’re back to work after the holiday break, and it’s time to plan your 2019 corporate calendar. Happy Colleagues make Productive Colleagues! Make the most of your meeting time by hosting your event here in paradise. Watermark Beach Resort is the perfect venue for your […]

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The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the finalists to win the 15th UNWTO Awards, which recognize inspirational projects having made an invaluable contribution to advance sustainable tourism. The nominees are praised for contributing to advance the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Initiatives from Canada, Colombia, India, Italy, Spain, Switzerland […]

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Some of the smartest minds have made it very clear;  “We have 11 years in which we must make dramatic changes to our behaviors in order to keep our world alive”; literally.  As the earth heats up, glaciers melt and the oceans temperature increase the scientific world has stated that warming must be capped at […]

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Anyone who knows me has heard this before; a New Year means a New Blank page upon which to write new stories. Tomorrow, January 1st, 2019, is another new beginning and with it the unveiling of exciting opportunities, more changes, and challenges in how we will live, travel and experience the world. I thought I […]

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If you are reading this today December 24th, you are either likely very organized for the holidays and enjoying some well-deserved “relaxation”  or are ignoring the fact that you have so much to do before the events of tonight and tomorrow that you don’t know where to start. For many of us, this is the […]

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2018 year may go down at the year of the trail. The Ribbons of Green Trails Society are hailing a network of trails that came online this year. The much-anticipated Okanagan Rail Trail officially opened, several other major trail routes were completed, or are near completion, and land for a new future rail trail route […]

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What have you asked Santa for this year? Here’s a great one to add to your list: A warm and welcoming table, laid with a delicious and perfectly-cooked traditional Christmas Eve dinner, that someone else cleans up. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, the North Pole has been in touch with the culinary team down […]

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