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A $15.5-million Fairfield Inn & Suites hotel is slated for construction in Salmon Arm next year. The project is expected to create 75 construction jobs and up to 30 permanent hotel jobs once the hotel opens. Marriott International has approved plans to build the hotel on its property along the Trans-Canada Highway. It will be […]

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Big White Ski Resort will begin operations for the 2017-2018 winter season November 23, at 8:45am, with 50% off lift tickets. Thanks to the recent snowfall, the resort will open with three lifts and 19 runs. Lifts spinning will include the Ridge Rocket Express, Plaza Chair and Lara’s Gondola. The current alpine snowbase is sitting at […]

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Penticton based Cannery Brewing is coming to Vancouver and taking over the taps at St. Augustine’s Craft Brew House and Kitchen on Thursday November 30th. Ian Dyck, co-owner of Cannery Brewing explained, “We are absolutely stoked to be bringing 15 of our craft beers to St. Augustine’s for a tap takeover. St. Augustine’s is one […]

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The Osoyoos Watermark Beach Resort’s general manager has been named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network. Ingrid Jarrett was recognized in the RBC Champions category, for making a “distinct and describable difference” to the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace. The travel and hospitality veteran was judged on […]

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We wanted to share the exciting update for our opening this Saturday! The lifts start turning this Saturday morning (November 18) at Canada’s Second Largest Ski Area for the 2017-18 winter season! Speaking of size, we’ll have all three mountains open for your skiing and riding pleasure this weekend – which represents one of the […]

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When you grab a cup of joe at Big White’s Clocktower Coffee Co., you can rest assured the beans that made that coffee are top notch. Clocktower Coffee Co. (CTC)’s exclusive coffee supplier, Oughtred Roasting Works, was named Roast Magazine’s 2018 Roaster of the Year. Similar to Big White Ski Resort, Oughtred has been family […]

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SilverStar Mountain Resort will open its Nordic skiing, fat biking and snowshoeing this Friday, November 17th due to great snowfall conditions. All upper trails will be open, machine groomed and track set while 90% of the lower trails will be open, machine groomed and track set. The trails open from 8.30am – 3.30pm. SilverStar Mountain Resort and […]

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INSIDE & GROUP SALES SPECIALIST COMPANY:   Sparkling Hill Resort Job Address:  888 Sparkling Place, Vernon, BC V1H 2K7 Job Type:  Full Time Job Status:  Permanent Job Description:  Sparkling Hill Resort is looking for an enthusiastic, goal-oriented individual that is looking to work with a growing organization in a high-end resort market. As a young organization in a leading industry, this position […]

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With summer all wrapped up, Big White Ski Resort is looking forward to another epic winter season with many new and exciting resort developments. Known as Canada’s favourite family resort, Big White is always looking for ways to make families’ alpine experiences more memorable. From custom-designed chocolate to major accommodation developments, guests will be delighted […]

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Stay at Sparkling Hill Resort this December and relax in our Winter Wonderland. Rates start at $189 CAD per night midweek (Sun – Thurs) and $219 CAD per night weekends (Fri – Sat). Offer is based on double occupancy. INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY Package Inclusions Daily Winter Wonderland Walk at 4:30 pm Daily Seasonal Delights Baking Demonstration at 11 […]

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Tobiano is excited to announce a change in golf course ownership and welcome Michael Ternier to the fold. “I am thrilled that I was able to seize a rare opportunity to acquire one of the most remarkable golf courses in North America,” says new owner Ternier, who is also part-owner of the Tobiano real estate […]

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Bells are Ringing! Come Celebrate the Season at Watermark Beach Resort Now Booking Christmas Parties Dates are filling up! Contact Us Today to Start Planning Your Event. 1.250.495.5500 Email: catering@watermarkbeachresort.com Reserve your date now for 20 to 150 people Enjoy full party planning services, decorations and favours, and festive menus starting from $35*. Or Join Us for […]

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Give the gift of health and wellness with our Sparkling Hill Resort gift cards. Looking for gift card ideas for an anniversary or special occasion? Spa and hotel gift cards make the perfect gift. Gift cards are available for purchase in denominations of $100 with a maximum of $1,000 per card. How To Redeem Below […]

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The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Business Excellence Awards. Local businesses, in a variety of categories, were recognized for outstanding contributions to the business community. Treetop Flyers Zipline took home top honours in the Tourism and Hospitality category. The award, jointly sponsored by Thompson Rivers University, School of Tourism and Culinary Arts […]

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Three levels of government – federal, provincial and First Nations – announced Friday they are beginning planning discussions immediately as a partnership to establish a national park reserve in the South Okanagan. Catherine McKenna, federal minister of environment and climate change, said this is the first time the three levels of government have worked together […]

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There was speculation the creation of a new national park in the south Okanagan would be announced Friday. Instead, the announcement is a “renewed commitment” to work together to establish a national park reserve by the federal and provincial governments and three area bands belonging to the Sylix/Okanagan Nation. A national park reserve is a […]

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Valemount’s Cranberry Marsh has long been a refuge, not just to wetlands wildlife, but to people seeking a peaceful moment in nature – and that opportunity will soon be available to more people thanks to three phases of trail upgrades. Gord Peters, a Valemount resident, initiated the idea for the Cranberry Marsh Mobility Trail, which […]

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Construction on the Valemount Glacier Destinations (VGD) ski and sightseeing resort is slated to get underway next summer, according to Tommaso Oberti, VP of Pheidias Project Management, the company in charge of managing construction. “We’ve been doing detailed design work,” said Oberti, who added they have already been in touch with lift manufacturers. Pheidias is […]

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Rick Siemens, CEO of Sun Rivers Ltd. Partnership, says he wants to set the record straight when it comes to a court case involving one of its companies and the future of its golf course and restaurant. This after Siemens made a court appearance in Kamloops this week. “Well, the court case was to do […]

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Complaints from B.C.’s wine industry over interprovincial trade barriers will be heard in the Supreme Court of Canada as part of an appeal of a cross-border beer dispute in New Brunswick. Vancouver lawyer Shea Coulson said Thursday five B.C. wineries will argue as interveners in the case stemming from a 2012 incident when police fined […]

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Sparkling Hill Resort’s Local Offer Has Returned

Need a wellness getaway this November? Enjoy a break from the everyday with a stay at Sparkling Hill Resort. The Exclusive November Local Offer is available for stays throughout the month of November to give Thompson Okanagan residents the chance to experience the benefits of a wellness stay-cation. Come out and see what the resort […]

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Air Canada is increasing its non-stop flights between Kelowna and Toronto next summer. Beginning June 22, the airline will offer two non-stop flights daily throughout the 2018 summer season. The A319 aircraft will depart Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 8:25 p.m. EDT and arrive at Kelowna International Airport (YLW) at 10 p.m. PDT. The […]

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The Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre is a finalist in the 2017 Canadian Tourism Awards. The hotel is up against Eagle Wing Tours Ltd. of Victoria and Gold Eagle Lodge of North Battleford, Sask., for the Air Canada Business of the Year Award. Other B.C. finalists include Half Corked Marathon/Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association […]

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What is currently an ugly and undeveloped plot of land just below Hillside Court in Aberdeen could become the next public park in Kamloops if a group of community members makes their dream a reality. The Rotary Club of Kamloops West has received support in principle from the city’s parks and recreation committee to develop […]

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25 % alcohol, made from Sour Cherries and Maple Leaf Spirits Canadian Kirsch

Penticton’s Maple Leaf Spirits scores multiple medals in international competition Naramata Bench distiller wins two double-golds, gold, silver awards Maple Leaf Spirits, located on the Naramata Bench near Penticton, is a multiple medal winner at the prestigious Sip Northwest competition based in Washington state. “I am thrilled that four of our products, made right here […]

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