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An extensive survey of UK skiers and snowboarders has recognized Canadian ski resort Sun Peaks, in British Columbia (BC), as one of the most likely to be recommended resorts in the World. Published this September, The Ski Club of Great Britain 2017 Consumer Research Report details findings from over 12,000 respondents. The annual survey selected […]

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After partially closing on August 5th, Wells Gray Provincial Park is once again fully open to the public. Current and forecasted conditions have allowed the B.C. Parks and Recreation Sites and Trails B.C. to rescind the closure. While the public can once again enjoy full use of the park, a campfire ban remains in place […]

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Opportunity is knocking with the Okanagan Rail Trail, and some Coldstream residents are opening their doors. The district is seeing more bed and breakfasts popping up as the trail starts to attract visitors. “People are just seeing an opportunity to move forward with this,” said Michael Reiley, Coldstream’s director of development. “I believe there were two […]

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Win 2 Nights for 2 at the Kaslo Hotel

The Kettle Valley Express and the Kaslo Hotel & Pub bring you this great opportunity! Book your advertisement in the Kettle Valley Express by September 30th and you will be entered in a draw to Win 2 Nights for 2 at the Luxurious Kaslo Hotel! Call Lisa Now at 250-442-3731 or Cell 250-666-0672 or email […]

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The 2017 BC 55+ Games that start in Vernon Wednesday will be an economic boost for the city and the region, according to the City of Vernon’s tourism manager. The big event runs Sept. 12-16. “It’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the city to 3,500 to 3,600 athletes who might not have come […]

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Three Okanagan wineries are changing ownership. Black Hills Estate Winery, Gray Monk Estate Winery and Tinhorn Creek Vineyards have all been purchased by Andrew Peller Limited (APL) for a combined price of $95 million. The move makes APL the province’s largest producer of quality wines. APL has signed definitive agreements to acquire 100% of Black […]

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Due to recent rainfall and favourable conditions, several Kelowna and West Kelowna parks that were closed due to the extreme fire hazard rating in the region will reopen this week. As of Tuesday, Sept. 12th at noon, park users can once again visit the following parks in Kelowna and West Kelowna: Paul’s Tomb and Lochview […]

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Travel within Canada will start to get cheaper in December. Flair Airlines has announced that they’re adding direct flights from Kelowna to both Vancouver and Edmonton starting on December 15th. From Edmonton, passengers will be able to catch a connecting flight to Toronto through Flair Airlines as well. “We are thrilled to return service back […]

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This year has been nothing short of record-breaking, from record early season rainfall, to some of the hottest weather on record, to one of the driest summers. As organic farmers, while we still have to adjust to conditions, we have more resilient plants that are designed to adapt to conditions. Our grapes have reached veraison (ripening) and as […]

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Liquidity Wines is raising a glass to their most recent wine world wins. The winery’s flavourful 2015 Pinot Noir Estate and 2014 Pinot Noir Equity have earned silver medals at the renowned Mondial des Pinots, the only global competition dedicated entirely to wines crafted from Pinot family grapes. Now in its 20th year, Mondial des […]

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ZipZone is open for business and is not impacted by the Peachland Finlay Creek fire. The fire is south of us, in the other valley and heading away from our site. There is little smoke affecting us, as we are higher up and the wind is blowing towards the south. In an abundance of caution, […]

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Okanagan Rail Trail construction is about to get underway in the North Okanagan. Work is set to begin on 2.5 km of trail as crews prep for the trail corridor for full construction. This phase will focus on environmental, agricultural and archaeological protection, mitigating potential geotechnical hazards, drainage improvements, and safe road crossings. Some activities will […]

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Self Help Advocate member pulls winner out of hat

We Have A WINNER!!! Kettle River Vinters in Grand Forks has WON The Kettle Valley Express EARLY BOOKING PRIZE of a WIne Tour for 5 with UnCorked Okanagan. ! Congratulations. The draw was performed by a member of Grand Forks Self Help Advocacy group during their event on Market Ave.

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Harry McWatters’ interest in wine and winemaking predates building Sumac Ridge, the first estate winery in B.C., in 1980, but there is no doubt it was there he began to make a significant impact on the province’s nascent wine industry. This week the veteran winemaker celebrated a major milestone, crushing the grapes for his 50th […]

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A group designated to consider tourism opportunities in Coldstream could be rejuvenated. While staff had suggested the tourism committee meeting for September be cancelled because no agenda items existed, council has decided the committee will meet for a brainstorming session. “It’s a good idea to let them speak up and see what they can bring […]

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The Myra Canyon Trestle Restoration Society is looking for volunteers for upcoming maintenance to take place along the Kettle Valley Trail. Due to the high risk of wildfires across the region, maintenance efforts have been delayed. As a result brushing work is behind schedule and volunteer help is needed. Work dates have been tentatively scheduled […]

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Sun Peaks Resort LLP is pleased to announce an additional weekend of chairlift operations: Friday, September 8: 10AM – 7PM Saturday, September 9: 10AM – 7PM Sunday, September 10: 10AM – 7PM This will come on the heels of the regular scheduled closing weekend of chairlift operations and Peaks Pedal Fest (Sept 2 – 4). […]

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Visiting in Osoyoos this month? Black Hills Winery is excited to offer a free shuttle service from our Osoyoos hotel partners until the end of this month during our Sunset Happy Hour series, which runs every day from 4 pm to 7 pm. Simply make your reservation at the Black Hills Wine Experience Centre online, […]

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Big White Ski Resort Ltd is in the process of building new staff accommodation housing in the Black Forest area – the first of four buildings planned for the present site on Black Forest Road. $3.5million will go towards this new building, which will contain five four-bedroom units, each with a common area and kitchen, […]

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72-hour End of Summer Flash Sale valid until Sunday at midnight! Available for August midweek stays (Sundays – Thursdays). Starting at $299 CAD / $236 USD* per night for 1-night stays using promo code: FLASH; and $269 CAD / $213 USD* per night for stays 2-night or more using promo code: FLASH2. https://www.sparklinghill.com/flash-sale Limited space […]

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As workers fitted one of the last solar panels onto a large structure at Burrowing Owl Estate Winery on Monday, owner Jim Wyse looked on with satisfaction. Wyse and his winery off Black Sage Road north of Osoyoos have long been involved in environmental projects. He’s supported re-establishing the endangered burrowing owl, which the winery […]

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Join us this month for the Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Experience! Watermark Beach Resort is proud to be an accommodation partner for this awesome event. Spend four amazing days with some of Canada’s top chefs and winemakers, celebrating the incredible Okanagan wine country. Yum! #ChefMeetsBCGrape #bcwine #okanagan #foodnetworkcanada

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Adam Semeniuk has had a dream of opening his own brewery for several years, and now that dream has become a reality. The 33-year-old opened Red Bird Brewing on August 5th after building the business from the ground up. Semeniuk started the long journey to achieving his dream back in April of 2016. KelownaNow caught […]

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South Okanagan – West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings is hopping onto his bicycle to “Ride the Riding” for the second year in a row. Cannings will tour the riding using a combination of rail trails and highways between Aug. 22 and 30. In a news release, Cannings said the cycling trails are important attractions for […]

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MIDWEEK SUMMER SPECIAL – Starting at $309 CAD / $245 USD* per night midweek, offer is based on double occupancy. Your stay includes: Luxury Accommodation Daily Hot European-inspired Buffet Breakfast Resort-wide Wireless Internet Valet Parking Access to our 40,000 sq.ft. KurSpa: o   7 Aromatherapy Steams and Saunas o   4 Nature Themed Experience Showers o   Indoor […]

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Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing is proud to announce the historical two-year sponsorship agreement to support Canadian World Cup athlete and 2018 Olympic hopeful, Erik Read. MWHS founder and owner Mike Wiegele, feels that this significant partnership showcases a new era in slalom and giant slalom ski racing in Canada and is honoured to support Read […]

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Mission Hill is proud to announce that their 2015 Terroir Collection No. 43 Reflection Point Pinot Noir has earned the title of ‘Best Canadian Pinot Noir‘ and ‘Best Canadian Red Wine‘ at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards in London, U.K. on May 25, 2017. With a record 17,200 entries, Decanter presented only 134 Platinum […]

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Big White is celebrating the road to the 2018 Winter Olympics by financially supporting homegrown national team athlete, Ian Deans. 26-year-old Ian is a ski cross athlete on the National Team; he grew up in Lake Country and started skiing at Big White at the age of two. He joins Kelsey Serwa and Tess Critchlow, […]

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