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Oliver, BC (July 9, 2019): Covert Farms Family Estate accepted seven medals – four gold and three silver – at the International Organic Wine Award, based in Germany. The family-owned winery emerged victorious against strong global competition consisting of nearly 300 wineries from 28 countries. Now in its 10th year, the International Organic Wine Award has evolved into […]

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Introducing our Province’s most prestigious wine competition – The 2nd annual British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards.  It is a merger of the province’s two premier judging competitions and is presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.  A celebration of the best wines from across our Province with Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals […]

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Welcome to our first monthly newsletter for the Biosphere Adhesion Program! This newsletter will feature highlights of committed Biosphere entities, examples of Biosphere leaders from around the world, and helpful hints and tips to inform sustainable business practices. Each newsletter we will feature a new United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) area and subsequent businesses that are providing leadership in these goals. If your business is engaging […]

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Inter-city bus service will be returning to the Highway 3 corridor this month. Mountain Man Mike’s has received approval from the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board to operate a pair of routes hubbed out of Kaslo to Vancouver and Edmonton. According to the business’s Facebook page, the first Kaslo to Vancouver run will take place July 13 with […]

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International Gateway Kelowna is very pleased to be shortlisted for an iStudy UK language school award for 2020. IGK previously won this prestigious award in 2016/17 and 2017/18 as Canada’s best language school. The award based on reviews and feedback from language travel agents, writers and students worldwide.

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Kamloops, BC – Delta Hotels by Marriott Kamloops released last month exciting news that renovations are complete and the hotel, Cordo Resto + Bar and Grab and Go proudly serving Starbucks are open for business. Rocky Mountaineer guests have had the opportunity to see the new look and renovations while final renovations were completed. These groups […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vernon, July 4, 2019: Things are moving forward for Power Trips Tesla Rentals, a Vernon-based car rental company that opened February 2017. Power Trips rents Tesla vehicles exclusively and, until now, has boasted a small fleet of Tesla Model S — the world’s quickest sedan, that also happens to be 100% electric. […]

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Just in time for summer, Vernon’s newest waterfront park is just about ready to open. What was once Camp Hurlburt, is now Hurlburt Park on Eastside Road and it will open to the public on June 28. The regional district purchased the land from Trinity United Church which operated a youth camp on the site […]

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Vernon, the Okanagan’s oldest community, is home to orchards, lakes, murals, arts, history, and now a new foodie sensation – the “Downtown Discovery” walking food tour! Visit farm to table eateries, locally owned restaurants, artisanal food shops, and tasting rooms for fresh baked breads, tangy southern barbecue, unique power bowls, sweet and savoury chicken and […]

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The Shuswap Trail Alliance will run the day-to-day operations of the Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Trail. The Sicamous-to-Armstrong Rail Corridor Governance Advisory Committee endorsed a recommendation to bring the Shuswap Trail Alliance on board, noting their expertise with trail projects in the area. The Columbia Shuswap Regional District Board, acting on behalf of the BC Rural Dividend […]

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Keremeos, BC (June 14, 2019) – On June 8th, 2019 the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO) hosted their annual Excellence Awards in Grand Rapids, Michigan as part of the International Snowmobile Congress with over three hundred delegates in the room from across Canada and the United States. The BCSF had two regions from British […]

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The Area 27 motorsports park in Oliver continues to grow, with the completion of a new clubhouse and work underway on a public go-kart track. Members of the private club now have access to an 11,000 square foot clubhouse at the track, including a lounge and dining area, patio, classroom, locker rooms, show room, pro […]

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Christina Lake, BC – June 20, 2019 – Today, Christina Gateway Community Development Association (“Gateway”) announced the approval from the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for Christina Lake’s trademark designation of Pickleball Capital of Canada. Donna Wilchynski of Gateway has been working on the trademark project, Christina Lake, Pickleball Capital of Canada since August of 2017 […]

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Just in time for the long weekend, an inflatable waterpark on Osoyoos Lake is ready to help people stay cool this summer. Osoyoos is the newest location for an Okanagan Wibit waterpark, opening on June 21 at Gyro Beach. Owner Randy Gallagher intended to open the park in 2016, but was delayed until receiving the […]

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Kick, push, coast. That’s what Kelownians will be doing shortly now that the City of Kelowna has penned a deal with United States-based e-scooter company Spin. In the San Francisco company’s international debut, a fleet of 400 electric scooters will be delivered to Kelowna “likely soon,” active transportation coordinator Matt Worona said. “We’re really excited […]

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Kelowna’s KF Aerospace has announced a major project that will place it at the forefront of education in its industry. KF Aerospace on Thursday unveiled plans for a $25-million state-of-the-art aerospace exhibition hall and conference centre to be built across from Kelowna International Airport. It’s scheduled to start construction next spring. The KF Aerospace Centre for […]

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The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association invites you to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada on Friday, June 21st, 2019. The Thompson Okanagan region is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx (Okanagan), the Secwepemc (Shuswap) and Nlaka’pamux (Thompson) Peoples, and we hope all of our stakeholders and partners will join in celebrations large or small […]

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BLUE RIVER, BC – On June 7, Mike Wiegele was honoured by Thompson Rivers University (TRU), with the prestigious Doctor of Laws degree at the 2019 TRU Convocation Ceremonies, in Kamloops. Mike feels incredibly grateful for this special tribute to his life’s work – which focuses on developing tourism and research for backcountry risk management. […]

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On behalf of the Board of Directors of Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR), Chair Annalisa King is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Howlett as a Director at Large. Kevin joins the board as a Director at large following a highly successful career as an executive in the aviation industry. Kevin brings years of experience […]

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[Summerland, BC] June 4, 2019 – Silkscarf Winery located in Summerland, British Columbia in the Okanagan Valley won a Gold Medal for their 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, which was announced in late April. The 2019 Concours International Des Cabernets (CIDC) held the competition in the city of Limas (15 km north of Lyon, France), on the southern […]

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Madrid (Spain), 6 June 2019 – Exports generated by international tourism reached USD 1.7 trillion in 2018, a 4% increase in real terms over the previous year, a new report from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows. For the seventh year in a row, tourism exports grew faster than merchandise exports (+3%), reflecting solid demand for […]

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Sun Peaks, BC (June 5, 2019): Sun Peaks Resort and SilverStar Mountain Resort are excited to announce a new season pass holder reciprocal program that provides enhanced access to both summer and winter product lines at two leading destinations in the interior of British Columbia. This upgraded program will see all winter alpine season pass […]

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This week at Rendezvous Canada, Destination Canada launched the new Canada brand, “For Glowing Hearts.” Building on Canadian values, and inspired by our National Anthem, this new brand hopes to capture the essence of our story for our visitors. Encouraging them to experience all that we are as a people and inviting them into our […]

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A year after devastating floods forced thousands to evacuate their homes in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, the 2018 B.C. Floods Fund has reached $7.2 million, of which the Red Cross has spent or committed $5.2 million on recovery efforts. The Red Cross updated those efforts Tuesday, noting case workers continue to meet with residents […]

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