BC Working on Apple Export Deal with India

Kelowna’s city counsellor Mohini Singh is spearheading the charge to get BC apples into India. Singh, who works as the communications officer for the Ministry of Agriculture, brought up the topic when she was speaking to some tree fruit growers. more »

Jun 9, 2015 1:59 PM News

New Filtration Technology Offered by cellar • tek

During the week of April 21-24, Okanagan Crush Pad Winery and Henry of Pelham Winery played host to a demonstration seminar of new filtration technology co-sponsored by cellar•tek supplies and DIEMME Enologica from Lugo, Italy. more »

Jun 9, 2015 1:53 PM Innovations

Clos du Soleil Winery debuts at Canada House Re-opening

The boutique ultra-premium Similkameen Valley-based Clos du Soleil Winery was thrilled to be selected as the sole BC wine sponsor for events surrounding the official reopening of Canada House today by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. more »

Jun 9, 2015 1:49 PM News

  • Profitable Summer Fun

    Summer is soon upon us with June strawberries, early vegetable crops and other fruit crops making their appearance. more »

    Jun 9, 2015 Publisher's View

  • Lisa Olson

    Photo by Kim Elsasser

    New Word = More Fun Times

    Most days we can tend go along day after day doing similar jobs and tasks without much thought or inspiration. Those days are necessary to complete the tasks assigned to us or that we have assigned to ourselves, perhaps by previous inspiration. more »

    Apr 10, 2015 Publisher's View

  • Goals, Land and Community

    Welcome to our first issue of the year! By now, you’ve likely set in play those new years’ resolutions or fallen off on a few. Sometimes timing is everything or it’s just not a top priority - you can always choose to reset them again. more »

    Feb 4, 2015 Publisher's View

  • Lisa

    Photo by Kim Elsasser

    A Thoughtful and Grateful Time of Year

    One of the things I love is coming up with new ideas! They seem to pop into my head out of nowhere. The other day, I saw an interesting idea to help remember things that happen throughout the year, things to be thankful for . . . more »

    Dec 10, 2014 Publisher's View

  • Gettin ‘er done… BC Style!

    I woke up the other morning, peeped out of my tent and saw dew on my car windshield; it had been a cool evening on one of my last camping trips of the year. It was also another sign that it was close to the end of harvest. more »

    Oct 1, 2014 Publisher's View

  • The Business of Summer Fun

    I remember summer being a time when I got a chance to run around barefoot until the streetlights came on and my feet were black, and swimming in my local pool and eating at least one Fudgsicle per day. more »

    Jun 10, 2014 Publisher's View

  • Agri-Tourism Made Simple

    Does starting an agri-tourism business seem too complicated? Maybe it’s not your cup of tea to have the public on your property? more »

    Apr 9, 2014 Publisher's View

  • We Like to Party!

    ‘We like, we like to party!’ Do you remember that song from 1998 by the Vengaboys? It came to mind while I was thinking about the International Tree Fruit Association Annual Conference coming to Kelowna this month, February 22-26. more »

    Feb 12, 2014 Publisher's View

  • 2013 Semi-Sweet for Growers

    I was lucky enough this year to be given a large bag of hail-damaged apples that were left over from a donation to a women’s pie-making group. The apples were so fresh, crisp and delicious; I enjoyed each one and made a few apple crisps as well. more »

    Nov 29, 2013 Publisher's View

  • Family Business

    What is a family business like? Is it more than just working in your business with one or more family members? The best businesses operate like a family business, where everyone is collaborating and pulling together. more »

    Sep 25, 2013 Publisher's View

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