New Agriculture and Agri-food Cabinet Minister

Lawrence MacAulay has been appointed federal minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and will be P.E.I.'s representative in the federal cabinet. more »

Nov 4, 2015 12:00 AM News

Mansonville Plastics Ideal For Shipping Wine Bottles, Perishable Fruits & Vegetables

Mansonville Plastics (B.C.) Ltd., First Choice Manufacturing Ltd. & Korolite Engineered Panel Structures Ltd. serve increasing demand for steel-insulated sandwich panels and doors, EPS Insulated Containers and Seedling Trays. more »

Oct 14, 2015 10:24 AM Features

Back to the Future at Okanagan Crush Pad

The ancient practice of using clay or terracotta vessels for fermenting wine is making a comeback as an alternative, less intrusive, more natural, more artisanal way of producing wine. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM Wine 1 Comments

Debbie Etsell

Ronda Payne

B.C. Blueberries Set to Take a Ride to China

High-quality B.C. blueberries will be making their way to China after almost a decade’s journey to see agreements signed. more »

Oct 9, 2015 1:00 PM Fruit

Some Apples Are Just Lucky

Ambrosia apples were quite easy to grow and had a good yield. They hung nicely on the tree and required very little pruning in the winter. In the summer, the natural spacing of the tree allowed for the summer light to colour them up nicely. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:44 PM Fruit


Enter the British Columbia Hospitality Foundation (BCHF); a purpose-built BC-only charity that assists those in the hospitality industry in times of financial crisis due to health related issues. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:44 AM News

Smoke Taint a Recurring Issue

Fires in Australia, California, and British Columbia (2003), and the subsequent research work that resulted from those events, means there is a good body of knowledge and research on strategies to produce quality wines from smoke tainted grapes. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:30 AM Wine

Kathleen McCaffrey

Courtesy of Okanagan College

Producing the Next Vintage in Wine Education

Okanagan College has three wine industry certificate programs specifically designed to serve the needs of the wine industry, and give students the tools and knowledge to succeed in carving out a career with award-winning vineyards in the area. more »

Oct 9, 2015 11:19 AM , Wine

Going Organic & Beyond

Okanagan Crush Pad owners Steve Lornie and Christine Coletta thought about going organic back at Switchback Vineyard in 2006. Back then there were less than 60 hectares of certified organic land planted in BC. more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM Wine 1 Comments

Greenhouse Tour

Ronda Payne

Two-wheeling Farm to Farm with The Cycling Connection

There’s nothing like a beautiful sunny day on a bicycle to make a farm tour even better. In Maple Ridge a group called HUB: The Cycling Connection organized an early September farm tour. It included a sixth generation dairy farm (Brookfield Farm), a more »

Oct 9, 2015 12:00 AM News

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