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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 1:46 PM Publisher's View

Not Getting Along

Let's face it. With conflict being the number one cause of absenteeism, turnover and lost productivity, we could all stand to be a little happier in our workplace. more »

Apr 8, 2015 3:13 PM Marketing

BC's Beer & Wine on Grocery Store Shelves

It’s been a year since Premier Christy Clark vowed to see B.C. beer and wine stocked on grocery store shelves. more »

Apr 7, 2015 3:06 PM Wine Opinions

Improving Food Safety and Sustainability

It is hard to believe that food safety has only been in place nationally for 7 years. The CHC’s CanadaGAP initiative started when growers were being faced with multiple food safety requirements from retailers each putting their own spin on programs, more »

Apr 7, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Bringing in New Traffic for the New Year

Out with the old, and in with the new! 2014 is gone and here we are at the start of a new year. Some of you are “business as usual” and others are ready to make 2015 the best year yet by doing something amazing! more »

Feb 5, 2015 1:58 PM Marketing

How Provinces Differ in Orchard Support

After a year as President of the BCFGA, I have taken notice of how the various tree fruit associations across the country operate and the role they play in service to their members. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

How Top Managers Hire the Best People

Finding and hiring great people can be an agonizing experience for even the most seasoned hiring manager. more »

Feb 5, 2015 12:00 AM Marketing

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 12:00 AM Publisher's View

The Big Win – The Capital Gains Exemption

Agriculture can be challenging at the best of times. Thankfully, the Income Tax Act does provide some relief to farmers who wish to sell their farm property. more »

Feb 3, 2015 12:00 AM Financial

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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 12:00 AM Publisher's View

Cold Weather, Great Company and Savory Wine…

Winter wine tasting in the beautiful Okanagan! more »

Dec 5, 2014 9:13 AM Marketing

2014 A Win-Win Situation for Wines of BC

Consistency and quality are two words that have echoed throughout the 2014 vintage - and the year’s not over yet. more »

Dec 4, 2014 1:21 PM Wine Opinions