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There is a new movement in the BC wine industry… sustainability. Whether it’s the market demand for sustainably produced wines, tourism support for green businesses or leadership from tourism associations, wineries throughout the province are making more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:51 PM Wine Opinions

People who read this column know that I promote the benefits of supporting natural habitats. The notion of a clean and neat looking agricultural property with crops surrounded by bare soil and neatly mown turf grass is still a strong image. more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:39 PM Environment

Lisa Year End 2015

Photo by Kim Elsasser

Multiply and Divide

Concepts like biodiversity, conservation, interactive, plant science, niche markets, microclimate, and even a look into a food forest are some of the topics explored in this Annual Innovation Issue. Find them and you’ll feel inspired too! more »

Jul 7, 2016 12:35 PM Publisher's View

Thirteen years ago was the start of the first of the five-year federal-provincial deals on agriculture. The new approach to secure five-year deals has yielded benefits and has proven resilient. more »

Jun 9, 2016 10:22 AM Fruit Opinions

Have you ever played the board game called Life? For me growing up, it was my number two game – number one being Monopoly, of course. more »

Jun 9, 2016 10:15 AM Financial

There is more distance between most Canadians and the source of their food than ever before. People live in urban centres, shop in mega-groceries and are three, four, or more generations away from farming. more »

Jun 9, 2016 10:13 AM Marketing

With several 2015 wines now on shelves, we know that the quality is excellent, but how much of it is there to go around? It has been two years since the BC Wine Industry had a crop report, but finally the 2015 BC Wine Grape Crop Report was released. more »

Jun 9, 2016 10:04 AM , Wine Opinions

Assume that your winery is among the many small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business and has an interest in sustainability. Perhaps you have already undertaken several related environmental or social initiatives. more »

Jun 9, 2016 9:57 AM Environment

The Thrill of Wine Heli-Tours

Taking off in a helicopter can be an exhilarating experience; there is lots of excitement, power, torque and wind! It's a bit like a business where you launch, take off, and then rise steadily and travel with no road map to your destination. more »

Jun 9, 2016 9:53 AM Publisher's View

A very hot, dry summer brought an early harvest across the province and, despite the challenges that the extreme heat brought, the 2015 vintage has resulted in exceptional wines in all of British Columbia’s wine regions. more »

Apr 13, 2016 1:08 PM , Wine Opinions

Lisa Spring 2016

Photo by Kim Elsasser

Stories Worth Telling

Waking up in the morning you never know what will come of your day. You get up, do mostly the same thing everyday and then something out of the ordinary happens. more »

Apr 10, 2016 12:00 AM Publisher's View

There is so much confusion today about the various foreign worker programs I thought it was time to write a column so people will have a better understanding what is going on and how things are actually improving. more »

Apr 8, 2016 1:16 PM Fruit Opinions

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