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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

Dismissing a bad hire is not only bad for the morale of your entire team, it can and will negatively impact your company for months following their termination. more »

Apr 8, 2016 1:11 PM Marketing

Farming often goes hand and hand with animals. Many farmers will need to consider the transporting, feeding, care and sheltering of pigs, cows, sheep, horses and fowl amongst others. Owning an animal comes with responsibilities. more »

Apr 8, 2016 12:00 AM Legal

How do you feel about acronyms? Sometimes it can be a fun guessing game. How about this one... ILA? Independent Learning Academy…Interior Logging Association…and my personal favorite, Independent Legal Advice. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Legal

After last vintage’s second-earliest start on record on November 12, 2014, the majority of British Columbia’s 2015 Icewine harvest happened on December 31 and into the early morning of New Year’s Day in the Okanagan. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Wine Opinions

The wheels keep turning as we progress into a bright new future for the tree fruit industry. Before exploring where we are going I would like to take a moment for reflection on where we have recently come from. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

Trade Show Season

It’s another start to the season and there are so many tradeshows across the country to help with networking, inspiration and education. I wonder how much the consumer knows about what it really takes to bring products to market. more »

Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM Publisher's View

Lisa Year End 2015

Photo by Kim Elsasser

Work Life Family

The other day, I learned a new term while visiting my son up north and chatting with his boss on the jobsite. As a mom, it was heartwarming to hear how well my son was doing on the job. more »

Dec 15, 2015 12:00 AM Publisher's View

This year started two weeks early and ended three weeks early - it was a scramble from the start! Growers contended with windstorms, smoke from forest fires, and excessive heat. more »

Dec 2, 2015 2:57 PM Fruit Opinions

We are wrapping up our trilogy on branding with this column. Let’s talk about protecting brand advertising. more »

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Legal