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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

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 popularity of organic food and beverage products has skyrocketed in recent years. Consumer appetites for organic foods have become insatiable, catapulting them into one of the fastest growing agriculture sectors. more »

Dec 2, 2015 12:00 AM Environment

Trapped Snake

Jared Maida

As owner of a small rural property I’m amazed at the wildlife I see at my place so close to Penticton. I found bear and coyote scat near the fence line this morning, a gopher snake in the chicken coop, and a wild cottontail rabbit munching on the gra more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Environment

Sustainability, in the wine business, as with most other industries, is a timely and exciting wave that is changing the business world, turning challenges into opportunities. more »

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Environment