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The new Water Sustainability Act was enforced on February 26, 2016 and under the new rules all non-domestic groundwater wells need to be licensed. Only single-family households using groundwater for domestic use are exempt from licensing. more

Oct 2, 2017 11:14 AM News

BC wineries and breweries are getting a major boost this year to help market their products. From soil, sunshine and scenic vineyards to local small town brews, B.C. wineries and breweries are giving British Columbians a diverse sensory experience. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM News

Okanagan College is launching a two-year pilot project offering a viticulture technician program, with the support of the BC government. more

May 30, 2017 12:00 AM News

The BCFGA campaign and election is over and the initial noise had died away. The BCFGA Annual Convention was held February 2-3, 2017 and the re-elected Executive is anxious to get to work. more

Mar 30, 2017 2:51 PM Fruit Opinions

Farmers Market

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The B.C. government’s Buy Local program is providing six local farmers’ markets with a combined total of $57,055 in funding. more

Mar 30, 2017 1:51 PM News

The past few years have seen a lot of positive change in the tree fruit industry and many more changes are on the way. Everything from long term replant to meeting our needs for labour. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM Fruit Opinions

An updated Liquor Control and Licencing Act came into force on Jan. 23, creating new opportunities for businesses, increasing convenience for consumers and enhancing the Province’s commitment to social responsibility. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

BC Terroir

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Victoria has changed the provincial regulation that governs how B.C. wineries label their wines to include three recommendations from the industry. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM News

The B.C. government will require all food and beverage products marketed as “organic” in B.C. to be certified under either a provincial or national certification program by 2018. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:21 PM News

The governments of Canada and British Columbia announced changes to the AgriInsurance-Production Insurance program that will help B.C. tree-fruit growers manage the risk of crop losses by hail, spring frost, excessive rain, flooding, drought and wind more

Nov 23, 2016 4:00 PM Articles

It’s that time of year again… time to chat with BC’s Minister of Agriculture, Norm Letnick. Here’s what we found out. more

Dec 3, 2015 12:18 PM Articles

The fall of 2012 marked challenging times for growers when it came to planting and replanting new stock, new rules on the use of fumigants made plants susceptible to root-lesion nematodes. more

Jul 8, 2015 2:02 PM Articles

New Ag Minister

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The MLA for Peace River North, Pat Pimm, has been sworn in as B.C.’s new Minister of Agriculture. more

Jul 10, 2013 1:09 PM News

Buy Local


Last November the government announced the reintroduction of the ‘Buy BC’ program – sort of. The name was changed to ‘Buy Local. more

Feb 6, 2013 1:48 PM News

This Commemorative Medal was created on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This marks the Queen’s 60th year on the Throne. more

Dec 17, 2012 1:59 PM News

The provincial government says it is going to review an “outdated” liquor policy that prevents nonprofits from giving donated wine as prizes. more

Dec 6, 2012 1:15 PM News



By 2024 the Columbia River Treaty will turn 60, but long before then Canadians must decide whether to keep the treaty going indefinitely, scrap it or renegotiate. more

Oct 19, 2012 2:46 PM News 1 Comments

Foreign Workers

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Government hints at changes to foreign worker programs. more

Oct 19, 2012 2:12 PM News

Are new appellations on the way in B.C.? more

Oct 15, 2012 3:43 PM Articles

New Initiative Could Boost Local Wine Sales. On July 19, B.C. Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman announced the province’s new ‘Bring Your Own Wine’ initiative. more

Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM News