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iN PHOTOS: Orchard expansion in Okanagan stirs fears a key wildlife corridor will be harmed

KELOWNA, British Columbia (AP) — Just below the fog line hanging over the central Okanagan Valley, rows of saplings for a cherry orchard expansion span the eastern stretch above Highway 33 o...

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iN PHOTOS: Have a look inside state-of-the-art fruit packing plant in South Okanagan

Okanagan-Similkameen regional district politicians got a chance to have a look inside the new, state-of-the-art fruit packing facility in Oliver recently and shared some of the photos. The b...

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BC Government lays out plan for devastated fruit, food producers

The BC Government can't say how much, if any money will be set aside specifically for fruit growers that sustained heavy losses for the third year in a row, but it's going to help them pre...

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Fruit growers face tough decisions on foreign labour after losses

The Okanagan fruit industry is heavily dependent on thousands of temporary foreign workers in order to get the crop growing properly and harvested. But many farmers are being forced to make...

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The Kamloops Farmers' Market: Nourishing The Community and Culture

iNwine Spotlight

For more than 40 years, the Kamloops Farmers' Market has been a long-standing staple in the community, offering fresh local produce, artisan crafts and other specialties. But many visitors may...

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Dreaming of summer peaches? Some gardening tips for growing a peach tree in many climates

I planted my first peach tree last June, five months before Pantone named Peach Fuzz the 2024 color of the year. How serendipitous! Today peachy tones are showing up everywhere, from TV back...

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Kelowna's Olympia Greek Taverna rises from the ashes today

One of Kelowna's favourite restaurants, Olympia Greek Taverna, is set to reopen for takeout and delivery orders today. As of 4 p.m. the Rutland eatery will be open for business again whi...

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Penticton chamber asks for more thought on travel bans ahead of wildfire season

Businesses in Penticton are asking the provincial government to avoid economic hardship caused by unnecessary travel bans this wildfire season. Last year there was a four-day travel ban in t...

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Innovative bottle design saves tons of glass a year at Summerland winery

With carbon footprints and organic produce being at the forefront of most consumer’s minds, one Okanagan winery is going the extra mile to make sure its practices are sustainable. Afte...

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Importing grapes may save the Okanagan wine industry

Okanagan grape growers and winery owners – who are often the same people – are looking for innovative ways to keep the industry alive despite losing the entire 2024 crop to this winter...

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