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Resort overhauls marketing team

August
18
,
2016
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Sun Peaks Resort has appointed Aidan Kelly as chief marketing officer as part of restructuring the company says will help it achieve growth in coming years. “Sun Peaks Resort is in a very exciting phase of our continued evolution,”...

Bidding platform signs with NewLeaf

August
16
,
2016
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There may be airline discounts to be had even below the rockbottom prices advertised with last month’s takeoff of NewLeaf in 11 Canadian cities. Jump On Flyaways, a Calgary-based bidding platform, has partnered with the...

'Reaching critical mass' all over again

August
12
,
2016
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Vinyl records once again represent the fastest growing segment of music sales, a surprising turn of affairs considering Emile Berliner spun the first flat disc on a gramaphone in 1888. No one could be more pleased with the resurgent trend than...

Arctic Fuji apple under review in U.S.

August
11
,
2016
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By WAYNE MOORE A third variety of apple produced through biotechnology in Summerland is closer to gaining regulatory approval in the United States. Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc. is petitioning the U.S. Department of Agriculture for regulatory...

Nominations soar for business awards

August
8
,
2016
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Nominees for the 30th annual Business Excellence Awards were released Monday, Aug. 8, by Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and awards sponsor TD Bank Group. A total of 509 nominations were received, nominating 368 Kamloops businesses in 16 award...

Mall credits community for success

August
5
,
2016
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Hundreds lined up Friday for gift bags and pancakes, helping to celebrate Aberdeen Mall’s 35th anniversary. It’s not every shopping mall that can attract such a turnout at 9 a.m. on a summer morning, but Aberdeen Mall changed the...

Cattle industry loan guarantees boosted

August
5
,
2016
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Two loan-guarantee programs for the cattle industry have been beefed up. The B.C government will increase the maximum guarantee limit to $15 million for the programs, Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes announced Friday, Aug. 5, on behalf of...

Sun Rivers sells golf course, restaurant

August
4
,
2016
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Pssst, wanna buy a golf course with a spectacular view and a restaurant to boot? Sun Rivers Partnership has sounded a familiar call — that of the development company that never intended to stay in the business it spawned, golf course...

Farm welcomes new agri-tourism rules

August
2
,
2016
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At least one local agri-tourism business will be looking at potential for growth in new rules governing activities in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Tricia Sullivan, co-owner of Sullindeo Farm on Dairy Road, expressed surprise after hearing of...

Small business awards deadline at hand

August
2
,
2016
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Municipalities, regional districts and First Nation governments have a couple of weeks left to apply for the B.C. Small Business Roundtable’s 2016 Open for Business Awards. This year’s awards recognize communities that are actively...