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Grape expectations

Grape expectations

Lawrence Wallace, owner of Columbia Gardens Vineyard and Winery, pulled leaves back to expose the berries to the sun Tuesday afternoon. The winery, which will soon be celebrating 10 years in business, grows four white and two red grapes to make a selection of nine wines. The grapes are harvested in the fall and the wine is made in a warehouse on site. To set up a tour of the facility, call 367-7493 or email info@cgwinery.com
B.C.-Alberta road link to expand

B.C.-Alberta road link to expand

The B.C. government has started engineering work to widen sections of the main route from Alberta into northeast B.C., the first step to a four-lane industrial route from the provincial border to Fort St. John.

Black Press buys Cranbrook, Kimberley dailies

Black Press, British Columbia's largest publisher of community newspapers and websites, has announced the purchase of the Cranbrook Daily Townsman and the Kimberley Daily Bulletin from Don Kendall.
Sip and learn at grand opening

Sip and learn at grand opening

A cold beer and wine store that focuses on uncorking specialty wines in Greater Trail has opened up its doors.
Biz Buzz - Chef brings passion for food to Champion Lakes golf course

Biz Buzz - Chef brings passion for food to Champion Lakes golf course

A chef with a taste for Asian-fusion has taken over the restaurant at Champion Lakes Golf Course for the summer, serving up big-city flavours done his way.
Birthday treats

Birthday treats

Rebecca Leschiutta, right and Tasia Aitkan, stopped at 7-Eleven Monday to grab some free Slurpees and cake to celebrate the convenience store’s 42nd anniversary in Canada. Each store gave away 1,000 free Slurpees to celebrate the event.

The pros and cons of hiring family

You own and operate a business and you have family you can hire. Should you or shouldn’t you?
Free Slurpees at 7-11 on Monday

Free Slurpees at 7-11 on Monday

Monday is 7-11’s anniversary and to celebrate, each store is handing out 1,000 free Slurpees all day.

Office Politics 101: Bored at work, but nervous about leaving

Q: I’m bored at work! Every day is tedious and predictable. I sometimes think about making a career change, but then I get nervous. I’m a single mom in my early 40s. Do you have any advice for me?
Municipalities defend business tax rates

Municipalities defend business tax rates

B.C. cities and towns still charge businesses almost three times the residential rate on average, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.