Sam’s State of the Okanagan Valley Address

As we all know, the news tends to sensationalize things to some degree or at least does not report the whole story.  This has had a huge impact on the Okanagan Valley for several years.  “Forest fires in Osoyoos” and people cancel their plans to travel to Kelowna.  A landslide near Summerland and people don’t travel to Oliver and so it goes. I am going to try to unravel some of the contradictory things you may have heard. The winter of 2022/2023 Temperatures dropped below critical bud health values. The vineyards were hit hard and crop yields were around 50% … Read more

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