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Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

Keith Powell

Keith Powell is the publisher and sales director of RV West magazine which is part of the Koocanusa Publications group.

Airstream Caravel model parked at spot near ocean.
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Airstream expands travel trailer lineup: reintroduces Bambi & Caravel Models

The Bambi and Caravel Airstream trailers, both single-axle models, were originally launched in the early 1960s.

Inside of safari tent, with nice bed and furnishings.
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Campground operators have re-invented the concept of tent camping

Growing numbers of California campgrounds now offer furnished “glamping” tents with cozy beds, kitchen supplies, heaters and electrical outlets. 

by Jeff Crider
Sign at the Golden Ears Campground.
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Nearly 600 campsites added to BC Parks and recreation sites

Ranging from walk-in tent sites to marine sites, 13 provincial parks will have 362 new sites and 12 recreation sites will have 232 new sites.

View of campers and RV parked in a campground.
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CBC outs camping pet peeves

Best rule of thumb? Show some consideration for your fellow campers

Bed of flowers in foreground with campers in background in RV Park.
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Camp-California.com features campground and RV resorts with onsite activities and entertainment

California’s campgrounds offer a wide variety of family friendly activities ranging from scavenger hunts and other competitive events to pet fashion shows

by Jeff Crider
Vivek Sharma, new CEO of Fairmont Hot Springs Resort.
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Fairmont Hot Springs Resort announces Vivek Sharma as new CEO

Sharma brings over 25 years of global hospitality management experience to the role

Britannia Mine Museum’s BOOM! live-action special effects experience inside the historic Mill building.
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Britannia Mine Museum’s “BOOM!” launches June 1 & 2

Live–action special effects Mill show sheds light into the mystique behind the almost 100-year-old architectural icon

Aerial view of highway through mountains.
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Contract awarded for Illecillewaet Highway 1 widening

This is the first project on the Trans-Canada Highway between Kamloops and Alberta to be built using the Community Benefits Agreement. 

View from a Naramata winery.
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Okanagan Valley pouring wine from two new distinct areas

Consumers will soon be able to purchase bottles of wine with Naramata Bench and Skaha Bench on the label - there are now four sub-geographical indicators (sub-GIs), or sub-appellations, in the province of B.C. 

Cutthroat trout being measured.
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Horne Lake anglers offered reward for catching tagged fish

Provincial fisheries staff are partnering with the BC Conservation Foundation and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC to complete a three-year study on the health of Horne Lake’s cutthroat trout population. 

A covered wagon at Frandy Park Campground.
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A new twist on camping: Three California campgrounds now offer pioneer-style covered wagon rentals

Covered wagon rentals range from rustic units with sleeping cots and electricity to more amenitized units with beds, LED lighting, air conditioning and heating

by Jeff Crider
RVDA group shot.
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RVDA applauds new steel and aluminum tariff deal

The RV industry has been particularly affected with steel and aluminum being key to RV production.

Summerland Beach RV Park.
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Good News: Summerland RV Park expanding

12 trailer pads at the resort will be operational within days, and there are plans for more expansion.

Vintage Airstreams at AutoCamp Russian River in Guerneville.
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Take a trip into the past with historic Airstreams, Boles Aero and other retro-style travel trailers

A handful of California campgrounds provide their guests with opportunities to take a trip into America’s past with iconic Airstream, Boles Aero, Spartan, Superior as well as modern retro-style travel trailer rentals.

by Jeff Crider
Emily Carr's Le Paysage (Brittany Landscape) painting.
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Emily Carr’s radical transformation to be revealed at the Audain Art Museum this fall

Drawn from national and international public, private and corporate collections, this exhibition provides a rare opportunity for AAM visitors to view over 50 paintings, watercolours, and drawings by Carr. 

Close-up of concrete headframe and tipple structure at the historic Morden Colliery.
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Province funding restoration of historic Nanaimo coal mine structure

Built in the early 1900s by the Pacific Coal Company, the 22.5-metre (74 foot) concrete headframe and tipple structure is all that remains of the Morden Colliery in South Wellington, near Nanaimo.