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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.

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. 

Close-up of bat.
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Public asked to help monitor white-nose syndrome in bats

British Columbians are asked to help preserve the diversity of bat species and be on the lookout for white-nose syndrome (WNS) – a disease that could be catastrophic to bat populations.

Man and woman sitting together wearing navy blue hoodies with Parks Canada logo. Woman is holding red mug.
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Parks Canada continues to expand their merchandise lines

Every purchase of Parks Canada official merchandise supports Canada's national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas. 

Two people sitting on bench on deck of ferry.
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Majority of ferry routes restored in coastal communities

Ferry fares will continue to be frozen in 2019, building on last year’s initiative whereby the government provided additional funding to BC Ferries to freeze fares on major routes

Camper parked in spot overlooking lake as sun sets.
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Canadian RV and Camping Week -  have you booked your site for May 21 – 26, 2019?

To celebrate the unofficial start of the 2019 Canadian Camping Season, participating campgrounds across Canada will be offering discounted rates for reservations.

The Jellystone Park at Niagara Falls, Ontario with giant Yogi Bear statue.
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The Jellystone Park at Niagara Falls, Ontario is about to get even better

New amenities to be in place for the upcoming camping season include new RV and tent sites, glamping yurts and a Gaga ball pit

by Jeff Crider