BC Premier visit to Tinhorn Creek Winery in Oliver
BC Premier John Horgan spent a busy Tuesday touring the South Okanagan.
the first stop - Pernticton...Where Horgan announced his government is increasing compensation for owners of mobile homes should they be forced to move because of redevelopment.
Horgan said no-one should face financial ruin, or potential homelessness if a landlord decides to close or convert a mobile home park.
The government says current compensation is too low to cover a tenant's moving costs, or loss of equity and affordability if they can't find a place to move their home.
The changes are part of the government's 30-point plan for a housing market fair to everyone.
Legislation will be introduced to enact the changes later this month.
The premier's next stop...Tinhorn Creek Winery south of Oliver.
Horgan...Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham, and Miles Prodan, president and CEO of the BC Wine Institute, officially kicked off B.C. Wine Month with the signing of a proclamation.
The month long campaign will showcase the world-class wines that are produced in the province.
BC VQA wine will be featured in all BC Liquor Stores. There will also be sommeliers and chefs teaming up for wine and food-pairing events in wine stores.
BC has 929 vineyards with wine grapes taking up 3.900 hectares of land.
In 2016, BC Wine exports totallyed 9.7 million dollars.
Along with Chine, other top markets buying BC wine are Taiwan at 23 per cent and the US at 11 per cent.