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Road 13 Vinyards WineAlign 2018 Canadian Winery of the Year !

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Congratulations to Road 13 Vineyards!

Road 13 Vineyards is proud to be WineAlign’s 2018 Canadas Winery of the Year. With 1 Platinum and 8 Gold medals, Road 13 Vineyards ranked number 1 in a field of over 260 Canadian Wineries. Family owned and operated since 2003, visit Road13vineyards.com to purchase the award-winning wines and to join the wine club. Road 13 Vineyards, It’s All About the Dirt.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/road-13-vineyards-is-canadas-top-winery-689606581.html

Supreme Court Decision- Interview with Tony Stewart, Owner of Quails Gate Winery

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Gerard Comeau bought beer and booze in Quebec – where it’s much cheaper and drove it back to New Brunswick.

He was charged by the RCMP with illegal movement of liquor.

Went all the way to the supreme court.

Wineries maintained that the 1928 Prohibition Law being quoted was “unconstitutional” as written.

I called it naked greed.

The decision came down today..supporting the law and the government.

Here’s an interview with Tony Stewart the CEO and owner of Quails Gate Winery in the Okanagan.

He was right in the middle of this case and has a unique perspective.

We appreciate his time.

 
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April 19, 2018

Wine industry disappointed with Supreme Court ruling
KELOWNA, April 19, 2018 – The British Columbia Wine Institute and its members today expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada’s ruling on Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard Comeau. The case challenged restrictions on interprovincial trade, an issue the BCWI and the Canadian Vintners Association (CVA) has been working on for over a decade.

 

This morning at 9:45 a.m. (EST) the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on Her Majesty the Queen v. Gerard Comeau. The ruling states the following: Section 121 does not impose absolute free trade across Canada.

 

“The Court’s ruling today is disappointing for the BC wine industry.” Said Miles Prodan President & CEO of the BCWI. “We will continue our work both directly and through the CVA with the federal / provincial / territorial governments’ Alcoholic Beverages Working Group, industry, governments and the provinces to remove the barriers and allow winery direct shipping to customers across Canada.”

 

“We respect the Court’s ruling but are disappointed at this missed opportunity to remove interprovincial trade restrictions,” said Dan Paszkowski, President & CEO of the CVA. “Removing restrictions would have opened the door to allowing consumers to order wine for direct delivery to their home from any Canadian winery located in any province. We call that Direct-to-Consumer, it is something nine out of 10 Canadians believe should be permitted, and we now eagerly await the provinces making this choice available to their citizens.”

 

In October 2012, Gerard Comeau of New Brunswick purchased beer and spirits in Quebec and drove back to New Brunswick. He was charged with possessing liquor purchased from outside the province in quantities that exceeded the province’s prescribed limit, an offence under section 134 of the New Brunswick Liquor Control Act. The trial judge held that section 134(b) of the Liquor Control Act constitutes a trade barrier (violating section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867) and dismissed the charge against Mr. Comeau. The case subsequently made its way to the Supreme Court.

 

“It’s important to recognize that interprovincial trade barriers affect a range of industries, including wine.” Says Paszkowski.

 

Unfair interprovincial trade barriers have impeded Canada’s wine industry growth and prevented consumers from purchasing the Canadian wines of their choice.

 

“This morning’s ruling is disappointing for our industry. Every wine producing nation in the world has direct sales within its own country” said Tony Stewart, Proprietor & CEO of Quails’ Gate Winery. “Canada needs to correct this so that we can start to create a level playing field with the rest of the world.”

 

Canada’s wine industry had seen the ruling as a way to open the doors to direct-to-consumer wine purchases across the country, something consumers believe should be done.

 

Direct-to-Consumer would lead to important growth for the country’s highest value agricultural industry. Indeed, free interprovincial trade would positively impact the economy across the country. Industry research shows that for every $1.00 spent on Canadian wine in Canada, $3.42 in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is generated across the country.

NEWS- Mulligan, LaPointe Join Roundhouse Radio

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http://www.fyimusicnews.ca/articles/2015/07/23/mulligan-lapointe-join-roundhouse-radio

mulliganWell known Vancouver personalities, such as former Non-Partisan Association mayoral candidate Kirk LaPointe and veteran broadcaster Terry David Mulligan, have been hired to host shows later this year when the city’s newest radio station, Roundhouse Radio 98.3 FM, launches.

Other hosts on the city-centric station include author, professor and race relations expert Minelle Mahtani; former Z95.3 morning show co-host Janice Ungaro; voice actor and veteran broadcaster Martin Strong; and music journalist Jana Lynne White.

The lack of wider coverage is just fine with LaPointe, who will host the station’s morning show, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m.

“The Internet has done so much in providing us opportunities to hear and see and read about each other around the world yet, in all of that excitement, there’s still this great opportunity to discuss granular neighbourhood and district issues.”

About 80 percent of LaPointe’s show will be a talk show with the remainder being music. Lapointe was a part-time Canadian editor of Billboard Magazine in the 1980s and told Business in Vancouver that he has a passion for music.

He will keep his day job as publisher and editor-in-chief of Self Counsel Press as well as his part-time gig teaching a journalism ethics course at the University of British Columbia.

Roundhouse won its bid for a license from 11 applicants in mid-2014.

The CRTC awarded one other new license to South Fraser Broadcasting Inc. (SFBI), which will be based in Surrey and only have a signal powerful enough to be heard in that city and surrounding area.

Both the group representing SFBI and the one representing Roundhouse spent more than $100,000 to participate in what Roundhouse CEO Don Shafer calls the “roll of the dice” that is the CRTC application process.

Ownership groups at SFBI and Roundhouse each are now spending more than $1 million to build radio stations, erect transmitters and hire about 30 employees each.

Roundhouse — which describes its mission as hosting “intelligent conversations from a unique, hyper-local perspective” — is owned by a group that includes Kelowna lawyer Rick Pushor and two other family members; Dave Daudrich, an auto dealership owner; Una Gabie, a former lawyer at Pushor Mitchell LLP; Craig and Candace Cameron, the former a pharmaceutical entrepreneur; and broadcaster Don Shafer. Roundhouse Radio goes live in the fall.

– Sources:  Vancouver Courier, Georgia Straight, Roundhouse

Fall 2015! Stay tuned for announcements…

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July 21, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 Unveils Inaugural Program Line-up

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–July 21, 2015 – Roundhouse Radio, Vancouver’s newest FM

station has released its on-air host lineup, showcasing a who’s who of experienced journalists and

on-air talent. Focusing on intelligent conversations from a unique, hyper-local perspective,

Roundhouse will provide content important to the lives of everyone who is engaged in the City of

Vancouver.

“We are honoured to have the opportunity to work with such an intelligent and passionate team

that are committed to improving life within the City of Vancouver,” states Don Shafer, CEO of

Roundhouse Radio. “With the addition of these engaging story tellers, we are poised to redefine

radio as a positive agent of change.”

The new program hosts for Roundhouse Radio are:

KIRK LAPOINTE: 6:00 am to 10 am – Kirk LaPointe is one of Canada’s leading journalists, having run

CTV News, Southam News and The Hamilton Spectator. Kirk managed newsrooms at The Vancouver

Sun and The Canadian Press, and held roles at the CBC as its Ombudsman and as a Newsworld host.

He was Billboard’s Canadian editor for nine years and is currently Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the

Self-Counsel Press publishing house. Kirk teaches ethics and leadership at University of British

Columbia, is Executive Director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen and last year ran for Mayor

of Vancouver.

MINELLE MAHTANI: 10 am to 12 pm – Minelle Mahtani brings her background in journalism, the

not-for-profit sector and academia to her role as our late-morning host. Minelle identifies as a

woman of mixed race and has written two books: Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the

Romanticization of Multiraciality; and Global Mixed Race. She is an Associate Professor in the

Department of Geography and Planning, and Program in Journalism at University of Toronto. She

is also a former television news journalist with the CBC. Minelle is delighted to be back in Vancouver,

as she has worked in the NGO sector of our city, helping not-for-profits develop strategic

communication planning through her work at IMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society)

and previously held a fellowship at the School of Journalism at UBC. As a planning professor, Minelle

hopes to be a conduit for under-represented groups in the city and looks forward to ensuring that

their voices are heard.

TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN: 12 pm to 1 pm – Veteran broadcaster and BC Hall of Fame Inductee,

“TDM” gained national exposure through his television presentations on CBC’s first video series

Good Rockin Tonight, CBC’s Gold Rush, then as host/producer of MuchMusicWest and Movie

Television for CityTV/Bravo. He also has a distinguished career on stage, television and film, having

appeared in dozens of shows and films such as The Accused, The X-Files and Fantastic Four to name

but a few.

For many years Terry was the host of Movie Television on CityTV and was a program host and

producer for the Canadian entertainment Star! Channel. For 20 years TDM has hosted/produced

“Mulligan Stew” for CKUA Radio in Alberta and currently hosts and produces Tasting Room Radio. In

2012 Terry was named Broadcaster of the Year by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters

and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

JANICE UNGARO: 1 pm to 2 pm – Roundhouse Radio welcomes back to the local radio scene (as on-

air host and producer) a Vancouver favourite in Janice Ungaro. The former morning show co-host at

Z95.3 has spent the past 14 years working in Los Angeles focusing primarily on the production side of

broadcast radio. Janice was a regular on The Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 crew, produced The Phil

Hendrie Show and The Bill Handel Show on talk radio giant KFI AM640, and for the past 4 years was

the Producer of The Jillian Michaels Show, which won the iTunes Best New Podcast Award.

JANA LYNNE WHITE: 2 pm to 6 pm – Jana Lynne White would describe herself as an extroverted

introvert who loves storytelling and the fine art of great conversation. Her broadcast background

includes CFOX radio, CKVU, MuchMusic, CHUMtv and MuchMoreMusic – writing, hosting and

producing hundreds of shows, specials and interviews with artists, actors, and activists. Creating

compelling content that resonates with an audience, Jana has shared stories with virtually every

modern pop icon, from Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones to Joni Mitchell and Leonard

Cohen. In Jana’s words, she will “bring stories that connect and impact.”

MARTIN STRONG: 6 pm to 9 pm – Martin Strong has been heard on the airwaves in Canada for

more than 20 years including positions on CBC Radio and Rock 101 in Vancouver, where he spent

eleven years as co-host of the highly rated Bro Jake Morning Show. On CBC, Martin was heard in the

late 1990’s and early 2000’s across the country portraying Marty Beaumont, the swingin’ host of

Radio Shangri-La, a tribute to the cocktail lounge music scene of the 1950’s and 60’s. Martin has also

recently been providing his voice over talents for a number of clients. He can currently be heard as

the narrator on the reality TV show “Jade Fever” on The Discovery Channel.

About Roundhouse Radio 98/3:

Roundhouse Radio 98/3 is a commercial station with a community focus, serving the needs of the

people who live, work and play in the City of Vancouver. The Roundhouse difference is to provide a

spotlight on an active citizenry: public debate, storytelling, live music, local arts and

culture, community events, news and features focused on the City’s neighbourhoods.

Roundhouse is set to go live in the Fall of 2015.

 

To learn more about Roundhouse Radio please visit www.roundhouseradio.com

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Media Contact: Barb Snelgrove

Office: 604-449-5505 ~ Cell: 604-838-2272

barb@roundhouseradio.com

714 Alexander St.

Vancouver, BC

V6A 1E3

604 449 7983

www.roundhouseradio.com

BC Chefs Urgently Call to Kill Bill 24-Interview!

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 “Chefs and Restaurateurs have worked hard over the past 40 years to support our farms for not only the food they produce but also the culture they bring to our industry. Growing local food is not a thing of the past it is our present and our future, never has the demand been higher for locally sourced nutritious food.” – Scott Jaeger, president, Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbiachefs4alr

 
 

Left to right:

  • Chef Robert Belcham, chef/owner Campagnolo Restaurant
  • Chef Karen Dar Woon, Your Secret Chef
  • Chef Tret Jordan, Homer Street Cafe & Bar
  • Chef Chris Whitakker, Forage
  • Chef Dana Reinhardt, chef/owner SOL Kitchen Consulting
  • Chef Jonathan Chovancek, vice president, Chefs’ Table Society, chef (new) Café Medina and co-proprietor of Bittered Sling Extracts
  • Chef Ryan Bissell, executive chef, AMS Student Society of UBC Vancouver.
  • Chef Scott Jaeger, president, Chefs’ Table Society, and chef owner, Pear Tree Restaurant
  • Nessa van Bergen, executive director, Chefs’ Table Society
  • Chef Ned Bell, executive chef, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
  • Chef Robert Clark, chef/owner The Fish Counter
  • The Chefs’ Table Society of BC wants to stop Bill 24, and needs help to spread the word, before it’s too late.

They urgently call on people of BC to read this and then send a note to the government Tell BC Government to Stop Bill 24 

Bill 24 proposes to divide the Agriculture land reserve into 2 zones, the changes being put forward are in zone 2 which contains 90%  of the protected land. This will essentially open the door to remove 90% of the mere 5% of B.C.’s  ALR.

The Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia has had a social media storm brewing – with selfies and calls to action with the hash tag #chefs4ALR and #killbill24

Now they are calling upon the media and public to help spread the word and call to protect BC farmland  – read this open letter, entitled Farmland is Important to Me.

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 For more information visit:

Website: chefstablesociety.com

Facebook: facebook.com/chefstablesociety

Instagram: instagram.com/chefstablebc

Twitter: twitter.com/chefstableBC

TDM Reserva wine Tour – Beyond the Tasting Room June 13-15th

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CALGARY TO PENTICTON BOOKING OPTIONS

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ABOUT TERRY DAVID MULLIGAN

As host and producer of the weekly radio show Tasting Room Radio and Co-Host of HollywoodandVinesTV with Jason Priestley, Terry David Mulligan spent the past 10 years travelling the World of Wine. He lived 5 years right on the Naramata Bench in BC’s Okanagan Valley just so he could teach himself all about winemaking from the terroir up. Terry also knows exactly where to find the best chefs and kitchen experiences in the area, and promises great food to go with those wines.

TDM RESERVA – BEYOND THE TASTING ROOM

Looking for a truly unique travel experience? Fly to Penticton with Jump On and experience Terry David Mulligan’s unforgettable insiders tour of the Naramata Bench wine district!

TDM Reserva is a unique wine tour personally crafted by Terry David Mulligan. The tour includes one-on-one time with the winemakers themselves, barrel tastings and wine pours not found in any tasting room. Get behind the scenes, which could include punching down a tank, cropping vines, or being on the crush pad as the year’s harvest comes in. These are memories you can cellar forever!

“As wine consultant for Jump On, I have designed a one-of-a-kind wine tour that goes behind the scenes to create an unforgettable experience.” – Terry David Mulligan

Read more about TDM Reserva.

NARAMATA BENCH

Naramata Bench, located just minutes from Penticton, BC, features a number of award-winning wineries nestled along a fourteen kilometre winding country road overlooking Okanagan Lake. Over 100 years ago this region was a major fruit growing area and more recently it has become home to world class viticulturists growing grapes that are the basis for the popularity of Naramata Bench wines.

JUMP ON FOR WINE PENTICTON/TDM RESERVA ITINERARY:

FRIDAY JUNE 13, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Direct (peak time!) flight from Calgary to Penticton

FRIDAY JUNE 13 – JUNE 15, 2014

2 night hotel stay at Penticton Lakeside Resort (double occupancy)

SATURDAY JUNE 14, 2014

10:00 AM – TDM Reserva Wine Tour featuring 3 wineries with tastings (6.5 hours) and a stop for lunch (included)

SUNDAY JUNE 15, 2014 @ 5:30 PM

Direct (peak time!) return flight from Penticton to Calgary

WINERIES

KETTLE VALLEY

What started out as a hobby for friends Bob Ferguson and Tim Watts became an obsession when they were granted the third winery licence on the Naramata Bench. Their first blocks of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay set the tone for the Kettle Valley style of intense full bodied reds and whites, and they constantly challenge the assumptions about what cannot thrive on the versatile Naramata terroir. Think of this stop on the TDM Reserva tour as tasting, touring and talking.

Read more in TDM’s words.

POPLAR GROVE

Founded in 1993, Poplar Grove was one of the original 5 wineries on the Naramata Bench. Ian Sutherland built his reputation starting with just 2 and a half acres, and his 1995 Cabernet Franc quickly established Poplar Grove on the world scene. Now including over 110 acres of prime property, the focus has expanded to include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot and a signature blend called The Legacy. Savor the wines, enjoy food from the excellent kitchen and revel in some unforgettable winemaking stories. Read more.

LA FRENZ

Since transplanting themselves from the Australian wine industry, Jeff and Niva Martin have put their small “cult” winery on the world map by winning major awards. In 2011, La Frenz won the most gold medals of any winery at the All Canadian Wine Championships and the Northwest Wine Summit. Jeff looks after the vineyards, Niva runs the tasting room – and they promise a tasting to remember that includes tasting your way through much of the portfolio.

Read more in TDM’s words.

HOTEL

PENTICTON LAKESIDE RESORT

Perfectly situated on beautiful Okanagan Lake, Penticton Lakeside Resort is one of Penticton’s finest hotels. Enjoy a two night stay and a spectacular view from one of 203 clean and spacious rooms with balconies. Experience three unique dining establishments or take advantage of 24 hour room service. Read more.

DIRECT FLIGHTS. PEAK TIMES. ONE LOW FARE.

Jump On is a new, overdue, concept in air travel. Say goodbye to connecting flights and the hassle of switching planes, because every Jump On flight is a cheap direct flight to your destination. Forget about having to get up way too early or stay up far too late for red-eye trips, because every Jump On flight leaves at peak times. And save your m

Harry Manx Interview

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https://www.facebook.com/HarryManx/photos/a.211154828989676.37914.197734763665016/477057912399365/?type=1&stream_ref=10
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Beloved friends, with a heavy heart I want to tell you all that this morning at Chicago Ohara airport, while I was on my way to retrieving my luggage, someone stole my beloved Mohan Veena (pictured to the left of me). Security cameras sh…owed a man pick it up and walk out. I’ve had that Veena more than 20years. There’s hardly been a day that I haven’t played it. I feel as though I’ve lost a good friend. I need everyone’s help to find it. If you know someone in Chicago, tell them about it. Maybe it will surface on Craigs list or E-bay. Maybe in a music store or Pawn shop. There’s no missing it. The Veena is in a Black Fibreglass Case with lots of stickers. And the Veena has 20 Strings, 2 layers of strings running parallel. It has tuning heads right down the neck. No other instrument looks like this. I’m grateful for any help. thanks HarrySee More
 
 
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  1. His manager followed up with a photo of the Mohan Veena.

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This is the best picture we have of the Veena. It clearly shows the case and the instrument. Harry wishes to thank everyone for the help and support. Rani Souza
 
 
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9 DAYS AGO

  1. Manx’s Facebook post has since been shared more than 79,000 times. An outpouring of support quickly followed.

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TDM’s Album picks for 2013

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Here are Terry’s favourite albums of 2013:

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5. The High Bar Gang Lost and Undone 
(True North Records)
Available on: iTunes
Unlike any other record released this year. The title says it all – these are lost songs given new life. A fine mix of Gospel and Country/folk/bluegrass, it’s old songs made new with layers of real voices and very real instruments, all watched over by the ears of Ry Cooder.
See them live. Delightful.


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4. Blue Rodeo In our Nature
 (Warner Music)
Available on: iTunes
Because they’ve been making great music for two generations of Canadians, the question is ‘Do we take them for granted’? I think we do. This really is Greg Keelor’s LP, not that Jim Cuddy disappears but Greg had a lot to say and sing. It’s fair to say that Blue Rodeo are the sound of Canada. High Country Harmonies.

 

 

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3. Serena Ryder Harmony 
(Capitol/Universal)
Available on: iTunes
Yes the LP was released late 2012 but it spent its sensational life being discovered all during 2013. Gold and Platinum status awarded in 2013. A whole new voice for Serena.
More please.

 

 

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2. Lee Harvey Osmond The Folk Sinner (Latent Recordings)
Available on: iTunes
The pride of Hamilton, Ontario – the ever shifting, ever changing Tom Wilson, of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. This is his side project – something to keep him off the streets and out of the gangs. Some side project!!

 

 

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1. Arcade Fire Reflektor
 (Merge Records)
Available on: iTunes
Will show up on everybody’s best of list this year. A Grammy for Album of the Year, a sensational club concert after SNL, a 20-minute film Here Comes The Night and so much more. But that’s all filigree. This is all about the music. Each and every song is complete and connected to the next. A true LP, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the Beatles. And they’re Canadian eh!!