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Festival of Grape brings together thosuands of wine lovers in South Okanagan – Okanagan
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Festival of Grape brings together thosuands of wine lovers in South Okanagan – Okanagan

Thirty teams are competing for the title of Grape Stomp Champion at the 25th annual Festival Grape in Oliver, B.C. “The Grape Stomp has been a tradition with this event,” said Ian Lobb, Oliver Tourism executive director.“There’s incredible costumes, a lot of stomping and squishing of the grapes and a relay race, so it’s a real spectacle to watch.” Read more: Rock the Lake back in the Okanagan with top-tier line-up To win, it takes teamwork, stamina and a good sense of humour.“It was really squishy, occasionally you got the stems [between your toes],” said Kendra Kruger, who participated in the relay race. Story continues below advertisement Read more: No sour grapes: Hit hard by smoke damage, Okanagan winery l...
B.C. municipal election 2022: Oliver results – Okanagan
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B.C. municipal election 2022: Oliver results – Okanagan

Residents of Oliver, the self-proclaimed wine capital of Canada, will be voting for their next council in the 2022 B.C. municipal election. However, they won’t be voting for their next mayor, as that’s already been decided. Martin Johansen was acclaimed in early September after no one else submitted their name before the nomination deadline. This will be Johansen’s second term as mayor.In the 2018 municipal election, Johansen unseated incumbent Ronald Hovanes as the town’s mayor in a close race. Johansen gathered 879 votes (55 per cent) with Hovanes at 719 votes (44.9 per cent).Upcoming Local Government Election Dates 🗳️Visit for more information https://t.co/1Uaeymdr5r#oliverbc #vote #election pic.twitter.com/9eSktHO5Va— Town of Oliver (@TownofOliverBC) September 14, 2022 ...