A recent road trip in the USA showed that we Canadians could do more to celebrate "our" history. Early American pioneers, Lewis and Clark, are immortalized in many states and although their travels were remarkable, a British-Canadian explorer by the name of David Thompson is easily their equal.   Read more

Today, there are more than 600 million people world-wide using Facebook (and that's probably quite a conservative number)...   Read more

The word from you was clear... Stay true to our roots but move forward too, and that's exactly what we've done with the brand NEW Bear's Paw Bar and Grill. An investment of close to $200,000 has transformed the Bear's Paw in to the premier place to meet in the Columbia Valley - from floor to ceiling everything is new and spectacular! The patio is now even better too - mechanical awnings mean that diners and drinkers are sheltered from all but the most crazy summer storms. Sincere thanks go to Brian, Bryan and the team who turned "brass in to class".   Read more

Summer is here and for once the forecast looks excellent for the week ahead (including the weekend). Tuesday, June 21 marks the Summer Solstice, with the season officially arriving at 5:16pm. Spring was far from normal but there are upsides; the golf greens are as green as we've seen them, the mountains look spectacular with their summer snow cap, and there aren't many pesky bugs to bother BBQ goers. Looking around the globe it's apparent that crazy weather can no longer be considered abnormal.   Read more

The young man from Northern Ireland was the first player in U.S. Open history to reach 13 under in the second round today... Like all the greats in the game, Rory McIlroy picked up clubs at a very young age; now he is reaping the rewards of passion and endless practice. Do you have a potential champion in your house? Find out these school holidays and take advantage of "Take a Kid to the Course" month at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort. Through July, Junior golfers play FREE after 1pm when they swing with a paying adult.   Read more

resort cleaning Fairmont Hot Springs Resort has 143 guest rooms. To clean all those rooms in the peak season our staff numbers increase dramatically. We employ students going back to high school, college, and university. Also we employ people that come to learn English as a second language. These employees come from places like Chile, Honduras, Russia, Moldova, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, Hungary, Brazil, Portugal, and Korea. They come to work for a few months and to share their culture with us, and we share ours with them.   Read more

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