The B.C. wine industry is at the threshold of a period of major change. We have never had more wineries. There is an aura of romance associated with the industry and people with money to invest just cannot resist the temptation of what appears to be an endlessly interesting and rewarding way of life.
When my colleague Kerry-Lynne Findlay, minister of national revenue, paid us a visit recently, we had the opportunity to visit Kelowna International Airport to showcase how $1.25 million in federal gas tax funding has been invested locally.