Last Friday, we arranged for Paul Johnson of Global News to include Bordertown as part of his Okanagan wildfires segment.
Bordertown is very thankful that fire activity has calmed down somewhat at the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire.BC Wildfire Service said the blaze, still out of control and measuring over 6,800 hectares, was “moderate” on Monday, “with mostly surface fire and some trees torching.
The fire was still active but not as challenging as previous days.”On Sunday, the Nk’Mip Creek wildfire has displayed “aggressive and challenging” behaviour as 100 firefighting reinforcements have arrived from Mexico 100 firefighters to help the stretched teams contain the province’s wildfires.We would like to thank the dedicated first responders, pilots and firefighters for their incredible efforts to keep our community safe.
Many tourists had planned to come to Osoyoos for recreational, vacation-type experiences which were likely compromised by the fires and smoke. The fires definitely impacted wineries and tourism.
There were two similar stories filed, one for Global BC and the other for Global National. Bordertown’s Tasting Room Associate Tawny was interviewed by Paul Johnson of Global News about the affects of the fire on tourism in the South Okanagan.
Many visitors to Bordertown’s Tasting Room will recognize Tawny who loves to sign when she serves wine to our customers! Watch the clips of Tawny on Global news that was shown nationally: