Visitor loved wine train tour

Visitors from the Lower Mainland had a great time on the wine train, says letter writer.

To the Editor,

On Tuesday, Sept. 22 I visited your city along with 20 other visitors from the Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge area. What a wonderful time we had!

The ride on the Alberni Pacific Railway to the McLean Mill and the tour of the Chase & Warren Estate Winery were very entertaining. The demonstrations at the mill made me realize what a dangerous job those oldtime millworkers had to do to cut timber.

Then sitting in the sun sampling wines was a great way to spend the afternoon. I can hardly wait to share the Pinot Gris that I purchased.

Another highlight of the visit was seeing Sally waving the large Canadian flag with much enthusiasm each time the train passed her home.

What a wonderful ambassador she is for your city; the vigorous flag waving made everyone smile.

Well done, Sally! You can take a well-deserved rest now that the summer season is over.

It was a trip I will remember for a long time.

Fran Preston,

Pitt Meadows, BC

Just Posted

Port Alberni soapbox derby has new track

Lower Argyle Street will be open to racers under six

Vehicle catches fire near China Creek Marina

No injuries in blaze, according to witnesses

North Island College issues brief statement on bomb threat

Threat forced college to close all campuses for one day

Premier wades into fishery closure debate

John Horgan questions the federal government’s approach

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

REPLAY: B.C.’s best video this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

In TV interview, Trump claims queen called Brexit ‘complex’

Asked the queen’s view on Brexit, Trump said: “She said it’s a very complex problem.”

Exotic corpse flower begins to emit is putrid scent at Vancouver conservatory

A unique and exotic tropical plant, acclaimed for its size and abhorred for its smell, is blooming at a Vancouver conservatory.

CREA reports June home sales down 10.7% from year ago, but up from May

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in June were down 10.7 per cent compared with a year ago.

Tens of thousands give heroes’ welcome to Croatia team

Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their national team lost to France in its first ever World Cup final.

VIDEO: Firefighters put out brush fire in Nanaimo

Fire broke out in the area of a new development under construction in East Wellington

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Air quality statement warns of smoky air for Kamloops area

Environment ministry says area on north side of Thompson River may be affected by wildfire smoke

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Most Read