The Thompson-Okanagan development region is the third-most populous in the province after the Mainland-Southwest and Vancouver Island-Coast development regions. It is the home of Interior Salish Indigenous peoples including the St’át’imc (Lillooet), Secwepemc (Shuswap), Nlaka'pamux (Thompson) and Syilx (Okanagan). The Thompson-Okanagan includes five regional districts, 31 municipalities, and 29 First Nations.
Historically, the Thompson-Okanagan economy was largely based on forestry, mining, and agriculture. While these industries remain important today, they are now part of a highly diverse economy dominated by s... continue reading
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