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Gigantic prefabricated LNG processing units, called trains, are to liquefy natural gas. Phase one of the project will see two of these trains go into operation. Production would double in phase 2 as two more trains go online. (Michael Bramadat-Wilcock photo)

LNG Canada, BC Hydro explore electrification options

Time frame to complete transmission infrastructure raises emission reduction concerns

The Kispiox First Nation has reached an agreement with the province of B.C. to pursue commercial cannabis opportunities. (file photo)

B.C.’s Kispiox First Nation strikes deal for commercial cannabis operation

Northwest-based First Nation have entered a new agreement with the province

Standing: Lynne Leon, COO, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Leonard Thomas, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Catherine Lessard, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Bernard Tobin, Forestry Consultant, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Alyssa Lepka, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Nolan Sadalon, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Murial Sam, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Dyon Armstrong, Vice President, Dunkley Lumber; Jeremy Cover, Planning Forester, Dunkley Lumber; JP Wenger, Woodlands Manager, Nak’azdli Whut’en. Seated: Rob Novak, President, Dunkley Lumber, Chief Aileen Prince, Nak’azdli Whut’en. (Submitted photo)
Standing: Lynne Leon, COO, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Leonard Thomas, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Catherine Lessard, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Bernard Tobin, Forestry Consultant, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Alyssa Lepka, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Nolan Sadalon, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Councillor Murial Sam, Nak’azdli Whut’en; Dyon Armstrong, Vice President, Dunkley Lumber; Jeremy Cover, Planning Forester, Dunkley Lumber; JP Wenger, Woodlands Manager, Nak’azdli Whut’en. Seated: Rob Novak, President, Dunkley Lumber, Chief Aileen Prince, Nak’azdli Whut’en. (Submitted photo)
The new Hampton Lumber sawmill in Fort St. James started to take shape during the winter. (Hampton Lumber Facebook photo)
The new Hampton Lumber sawmill in Fort St. James started to take shape during the winter. (Hampton Lumber Facebook photo)
FPX Chairman Dr. Peter Bradshaw and President of Binche Keyoh Bu Society Joshua Hallman hold up the newly signed Development Memorandum of Agreement for the Decar Nickel District. (Submitted photo)

FPX Nickel signs agreement for Decar Nickel District with Binche Keyoh Bu Society

MOA confirms Binche’s support for offsite engineering, scientific studies and more

FPX Chairman Dr. Peter Bradshaw and President of Binche Keyoh Bu Society Joshua Hallman hold up the newly signed Development Memorandum of Agreement for the Decar Nickel District. (Submitted photo)
Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce President Lesley Chaisson said there is a staffing and employee crisis in Vanderhoof and beyond. (Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce/website)

2022 Vanderhoof Trade Show cancelled

Northwest businesses experiencing staffing “crisis”: Chamber president

  • May 26, 2022
Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce President Lesley Chaisson said there is a staffing and employee crisis in Vanderhoof and beyond. (Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce/website)
From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan business arm named business of the year

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation honoured by Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference

From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)
Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge to spend $150 million to bring northwest B.C. gold mine project to “substantially started”

Spending made possible by investment by Sprott and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
Coupeville resident Geri Nelson saw these two Great Horned owlets and their mother. (Cara Hefflinger photo)

Union of BC Municipalities pleased with temporary rodenticide ban

18-month ban to help protect wildlife, says B.C. Government

Coupeville resident Geri Nelson saw these two Great Horned owlets and their mother. (Cara Hefflinger photo)
Fort St. James Farmers’ Market president Kristen Cooper-Nutbrown. (Willa Crowley/Caledonia Courier)

Fort St. James Farmers’ Market reopens with COVID-19 regulations in place

Farmers’ Market is an important seasonal community event, says Market president

  • Jun 23, 2021
Fort St. James Farmers’ Market president Kristen Cooper-Nutbrown. (Willa Crowley/Caledonia Courier)
The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Tourism spending in Canada dropped by almost 50 per cent in 2020

Tourism-related jobs dropped by almost 29 per cent

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)

Survey finds Canada’s hospitality industry has low expectations for year ahead

Almost 87 per cent of businesses in accommodation and food services report lower revenues in 2020

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress hotel closed for three months in late 2020, early 2021, to undergo renovations in leveraging slower hotel traffic because of COVID-19 restrictions. A new report from Statistics Canada find many businesses in the accommodation and food services sector are bracing for another tough year. (Courtesy of Fairmont Empress hotel)
Artemis Gold is taking a different approach with the Blackwater Project. The company will be working in three phases. The average gold production at Blackwater will be 248,000 ounces in Phase 1, 420,000 ounces in Phase 2 and 316,000 ounces in Phase 3. (Submitted image)

Artemis Gold provides update on Blackwater Gold Project

Ore grade control drilling, metallurgical test work and more being conducted

Artemis Gold is taking a different approach with the Blackwater Project. The company will be working in three phases. The average gold production at Blackwater will be 248,000 ounces in Phase 1, 420,000 ounces in Phase 2 and 316,000 ounces in Phase 3. (Submitted image)
Blackwater Gold Mine. (File photo)

Artemis Gold plans phased approach for Blackwater Project

Artemis Gold will directly employ up to 580 people during the initial construction period

Blackwater Gold Mine. (File photo)
Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
Four Rivers Co-op presenting the cheque to the Ulh’ goh bi’ yoh Native Friendship Centre Society on March. 11, 2020. (Submitted photo)

Four Rivers Co-op donates funds to Friendship Centre in Fort St. James

Four Rivers Co-op has donated funds to help the Ulh’goh bi’ yoh…

Four Rivers Co-op presenting the cheque to the Ulh’ goh bi’ yoh Native Friendship Centre Society on March. 11, 2020. (Submitted photo)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
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