Local Business

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

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Multiple break-and-enters reported to Vanderhoof RCMP

Vanderhoof RCMP provide bi-weekly report to the Express.

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)
What is now the Reid Hotel, was originally the Egan built in 1916. Annette Read, owner, said they have completely restored the hotel through the renovations undertaken. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Reid Hotel to reopen late summer after renovation

The hotel will try to post progress reports on its Facebook page in the coming months.

What is now the Reid Hotel, was originally the Egan built in 1916. Annette Read, owner, said they have completely restored the hotel through the renovations undertaken. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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)
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BID delivering second state-of-art turnkey facility for Biewer Lumber

BID Group has recently received an order to deliver a second greenfield…

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BID Group has announced a big investment at its Vanderhoof operations. (BID Group logo)

BID Group invests $3.5 million to modernize their Vanderhoof operations

Upgraded preparation centre will allow company to standardize and improve manufacturing performance

BID Group has announced a big investment at its Vanderhoof operations. (BID Group logo)
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CityWest acquires Evolve Communications in Vanderhoof

CityWest announced Monday, purchase of Evolve Communications, a wireless internet service provider…

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Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce organized Pumpkin Time this year instead of the annual Pumpkin Walk. Candy was sponsored by local businesses. (Submitted)

Chamber distributes 800 bags of candy sponsored by local businesses for halloween

By Lesley Chaisson Manager, Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce The Vanderhoof Chamber of…

  • Nov 5, 2020
Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce organized Pumpkin Time this year instead of the annual Pumpkin Walk. Candy was sponsored by local businesses. (Submitted)
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)
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Integris Credit Union is your financial cooperative

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Products at Wish Day Spa. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Wish Day Spa: Rejuvenate your senses with Eminence skin care products and spa experience

After being here for 8 years, the owner Lana Thomson wants to…

  • Oct 22, 2020
Products at Wish Day Spa. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Scott Stevens, left, with Robert Askeland at Rich’s Saw Sales. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Rich’s Saw Sales: Multi-faceted store specializing in light industrial, home and garden

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

Scott Stevens, left, with Robert Askeland at Rich’s Saw Sales. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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Vanderhoof Department Store: 28 years of exceptional and personal retail experience

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

  • Oct 22, 2020
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Richard Wruth, owner of California Dreamin’. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

California Dreamin’: One-stop-shop for all your clothing needs

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

Richard Wruth, owner of California Dreamin’. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Pictured- Mayson Williams, Michael Williams, Josie Williams, Tyreed Schumann, Alison Eggleton, Abby Doiron, Jason Schumann, Charity Schumann, Annabelle Lyons, Carlina and Daniel Lyons. (Submitted photo)

Daniel Lyons Law Corp: Your local, community legal counsel

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

Pictured- Mayson Williams, Michael Williams, Josie Williams, Tyreed Schumann, Alison Eggleton, Abby Doiron, Jason Schumann, Charity Schumann, Annabelle Lyons, Carlina and Daniel Lyons. (Submitted photo)
Tasty Tandoori Grill Restaurant. (Submitted photo)

Tasty Tandoori: Celebrating Indian cuisine in northern B.C.

As a part of small business week, the Express is featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

Tasty Tandoori Grill Restaurant. (Submitted photo)
Cathy Malo, owner of Bird On A Wire Telus Koodo. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Bird On A Wire: Covering all your cellular, electronic and stationery needs

As a part of small business week, we are featuring local Vanderhoof businesses

Cathy Malo, owner of Bird On A Wire Telus Koodo. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)