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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

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)
Mahdi “JJ” Taheri may be a newcomer to Canada and North BC, but he isn’t new to the small engine repair business. (photo courtesy Blackbeard’s Small Engine & Repair)

From Afghanistan to Fraser Lake: the mechanics of a refugee

Mahdi Taheri shares his unlikely journey from the Afghan army to opening a shop in small-town B.C.

Mahdi “JJ” Taheri may be a newcomer to Canada and North BC, but he isn’t new to the small engine repair business. (photo courtesy Blackbeard’s Small Engine & Repair)
Larry and Janet Bangs. (Submitted photo)

“Creating opportunity and encouraging creativity”: Vanderhoof Department Store celebrating 30 years

Join the business on June 4 with 30 per cent off store-wide

  • Jun 3, 2022
Larry and Janet Bangs. (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)
Fraser Lake, B.C. (Fraser Lake and District Chamber of Commerce/Facebook)

Fraser Lake chamber of commerce struggled to get the ball rolling in 2021

The second year of COVID-19 was difficult for the chamber to navigate, which affected them gravely

  • Jan 11, 2022
Fraser Lake, B.C. (Fraser Lake and District Chamber of Commerce/Facebook)
Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce said a “Reverse Parade” has been suggested as an alternative by a representative of Northern Health. (Black Press File photo)

Vanderhoof Christmas parade in question, says Chamber

Chamber of Commerce Manager said the event is still under discussion with Northern Health

Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce said a “Reverse Parade” has been suggested as an alternative by a representative of Northern Health. (Black Press File photo)
Vanderhoof residents will be able to participate in the Parade of Lights this year. (Black Press File photo)
Vanderhoof residents will be able to participate in the Parade of Lights this year. (Black Press File photo)
Magdalena Saito is also an artist, other than being a clinically trained herbal therapist. In this photo she is standing in front of her paintings at the Street Art Show in Vanderhoof opposite the Integris Credit Union building. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)

Remedy Rebuild is open for business in Vanderhoof

There is a new small business in Vanderhoof providing services around restorative…

Magdalena Saito is also an artist, other than being a clinically trained herbal therapist. In this photo she is standing in front of her paintings at the Street Art Show in Vanderhoof opposite the Integris Credit Union building. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
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)
Richard and Rashelle Martens presenting Ruth McIntosh from the St. John Hospital Auxiliary with a $5,498 cheque on Oct. 29 from the Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign held in September every year. (Photo submitted by Ruth McIntosh)

Vanderhoof Tim Horton’s campaign raises over $5K for hospital auxiliary

Tim Horton’s in Vanderhoof has donated money to St. John Hospital Auxiliary.…

Richard and Rashelle Martens presenting Ruth McIntosh from the St. John Hospital Auxiliary with a $5,498 cheque on Oct. 29 from the Tim Horton’s Smile Cookie Campaign held in September every year. (Photo submitted by Ruth McIntosh)
Raymond and Stephanie Reimer, owners of Vanderhoof Health and Fitness said their business is hurting since the vaccine card mandate for gyms was announced. They are hoping more people get vaccinated and come back to use the local gym for in-person fitness again. (Submitted photo)
Raymond and Stephanie Reimer, owners of Vanderhoof Health and Fitness said their business is hurting since the vaccine card mandate for gyms was announced. They are hoping more people get vaccinated and come back to use the local gym for in-person fitness again. (Submitted 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)
Grand Reo Theatre in Vanderhoof on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Grand Reo Theatre in Vanderhoof on Burrard Avenue. (Aman Parhar/Omineca Express)
Black Press files.

Multiple break-and-enters reported to Vanderhoof RCMP

Vanderhoof RCMP provide bi-weekly report to the Express.

Black Press files.