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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

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

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
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)
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Multiple break-and-enters reported to Vanderhoof RCMP

Vanderhoof RCMP provide bi-weekly report to the Express.

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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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