Local Business

?Esdilagh First Nation is located along both sides of the Fraser River between Williams Lake and Quesnel. (?Esdilagh First Nation Facebook photo)

?Esdilagh First Nation near Quesnel receives $410K to plan an abattoir

?Esdilagh First Nation has been awarded $410,000 towards planning a multi-phase project…

Christie Blaquiere is an HR consultant with go2HR and is based out of Williams Lake to provide free support to tourism and hospitality industry businesses in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Free HR consulting available to tourism and hospitality businesses in Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Provincial funding is making resources available to aid in tourism sector recovery

The Celebration of Stars was held at the Chuck Mobley Theatre on Sunday, June 5. (Photo submitted)

Quesnel Festival of the Performing Arts hosts Celebration of Stars

Young performers were recently honoured at the Chuck Mobley Theatre

A pipe discharging effluent into Quesnel Lake as part of an interim permit for the Mount Polley Mine. (Submitted photo)

Mount Polley mine northeast of Williams Lake aims for recommissioning by late April

Mine ramping back up and seeking extension on effluent release into Quesnel River

A pipe discharging effluent into Quesnel Lake as part of an interim permit for the Mount Polley Mine. (Submitted photo)
A young calf stares down the photographer at Chilco Ranch. (Photo submitted)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE: Ranchers facing labour shortages, rising costs

‘Feed shortage has been a huge problem this year for cattle producers all across Canada’: Jordan Grier

A young calf stares down the photographer at Chilco Ranch. (Photo submitted)
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)
B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming, right, toured the Cariboo recently to see areas impacted by flooding and freshet. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming, right, toured the Cariboo recently to see areas impacted by flooding and freshet. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
In partnership with the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo launched the Business Support Hotline at 1-800-241-7714 in April of 2020. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Nearly 40% of Quesnel businesses experiencing downturn during pandemic

The results of a survey by the business support hotline were shared with city council

In partnership with the City of Quesnel, Community Futures North Cariboo launched the Business Support Hotline at 1-800-241-7714 in April of 2020. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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)
Residents may remember Nathan Thiessen from the Quesnel and Williams Lake farmer’s markets. (Angie Mindus - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Residents may remember Nathan Thiessen from the Quesnel and Williams Lake farmer’s markets. (Angie Mindus - Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Shane Wright faced tough challenges in opening up a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted Photo)

Business battling COVID-19 opens in downtown Quesnel

Shane Wright opened Evolve Gold and Gaming Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 19

Shane Wright faced tough challenges in opening up a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Submitted Photo)
Representatives from the governments of Lhtako Dené, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, ?Esdilagh, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, along with staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) met June 24, 2020, to discuss next steps in the community forest process. (Photo submitted)

New Quesnel-area community forest process moving forward

Cariboo Regional District directors heard an update at their Sept. 11 meeting

Representatives from the governments of Lhtako Dené, Nazko, Lhoosk’uz, ?Esdilagh, the City of Quesnel and the Cariboo Regional District, along with staff from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) and the BC Community Forest Association (BCCFA) met June 24, 2020, to discuss next steps in the community forest process. (Photo submitted)
Fred and Mary Barber started Autow in 1980. They’re celebrating 40 years in 2020 (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel towing company celebrates 40 years with old-time contest

Nearly $2,000 in prizes are availible if you know Quesnel’s business history

Fred and Mary Barber started Autow in 1980. They’re celebrating 40 years in 2020 (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business Excellence Awards Oct. 2-3, 2020, with COVID-19 safety precautions in mind. Winners will be broadcast live on Facebook on Oct. 2, followed by a winners’ parade on Oct. 3 in the city’s downtown core. (Image submitted)

Nominations for Quesnel Business Excellence Awards now open

Awards to be broadcast online Oct. 2, followed by winners parade Oct. 3

The Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Business Excellence Awards Oct. 2-3, 2020, with COVID-19 safety precautions in mind. Winners will be broadcast live on Facebook on Oct. 2, followed by a winners’ parade on Oct. 3 in the city’s downtown core. (Image submitted)
Recent survey results from the BC Chamber of Commerce found businesses in Northern B.C. are facing elevated challenges in re-opening. (Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce image)
Recent survey results from the BC Chamber of Commerce found businesses in Northern B.C. are facing elevated challenges in re-opening. (Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce image)
Sheri and Shane Marsh purchased the building at 1160 Dixon Road. They live upstairs and have their shop - Fox Mountain Urban Upcycle on the main floor. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Sheri and Shane Marsh purchased the building at 1160 Dixon Road. They live upstairs and have their shop - Fox Mountain Urban Upcycle on the main floor. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nathan Thiessen of Gold Country Doughnuts can be found at the Quesnel and Williams Lake Farmers Markets this summer. (Angie Mindus photo)

Old family doughnut recipe secret to success for Quesnel Farmers Market vendor

Nathan Thiessen of Alexandria owns Gold Country Doughnuts and More

Nathan Thiessen of Gold Country Doughnuts can be found at the Quesnel and Williams Lake Farmers Markets this summer. (Angie Mindus photo)
Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake entrepreneur confident in success of portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the creator of Furr Dogz portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
A decision regarding new ownership or liquidation of C&C Wood Products specialty mill in Quesnel could be coming this week as bidding on the bankrupt company concluded on Tuesday, July 7. (Observer file photo)

Fate of C&C Wood Products will soon be determined

Bidding for the bankrupt specialty mill concluded on Tuesday, July 7

A decision regarding new ownership or liquidation of C&C Wood Products specialty mill in Quesnel could be coming this week as bidding on the bankrupt company concluded on Tuesday, July 7. (Observer file photo)