Local Business

Last year’s Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence award winners, many of whom are small businesses. This year’s awards will be presented Oct. 26.                                 Observer file photo

Small Business Week is around the corner

Support by taking pics at your favourite local shop and posting with #ShopSmallBiz from Oct 20-26

Last year’s Quesnel and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence award winners, many of whom are small businesses. This year’s awards will be presented Oct. 26.                                 Observer file photo
BCIT’s Vince Jones (second from right) and his students speak with a CN Rail rail representative (Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media).

Career fair a success for many

700 job hunters visited the Black Press Extreme Education and career fair in Prince George Oct. 11

BCIT’s Vince Jones (second from right) and his students speak with a CN Rail rail representative (Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media).
Business as usual for two Maple Park Mall stores

Business as usual for two Maple Park Mall stores

IG Wealth Management and Carlos Fish and Chips are still open during mall renovation

Business as usual for two Maple Park Mall stores
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Black Press’ Extreme Education and Career Fair is taking place in Prince George Oct. 10.

Community connections: Black Press Media to host Prince George education and career fair

There will be many of opportunities for both employers and potential employees…

  • Sep 23, 2019
Black Press’ Extreme Education and Career Fair is taking place in Prince George Oct. 10.
College of New Caledonia’s Quesnel Campus is undergoing a trades facility expansion, which will include a new high-pressure steam boiler, an expanded computer simulation lab, a new welding lab, a new atrium and additional yard space. Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel

CNC Quesnel’s new power engineering facility expected to be ready for 2020 programs

The college is waiting for a part for the boiler, which is being manufactured in Italy

College of New Caledonia’s Quesnel Campus is undergoing a trades facility expansion, which will include a new high-pressure steam boiler, an expanded computer simulation lab, a new welding lab, a new atrium and additional yard space. Photo courtesy of Mike Seehagel
Amy Quarry would like to expand Long Tables zero-waste initiatives if they win the FedEx Small Business Grant.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo

Long Table shortlisted for FedEx Small Business Grant

Quesnel grocer was among 75 applicants chosen from 2,000 acrosss Canada

Amy Quarry would like to expand Long Tables zero-waste initiatives if they win the FedEx Small Business Grant.                                Ronan O’Doherty photo
Sarah Lynn shows off some of her favourite purses in Blackbird & Co. Mercantile.                                Lindsay Chung photo

Blackbird & Co. Mercantile focuses on local, ethical products

New downtown store also offers a coffee and dessert bar

Sarah Lynn shows off some of her favourite purses in Blackbird & Co. Mercantile.                                Lindsay Chung photo
Tom Brooks works in his shop, BC Shoe Repair, in the Maple Park Mall. Brooks purchased the store and learned the trade from Zdenko Sarac. Lindsay Chung photo

New face, old trade

Tom Brooks has bought BC Shoe Repair in Quesnel after two years of training under the former owner

Tom Brooks works in his shop, BC Shoe Repair, in the Maple Park Mall. Brooks purchased the store and learned the trade from Zdenko Sarac. Lindsay Chung photo
Gardening FAQs with Richbar Golf and Gardens

Gardening FAQs with Richbar Golf and Gardens

Tips on raspberries, spuds and asparagus

  • May 11, 2019
Gardening FAQs with Richbar Golf and Gardens
Jack Bell (left) and Steve Rutledge cut the ribbon at Chemo RV in Quesnel on May 4, while MLA Coralee Oakes, Cariboo Regional District Area A Director Mary Sjostrom and the staff at Chemo RV look on. Heather Norman photo

Quesnel’s Chemo RV off to good start in new building

Chemo RV celebrated the Grand Opening of its new showroom May 4

Jack Bell (left) and Steve Rutledge cut the ribbon at Chemo RV in Quesnel on May 4, while MLA Coralee Oakes, Cariboo Regional District Area A Director Mary Sjostrom and the staff at Chemo RV look on. Heather Norman photo
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
West Fraser Timber Company held its AGM April 23 in Quesnel.                                File photo

West Fraser Timber Company AGM in Quesnel highlighted challenges and successes

Incoming CEO Ray Ferris discussed challenges faced in tough 2018

West Fraser Timber Company held its AGM April 23 in Quesnel.                                File photo
Real estate sales in the Cariboo region saw a slight increase in Quesnel, slight decrease in Williams Lake and a decrease in 100 Mile House according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board’s first quarterly report in 2019. File image

Cariboo communities see slight increase or decrease in 2019 real estate sales

BC Northern Real Estate Board released its quarterly report for 2019

Real estate sales in the Cariboo region saw a slight increase in Quesnel, slight decrease in Williams Lake and a decrease in 100 Mile House according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board’s first quarterly report in 2019. File image
A new Fishing BC video is drawing attention to Quesnel Lake. Angie Mindus photo

Quesnel Lake Fishing BC video catching thousands of views

Since its release on March 25 44,000 people have watched it

A new Fishing BC video is drawing attention to Quesnel Lake. Angie Mindus photo
Trey Lightening tries out an acetylene torch at the West Fraser sawmill.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photo

Trades Day at West Fraser saw mill opens student eyes to career possibilities

COFI and West Fraser put on the one-day event for 15 Quesnel students

Trey Lightening tries out an acetylene torch at the West Fraser sawmill.                                 Ronan O’Doherty photo
Long Table Grocery is one of the top five finalists in the Best Community Impact category at the 2019 Small Business BC Awards. The awards will be announced Feb. 21. Laurie Jones photo

Quesnel’s Long Table Grocery shortlisted for Small Business BC Award

Long Table is one of the top five finalists in the Best Community Impact category

  • Feb 20, 2019
Long Table Grocery is one of the top five finalists in the Best Community Impact category at the 2019 Small Business BC Awards. The awards will be announced Feb. 21. Laurie Jones photo
Danny Dahdouh (centre right) smiles for a photo with his children, sisters and two nephews behind the bar in his new restaurant Heavy D’s BBQ. He hopes to have his grand opening in about three weeks.                                 Heather Norman photo

Heavy D’s BBQ is opening in Quesnel

Heavy D’s owner talks moving to Quesnel, sourcing his ingredients locally

Danny Dahdouh (centre right) smiles for a photo with his children, sisters and two nephews behind the bar in his new restaurant Heavy D’s BBQ. He hopes to have his grand opening in about three weeks.                                 Heather Norman photo
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute

Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute

Unist’ot’en dispute claims traps were set after injunction gives pipeline workers access.

  • Jan 25, 2019
Coastal GasLink pauses work over trap line dispute
Williams Lake is receiving $10,000 to spend on a project that will help promote community growth and improovement. (File Photo)

Over $650,00 given to rural communities thanks to Rural Dividends

Five communities, including Williams Lake, are receiving $10,000 for project grants

Williams Lake is receiving $10,000 to spend on a project that will help promote community growth and improovement. (File Photo)