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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

Barriere Chamber logo

Chamber president says “community growth is a positive” in Barriere

The Barriere & Area Chamber of Commerce building can be found in…

Directly adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, new Chevron station in Barriere also offers a Chester's Chicken outlet and a convenience store. (Jill Hayward photo)

Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken now open

UPDATE: The Barriere Chevron and Chester’s Chicken opened on Wednesday, Oct. 21,…

Directly adjacent to the Yellowhead Highway, new Chevron station in Barriere also offers a Chester's Chicken outlet and a convenience store. (Jill Hayward photo)
Emerald City Fireworks are now available in Barriere, B.C. (Emerald City Fireworks Ltd photo)

Emerald City Fireworks opens in the North Thompson Valley

New outlet just off Highway 5 in Barriere will be open from now until Halloween

Emerald City Fireworks are now available in Barriere, B.C. (Emerald City Fireworks Ltd photo)
Barriere Timber Mart has been recognized as a Canada Top Retailer by the franchise. (Jill Hayward photo)

Barriere Timber Mart met COVID challenge head on

Barriere Timber Mart’s origin dates back to the late 1950’s, when it…

Barriere Timber Mart has been recognized as a Canada Top Retailer by the franchise. (Jill Hayward photo)
Paradigm Building Solutions Ltd. operates a fully automated 23,000 square foot manufacturing facility on the Louis Creek Industrial Park in Barriere. They use a highly innovative technology that utilizes robotics for the building of open wall panels used in wood constructed buildings, including larger residential and commercial projects. The facility can produce up to 1500 linear feet of open wall panels per day – the equivalent to three large single family dwellings per day. (Jill Hayward photo)

Simpcw and Paradigm join in building for the future

Partnership will create net zero energy efficient wood constructed homes and commercial buildings

Paradigm Building Solutions Ltd. operates a fully automated 23,000 square foot manufacturing facility on the Louis Creek Industrial Park in Barriere. They use a highly innovative technology that utilizes robotics for the building of open wall panels used in wood constructed buildings, including larger residential and commercial projects. The facility can produce up to 1500 linear feet of open wall panels per day – the equivalent to three large single family dwellings per day. (Jill Hayward photo)
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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)
A Chevron service station is well underway on the corner of Connor Road and Kamloops Street in Barriere. Two large tanks are already in the ground, and there is a May target date for opening. Rumours of a takeout or restaurant also going on site had not been confirmed as of press time.

Third service station for Barriere underway

A Chevron service station is well underway on the corner of Connor…

A Chevron service station is well underway on the corner of Connor Road and Kamloops Street in Barriere. Two large tanks are already in the ground, and there is a May target date for opening. Rumours of a takeout or restaurant also going on site had not been confirmed as of press time.
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)
BC NDP calls for snap election

BC NDP calls for snap election

B.C. Premier John Horgan announced on Monday that he will officially terminate…

BC NDP calls for snap election
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
A message from Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)

Canfor shareholders reject Pattison’s takeover offer

Lumber company says offer had just 45% support from minority shareholders

Interfor’s Adams Lake division is applying to take over the Canfor timber rights from the Vavenby sawmill that’s closing this month, which is predicted to be good news for Adams Lake mill employees. (Dave Eagles/Kamloops This Week)