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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

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…

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

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)
Wadlegger Logging and Construction Ltd. recently bought local assets from Clusko Logging. Co-owner Hans Wadlegger, pictured at his property last week, said while the purchase will benefit his company, it comes as a loss for the community as a whole. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Wadlegger Logging and Construction buys Clusko Loggings local assets

Wadlegger Logging and Construction Ltd recently bought Clusko Logging’s hard assets and…

Wadlegger Logging and Construction Ltd. recently bought local assets from Clusko Logging. Co-owner Hans Wadlegger, pictured at his property last week, said while the purchase will benefit his company, it comes as a loss for the community as a whole. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
A cake celebrating Jim’s Food Market’s 100th anniversary sits in front of the original cash register used in the store 100 years ago.

Jim’s Food Market celebrates 100 years of operation in Little Fort, B.C.

Jim’s Food Market marked a 100-year milestone last weekend, with friends and…

A cake celebrating Jim’s Food Market’s 100th anniversary sits in front of the original cash register used in the store 100 years ago.
Cricket wranglers Greg Dudley, Joey Bedard and Bill Parman of Clearwater Cricket Farms Inc. started the company in April with a goal of raising crickets for human consumption. The group is trying to market cricket powder as an alternative to traditional meat as a source of protein. Photo by Jaime Polmateer

Cricket wranglers set up shop

By Jaime Polmateer Clearwater has a new business starting up and its…

Cricket wranglers Greg Dudley, Joey Bedard and Bill Parman of Clearwater Cricket Farms Inc. started the company in April with a goal of raising crickets for human consumption. The group is trying to market cricket powder as an alternative to traditional meat as a source of protein. Photo by Jaime Polmateer
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)
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
New grants for Clearwater and area businesses hurt by last year’s wildfires

New grants for Clearwater and area businesses hurt by last year’s wildfires

Community Futures offers funding for marketing and training to businesses impacted by wild fires

New grants for Clearwater and area businesses hurt by last year’s wildfires

Trucks given increased weight limit for wide-base single tires

VICTORIA - Commercial truck drivers using new generation wide-base single tires are…

  • Jun 29, 2018