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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

Tailing storage facility at Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine. (Gibraltar Mine photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE 2021: Gibraltar Mine protecting and managing water

General manager Ben Pierce describes the water discharge system

  • Mar 21, 2021
Higher than average snowfall in the West Chilcotin has made preparing for calving a lot more work for ranchers. This picture, taken in mid-February on Dane Ranch in Kleena Kleene before an excavator, a cat, two dump trucks and tractors were put to work clearing the calving grounds. (Cordy Cox photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE 2021: Calf sale prospects good for fall 2021

BC Livestock Producers Co-op Association makes some adaptations during COVID-19

Higher than average snowfall in the West Chilcotin has made preparing for calving a lot more work for ranchers. This picture, taken in mid-February on Dane Ranch in Kleena Kleene before an excavator, a cat, two dump trucks and tractors were put to work clearing the calving grounds. (Cordy Cox photo)
Tolko’s Lakeview Division sawmill. (Tolko Industries Ltd. photo)
Tolko’s Lakeview Division sawmill. (Tolko Industries Ltd. photo)
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. at its original site on Mackenzie Avenue, formerly Glendale Drive, Williams Lake in 1957. (West Fraser photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE 2021: The West Fraser family — still growing after 75 years

Mauro Calabrese Industrial Update 2021 It all started with a fishing trip…

  • Mar 20, 2021
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. at its original site on Mackenzie Avenue, formerly Glendale Drive, Williams Lake in 1957. (West Fraser 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)
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin is offering support to business owners looking to retire and sell their businesses. ( Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)

Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin helps business owners plan their exit

Laurie Walters is the community co-ordinator for Planning a Successful Succession

Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin is offering support to business owners looking to retire and sell their businesses. ( Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
Joe Klepacz (from left), Shawn Oviatt, Aidan Herrling and Peter Arnold complete an outdoor classroom at Mountview Elementary School recently. The structure is one of 20 similar projects in School District 27 aimed to create outdoor learning spaces for children. (Theresa Herrling photo)

Local builders provide outdoor learning spaces for children in School District 27

“We gave them artistic license and a basic square footage … they are looking wonderful.”

Joe Klepacz (from left), Shawn Oviatt, Aidan Herrling and Peter Arnold complete an outdoor classroom at Mountview Elementary School recently. The structure is one of 20 similar projects in School District 27 aimed to create outdoor learning spaces for children. (Theresa Herrling photo)
The OT Timber Frames Ltd. crew of Wacey MacDonald (from left), Sean Empey, Josh Douglas, Kurt Leuenberger, Ruedi Baumann, Simon Gansner, Annie Murray (in front) and Josie the dog stand in front of a newly constructed timber frame outdoor classroom for the 150 Mile House Elementary School. (Photo submitted)

New structure supports outdoor learning at 150 Mile House Elementary School

The structure is a hexagon shape, 24 feet around

  • Mar 5, 2021
The OT Timber Frames Ltd. crew of Wacey MacDonald (from left), Sean Empey, Josh Douglas, Kurt Leuenberger, Ruedi Baumann, Simon Gansner, Annie Murray (in front) and Josie the dog stand in front of a newly constructed timber frame outdoor classroom for the 150 Mile House Elementary School. (Photo submitted)
Downtown Williams Lake BIA is offering two free virtual workshops for local businesses. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
Downtown Williams Lake BIA is offering two free virtual workshops for local businesses. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)
After 38 years working as a tax specialist, and 11 years since she started her own business, QTAX Quality Tax Services in Williams Lake, owner Debbie Seland (right) is passing the torch to longtime employee Coral Quon. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
After 38 years working as a tax specialist, and 11 years since she started her own business, QTAX Quality Tax Services in Williams Lake, owner Debbie Seland (right) is passing the torch to longtime employee Coral Quon. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
Cory Herle (right) of Ranchland Honda hands the keys to a loaded 2010 Ford Fusion SEL to Lisa Anderson. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Cory Herle (right) of Ranchland Honda hands the keys to a loaded 2010 Ford Fusion SEL to Lisa Anderson. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
Corey Herle of Ranchland Honda is hosting a Christmas giveaway. (Melinda Mitchell photo)

Ranchland Honda hosts Christmas car giveaway

The deadline to enter is Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 at noon

Corey Herle of Ranchland Honda is hosting a Christmas giveaway. (Melinda Mitchell photo)
Scott Horley was out shopping local in downtown Williams Lake during his lunch hour on Tuesday, Dec 8. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Scott Horley was out shopping local in downtown Williams Lake during his lunch hour on Tuesday, Dec 8. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Highlands Irrigation Ltd. owners Dick and Donna Ford have sold the business to Southern Irrigation. The Williams Lake and Kamloops offices will remain open and the Fords will help with the transition of ownership before retiring fully. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Highlands Irrigation Ltd. sold to new owners after almost 47 years in operation

Dick and Donna Ford say they are grateful to everyone who worked for them

Highlands Irrigation Ltd. owners Dick and Donna Ford have sold the business to Southern Irrigation. The Williams Lake and Kamloops offices will remain open and the Fords will help with the transition of ownership before retiring fully. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lake City Denture Clinic is giving away a free set of dentures this holiday season in its All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth contest. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Free dentures offered in ‘All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth’ contest

Lake City Denture Clinic is granting a free set of dentures to one lucky winner

Lake City Denture Clinic is giving away a free set of dentures this holiday season in its All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth contest. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive assistant Jaylyn Byer sports a new jacket she received Thursday, Nov. 5 acknowledging her 15 years of service at the chamber. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake chamber executive assistant acknowledged for 15 years of service

“You’ve gone above the call of duty in your time,” president told Jaylyn Byer

Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive assistant Jaylyn Byer sports a new jacket she received Thursday, Nov. 5 acknowledging her 15 years of service at the chamber. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo).

Williams Lake chamber annual general meeting Oct. 29

The meeting will be held in the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex

  • Oct 26, 2020
The Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its annual general meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Gibraltar Room at the Cariboo Memorial Complex. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo).