Local Business

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

Williams Lake First Nation councillor Chris Wycotte, left, Chief Willie Sellars and councillor Shae Chelsea outside WLFN’s new farm-to-gate cannabis facility during its grand opening Friday, May 6. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo- Williams Lake Tribune)

WLFN hosts grand opening of B.C.’s first farm-to-gate cannabis operation

It is the first to open in B.C., first on First Nations land in Canada

Pioneer drilling at the Springer Pit at Mount Polley Mine. (Mount Polley Mining Corporation photograph)

MINING MONTH: Mount Polley Mine moves towards reopening

Mount Polley is grateful to the community of Likely and Williams Lake for its ongoing support

  • May 7, 2022
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success.(Taseko Mines photo)

MINING MONTH: Celebrating the past, present and future of mining in the Cariboo

Taseko is proud to be one of Canada’s leading producers of copper

  • May 7, 2022
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success.(Taseko Mines photo)
Daryl Kirton of 3DL Ranch in Abbotsford with his Grand Champion Hereford yearling during the judging at the 85th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

85th Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale a wrap

Ranchers from across the region and province attended

Daryl Kirton of 3DL Ranch in Abbotsford with his Grand Champion Hereford yearling during the judging at the 85th Annual Williams Lake Bull Show and Sale. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A power outage in Williams Lake impacted some customers north of Hodgson Road, east of Price Drive and west of Foster Way, Monday, April 18. (BC Hydro website)

Power restored for customers in Williams Lake

Cause of the outage is under investigation

A power outage in Williams Lake impacted some customers north of Hodgson Road, east of Price Drive and west of Foster Way, Monday, April 18. (BC Hydro website)
Tl’esqox First Nation has purchased Tell Tale Signs and Printing from Christa Smith (right). Chief Francis Laceese, second from right, said it is the first business the nation has purchased in the city of Williams Lake and the staff will stay on to work at the shop for the nation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Tl’esqox First Nation purchases sign business in Williams Lake

Tl’esqox (Toosey) is located approximately 50 km west of Williams Lake

Tl’esqox First Nation has purchased Tell Tale Signs and Printing from Christa Smith (right). Chief Francis Laceese, second from right, said it is the first business the nation has purchased in the city of Williams Lake and the staff will stay on to work at the shop for the nation. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tsideldel Enterprises loading logs at Riske Creek. (TsiDelDel Enterprises photo)

Industrial Update: Tŝideldel First Nation: Taking the Lead on Traditional Territory

Sadie Hunter Industrial Update 2022 The Nenqayni Deni “First Nations People” of…

  • Mar 20, 2022
Tsideldel Enterprises loading logs at Riske Creek. (TsiDelDel Enterprises photo)
Mount Polley environmental team member surveys remediated sites. (Mount Polley Mine photo)

Industrial Update: Remediation is now complete at Mount Polley

Environmental monitoring of the Mount Polley will continue for the life span of the mine

  • Mar 20, 2022
Mount Polley environmental team member surveys remediated sites. (Mount Polley Mine photo)
West Fraser Williams Lake Plywood. (John Wiege photo)

Industrial Update: West Fraser – Focusing on a sustainable future

Company name reflects start in the region with mills in Quesnel, Williams Lake

  • Mar 20, 2022
West Fraser Williams Lake Plywood. (John Wiege photo)
Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake produced 112 million pounds of copper in 2021. (Gibraltar Mine photo)

Industrial Update: The Cariboo’s contribution to essential metal

Richard Tremblay is the senior vice-president operations, Taseko Mines

  • Mar 20, 2022
Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake produced 112 million pounds of copper in 2021. (Gibraltar Mine 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)
The Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Tourism Discovery Centre on Broadway Avenue, just outside downtown Williams Lake along Highway 97. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce looking forward for 2022

Organization plans for a return of events, old and new

The Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Tourism Discovery Centre on Broadway Avenue, just outside downtown Williams Lake along Highway 97. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cariboo Propane services the region. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Propane services the region. (Photo submitted)
Jeremy Koch is one of the team at Oliver & Co. Barristers & Solicitors in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jeremy Koch is one of the team at Oliver & Co. Barristers & Solicitors in Williams Lake. (Ruth Lloyd Photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nicole and Chuck Tupper and the team at Loyalty Autoworx.
Nicole and Chuck Tupper and the team at Loyalty Autoworx.
Crews move a trailer forward at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Williams Lake on Friday, Dec. 10. Two properties were under evacuation order due to land slippage concerns so both of the trailers had to be moved forward. (Scott Nelson photo)

City of Williams Lake lifts evacuation orders for Green Acres Mobile Home Park

Two properties remained under the order until Dec. 14

  • Dec 14, 2021
Crews move a trailer forward at the Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Williams Lake on Friday, Dec. 10. Two properties were under evacuation order due to land slippage concerns so both of the trailers had to be moved forward. (Scott Nelson photo)
SXFN has incorporated an image of the Chief’s Head Cliff, a landmark near the community, and the eagle, a traditionally significant animal, and water representing the Fraser River. (SXFN submitted image)

Williams Lake area First Nation rebrands with traditional spelling

A new logo and more traditional spelling more accurate representation

SXFN has incorporated an image of the Chief’s Head Cliff, a landmark near the community, and the eagle, a traditionally significant animal, and water representing the Fraser River. (SXFN submitted image)
Central Mountain Air will be resuming flights to and from Vancouver on Thursday, Dec. 16. (City of Williams Lake photo)

Central Mountain Air returning its scheduled flights to Williams Lake Dec. 16

‘This is just in time for the Christmas season,’ the company said

  • Nov 24, 2021
Central Mountain Air will be resuming flights to and from Vancouver on Thursday, Dec. 16. (City of Williams Lake photo)
The owner of Daily Stash Cannabis in Williams Lake is asking the city to lower business license fees for cannabis retail stores to be equal with what liquor retail establishments pay. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Update: Williams Lake eyes reducing $2,500 business license fee for cannabis retail outlets

Staff will prepare an amendment to the business license bylaw for council’s consideration

The owner of Daily Stash Cannabis in Williams Lake is asking the city to lower business license fees for cannabis retail stores to be equal with what liquor retail establishments pay. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)