Local Business

Hailey Johnson, 12, left and Molly Brown, 10, have been handing forms for a business portrait project scavenger hunt, new downtown maps and Art Walk 2020 guidebooks for Downtown Williams Lake BIA. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Downtown Williams Lake scavenger hunt underway

Artists will also be at various locations, doing caricatures

Hailey Johnson, 12, left and Molly Brown, 10, have been handing forms for a business portrait project scavenger hunt, new downtown maps and Art Walk 2020 guidebooks for Downtown Williams Lake BIA. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Fox Mountain Brewing Co. owner Dave Reedman stirs the mash Thursday morning working to prepare fresh beer for this Saturday’s grand opening at its Donald Road location inside the old Greyhound station in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Official grand opening on tap for Fox Mountain Brewing Co. Saturday, Aug. 8

Live, musical entertainment will kickoff around 5 p.m. Prizes, giveaways throughout day

Fox Mountain Brewing Co. owner Dave Reedman stirs the mash Thursday morning working to prepare fresh beer for this Saturday’s grand opening at its Donald Road location inside the old Greyhound station in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Tribune reporter Monica Lamb-Yorski and her husband Matt enjoy a moment to rest and take in the sights downtown recently. The Williams Lake Tribune encourages everyone this Saturday, July 25 to take part in The Big Spend, a national initiative aimed at supporting our small businesses by spending money locally. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Support local businesses Saturday, July 25 with The Big Spend Initiative

Across Canada people are encouraged to shop, help businesses impacted by COVID-19

Williams Lake Tribune reporter Monica Lamb-Yorski and her husband Matt enjoy a moment to rest and take in the sights downtown recently. The Williams Lake Tribune encourages everyone this Saturday, July 25 to take part in The Big Spend, a national initiative aimed at supporting our small businesses by spending money locally. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nathan Thiessen of Gold Country Doughnuts can be found at the Quesnel and Williams Lake Farmers Markets this summer. (Angie Mindus photo)

Old family doughnut recipe secret to success for Williams Lake Farmers Market vendor

Nathan Thiessen of Alexandria owns Gold Country Doughnuts and More

Nathan Thiessen of Gold Country Doughnuts can be found at the Quesnel and Williams Lake Farmers Markets this summer. (Angie Mindus photo)
Ever since Sheri and Shane Marsh opened Fox Mountain Urban Upcycle quietly in December they have been busy and enjoying working with customers. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ever since Sheri and Shane Marsh opened Fox Mountain Urban Upcycle quietly in December they have been busy and enjoying working with customers. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Owner Wayne Peterson of Integra Tire and Auto Centre said the commercial truck shop will be moving into former Glendale Trading Ltd. store run by owner Elke and Karl Reiner for many years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Integra Tire moving commercial shop to Glendale

Renovations of former grocery store underway

Owner Wayne Peterson of Integra Tire and Auto Centre said the commercial truck shop will be moving into former Glendale Trading Ltd. store run by owner Elke and Karl Reiner for many years. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Williams Lake entrepreneur confident in success of portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the creator of Furr Dogz portable pet cleaning station

Andrew Brown is the designer and entrepreneur behind the product and company known as Furr Dogz a fun way to both groom and clean your dog. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
With COVID-19 measures in place, Pacific Coastal Airlines will increase number of flights to Williams Lake on July 26. (Pacific Coastal photo)
With COVID-19 measures in place, Pacific Coastal Airlines will increase number of flights to Williams Lake on July 26. (Pacific Coastal photo)
A developer is asking for rezoning to allow for a drive-thru restaurant on Broadway Avenue South where a Shell Station and Quiznos were located in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A developer is asking for rezoning to allow for a drive-thru restaurant on Broadway Avenue South where a Shell Station and Quiznos were located in Williams Lake. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A fish viewer designed and manufactured in Williams Lake a decade ago continues to be sought after by fishery departments and universities all over North America. (Guy Scharf photo)

Williams Lake resident lends skills to create tool for fish researchers

John Bos, 82, of Bos Glassworks began making the Plexiglass fish viewers a decade ago

A fish viewer designed and manufactured in Williams Lake a decade ago continues to be sought after by fishery departments and universities all over North America. (Guy Scharf photo)
Elisna de Swardt (right) and her mom Elsabe Grobler have made some changes to the way they do business at Williams Lake Drycleaners and Laundromat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake laundromat owner adjusts to COVID-19

Elisna de Swardt hopes changes they’ve made will be permanent

Elisna de Swardt (right) and her mom Elsabe Grobler have made some changes to the way they do business at Williams Lake Drycleaners and Laundromat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Tom Wong purchased Caribou Ski Source for Sports in 1989 and has been supplying sporting goods to the community for more than 30 years. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

OUR HOMETOWN: Tom Wong rolls with the punches

Local sports organizations have benefited from Wong’s generosity as a backer of youth athletics

Tom Wong purchased Caribou Ski Source for Sports in 1989 and has been supplying sporting goods to the community for more than 30 years. (Greg Sabatino photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A new bed dryer and stacks are part of the upgrades to Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s plant in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)

Multi-million dollar upgrades completed to Pinnacle Renewable Energy in Williams Lake

The bed dryer can run at a lower temperature and remove more moisture

A new bed dryer and stacks are part of the upgrades to Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s plant in Williams Lake. (Photo submitted)
Vanessa Riplinger, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive director, (left) with moderator Ryan Brink, was one of several speakers who updated the community at a tailgate talk held Thursday, June 11, at the TDC parking lot, organized by the Williams Lake Hiring Initiative. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake businesses fear lack of customers, employees: chamber president

Vanessa Riplinger says lack of employees already existed due to 2017 wildfires, now after COVID-19

Vanessa Riplinger, Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce executive director, (left) with moderator Ryan Brink, was one of several speakers who updated the community at a tailgate talk held Thursday, June 11, at the TDC parking lot, organized by the Williams Lake Hiring Initiative. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Williams Lake Toastmasters conducted its first virtual meeting on March 18 (Black Press File Photo)
Williams Lake Toastmasters conducted its first virtual meeting on March 18 (Black Press File Photo)
Car dealerships in Williams Lake have seen the COVID-19 pandemic driving changes in business and ways of doing business. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

COVID-19 drives changes for Williams Lake car dealerships

Businesses are adapting to pandemic restrictions

Car dealerships in Williams Lake have seen the COVID-19 pandemic driving changes in business and ways of doing business. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bamboo is a venerable dog at 17 years old but with the help of a wheelchair, he’s able to walk around like a dog half his age. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)

New wheelchair for dogs aims to increase the length and quality of senior dogs’ lives

‘Just like in the human world where we have walkers, wheelchairs and diapers’

Bamboo is a venerable dog at 17 years old but with the help of a wheelchair, he’s able to walk around like a dog half his age. (Patrick Davies - 100 Mile Free Press)
You’ve Got Talent is based on more than 50 interviews from local employers, community information sessions and a coinciding Cariboo Labour Market study. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

City offers new hiring guide: You’ve Got Talent

“Our City is open for business. We have the jobs, affordable housing and an outdoor lifestyle.”

You’ve Got Talent is based on more than 50 interviews from local employers, community information sessions and a coinciding Cariboo Labour Market study. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Young entrepreneurs take over local cracker company

Young entrepreneurs take over local cracker company

Meet Chanelle Sankey and Sara Murray of Hixon Falls Company

Young entrepreneurs take over local cracker company
The Forestry Worker Program for displaced workers in the Interior has been accessed by hundreds of applicants. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Displaced Interior forestry workers access support programs

Hundreds have signed up for pension bridging said consultant Terry Tate

The Forestry Worker Program for displaced workers in the Interior has been accessed by hundreds of applicants. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)