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Sawdust Bin project manager West Fraser Millwright Nico Ainley stands with the new bins directly behind him. (Mauro Calabrese photo)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE 2020: West Fraser Sawmill sawdust bin project helps utilize all fibre

West Fraser Sawmill in Williams Lake recently finished a project that separates out sawdust

  • Mar 22, 2020
Sawdust Bin project manager West Fraser Millwright Nico Ainley stands with the new bins directly behind him. (Mauro Calabrese photo)
Axis Family Resources is recruiting employees for work in Williams Lake during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Axis Family Resources is recruiting employees for work in Williams Lake during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Restaurants remaining open in Williams Lake have all made adjustments including McDonald’s where only drive-thru and take-out services are available. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Restaurants remaining open in Williams Lake have all made adjustments including McDonald’s where only drive-thru and take-out services are available. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

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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
The City of Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District and Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development are hosting a free workshop for forestry contractors to share information on diversification opportunities. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The City of Williams Lake, Cariboo Regional District and Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development are hosting a free workshop for forestry contractors to share information on diversification opportunities. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The provincial government has announced a cash infusion to develop tourism opportunities for rural communities impacted by mill closures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Province announces tourism funding for rural communities impacted by mill closures

Each regional destination marketing organization will receive $200,000

The provincial government has announced a cash infusion to develop tourism opportunities for rural communities impacted by mill closures. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Marketing Association has launched a new website and podcast series in 2020 to showcase ‘iconic’ characters and ‘must-have’ travel adventures in the region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Marketing Association has launched a new website and podcast series in 2020 to showcase ‘iconic’ characters and ‘must-have’ travel adventures in the region. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Canadian Mining Association Northern Branch is hosting a banquet with speakers from the mining industry on Friday, Jan. 31 and a curling bonspiel on Feb. 1 in Williams Lake. (File image)

Mining association banquet, bonspiel to support Heavy Metal Rocks program

Representatives from Gibralatar, Barkerville Gold and New Afton will give updates at banquet

The Canadian Mining Association Northern Branch is hosting a banquet with speakers from the mining industry on Friday, Jan. 31 and a curling bonspiel on Feb. 1 in Williams Lake. (File image)
A networking event will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Tourism Discovery Centre from 5 to 7 p.m. for businesses, organizations, employers and anyone wanting to make connections. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo).

Networking event first of many organizers hope

Several local business development partners are cohosting ‘beat the January blues’

A networking event will be held Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Tourism Discovery Centre from 5 to 7 p.m. for businesses, organizations, employers and anyone wanting to make connections. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo).
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)
Chester Mortensen has sold Lake City Glass Ltd. to Glacier Glass Ltd., although the new owners said the mural depicting Chester and his late wife, Sheila Mortensen, will stay. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

Lake City Glass bought by Glacier Glass Ltd.

The Williams Lake store will be its fourth location

Chester Mortensen has sold Lake City Glass Ltd. to Glacier Glass Ltd., although the new owners said the mural depicting Chester and his late wife, Sheila Mortensen, will stay. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
PHOTOS: Business excellence applauded by Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce
PHOTOS: Business excellence applauded by Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce
Susan Colgate of Interior Properties Real Estate. (Photo submitted)

Spotlight on small business: Interior Properties

Interior Properties was co-founded as a home-grown business by Susan Colgate and Carol Ann Taphorn

Susan Colgate of Interior Properties Real Estate. (Photo submitted)
Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett. Submitted photo

Donna Barnett salutes small business

MLA encourages everyone to support local businesses

  • Oct 23, 2019
Cariboo Chilcotin Liberal MLA Donna Barnett. Submitted photo
The Mantel owners Allison Levens and Susan Colgate

Spotlight on small business: The Mantel

“Each time you visit The Mantel you’ll find something new.”

The Mantel owners Allison Levens and Susan Colgate
Micheal Wessels is the proud owner and proprietor of Wessels custom logworks here in Williams Lake. Photo submitted.

Spotlight on small business: Wessels custom logworks

I’ve always been drawn to working with wood, even as a kid

  • Oct 19, 2019
Micheal Wessels is the proud owner and proprietor of Wessels custom logworks here in Williams Lake. Photo submitted.
Do More Promotional owner and operator Nancy Dron (from left) smiles with her employees Drinda Yuill and Jennifer Schroder-Cisecki. Patrick Davies photo.

Spotlight on small business: Do More Promotional

Custom made signs, posters, trophies and medals are all on sale

Do More Promotional owner and operator Nancy Dron (from left) smiles with her employees Drinda Yuill and Jennifer Schroder-Cisecki. Patrick Davies photo.
Doctor Andrew Roy is the owner and operator of FYidoctors here in Williams Lake. Patrick Davies photo.

Spotlight on small business: FYidoctors

Custom lenses and technology combine with professional excellence

Doctor Andrew Roy is the owner and operator of FYidoctors here in Williams Lake. Patrick Davies photo.
Dog’n’Suds success is all thanks to its dedicated staff including managing waitress Justine Anderson (from left), owner and operator Natalie Anderson and cooks Shelly Jackson and Kevin Medlock. Patrick Davies photo.

Spotlight on small business: Dog’N’Suds

While it may not be a drive-in diner anymore, Dog’N’Suds keeps that vibe alive

Dog’n’Suds success is all thanks to its dedicated staff including managing waitress Justine Anderson (from left), owner and operator Natalie Anderson and cooks Shelly Jackson and Kevin Medlock. Patrick Davies photo.
D&D Passports Xcetera owner Debbie Graham smiles alongside store manager Cori Beck in her eclectic little fairy hut mixed with a passport business. Patrick Davies photo.

Spotlight on small business: D&D Passports Xcetera

If it’s a passport photo you need, some holistic spiritual advice or…

D&D Passports Xcetera owner Debbie Graham smiles alongside store manager Cori Beck in her eclectic little fairy hut mixed with a passport business. Patrick Davies photo.