Local Business

Angie Mindus photo                                Mark Doratti is the executive director of the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce.
Angie Mindus photo                                Mark Doratti is the executive director of the Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce.
Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo                                Tickets are on sale for this year’s Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards, and are available at the Tourism Discovery Centre for $85 per person, or $160 per couple.
Angie Mindus/Tribune file photo                                Tickets are on sale for this year’s Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Business Excellence Awards, and are available at the Tourism Discovery Centre for $85 per person, or $160 per couple.
BCIT’s Vince Jones (second from right) and his students speak with a CN Rail rail representative (Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media).

Career fair a success for many

700 job hunters visited the Black Press Extreme Education and career fair in Prince George Oct. 11

BCIT’s Vince Jones (second from right) and his students speak with a CN Rail rail representative (Photo by Ronan O’Doherty/Black Press Media).
BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV host Mike Mitchell will be in Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 4 for a meet and greet at Heartland Toyota. (Facebook photo)

Heartland Toyota to host BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV’s Mike Mitchell Oct. 4 for meet and greet

Heartland Toyota is hosting a meet and greet event at its dealership in Williams Lake Friday, Oct 4

BC Outdoors Sport Fishing TV host Mike Mitchell will be in Williams Lake Friday, Oct. 4 for a meet and greet at Heartland Toyota. (Facebook photo)
Black Press’ Extreme Education and Career Fair is taking place in Prince George Oct. 10.

Community connections: Black Press Media to host Prince George education and career fair

There will be many of opportunities for both employers and potential employees…

  • Sep 23, 2019
Black Press’ Extreme Education and Career Fair is taking place in Prince George Oct. 10.
Lawrence Porter, the respected owner and operator of Integra Tire Auto Centre, is preparing to retire after 40 years of hard work. Greg Sabatino photo

Friendships made, retirement eyed after almost 40 years in the tire business

Lawrence Porter is ready to hang up his coveralls after a long and rewarding career

Lawrence Porter, the respected owner and operator of Integra Tire Auto Centre, is preparing to retire after 40 years of hard work. Greg Sabatino photo
Williams Lake’s Still North Design Co. strikes a chord with Canadian consumers

Williams Lake’s Still North Design Co. strikes a chord with Canadian consumers

Founder Courtney Vreeman is thrilled with business’s success

Williams Lake’s Still North Design Co. strikes a chord with Canadian consumers
Nominations announced for the 2019 Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
Nominations announced for the 2019 Williams Lake and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
Vicky Ortiz of McLeese Lake opened Bell, Broom and Cauldron on Oliver Street in May. It’s a witch store, which is something she dreamed of owning for a long time. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

New business brewing on Oliver Street

Bell, Broom and Cauldron offers a variety

Vicky Ortiz of McLeese Lake opened Bell, Broom and Cauldron on Oliver Street in May. It’s a witch store, which is something she dreamed of owning for a long time. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
Patrick Davies photo                                Megan Monds is the owner and operator of Pawsitively Purrfect, a pet sitting, walking and grooming company that she has built from the ground up. Here she smiles with three dogs she regularly walks Nash (from left) McDuff and Fisher.

CASUAL COUNTRY 2019: Entrepreneur looks to open the lakecity’s first doggy daycare

A deep love for dogs and pets of all kinds drives Megan Mond’s business Pawsitively Purrfect

Patrick Davies photo                                Megan Monds is the owner and operator of Pawsitively Purrfect, a pet sitting, walking and grooming company that she has built from the ground up. Here she smiles with three dogs she regularly walks Nash (from left) McDuff and Fisher.
Taseko Mines Ltd. vice-president of corporate affairs Brian Battison said he loves working in the mining industry, primarily because of the people. Photo submitted
Taseko Mines Ltd. vice-president of corporate affairs Brian Battison said he loves working in the mining industry, primarily because of the people. Photo submitted
Dawson Road Maintenance is the new name replacing Interior Roads. File submitted

Interior Roads name changed to Dawson Road Maintenance Ltd.

Division Manager of Operations said the company has expanded operations beyond the Interior

  • May 10, 2019
Dawson Road Maintenance is the new name replacing Interior Roads. File submitted
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)
Dick and Donna Ford arrived in Williams Lake in March of 1969 and opened Highlands Irrigation in 1974 which still operates in the lakecity and Kamloops.

CATTLE COUNTRY 2019: Highlands Irrigation servicing ranching community since 1974

Owners Dick and Donna Ford have called Williams Lake home for 50 years

Dick and Donna Ford arrived in Williams Lake in March of 1969 and opened Highlands Irrigation in 1974 which still operates in the lakecity and Kamloops.
Real estate sales in the Cariboo region saw a slight increase in Quesnel, slight decrease in Williams Lake and a decrease in 100 Mile House according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board’s first quarterly report in 2019. File image

Cariboo communities see slight increase or decrease in 2019 real estate sales

BC Northern Real Estate Board released its quarterly report for 2019

Real estate sales in the Cariboo region saw a slight increase in Quesnel, slight decrease in Williams Lake and a decrease in 100 Mile House according to the BC Northern Real Estate Board’s first quarterly report in 2019. File image
Photo submitted                                The Lake City Falcons senior girls soccer team of Ashley Benedet (back from left), Alisha Turatus, Selina Farkas, Brooke LeRoy, Tiana Brenner, Makenna Watson, Bailey Hutton, coach Caitlin Sabatino, Bronwyn Pocock (front from left), Legasea Niclin, Rosy Salazar, Amanda Lane, Rylee Fraser and goalkeeper Brityn Hinsche got a taste of their first competition of the season last week at a tournament in Chilliwack.

Falcons get primed for season at Lower Mainland tourney

“They played aggressively and cohesively against the larger squads.”

Photo submitted                                The Lake City Falcons senior girls soccer team of Ashley Benedet (back from left), Alisha Turatus, Selina Farkas, Brooke LeRoy, Tiana Brenner, Makenna Watson, Bailey Hutton, coach Caitlin Sabatino, Bronwyn Pocock (front from left), Legasea Niclin, Rosy Salazar, Amanda Lane, Rylee Fraser and goalkeeper Brityn Hinsche got a taste of their first competition of the season last week at a tournament in Chilliwack.
Thyme for Time owners Linda and Norm Symynuk have decided to close up their popular 150 Mile House business and are having a close out sale this month. Photo submitted
Thyme for Time owners Linda and Norm Symynuk have decided to close up their popular 150 Mile House business and are having a close out sale this month. Photo submitted
Shilo Labelle (left) and her mom Gerri Toews are opening a women’s clothing store on First Avenue South that will be opening on Friday, April 12. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

New women’s clothing store opening in Williams Lake

Pink Peony owners Shilo Labelle and her mom Gerri Toews generated the idea in February and within two months are ready to go

Shilo Labelle (left) and her mom Gerri Toews are opening a women’s clothing store on First Avenue South that will be opening on Friday, April 12. Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
A new Fishing BC video is drawing attention to Quesnel Lake. Angie Mindus photo

Quesnel Lake Fishing BC video catching thousands of views

Since its release on March 25 44,000 people have watched it

A new Fishing BC video is drawing attention to Quesnel Lake. Angie Mindus photo
Mount Polley Mine is continuing to operate until the end of May, when it will go to care and maintenance mode. Mount Polley Mine photo

Industrial Update: Mount Polley on course to suspend operations end of May

General manager says he wishes it wasn’t the case and is hopeful if copper prices increase it will re-open

Mount Polley Mine is continuing to operate until the end of May, when it will go to care and maintenance mode. Mount Polley Mine photo