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Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

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

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

Kootenay Solar are hosting a Zoom presentation called Rooftop Solar 101 to share a wealth of knowledge on solar power to interested people in the Kootenays. File from www.kootenaysolar.com

Invermere-based Kootenay Solar Power hosts Rooftop Solar 101 Zoom presentation

This Thursday, Feb. 11, Invermere-based design and installation company Kootenay Solar Power…

Kootenay Solar are hosting a Zoom presentation called Rooftop Solar 101 to share a wealth of knowledge on solar power to interested people in the Kootenays. File from www.kootenaysolar.com
Professional Services Award, sponsored by Genex Marketing is North Star Veterinary Service. Matt Lamb presents to Missy Leason and Denise Lowing. B. Sondergaard photo.

Kimberley Chamber of Commerce presents business awards

The Kimberley Chamber of Commerce had planned a gala to present their…

Professional Services Award, sponsored by Genex Marketing is North Star Veterinary Service. Matt Lamb presents to Missy Leason and Denise Lowing. B. Sondergaard photo.
Jim Cunnington (left), owner of eTrikes Canada poses beside the electric trike he sold Ray Smith (right), another Kimberley business owner utilizing the new means of transport to make his own business greener. Paul Rodgers photo.

Local eTrike business helping other Kimberley business owners become greener

Kimberley-based company eTrikes Canada has been around for a couple of years…

Jim Cunnington (left), owner of eTrikes Canada poses beside the electric trike he sold Ray Smith (right), another Kimberley business owner utilizing the new means of transport to make his own business greener. Paul Rodgers photo.
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

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
With corporate offices in Traill, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned financial cooperative with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays, including one in Kimberley. Bulletin file.

Kootenay Savings announces member dividends

Kootenay Savings Credit Union Board of Directors have declared a two per…

With corporate offices in Traill, Kootenay Savings is a member-owned financial cooperative with eleven branches throughout the Kootenays, including one in Kimberley. Bulletin file.
WestJet launching direct flights from Cranbrook to Vancouver

WestJet launching direct flights from Cranbrook to Vancouver

WestJet announced that its regional airline, WestJet Link, will begin operating nonstop…

WestJet launching direct flights from Cranbrook to Vancouver
Effigis Geo-Solutions expands its presence to Western Canada with the acquisition of Kimberley company

Effigis Geo-Solutions expands its presence to Western Canada with the acquisition of Kimberley company

Effigis Geo Solutions Inc. (Effigis), a Canadian innovation company who designs, implements…

Effigis Geo-Solutions expands its presence to Western Canada with the acquisition of Kimberley company
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)
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Kootenay employers set to meet job seekers at today’s Black Press career fair

Kootenay employers set to meet job seekers at today’s Black Press career fair

Dozens of companies are on hand today, Nov. 15 at the Ktunaxa Nation Building in Cranbrook

Kootenay employers set to meet job seekers at today’s Black Press career fair
Black Press Extreme Career Fair expands into Kootenays

Black Press Extreme Career Fair expands into Kootenays

Career fair will be hosted in Cranbrook at the Ktunaxa Nations Building Nov. 15

Black Press Extreme Career Fair expands into Kootenays
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo

Fun stunt highlights serious concern for rural B.C. towns

Contest woos creative workers to Kaslo
The new ferry for glade is about ready for service. (Submitted photo)

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

The new ferry for glade is about ready for service. (Submitted photo)
Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)

B.C. minister warned salmon farm not to restock

Letter to Marine Harvest not a threat, Lana Popham says

Premier John Horgan and ‘Namgis Chief Don Svanvik meet at Alert Bay over opposition to salmon farming, Oct. 12, 2017. (Hanna Petersen/North Island Gazette)
Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo

Canada’s Supreme Court to hear from small B.C. wineries

Okanagan wineries granted intervener status in monumental case

Coulson Litigation will speak for small B.C. wineries in R. v. Comeau. Submitted photo