Local Business

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge Gold completes new feasibility study for KSM project in northwest B.C.

The mining company expands operation and set up new office in Terrace

From left: Tahltans Harlan Inkster; Rick McLean; Hon. Jeanie McLean (Dendys), Yukon minister of education and minister responsible for the women and gender equity directorate; Erin Paul; Chad Thomas; and Jerry Asp accept the Indigenous Business of the Year for Northern B.C. Award on behalf of TNDC at the 5th Annual Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference in Whitehorse, presented by the Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed photo)

Tahltan business arm named business of the year

The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation honoured by Arctic Indigenous Investment Conference

Kendra Johnston, president of the Association for Mineral Exploration, speaks at the Mining Month Luncheon at Hudson Bay Lodge May 6. (Thom Barker photo)

Mining luncheon highlights optimistic outlook for Smithers

Smithers tops municipalities in exploration spending, which continues to grow year over year

Kendra Johnston, president of the Association for Mineral Exploration, speaks at the Mining Month Luncheon at Hudson Bay Lodge May 6. (Thom Barker photo)
Luke Smith said he was “thrilled but shocked” to receive recognition for his community works. (Deb Meissner photo)

Luke Smith wins a nation wide award from Sobey’s for his community engagement

Luke Smith recognized by Sobey’s corporation for his community engagement.

Luke Smith said he was “thrilled but shocked” to receive recognition for his community works. (Deb Meissner photo)
Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge to spend $150 million to bring KSM project to “substantially started”

Spending made possible by investment by Sprott and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund

Workcamp at Seabridge Gold’s KSM project in northwest B.C. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Smithers District Chamber of Commerce manager Sheena Miller, left, and Susan Bundock, chamber office manager, model some of the swag they are giving away as part of the new Live Love Local campaign.

Support local campaign takes on regional focus

Chambers of commerce across the Northwest collaborate to build sustainable regional economy

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce manager Sheena Miller, left, and Susan Bundock, chamber office manager, model some of the swag they are giving away as part of the new Live Love Local campaign.
Festive decorations at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Awards night held at Glacier Toyota. (Deb Meissner photo)

Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Community and Business Awards handed out Dec. 3.

Yearly Awards for Smithers District Chamber of Commerce given Dec. 3

Festive decorations at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Awards night held at Glacier Toyota. (Deb Meissner photo)
The Hazelton RCMP detachment. Police seized a variety of guns, drugs and a large quantity of cash after a Nov. 22, 2021 arrest. (Black Press Media File photo)

New Hazelton RCMP recover drugs, guns and cash after 5-hour foot pursuit

‘Our members were under considerable risk,’ said Staff Sgt. Darren Durnin

The Hazelton RCMP detachment. Police seized a variety of guns, drugs and a large quantity of cash after a Nov. 22, 2021 arrest. (Black Press Media File photo)
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

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Pretivm has purchased seven electric haul trucks for its Brucejack Mine in northwest B.C. from Swedish mining supply company Sandvik Mining. (Sandvik Mining photo)

Northwest B.C. mining briefs

Brucejack goes electric; Seabridge integrates Snowfield; Skeena Resources sells 60 per cent of Snip

Pretivm has purchased seven electric haul trucks for its Brucejack Mine in northwest B.C. from Swedish mining supply company Sandvik Mining. (Sandvik Mining photo)
Castle Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa wins national award. (Submitted photo)

Castle-Bulkley Valley Home Centre wins national award

The Outstanding Retailer Award recognizes community involvement, staff and customer satisfaction

Castle Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa wins national award. (Submitted photo)
Mike Bundock and Susan Bundock present the 2020 Community and Excellence in Business Awards via Zoom on Nov. 25, 2020. (Smithers District Chamber of Commerce photo)

Nominations now open for community and business awards

The Chamber of Commerce annual awards will once again be handed out virtually this year

Mike Bundock and Susan Bundock present the 2020 Community and Excellence in Business Awards via Zoom on Nov. 25, 2020. (Smithers District Chamber of Commerce photo)
Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)

Prefeasibility study extends northwest B.C. gold mine life by 30 years

Red Chris mine suitable for block caving technique with estimated 8.1 million ounces of gold

Red Chris mine’s Australia-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the site. (Newcrest Mining photo)
A Mineral Exploration Roundup volunteer hands out information to some young conference attendees in Vancouver in 2019. (AME photo)

Mineral exploration conference returns to in-person participation

2022 Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup a hybrid of in-person and online programming

A Mineral Exploration Roundup volunteer hands out information to some young conference attendees in Vancouver in 2019. (AME photo)
Hunter Callbreath prepares to get an asymptomatic COVID-19 test at the clinic in the Community Hall in Dease Lake. (TCG photo)

Mining company steps up to help with COVID outbreak in Tahltan territory

Newcrest Mining and Tahltan emergency team conduct widespread asymptomatic testing

Hunter Callbreath prepares to get an asymptomatic COVID-19 test at the clinic in the Community Hall in Dease Lake. (TCG photo)
The Smithers Chamber of Commerce was not consulted on the province’s new vaccine passport system and has concerns about its implementation. (File photo)

Smithers Chamber concerned about impact of vaccine passports on businesses

Board decides not to publish survey results, but says they informed its response to on the issue

The Smithers Chamber of Commerce was not consulted on the province’s new vaccine passport system and has concerns about its implementation. (File photo)
The Smithers Steelheads, who have applied to the Town to have a beer garden at the arena, were represented at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition parade July 25 on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)

Steelhead Hockey Association receives Smithers council support for beer garden

Steelhead Hockey Association goes through steps to add a beer garden for the 2021-2022 season

The Smithers Steelheads, who have applied to the Town to have a beer garden at the arena, were represented at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition parade July 25 on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)
Seabridge Gold expects a new drilling program on its Iskut property will further define the potential for another gold-copper mine similar to its KSM project. (Seabridge Gold photo)

Seabridge readies drilling program at Iskut

Company expects to confirm gold-copper deposit similar to more developed, nearby KSM project

Seabridge Gold expects a new drilling program on its Iskut property will further define the potential for another gold-copper mine similar to its KSM project. (Seabridge Gold photo)
Mary Fitzmaurice serves a frozen treat to Laurel Witt at the Frozen North ice cream stand in Smithers July 23. (Grant Harris photo)

Young entrepreneur expands success of ice cream stand

Ana Stavast is running the Chamber of Commerce Frozen North ice cream stand for the summer

Mary Fitzmaurice serves a frozen treat to Laurel Witt at the Frozen North ice cream stand in Smithers July 23. (Grant Harris photo)