Local Business

Jill Barrowman will take over Chamber of Commerce manager duties while Sheena Miller is on maternity leave for the next six to 12 months. (Contributed photo)

Chamber hires temp manager for mat leave

Jill Barrowman, former manager of Kitimat Chamber, takes over from Sheena Miller in September

Jill Barrowman will take over Chamber of Commerce manager duties while Sheena Miller is on maternity leave for the next six to 12 months. (Contributed photo)
Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)

UFO lands on Main Street

Former airport cafe moves to Main Street after pandemic closes it down

Ukrainian food is now being served on Main St. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Anna Gauthier, right, sells fresh cut flowers to customers outside Illyria on Main Street July 10. (Thom Barker photo)

A dairy and beef farm expands into cut flowers

After 11 years in farming Lindsay Heer returns to her passion

Anna Gauthier, right, sells fresh cut flowers to customers outside Illyria on Main Street July 10. (Thom Barker photo)
Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants

Profits from the community forest tenure go back to community

Wetzin’kwa Community Forest gives out $300K in annual grants
Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek

Skeena gets full control of mine, Barrick gets 12 per cent of Skeena and a one per cent royalty

Skeena Resources, Tahltan prez excited by purchase of Eskay Creek
From left, Mike Scott, Indigenous Bloom (IB); Ron Mitchell, Lax silyu clan; Katherine Naziel, Lax silyu clan; Robert Louie, Chairman, IB; Millie Gunanoot, Lax silyu clan; Carol McQuaide, IB, cut the ribbon on the First Nation’s new Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop July 3. (Grant Harris photo)

VIDEO: Witset cannabis shop officially opens

The store, located at the gas bar on Hwy 16, is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

From left, Mike Scott, Indigenous Bloom (IB); Ron Mitchell, Lax silyu clan; Katherine Naziel, Lax silyu clan; Robert Louie, Chairman, IB; Millie Gunanoot, Lax silyu clan; Carol McQuaide, IB, cut the ribbon on the First Nation’s new Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop July 3. (Grant Harris photo)

Community Futures gets new business liaison position

The new advisor will boost Nadina’s capacity to help businesses through COVID recovery

Smithers Brewing Company hand sanitizer for sale in the brewery’s taproom. (Thom Barker photo)

Brewery adapting to changing times

Smithers Brewing Co. now producing and distributing hand sanitizer

Smithers Brewing Company hand sanitizer for sale in the brewery’s taproom. (Thom Barker photo)
Local brewery seeks to expand outdoor seating area

Local brewery seeks to expand outdoor seating area

Smithers Brewing Company proposes a 13-metre by 4-metre patio in its parking lot

Local brewery seeks to expand outdoor seating area
Part of a poster created by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce for display in businesses, which has spread around the province. (Chamber graphic)

Town grants Chamber $20K

Chamber estimates up to $65K in lost revenue, turns to council for help

Part of a poster created by the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce for display in businesses, which has spread around the province. (Chamber graphic)
Two Sisters is trying out a soft opening this week. (Marisca Bakker photo)

Restaurants grapple with reopening under new regulations

Some food establishments allowing for dine-in with social distancing in mind

Two Sisters is trying out a soft opening this week. (Marisca Bakker photo)
An Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop will be opening in Witset in approximately three weeks. (Grant Harris photo)

Cannabis shop soon to open in Witset

Indigenous Bloom shop to be followed by cannabis cultivation facility in closed down sawmill

An Indigenous Bloom cannabis shop will be opening in Witset in approximately three weeks. (Grant Harris photo)
Battered Closed sign; Photo by Morf Morford

Business coach hoping to help businesses get through COVID-19

Trevor Bruintjes estimates a third of businesses in town will close their doors during this pandemic.

Battered Closed sign; Photo by Morf Morford
Businesses taking the pandemic day-by-day

Businesses taking the pandemic day-by-day

Smithers and District Chamber of Commerce says businesses are not looking to the future

Businesses taking the pandemic day-by-day
Naomi Nyuli leads an online yoga class March 20. (Contributed photo)

Yoga classes go online in Smithers

Yoga Cowgirl and Full Circle Yoga offer live video sessions

Naomi Nyuli leads an online yoga class March 20. (Contributed photo)
Coronavirus concerns not slowing down some resource companies
Coronavirus concerns not slowing down some resource companies
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
Breeann Doerkson. (Contributed photo)

Honey business thrives on local partnerships

Bulkley Valley Hive and Honey seeks to expand from home-based operation

Breeann Doerkson. (Contributed photo)
A photo of the fan favourite award that Smithers Brewing Company received at the 2020 Williams Lake Craft Beer Festival held on Feb. 22. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Smithers Brewing Company wins fan favourite award at Williams Lake Craft Beer Festival

The brewery won the award for its “London Fog”, a dark mild ale with earl grey tea and vanilla

A photo of the fan favourite award that Smithers Brewing Company received at the 2020 Williams Lake Craft Beer Festival held on Feb. 22. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Exploration and mining companies, prospectors, geologists and academics filled the Smithers Curling Club Feb. 19 and 20 for the Smithers Exploration Group’s 31st annual Rock Talk. (Thom Barker photo)

Rock Talk attracts a big crowd

Smithers Exploration Group’s annual technical forum

Exploration and mining companies, prospectors, geologists and academics filled the Smithers Curling Club Feb. 19 and 20 for the Smithers Exploration Group’s 31st annual Rock Talk. (Thom Barker photo)