Local Business

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

(Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Starting on Plaid Friday (a ‘focus local’ spin on Black Friday), the District of Kitimat and the Chamber of Commerce will be giving away around $10,000 in gift prizes to those shopping local this holiday season. Seen here, Laurel D’Andrea, left, from the Chamber and Mike Dewar, right, from the DoK spotted Alain Brais and Nicole Audette shopping in Caprice Trading Post, owned by Kathy Seager (second left) and were given a swag bag from the ‘Focus Local’ campaign.

Deck the halls with local products

A large emphasis is being placed on shopping in Kitimat this holiday season amidst COVID-19

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
Kitimat and Terrace are receiving $50,000 to analyze housing needs in the region. (Photo by John Ellison/Habitat for Humanity)

Terrace, Kitimat to receive $50,000 for analyzing housing data

The grant is part of the provincial Housing Needs Reports Program

Kitimat and Terrace are receiving $50,000 to analyze housing needs in the region. (Photo by John Ellison/Habitat for Humanity)
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
(Contributed/Government of Canada photo)

Gitga’at and LNG Canada announce new Marine Emergency Response and Research Facility in Hartley Bay

LNG Canada providing financial support as committed in 2014 Impact Mitigation and Benefit Agreement

(Contributed/Government of Canada photo)
Meet the other two-thirds of our reporters in the Northwest and our beloved Nellie the gecko named after Nellie Bly. (Terrace Standard file photo)

WATCH: #newspapersmatter to other newspapers. Meet the other two-thirds of our regional team and of course Nellie the gecko

Meet the faces from Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat that appear in your weekly paper

  • Oct 7, 2019
Meet the other two-thirds of our reporters in the Northwest and our beloved Nellie the gecko named after Nellie Bly. (Terrace Standard file photo)
Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)

Molly Wickham endorses Skeena-Bulkley Valley Green candidate Mike Sawyer

In July, Wickham filed a lawsuit against CGL over the destruction of the Gidimt’en checkpoint camp

Stikine MLA and Rural Development Minister Doug Donaldson (right) meets with Gidimt’en checkpoint spokesperson Molly Wickham (left) and Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en supporter Mel Bazil in January. Wickham endorsed Green Party candidate Mike Sawyer for the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding in a video that was posted to Sawyer’s campaign website and Facebook page on Wednesday. (Twitter photo)
The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)

Australian gold mining giant acquires Red Chris mine

Newcrest now owns 70 per cent of the mine south of Iskut and operatorship

The ore processing mill at the Red Chris copper and gold mine located south of Iskut and east of Hwy 37. (File photo)
Air Canada Jazz’s Bombardier Q-400s will service a new daily route between Terrace and Calgary beginning this fall. (Quinn Bender photo)

Daily flights from Terrace to Calgary coming soon

Air Canada confident LNG-fuelled market can now sustain the long-wanted route

Air Canada Jazz’s Bombardier Q-400s will service a new daily route between Terrace and Calgary beginning this fall. (Quinn Bender photo)
West Coast Launch Ltd., a Prince Rupert family marine transportation business, has launched its second catamaran, the Aurora. (West Coast Launch Ltd. photo)

Prince Rupert marine business adds second catamaran to its fleet

100-passenger Aurora was launched this year for the Rio Tinto Kemano tunnel project

  • Jun 17, 2019
West Coast Launch Ltd., a Prince Rupert family marine transportation business, has launched its second catamaran, the Aurora. (West Coast Launch Ltd. photo)
Terrace-area gold project shows strong promise

Terrace-area gold project shows strong promise

Juggernaut Exploration hopes this year’s drilling will follow last year’s exceptional program

Terrace-area gold project shows strong promise
City West officially launches its storefront in Kitimat

City West officially launches its storefront in Kitimat

The event also raised over $500 for the Humane Society

City West officially launches its storefront in Kitimat
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)
Some of the winners from the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge. (file photo)

Northwest entrepreneurs pitch their plans for cash prizes

ThriveNorth announces 12 finalists in this year’s business challenge

Some of the winners from the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge. (file photo)
Bryton Group is selling its 30-acres of land in Prince Rupert for $24 million after abandoning the Oceanview Development Property project. (File photo)

Oceanview Development land up for $24M in Prince Rupert

Bryton Group is selling its 30 acre undeveloped property near BC Ferries Terminal

Bryton Group is selling its 30-acres of land in Prince Rupert for $24 million after abandoning the Oceanview Development Property project. (File photo)
CityWest to reopen its Kitimat office

CityWest to reopen its Kitimat office

The company anticipates growth in demand for services with LNG Canada’s project

CityWest to reopen its Kitimat office
Coastal Shellfish Great Bear Scallops cooking in Wheelhouse Brewing mash for a new “Great Bear Scallop Stout.” (Craig Outhet photo)

Wheelhouse Brewing releases new Great Bear Scallop Stout

Wheelhouse collaborated with Coastal Shellfish to brew the briny St. Patrick’s Day beer

Coastal Shellfish Great Bear Scallops cooking in Wheelhouse Brewing mash for a new “Great Bear Scallop Stout.” (Craig Outhet photo)
Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route. TransCanada map

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project searches for partners

TransCanada is renewing permits for its natural gas pipeline project to North Coast.

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project route. TransCanada map