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Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty in 100 Mile House, BC. (Fiona Grisswell photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

The real estate boom in the Cariboo may be over but houses continue to sell

Ron Kelly, broker/manager at Royal LePage 100 Mile Realty said they do not have the 2021 listings

Christie Blaquiere is an HR consultant with go2HR and is based out of Williams Lake to provide free support to tourism and hospitality industry businesses in the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Free HR consulting available to tourism and hospitality businesses in Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Provincial funding is making resources available to aid in tourism sector recovery

Mayte Tucker (left), Lorne Doerkson, Jim St. Jean, Helen St. Jean, Mitch Campsall, Harley Petersen, John Cook, and Century Home Hardware owner Scott Tucker gathered for the ribbon-cutting at the Century Home Hardware grand opening. (Lauren Keller photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Century Home Hardware celebrates grand opening

After several delays the new Horse Lake Road location if officially open

Neale Ward and Daniel Braaten are proud to own the Cask and Cleaver, 100 Mile House’s new community pub and brewery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Cask and Cleaver modelled on ‘old-style pub’

New owners hope to turn brewery into a social hub in 100 Mile House

Neale Ward and Daniel Braaten are proud to own the Cask and Cleaver, 100 Mile House’s new community pub and brewery. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Deserai Trozzo is the office administrator for eXp Realty. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

‘Office hen’ watches over eXp Realty

Deserai Trozzo loves working with realtors and clients alike

Deserai Trozzo is the office administrator for eXp Realty. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Using a tree shear and his excavator, Ralf Baechmann of Most Wanted Contracting stands ready to thin out trees around properties in the South Cariboo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Most Wanted Contracting expands into selective logging

Clearing underbrush important for fire safety and aesthetics

Using a tree shear and his excavator, Ralf Baechmann of Most Wanted Contracting stands ready to thin out trees around properties in the South Cariboo. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Dave Short and Joy Roberts are the proud new owners of UpTown Brewery and are looking forward to getting to know their new community. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

New couple takes over UpTown Brewing Co.

Former home brewers settling into running a professional brewery

Dave Short and Joy Roberts are the proud new owners of UpTown Brewery and are looking forward to getting to know their new community. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Last year, Lake City Denture Clinic staff registered denturist Roy Jaroudi (from left), Maria Teppema (second from right) and Stacie Beck presented the first denture winner Faith Buchanan (second from left) with her prize in 2020. (Photo submitted)

Free dentures up for grabs with Smiles for Christmas Contest in Williams Lake, 100 Mile House

Contest is being offered by the Lake City Denture Clinic

  • Nov 18, 2021
Last year, Lake City Denture Clinic staff registered denturist Roy Jaroudi (from left), Maria Teppema (second from right) and Stacie Beck presented the first denture winner Faith Buchanan (second from left) with her prize in 2020. (Photo submitted)
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)
B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming, right, toured the Cariboo recently to see areas impacted by flooding and freshet. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
B.C.’s minister of transportation and infrastructure Rob Fleming, right, toured the Cariboo recently to see areas impacted by flooding and freshet. (Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure photo)
The new logo of the Spelqweqs Development Corporation. (Submitted).

Economic development on horizon for Canim Lake Band

Creation of Spelqweqs Development Corporation announced

The new logo of the Spelqweqs Development Corporation. (Submitted).

Industrial park slated for Watch Lake Road

Building company Omnitek to start building new plant on 32-acre site

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

The first cruise ship of the 2019 season – the Celebrity Eclipse – docks in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
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

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)
Joe Klepacz (from left), Shawn Oviatt, Aidan Herrling and Peter Arnold complete an outdoor classroom at Mountview Elementary School recently. The structure is one of 20 similar projects in School District 27 aimed to create outdoor learning spaces for children. (Theresa Herrling photo)

Local builders provide outdoor learning spaces for children in School District 27

“We gave them artistic license and a basic square footage … they are looking wonderful.”

Joe Klepacz (from left), Shawn Oviatt, Aidan Herrling and Peter Arnold complete an outdoor classroom at Mountview Elementary School recently. The structure is one of 20 similar projects in School District 27 aimed to create outdoor learning spaces for children. (Theresa Herrling photo)
100 Mile Free Press reporter Patrick Davies, on Willow, tries horseback riding for the first time at Spring Lake Ranch.

Horsing around is hard work

Riding a horse for the first time is no small feat for reporter.

100 Mile Free Press reporter Patrick Davies, on Willow, tries horseback riding for the first time at Spring Lake Ranch.
Mr. T Contracting is building a new business park at 103 Mile. Photo rendering is of the first building to be on site. (Photo submitted).

Business park for 103 Mile

Mr. T Contracting has started construction of a small business park.

Mr. T Contracting is building a new business park at 103 Mile. Photo rendering is of the first building to be on site. (Photo submitted).
Sue Moss, executive director of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, recently sold $38,850 in Chamber Bucks to West Fraser. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).

South Cariboo Chamber members to get Christmas boost

West Fraser give ‘Chamber Bucks’ for Christmas bonus

Sue Moss, executive director of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce, recently sold $38,850 in Chamber Bucks to West Fraser. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press).
Sue Moss is the new executive director of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).

New Chamber head hopes to help businesses prosper

Sue Moss takes over role in South Cariboo.

  • Oct 24, 2020
Sue Moss is the new executive director of the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce. (Kelly Sinoski photo, 100 Mile Free Press).
Canim Lake Band member Carl Archie is a semi-finalist in the Pow Wow Pitch, Canada’s premier pitch competition for Indigenous business owners and emerging entrepreneurs. (Submitted photo).

Canim Lake member selected for Pow Wow Pitch

Archie is founder and CEO of Sklow’ Analytics, financial analytics tool for First Nations in Canada.

  • Oct 1, 2020
Canim Lake Band member Carl Archie is a semi-finalist in the Pow Wow Pitch, Canada’s premier pitch competition for Indigenous business owners and emerging entrepreneurs. (Submitted photo).