The system is broken: mill union boss

June 14, 2019 The Goat
By Andru McCracken Marty Gibbons, president of the United Steelworkers local 1-417, said there isn’t a single mill remaining in the area north of Kamloops, east to Hinton and west to Prince George. Gibbons represents […]
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Canfor to close Vavenby Sawmill

June 10, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Goat Staff On Monday, June 3rd Canfor announced it is closing its Vavenby sawmill permanently. A press release from the company said Canfor is selling its forest tenure for $60 million to Interfor. The […]

Minimum wage goes up

June 3, 2019 Arthur Tanga
By Goat Staff As of June 1st, B.C.’s general hourly minimum wage increased to $13.85 from $12.65, and the minimum wage rates for liquor servers, resident caretakers and live-in camp leaders also increased. Liquor server […]

Village puts new dividend money to work

May 11, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken The Village of McBride has been awarded $92,014 from the Rural Dividend Program to complete a McBride Tourism Master Plan. Chief Administrative Officer Sheila McCutcheon said that since its founding in 1913 […]

Tourism bookings down: B&B owner

April 20, 2019 The Goat
by Andru McCracken Bed and Breakfast operator Garry Wallace believes the slowdown in the Albertan economy is responsible for a lack of bookings this year, though it might not be the only factor. “At this […]
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