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Timberspan Wood Products – 30 year Canadian Dream

As a 16-year-old living in his native Slovenia, Joe Cvenkel dreamt of living somewhere where he could be surrounded by forest and be his own boss. Today, he lives on a rural property southeast of Prince George, ten-minutes away from Timberspan Wood Products – the company he has operated since 2007. I visit Joe at the Timberspan mill-site on a cool January day. With a thick accent, he shares his story from behind the desk […]

Petronas, First Nation sign LNG deal

The Nation 2 Nation conference in Vancouver took a northern turn Thursday when a major advancement was announced on the future of a liquefied natural gas mega-project. The Petronas proposal is a front-runner in the LNG industry’s interest in northern B.C. The Malaysian-based company has a three-part system in the design phase: extraction in the Peace, a pipeline across the northern interior and a shipping terminal on the west coast. The shipping port is critical […]

Northern B.C. in spotlight at First Nations forum

Northern B.C. was in the spotlight during the first day of the Nation 2 Nation forum in Vancouver on Thursday. Along with an LNG announcement (see related story, page 4), major Prince George names in First Nations culture and in industry populated the conference room at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Some of the highlights included co-moderator Dan George, one of the founders of the Prince George Native Friendship Centre; Ray Gerow, a previous Citizen of […]

Telus investing $12 million in Kitimat for fibre optic network

Telus will be investing $12 million into Kitimat before the end of 2017, in order to connect 90 per cent of homes and businesses to the fibre optic network the telecommunications company has established in the province. Construction on the project will begin in the upcoming weeks and planning has already commenced, according to a press release issued by Telus, with the company anticipating all homes and businesses will be connected by the end of […]

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