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 […]

Entrepreneur Competition Returns to Rupert

A northwest competition to encourage and help finance younger entrepreneurs is back for its third year. As in its first two years, the business challenge, organized by ThriveNorth, offers a chance for young entrepreneurs to make business pitches before a panel of judges with the prospect of taking home top prizes of $10,000. This year, the pitch competition will be held in Prince Rupert and there’s now an option to vote online. Another change includes […]

Decommissioning of Watson Island Nearing Completion

Over the past 18 months, the landscape of the Watson Island pulp mill site has slowly but surely been transformed. Where industrial structures once stood, now there are piles of scrap metal, ready to be removed. “The decommissioning of Watson Island represents Prince Rupert tearing down its past, and preparing to build a new future,” said Mayor Lee Brain. “Once decommissioning is complete we look forward to new prospects for Watson Island to generate tax […]

Why did I move to Prince George – Scott Harriman

My name is Scott Harriman. Born in Saskatoon, I moved to Vancouver before I was two and spent most my life there, except for a two year period when I lived in Edmonton and another 16-months living in Fort McMurray. Vancouver was where my wife and I raised our family, with little thought and little appetite for 10-hour drives to anywhere – which pretty much eliminated exploring the North and Central parts of British Columbia. […]

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