Northwest companies recognized for service

TWO NORTHWEST businesses operating in Terrace won at the Northern BC Business and Technology Awards presentation last week in Prince George.

Lax Kw’alaams chief councillor Garry Reece accepts the Aboriginal Business Award at the Northern BC Business and Technology awards presentation.

TWO NORTHWEST businesses operating in Terrace won at the Northern BC Business and Technology Awards presentation last week in Prince George.

CityWest, owned by the City of Prince Rupert, and which provides cable television, internet and phone service, was named Technology Provider of the Year.

And Coast Tsimshian Resources was won the Aboriginal Business Award.

The annual awards take place in conjunction with the BC Natural Resource Forum and Economic Summit and Business and Technology Show held in Prince George.

CityWest, which celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010, began life as Prince Rupert’s phone company. In the past 20 years it has expanded not only beyond the boundaries of Prince Rupert but has added cable television and internet to its services. It has also recently expanded phone service to Terrace and to Kitimat.

Coast Tsimshian Resources is owned by the Lax Kw’alaams band on the north coast and exports whole logs through a log yard in Terrace.

In the last year the company set up a debarker in Prince Rupert as a mechanical way of stripping logs of bark and bugs to make it easier to export to China.

Its goal is to move beyond export and develop a woods processing industry in the northwest.

Coast Tsimshian Resources last year signed a deal with a Vancouver company to provide the land on which to build a plan to convert waste wood into a coal-like substance for export to Europe.

Just Posted

Vopak expects 240 liquid gas-by-rail cars per day

North Coast residents can learn more about the Ridley Island-based project at the open houses

Bantam Kermodes defeat Seawolves in pre-season action

The Terrace bantam rep Kermodes won an exhibition game against Prince Rupert… Continue reading

CMTN unveils renovated House of Cedar

$18.4M upgrade and renovation cited as key to modern trades training

More than 35 B.C. mayors elected without contest

No other candidates for mayor in the upcoming local election in Prince Prince, Terrace, etc.

Mobile complaint team coming to B.C.’s northwest

Ombudsperson’s office wants to hear from wronged residents

Live bear cam: Let the fishing begin

Watch bears in Alaska’s Katmai National Park catch their dinner live.

Campaign seeks to add Farsi to B.C. school curriculum options

Group wants Farsi added to list of nine languages in policy covering second language requirements

Trudeau urges leaders to follow Nelson Mandela’s example at UN tribute

Peace summit in New York marks 100th birthday of former South African president

Senate seats filled in B.C., Saskatchewan

Canada’s newest senators are the first woman to lead the RCMP and a Cree Metis businessman

Newfoundland’s popular ‘merb’ys’ calendar is back

The calendar of burly, bearded mermen posing against scenic backdrops for charity returns

Cap rent increases at inflation rate, B.C. task force recommends

MLAs say drop annual increase that would allow 4.5% rise next year

School, church, old mining site make Heritage BC’s first ‘watch list’

The list includes sites in need of protection to maintain B.C.’s culture and history

Yowza! Twerk, emoji and facepalm are added to Scrabble dictionary, OK?

Merriam-Webster has announced 300 new words have been added to the spelling game

LGBTQ activists, allies in Victoria counter anti-SOGI protest with rally of their own

Lower Mainland activists plan to protest SOGI on legislature lawn, Sept. 29

Most Read