Business

A Co-op Gas Bar. (Ian Down/Black Press Media)

Four Rivers Co-op buys, rebrands 10 Husky gas bars across northern B.C.

First time for Co-op brand gas bars in Kitimat and Williams Lake

A Co-op Gas Bar. (Ian Down/Black Press Media)
Bruce Charbonneau has been professionally framing pictures for more than four decades. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Small Business Week: B.C. has the largest number of local entrepreneurships in Canada

The week is a chance to recognize the hard work, adaptability and determination of small businesses

Bruce Charbonneau has been professionally framing pictures for more than four decades. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Origen business - Lia Crowe photo

A breath of fresh air

Origen’s plant-based filters take air purification to a new level

  • Oct 19, 2022
Origen business - Lia Crowe photo
Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Tough ruling against former cannabis execs could send message: experts

CannTrust found to have been growing thousand of kilograms of cannabis in unlicensed rooms

Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Nate Cassie - Lia Crowe photo

Life and style with Nate Cassie

Okangan realtor is “urban professional with a splash of hype”

  • Oct 14, 2022
Nate Cassie - Lia Crowe photo
Stephen Maser photographed by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives with Stephen Maser

Efficiency allows him to focus on clients

  • Oct 10, 2022
Stephen Maser photographed by Lia Crowe
Chris Germana and Motor Werke. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Making it Werke

Chris Germana’s popular mechanics

  • Oct 7, 2022
Chris Germana and Motor Werke. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Taylor Musseau - Lia Crowe photo

Game changer

Real estate dynamo Taylor Musseau brings a holistic approach to life and career

  • Sep 30, 2022
Taylor Musseau - Lia Crowe photo
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally — and getting away with it — and others trashing properties with Silly String, feces and more. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

As criticisms grow, the question is being asked: is Airbnb itself the problem — or are the guests?

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally — and getting away with it — and others trashing properties with Silly String, feces and more. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber

Schools, Crown Corps. to close as Horgan declares Sept. 19 a holiday to mourn the queen

Businesses scramble to set their own paths, Ontario and Quebec not recognizing federal holiday

Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber
After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo

Black Press Media CEO Rick O’Connor retires after 44-year career in news business

Former president and CEO of newspaper group reflects on a long and varied career in media

After 44 years in the media industry, White Rock resident Rick O’Connor has retired from his role as CEO of Black Press Media – but says he still plans to be involved in the community, and the continuing development of the news industry. Alex Browne photo
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FTC Fines Credit Karma $3 Million For ‘Tricking’ Users With Misleading Offers

According to the FTC, Credit Karma pushed customers to apply for credit…

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Bed Bath and Beyond CFO jumps to his death

Gustavo Arnal jumped from an apartment in a 57-story high-rise building in…

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Angela Hall portrait by Lia Crowe

Secrets and lives with Angela Hall

Questions for the founder of Blo Victoria

  • Aug 31, 2022
Angela Hall portrait by Lia Crowe
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Otter Co-op purchases 25 more retail fuel locations

As part of a federal co-operative deal, Otter bought several Husky convenience stores and gas bars

  • Aug 30, 2022
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe

Brands for Better

Uniting for meaningful change

  • Aug 29, 2022
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe
Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.

BC plant propagation facility signs deal with major cannabis provider in Canada

Bevo Farms’ parent company was acquired by Aurora Cannabis for more than $45 million

Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.
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Elon Musk’s Twitter Legal Battle Heats Up With Subpoena of Former Twitter CEO

Musk’s legal team is reportedly seeking a wide range of information from…

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Canadian banks will give some insight into where they see the economy going when they start to report this week, with analysts watching for trends in key indicators like loan growth, capital raising, and how much banks are putting aside in case loans go sour. The Bay Street Financial District is shown in Toronto on Friday, August 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Canadian banks to report earnings amid rising interest rate environment

Analysts predicting growth in some areas, drop in others

Canadian banks will give some insight into where they see the economy going when they start to report this week, with analysts watching for trends in key indicators like loan growth, capital raising, and how much banks are putting aside in case loans go sour. The Bay Street Financial District is shown in Toronto on Friday, August 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette