Category Archives: Business

Powell River Paper Mill changes its name to reconcile with First Nation

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Catalyst mill is changing its name, in collaboration with Tla’amin Nation. The Paper Excellence company will now be called tiskʷat (tees-kwat); the English translation is ‘big river.’ 

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Under First Nations Leadership, Businesses at the End of the Road Thrive

By Abby Francis, qathet Living, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

In 2000, Tla’amin Nation and City of Powell River mayor Dave Formosa entered into a partnership to purchase about 4.1 acres of land in Lund. This area includes three harbours, two parking lots, a hotel and restaurant, general store, and a fuel dock. In 2016, just after treaty was signed, Tla’amin’s government bought out Formosa, and now owns all of the 4.1 acres. 

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Community Recovery Coordinator needed on Cortes Island

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

The Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) is currently accepting applications for a Covid Community Recovery Coordinator to assist the island’s economy, small businesses, partner organizations and individuals in moving beyond the pandemic. 

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Lane 8 Delivery gets new owners, ensuring an essential service continues

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

After transporting goods between Cortes Island and the Campbell River area for the past eleven years, Andrew and Peggy Kirk are retiring from managing the Lane 8 Delivery.

And they stumbled upon the perfect couple to take over: Arron Elliott and his wife Odette Auger have purchased the business.

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Campbell River may be erecting billboards for two key industries, not three

CKTZ News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Campbell River may be erecting billboards for only two of its three key pillar industries: aquaculture and forestry – but not tourism.

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