Business and Industrial

View from above of progress on a portion of the LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

PHOTOS: LNG Canada ramps up construction at Kitimat natural gas facility

Liquefied natural gas terminal enters peak construction phase next year

 

Hops at harvest time at Sartori Hop Ranch, Sept. 8, 2022. (Jennifer Feinberg/ Chilliwack Progress)

Hops harvested from tiny farm near Chilliwack behind the taste of Molson Coors beer

Golden September spells harvest time for high-quality hops at Sartori Hop Ranch

 

Minister of Environment Steven Guilbeault speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. A Canadian environmental organization is calling for more transparency and better enforcement of national regulations of toxic chemicals after more than one quarter of items bought at popular dollar stores tested positive for substances such as lead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Toxic chemicals commonly found in dollar store items, testing shows

One in four products tested were positive for managed substances

 

Frost Lake Logging President Scott Kirschke, Nadleh Whut’en Chief Larry Nooski, Macro Pipelines part-owner Jeff Redmond and Coastal GasLink pipeline implementation west director Dan Bierd break ground for the Nadleh-Macro pipeline construction partnership on March 17 at Lejac. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Omineca Express)

PHOTOS: B.C. First Nation breaks ground on Coastal GasLink pipeline partnership

Indigenous joint venture gets prime contract for section 5 of the pipeline from north of Vanderhoof to south of Burns Lake

Frost Lake Logging President Scott Kirschke, Nadleh Whut’en Chief Larry Nooski, Macro Pipelines part-owner Jeff Redmond and Coastal GasLink pipeline implementation west director Dan Bierd break ground for the Nadleh-Macro pipeline construction partnership on March 17 at Lejac. (Photo by Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Omineca Express)
RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo company’s tech recovers body after bulldozer breaks through Arctic ice and sinks

Seamor Marine remotely operated vehicle used in deepest recovery operation in RCMP history

RCMP underwater recovery team members Cpl. Todd Kaufmann, left, Cpl. Steve Wells and Const. Tim Cucheran worked with ‘Fab’, a Seamor Marine Chinook ROV to recover a bulldozer operator’s body in Nunavut in February. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo roofing truss manufacturer acquires Lantzville-based competitor

Nanaimo-based Atlas Engineered Products buys Hi-Tec Industries in $9 million deal

Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)
Software systems are susceptible to cyberattack through the recently discovered Log4Shell vulnerability. (Stock photo)

Vancouver Island cybersecurity firm ahead of global curve in arming against Log4j bug

aDolus Technology Inc. generates first vulnerability reports to thwart hackers

Software systems are susceptible to cyberattack through the recently discovered Log4Shell vulnerability. (Stock photo)
Business is booming in Langford, where more condos are being developed and now more retail space proposed. (Black Press Media file photo)

21,000 square-feet in 4 buildings: Big retail proposal for Langford’s Happy Valley

Development would sit on Happy Valley and Latoria roads near the Metchosin-Langford border

  • Sep 7, 2021
Business is booming in Langford, where more condos are being developed and now more retail space proposed. (Black Press Media file photo)
Greg Willmon, left, from Devon Transport Ltd. of Nanaimo meets with Mike Surrell to talk about the transfer of ownership of Lady Rose Marine Services to Willmon and his partner Barrie Rogers. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

New owner says ‘business as usual’ for marine service to Bamfield

Greg Willmon said decision to purchase ailing Lady Rose Marine Services was easy

Greg Willmon, left, from Devon Transport Ltd. of Nanaimo meets with Mike Surrell to talk about the transfer of ownership of Lady Rose Marine Services to Willmon and his partner Barrie Rogers. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Crofton mill was the scene of a Wednesday night fire. (File photo by Don Bodger)

5 Crofton mill workers treated for smoke inhalation after Wednesday night fire

One firefighter also treated for heat stress from fire in the mechanical pulp mill operation

Crofton mill was the scene of a Wednesday night fire. (File photo by Don Bodger)
The abandoned Port Alice pulp mill. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Opinions vary as abandoned Port Alice pulp mill dismantled

As work continues on bankrupt Neucel site clean-up, thoughts range from gratitude to good riddance

  • Jun 30, 2021
The abandoned Port Alice pulp mill. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
San Group owners Kamal Sanghera, left, Suki Sanghera and Paul Deol (from the Langley operation) announce $100 million in investments in their Port Alberni forestry operations on June 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

San Group will invest $100M in four forestry-based projects in Port Alberni

Deal includes $50M to start shipping lumber instead of raw logs from Island port

San Group owners Kamal Sanghera, left, Suki Sanghera and Paul Deol (from the Langley operation) announce $100 million in investments in their Port Alberni forestry operations on June 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
The bulk carrier ‘Port Alberni’ is berthed at CentrePort in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, April 12, 2021. The carrier is 174 metres long by 29 metres wide, flies under a Hong Kong flag and was carrying logs. (CHARMEAD SCHELLA/Special to the News)

Logging ship a trip down memory lane for transplanted Vancouver Islander

The 174-metre ‘Port Alberni’, registered in Hong Kong, spotted in New Zealand

The bulk carrier ‘Port Alberni’ is berthed at CentrePort in Wellington, New Zealand on Monday, April 12, 2021. The carrier is 174 metres long by 29 metres wide, flies under a Hong Kong flag and was carrying logs. (CHARMEAD SCHELLA/Special to the News)
Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)
Michael Tremblay. Darren Hull photography

Charting The Course

Michel Tremblay navigates work and adventure

  • Mar 29, 2021
Michael Tremblay. Darren Hull photography
Port Alberni mayor Sharie Minions listens as San Group owner Kamal Sanghera explains the chop line inside one of the buildings at San’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni unmoved by plea to reduce tax rate for light industry

San Group says 2021 increase ‘unfair’ penalty to company that is investing in the city

Port Alberni mayor Sharie Minions listens as San Group owner Kamal Sanghera explains the chop line inside one of the buildings at San’s remanufacturing plant on Stamp Avenue in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News

Port Alberni surprisingly light on industrial land

Report finds few suitable locations for new industry in the city and surrounding area

Raw logs are loaded onto a logging ship from a log sort down the Alberni Inlet in March 2019. SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News
The Port of Nanaimo has signed a 50-year-agreement with DP World around short-sea shipping operations at Duke Point Terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lease ‘important first step’ in $105-million Nanaimo port expansion project

Port of Nanaimo and DP World sign 50-year shipping operations agreement for Duke Point

The Port of Nanaimo has signed a 50-year-agreement with DP World around short-sea shipping operations at Duke Point Terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Freigher off Kin Beach in Chemainus Feb. 5, 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Vancouver Island First Nations leaders want freighter anchorages lifted in the Salish Sea

Multiple chiefs send letter to the new federal Minister of Transportation

  • Feb 9, 2021
Freigher off Kin Beach in Chemainus Feb. 5, 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Paper Excellence Canada’s Port Alberni manager Marc Bodin holds some of the different food-grade paper that is produced in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Port Alberni paper mill capitalizes on convenience food trend

Diversification was needed for the mill to thrive, says G.M.

Paper Excellence Canada’s Port Alberni manager Marc Bodin holds some of the different food-grade paper that is produced in Port Alberni. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)