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Local business roundtable discusses cutting red tape and workforce retention

Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer hosted Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne Findlay at his Fort St. John office on Thursday afternoon, inviting local business owners to take part in a roundtable discussion on small business.

The $36 billion question: Will he or won't he?

Now in his first week on the job, Petronas CEO holds fate of Pacific NorthWest LNG in his hands

Hollywood Video closes in Dawson Creek

Though the Dawson Creek store failed to gain traction, Hollywood Video Regional Manager Michelle Bliss believes the Fort St. John location's loyal customers will keep the store open for the foreseeable future

Pipeline seeks environmental review exemption

$210 million project would need 400 construction workers at its peak, carry up to 75,000 barrels

Site C puts province, labour on collision course

A trade union in British Columbia has said the labour model the province wants to use to build the Site C dam could create problems — possibly even paving the way for temporary foreign workers.

Oil crash layoffs spread to Northeast British Columbia

Northeast B.C. suffered casualties in the oil price crash when two oilfield service companies laid off staff this week. Trican Well Services suspended its operations in Fort Nelson, leaving its 23 employees there out of work.

Penn West doesn't foresee job cuts in B.C.

Penn West Petroleum Ltd. is sticking to the playbook in Northeast B.C. as far as budgeting is concerned, but a spokesperson said non-core assets in the area could be available “at the right price.

Contractors in British Columbia are feeling the pinch from oil price crash

The owner of a shop in Fort St. John is upset after he was asked by cash-strapped oil companies to cut costs. The proprietor did not want to be named, fearing reprisal from the producers, and asked to be called John Smith.

Dawson Creek business named as a B.C. 'Job Maker'

Action Health and Safety Services (AHSS), a Dawson Creek business owned and operated by sisters Sandra and Shelley Milne, is one of four businesses being highlighted by the provincial government as a “B.C. Job Maker” for the month of March.

Unemployment rate is still so low in Northeast B.C., stats can't be released

For the fourth straight month, the unemployment rate in Northeast B.C. is so low that it can’t actually be released.