Brewing a burgeoning business in Peace Region

GP Brewing president Matt Toni and head brewer Jim Lague in their newly opened tasting room.Grain Bin Beer and GP Brewing Company both opened early this year into a market previously untested for its appetite for local craft beer. Both teams did what research they could to make sure there was enough interest to sustain a business, but ultimately opened their doors on faith. Both have already surpassed early sales expectations.“We’re where we thought we’d be one to one and a half years in,” said

Paddle for the Peace takes on new political urgency

Green leader Elizabeth May calls Site C ‘a monstrosity,’ says Trudeau must seek new advice on damDipping a paddle in the Peace River, the red-orange canoe glides down the water. Hundreds of other boats float beside, behind and ahead towards Bear Flat, where BC Hydro is working to purchase farmland to realign Highway 29 in preparation for the Site C reservoir.It’s cold and quiet, this peaceful river, but powerful currents boil from under the surface, rushing from the Rocky Mountains all the way e

Motorcycle club raises cash for non-profit

Dawson Creek’s motorcycle club, the 97 Riders, has raised $1,929 for the South Peace Community Resources Society (SPCRS). Vice President Gordon Parker handed the cheque to SPCRS department managers Sharla Sullivan and Arden Smith on Wednesday. “They do good for the children in the community,” Parker said. “That’s good enough for me.” It’s the club’s […]

Mexico lifts Canadian beef restrictions

Move could mean $100 million a year in new exports: Cattlemen’s Assoc. More than a decade after the fallout of mad cow disease, Mexico is lifting restrictions on Canadian beef imports. The news was announced June 28 during a visit by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto to Ottawa, ending restrictions on Canadian cattle after a […]

Bite into the tastes of Afghanistan

After a successful Canada Day World Fair, Manija Shirzad looks to bring a new food truck to Fort St. John Good news for everyone who enjoyed the food sampled at the new Afghanistan booth at the Canada Day World Fair: Manija Shirzad is opening a food truck. “People here aren’t too familiar with Afghani food. […]