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Lillooet and Victoria Both Win $100,000 Toward New Playgrounds

July 13, 2016

In a surprise twist, two communities have won $100,000 for new playgrounds from the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA). BCAA Play Here and its partners will now deliver two, $100,000 play space transformations to the Lillooet Education & Cultural Centre (REC) and Victoria’s Torquay Ele…

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Lillooet Garlic Business is a Sweet Success

February 14, 2015

A First Nations (Native American) Community Garden has blossomed into a business success in Lillooet, British Columbia.

The Ucwalmicw’s Community Garden, a food security initiative of the T’it’q’et First Nation in Lillooet, is now selling 100 percent chemical-free (no pesticides or herbic…

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Cayoose Creek-owned Split Rock Environmental Experiences Growth in Lillooet

June 9, 2014

Another First Nations (Canada’s terminology for aboriginal or indigenous peoples) success story is coming out of the Lillooet area as Split Rock Environmental’s reputation grows across the province of British Columbia. The company is owned by the Sekw’el’was (Cayoose Creek Band) and provides…

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New 40-Unit Hotel Planned for Lillooet Area

June 4, 2014

New investment from the Seton Lake Band and Tsalalh Development Corporation (TDC) is leading to the construction of a 40-unit hotel in Seton Portage.  The new project will take advantage of an existing development site rather than take over unspoiled nature in one of the most beautiful parts of the …

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Lillooet Joins the Green Highway with Electric Vehicle Charging Station

April 4, 2014

North America’s west coast roadways have become a little greener with the addition of a new electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Lillooet.  The community of 2500 is located 125 kilometres (78 miles) from the Olympic resort town of Whistler along the stunning Highway 99 North.  It is a popular s…

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Happy Birthday Canada!

July 1, 2013

On July 1st, Canada celebrates 146 years as a nation.  While this vast land has been inhabited for millenia by indigenous peoples, and early Europeans explored its shores for the last 500 years, Canada became a nation in the global community in 1867.

I have been to Canada Day celebrations with mil…

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Vancouver Brewery and Lillooet Hop Farm form Award-winning Partnership

May 31, 2013

Vancouver-based Powell Street Craft Brewery stunned the Canadian beer scene by winning the Canadian Brewing Awards Beer of the Year.  The year-old nano-brewery, owned by David and Nicole Bowkett, won the prize for its Old Jalopy Ale.

Owners Sam Quinlan and Tim Hazard of Lillooet’s Bitterbine Hop C…

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