Category: Valemount

Northern Lights goes solar

The site of Prince George’s first ever Sunflower Festival is going green. The Foreman Farms property, which is owned and operated by Northern Lights Estate

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Seizure and sale closes Prince George’s Salted Cracker – Prince George Citizen

Acting on a court-ordered writ of seizure and sale, a bailiff has locked the doors on a chain of Prince George lunch spots.

Notices on the doors of the four Salted Crackers in the city were posted Tuesday saying all supplies, stock, furnishings and appliances have been seized.

The outcome stems from a court action that began slightly more than a year ago when Gordon Food Service Canada Ltd. filed a notice of claim in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver stating the supplier is owed $69,431.43 plus interest spread over 71 unpaid invoices dating back as far as December 2019.

According to the claim a numbered company, of which Michael Kenneth Pockett is listed as the sole proprietor, entered into an agreement in which GFS was to be paid no later than 14 days after the date of each invoice for supplies sold to Salted Cracker. Overdue accounts are subject to 18 per cent annual interest.

By Feb. 23, 2023, GFS had secured an order from the court stating Pockett owed $104,912,98 made up of the $69,431.43 plus $35,491.55 in interest. On April 27, a requisition was issued for the write of seizure and sale.

In a letter to Salted Cracker sent to staff on Tuesday afternoon that has since been posted on social media, Pockett confirmed that a bailiff has seized the restaurants’ assets to cover a debt from an “old food supplier.”

“The company had been dealing with this since Covid closures but GFS got impatient with our payments,” Pockett said. “The bailiffs have taken everything…all equipment, all furniture, the white van and two of our personal vehicles and our house.”

All the locks on the properties have been changed, Pockett said, and added he has been be allowed to enter by appointment to retrieve tax records and personal items.

“So needless to say, I have lost everything I own and the company is out of business. 

“I cannot apologize enought for the stress this has caused…I (sic) so, so, so very sorry….”

The list of invoices itemized in the notice of claim indicates that by January 2022, Salted Cracker had turned for the better as the three invoices listed for that month were marked as paid in full.

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Northern, central B.C. airports getting upgrades – Prince George Citizen

Nine small airports in northern and central B.C. are receiving provincial grants to support economic development, improve safety and increase access for rural communities.

The provincial government announced $19.8 million in funding for 40 projects at 29 rural and remote airports in B.C. through the BC Air Access Program. Projects include runway extensions, improved runway lighting, pavement improvements, terminal enhancements and better fire protection.

“The BC Air Access Program helps communities, especially smaller ones, with important improvements to their aviation facilities,” Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said in a statement. “This investment will help move people and goods, improve safety and benefit front-line services, like air ambulance and wildfire fighting, as well as making for more secure access to remote and Indigenous communities.”

Projects in northern and central B.C. which received funding include:

* 108 Mile – $2 million for runway rehabilitation.

* Bob Quinn Lake – $87,650 for an airport master plan and for a solar-powered weather camera with altimeter and satellite uplink.

* Dease Lake – $88,200 for an airport master plan and new batteries for solar-powered hazard beacons.

* Fort St. James – $2 million for the runway end safety area, lighting improvements and a master plan.

* Fraser Lake – $55,650 for pavement markings and an upgrade to runway shoulders.

* Kitimat – $511,250 for a greenhouse gas emission audit, and taxiway and apron improvements.

* McBride – $259,000 to rehabilitate runway and airside pavement.

* Vanderhoof – $330,984 for runway and apron lighting.

* Williams Lake – $83,750 for an apron lighting upgrade and two automatic security gates.

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Businesses for Sale – NW Northern BC

Dease Lake Northway Motor Inn $3,150,000 https://smithershomes.com/ Smithers Denture Clinic $420,000 https://www.pivotleader.com/dentureclinic Larkspur Floral and Plants $159,000 https://smithershomes.com/officelistings.html/listing.101-1283-main-street-smithers.98642758 Northern Star Café $795,000 https://www.smithersbcremax.ca/details.php?mls=249&mlsid=C8049802 Sedaz Lingerie

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Northern Lights goes solar

The site of Prince George’s first ever Sunflower Festival is going green. The Foreman Farms property, which is owned and operated by Northern Lights Estate

Read More »

Seizure and sale closes Prince George’s Salted Cracker – Prince George Citizen

Acting on a court-ordered writ of seizure and sale, a bailiff has locked the doors on a chain of Prince George lunch spots.

Notices on the doors of the four Salted Crackers in the city were posted Tuesday saying all supplies, stock, furnishings and appliances have been seized.

The outcome stems from a court action that began slightly more than a year ago when Gordon Food Service Canada Ltd. filed a notice of claim in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver stating the supplier is owed $69,431.43 plus interest spread over 71 unpaid invoices dating back as far as December 2019.

According to the claim a numbered company, of which Michael Kenneth Pockett is listed as the sole proprietor, entered into an agreement in which GFS was to be paid no later than 14 days after the date of each invoice for supplies sold to Salted Cracker. Overdue accounts are subject to 18 per cent annual interest.

By Feb. 23, 2023, GFS had secured an order from the court stating Pockett owed $104,912,98 made up of the $69,431.43 plus $35,491.55 in interest. On April 27, a requisition was issued for the write of seizure and sale.

In a letter to Salted Cracker sent to staff on Tuesday afternoon that has since been posted on social media, Pockett confirmed that a bailiff has seized the restaurants’ assets to cover a debt from an “old food supplier.”

“The company had been dealing with this since Covid closures but GFS got impatient with our payments,” Pockett said. “The bailiffs have taken everything…all equipment, all furniture, the white van and two of our personal vehicles and our house.”

All the locks on the properties have been changed, Pockett said, and added he has been be allowed to enter by appointment to retrieve tax records and personal items.

“So needless to say, I have lost everything I own and the company is out of business. 

“I cannot apologize enought for the stress this has caused…I (sic) so, so, so very sorry….”

The list of invoices itemized in the notice of claim indicates that by January 2022, Salted Cracker had turned for the better as the three invoices listed for that month were marked as paid in full.

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Northern, central B.C. airports getting upgrades – Prince George Citizen

Nine small airports in northern and central B.C. are receiving provincial grants to support economic development, improve safety and increase access for rural communities.

The provincial government announced $19.8 million in funding for 40 projects at 29 rural and remote airports in B.C. through the BC Air Access Program. Projects include runway extensions, improved runway lighting, pavement improvements, terminal enhancements and better fire protection.

“The BC Air Access Program helps communities, especially smaller ones, with important improvements to their aviation facilities,” Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said in a statement. “This investment will help move people and goods, improve safety and benefit front-line services, like air ambulance and wildfire fighting, as well as making for more secure access to remote and Indigenous communities.”

Projects in northern and central B.C. which received funding include:

* 108 Mile – $2 million for runway rehabilitation.

* Bob Quinn Lake – $87,650 for an airport master plan and for a solar-powered weather camera with altimeter and satellite uplink.

* Dease Lake – $88,200 for an airport master plan and new batteries for solar-powered hazard beacons.

* Fort St. James – $2 million for the runway end safety area, lighting improvements and a master plan.

* Fraser Lake – $55,650 for pavement markings and an upgrade to runway shoulders.

* Kitimat – $511,250 for a greenhouse gas emission audit, and taxiway and apron improvements.

* McBride – $259,000 to rehabilitate runway and airside pavement.

* Vanderhoof – $330,984 for runway and apron lighting.

* Williams Lake – $83,750 for an apron lighting upgrade and two automatic security gates.

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Businesses for Sale – NW Northern BC

Dease Lake Northway Motor Inn $3,150,000 https://smithershomes.com/ Smithers Denture Clinic $420,000 https://www.pivotleader.com/dentureclinic Larkspur Floral and Plants $159,000 https://smithershomes.com/officelistings.html/listing.101-1283-main-street-smithers.98642758 Northern Star Café $795,000 https://www.smithersbcremax.ca/details.php?mls=249&mlsid=C8049802 Sedaz Lingerie

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