B.C. hunting, fishing guides frustrated by lack of government support: CBC News
By Robin Rowland, CBC News
SPECIAL REPORT: Small business news and features
Along the fjord known as the Douglas Channel in northwestern B.C., the winds are at gale force as Rick Thompson, the owner-operator of a floating fish lodge called the Tookus Inn, sets off from Kitimat harbour to close up for the season. Like many in his industry, he has poured much time and energy into building his outfitting business and he’s frustrated by staffing problems and the fact that guides seem to have fallen off the map when it comes to government support.