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B.C. First Nation aims for tourism hub with new $3.8M restaurant, gas station – Global News

June 8, 2022

A First Nation in British Columbia’s central interior is hoping a planned new stop for drivers in its territory will help drive renewed economic prosperity.

In April, the Xatśūll First Nation approved a $3.8 million redevelopment of the historic Soda Creek Emporium — once a thriving restaurant, but now a largely unused building.

The plan includes the rejuvenation of the restaurant, along with the addition of a museum, a gas station, electric vehicle charging stations and a convenience store at the site, about 30 minutes north of Williams Lake on Highway 97.

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