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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.