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Grant McKinnon, one of three sons of company founder Ken McKinnon, who died in 2017, now heads Pacific Homes. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Pacific Truss celebrates 60 years in Cowichan

Brothers David, Wayne and Grant have all played key roles in the development of the company

Grant McKinnon, one of three sons of company founder Ken McKinnon, who died in 2017, now heads Pacific Homes. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Chris Rafuse and Mike Worth pose at the newly-installed Let’s Connect sign. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Advocate for brain injured people looking for help to keep Let’s Connect alive

Chris Rafuse has a lot on her mind these days and much…

Chris Rafuse and Mike Worth pose at the newly-installed Let’s Connect sign. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Red Arrow Brewing’s Travis Peterson and Jeremy Horgan are looking forward to brewing a special brand, HarbourCats Ball Park Blonde, in time for the upcoming baseball season. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Red Arrow teams up with Victoria HarbourCats

The new beer will be called HarbourCats Ballpark Blonde

Red Arrow Brewing’s Travis Peterson and Jeremy Horgan are looking forward to brewing a special brand, HarbourCats Ball Park Blonde, in time for the upcoming baseball season. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Randy Gauthier and his team have been busy giving Providence Farm a new coat of paint. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Painting century old Providence Farm in Cowichan not your typical job

Randy Gauthier has tackled a number of large and challenging projects in his painting career.

Randy Gauthier and his team have been busy giving Providence Farm a new coat of paint. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples, right, congratulates Catherine Beattie, director of the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, on the 10th anniversary of the downtown store. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store celebrates 10 years in Duncan

The 3,000 square foot store on Station Street in downtown Duncan has been a resounding success

Duncan Mayor Michelle Staples, right, congratulates Catherine Beattie, director of the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, on the 10th anniversary of the downtown store. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Chris Gale, general manager of the BC Forest Discovery Centre speaks at the opening of the Forests Forever exhibit. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Forests Forever officially unveiled at Duncan’s BC Forest Discovery Centre

“We are updating and revitalizing our message and the new exhibit is just fantastic.”

Chris Gale, general manager of the BC Forest Discovery Centre speaks at the opening of the Forests Forever exhibit. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Sweet Meadows Market will celebrate its grand opening on May 4. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Business notes: Sweet Meadows Market getting ready for May 4 grand opening in Mill Bay

Paul and Corinne Lieffertz have never been busier and they’re loving every…

Sweet Meadows Market will celebrate its grand opening on May 4. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Corry Belcourt of Veridis Plumbing & Heating says customers will be able to put their hands on all the latest products at the company’s new showroom at Whippletree Junction. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan Valley’s Veridis sets up in Whippletree

Corry Belcourt and his crew have left home.

Corry Belcourt of Veridis Plumbing & Heating says customers will be able to put their hands on all the latest products at the company’s new showroom at Whippletree Junction. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Cowichan Green Community’s Judy Stafford is thrilled with the provincial grant that will help the organization open the reFRESH Cowichan Marketplace. (Citizen file)

Business notes: Cowichan food recovery project provides skills training, feeds community

Six local job seekers will gain work experience in business, marketing social…

Cowichan Green Community’s Judy Stafford is thrilled with the provincial grant that will help the organization open the reFRESH Cowichan Marketplace. (Citizen file)
The Best Western in Duncan took home the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Award for best renovation. (submitted)

Business notes: Cowichan entries take honours at Commercial Building Awards

The Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn in Duncan has turned some heads.

The Best Western in Duncan took home the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Award for best renovation. (submitted)
Dr. Jolene Benham uses the Velscope to do an oral cancer exam. (submitted)

Duncan dentists offering free oral cancer exam

Alderlea Dental Health will be holding an Oral Cancer Screening Day in Duncan on April 13.

Dr. Jolene Benham uses the Velscope to do an oral cancer exam. (submitted)
Chris Clarke of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church presents a cheque to Debbie Bird of CWAV, funds raised from the premier of ‘A Just Society’. (submitted)

New documentary takes deep dive into world of Cowichan homeless, drug addicted

A Just Society ranks as one of film maker Nick Versteeg’s most challenging

Chris Clarke of the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church presents a cheque to Debbie Bird of CWAV, funds raised from the premier of ‘A Just Society’. (submitted)
Laurie Stewart is the new GameSense advisor at Chances Cowichan. (submitted)

Business notes: BCLC introduces new GameSense advisor for Duncan

British Columbia Lottery Corporation, the Crown corporation responsible for commercial gaming in…

Laurie Stewart is the new GameSense advisor at Chances Cowichan. (submitted)
Dana Thorne is the Community Futures Cowichan Volunteer of the Year. (submitted)

Dana Thorne named Community Futures Cowichan Volunteer of the Year

Thorne has been volunteering with CFC since 2015 and is a member of its board of directors.

Dana Thorne is the Community Futures Cowichan Volunteer of the Year. (submitted)
Rick Martinson is stepping up For the Love of Nonprofits. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business notes: Cowichan symposium For the Love of Nonprofits filling up fast

The Chamber has announced the addition of the Advisory Café

Rick Martinson is stepping up For the Love of Nonprofits. (Alec Wheeler photo)
Willie Chow (centre) shares his knowledge of the Hillcrest Chinese Cemetery with Hing Jang and Dr. Sylvester Chang. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Chuang reinforces longtime commitment to giving back with hospital, cemetery cheques

In between cheque presentations, Chuang talked about his humble beginnings in China.

Willie Chow (centre) shares his knowledge of the Hillcrest Chinese Cemetery with Hing Jang and Dr. Sylvester Chang. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Habitat for Humanity director Bill Anderson, assistant manager Lena Smith and executive director Marcel Aubin cut the cake to celebrate the first anniversary of ReStore’s Duncan location. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Habitat for Humanity celebrates first year in Duncan

The organization recently marked the first-year anniversary of the opening of its ReStore outlet

Habitat for Humanity director Bill Anderson, assistant manager Lena Smith and executive director Marcel Aubin cut the cake to celebrate the first anniversary of ReStore’s Duncan location. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Bill Jahelka of Western Canada Marine Response Corporation outlined the enhancements that are being put in place to deal with oil spills on the West Coast. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Oil spill response takes centre stage at Duncan Cowichan Chamber luncheon

“We’re here to respond to oil spills.”

Bill Jahelka of Western Canada Marine Response Corporation outlined the enhancements that are being put in place to deal with oil spills on the West Coast. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Cynthia Lockrey, Caroll Taiji, Amy Melmock, Cathy Robertson and Alec Wheeler are the driving forces behind For the Love of Nonprofits, a one-day symposium taking place in April. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

New symposium in Cowichan will focus on non-profit sector

For the Love of Nonprofits is the only event of its kind on Vancouver Island

Cynthia Lockrey, Caroll Taiji, Amy Melmock, Cathy Robertson and Alec Wheeler are the driving forces behind For the Love of Nonprofits, a one-day symposium taking place in April. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Warren Goulding column: Letter to the editor was unfair

Warren Goulding column: Letter to the editor was unfair

I’m always impressed with the volume of letters to the editor that…

Warren Goulding column: Letter to the editor was unfair