Warren Goulding

Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards

Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards

Organizers are expecting a larger than normal number of nominations for the…

Business notes: Nomination deadline close for Commercial Building Awards
Warren Goulding, Arlene Robinson, Moe Vesey and Denise McArthur chat about what makes a good press release. (submitted)

Business notes: Building relationships key in business and life

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity of speaking to Networking for Non-Profits Cowichan.

Warren Goulding, Arlene Robinson, Moe Vesey and Denise McArthur chat about what makes a good press release. (submitted)
Family members of missing and murdered men, women and children are supported by the crowd gathered Saturday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Weather postpones Duncan walk for missing and murdered, but support for families strong

Nasty weather was no match for people who are grieving the loss…

Family members of missing and murdered men, women and children are supported by the crowd gathered Saturday. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Josephine Joe, Helen Joe, Elizabeth Louie, and Donna Louie survey posters of their missing relatives as they prepare for the annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Men, Women and Children. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Missing and murdered men, women and children spur annual walk in Cowichan

For Jones, it’s important work and it’s personal.

Josephine Joe, Helen Joe, Elizabeth Louie, and Donna Louie survey posters of their missing relatives as they prepare for the annual Walk for Missing and Murdered Men, Women and Children. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Sarah Stipkala, right, was one of the Island Savings Staff welcoming guests including Tiffany Auvinen at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s first mixer of the year held at Island Savings’ Trunk Street branch. 
(Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: RRSP deadlines: don’t panic

We’re just two weeks away from the 2019 Business Expo and Community…

Sarah Stipkala, right, was one of the Island Savings Staff welcoming guests including Tiffany Auvinen at the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s first mixer of the year held at Island Savings’ Trunk Street branch. 
(Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Chris Istace talks to North Cowichan council about forestry policy at a special budget meeting Monday night. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

N. Cowichan council mulls big 4-7% tax hike

Proposals to increase staffing at the municipality by hiring five new people were on the agenda

Chris Istace talks to North Cowichan council about forestry policy at a special budget meeting Monday night. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
The second Chamber Mixer of the year, this one at The Old Farm Market takes place Thursday, Feb. 7. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Old Farm Market to host Cowichan Chamber Mixer on Feb. 7

Watch for Dine Cowichan coming up in February

The second Chamber Mixer of the year, this one at The Old Farm Market takes place Thursday, Feb. 7. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Elly Ruge grew up in the automotive world and she’s definitely firing on all cylinders these days as the owner of Cowichan Auto Repair. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan Auto Repair brings home Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award

Elly Ruge grew up in the automotive world and she’s definitely firing on all cylinders

Elly Ruge grew up in the automotive world and she’s definitely firing on all cylinders these days as the owner of Cowichan Auto Repair. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Don Hatton of Hatton Insurance and Aaron Sutherland of the Insurance Bureau of Canada talk insurance at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo by Warren Goulding)

Insurance Bureau VP touts advantages of private sector auto insurance to Cowichan crowd

B.C.’s insurance system is badly flawed and about to get worse: Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Don Hatton of Hatton Insurance and Aaron Sutherland of the Insurance Bureau of Canada talk insurance at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon. (Photo by Warren Goulding)
Blue Grouse is giving people the chance to come and learn how to prune grape vines in a free session Feb. 2. (Citizen file)

Business notes: Island Savings partners with Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce

Executive director Sonja Nagel says the Chamber is thrilled to have Island Savings as a partner.

Blue Grouse is giving people the chance to come and learn how to prune grape vines in a free session Feb. 2. (Citizen file)
Duncan mayor Michelle Staples joins a group of community leaders to see what Will Arnold of Experience Cycling faces on his daily needle and garbage pickup route. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Will Arnold spearheads drive to clean up Duncan neighbourhood

Will Arnold offers a grim assessment of the community he has fallen…

Duncan mayor Michelle Staples joins a group of community leaders to see what Will Arnold of Experience Cycling faces on his daily needle and garbage pickup route. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Proceeds from the Cowichan Valley Autos sixth annual music trivia tournament and two extra nights of 50-50 contributions during the regular Friday night music trivia events hosted by Jeff Harrison and Stephen Parson at the Horseshoe Bay Inn in Chemainus amounted to $2,556 for the Harvest House Food Bank. On hand for the official presentation from left: Leah Pickering, Cowichan Valley Autos owner Brian Pickering, Jan Aikman, food bank manager, Holly Burnett, Jeff Harrison, Stephen Parson and Greg Powers. (Photo submitted)

Business notes: Duncan’s Business Showcase becomes Business Expo

Exhibitor registrations now open for Business Expo & Community Social presented by Island Savings.

Proceeds from the Cowichan Valley Autos sixth annual music trivia tournament and two extra nights of 50-50 contributions during the regular Friday night music trivia events hosted by Jeff Harrison and Stephen Parson at the Horseshoe Bay Inn in Chemainus amounted to $2,556 for the Harvest House Food Bank. On hand for the official presentation from left: Leah Pickering, Cowichan Valley Autos owner Brian Pickering, Jan Aikman, food bank manager, Holly Burnett, Jeff Harrison, Stephen Parson and Greg Powers. (Photo submitted)
Your property assessment going up doesn’t necessarily indicate your taxes are going up. (Citizen file)

Cowichan assessment terrors largely unjustified

Until the budget process is complete, property owners shouldn’t worry too much

Your property assessment going up doesn’t necessarily indicate your taxes are going up. (Citizen file)
The gang from Hair at 60 Queens has been voted a fan favourite. (submitted)

Business notes: Hair at 60 Queens wins Fan Choice Award

What’s new in the Cowichan business community

The gang from Hair at 60 Queens has been voted a fan favourite. (submitted)
Staff at Thrifty Foods in Duncan chipped in to buy a new television for the newly opened Cowichan winter response centre. (Photo supplied)

Business notes: Juice FM masterminds behind Stuff the Truck

As the old radio commentator Paul Harvey used to say, “here’s the rest of the story.”

Staff at Thrifty Foods in Duncan chipped in to buy a new television for the newly opened Cowichan winter response centre. (Photo supplied)
Trees block a road in Youbou during the windstorm Thursday. (Swordfern Boutique/Facebook)

Power outages still plaguing Cowichan

Damage to more than 750 spans of wire, 270 poles, 400 cross-arms and 150 transformers.

Trees block a road in Youbou during the windstorm Thursday. (Swordfern Boutique/Facebook)
The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation presents the Cowichan Hospice Society with a huge cheque for $1 million, a portion of their donation to the new Hospice House. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan District Hospital Foundation donates $2 million for Hospice House

“What they have contributed to this Hospice House is absolutely amazing.”

The Cowichan District Hospital Foundation presents the Cowichan Hospice Society with a huge cheque for $1 million, a portion of their donation to the new Hospice House. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Tracey Morrison, owner of DLC Lighthouse Mortgage, left, and Will Arnold of Experience Cycling with two of the 10 youngsters who will be receiving new bikes just in time for Christmas. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Tracey Morrison, owner of DLC Lighthouse Mortgage, left, and Will Arnold of Experience Cycling with two of the 10 youngsters who will be receiving new bikes just in time for Christmas. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Balbir Parhar and his daughter, Robin, presented a cheque for $2,000 for Save-On-Foods’ Stuff the Truck fundraiser for local food banks. (submitted)

Business notes: Cowichan businesses step up for charities

One such business is Parhar Group, owned by Balbir Parhar and his family.

Balbir Parhar and his daughter, Robin, presented a cheque for $2,000 for Save-On-Foods’ Stuff the Truck fundraiser for local food banks. (submitted)
Judy Bobke with one of the heroes who came to the Legion’s rescue, tracker operator Glen Purdy. (submitted)

Business notes: Spade Excavating rides to the rescue of Malahat Legion

Kudos to a Shawnigan Lake business for coming to the rescue when…

Judy Bobke with one of the heroes who came to the Legion’s rescue, tracker operator Glen Purdy. (submitted)