Business notes: Jewelry appraisal, McHappy Day, medical marijuana

Impeccable Jewellery, located on Craig Street in Duncan, will be hosting an appraisal clinic on May 9.

  • May. 4, 2016 7:00 a.m.


Impeccable Jewellery, located on Craig Street in Duncan, will be hosting an appraisal clinic on May 9.

Spokeswoman Tammy Bernier said a gemologist from Vancouver will be on site from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to appraise jewellery for insurance purposes.

Bernier explained that insurance companies require a stamp of authenticity from a professional and certified gemologist before they will insure pieces of jewellery.

“We bring in a gemologist every two to three months,” Bernier said.

“People need to book a time and we’re filling up fast for May 9.”

Bernier said the cost is $75 for the first item to be appraised, and $60 for each additional piece of jewelry.

Call 250-748-7709 to book an appointment.

Local celebrities set to serve on McHappy Day

Keep your eyes open for community leaders and celebrities you may know today in the region’s McDonald’s restaurants as the fast-food chain celebrates its 22nd annual McHappy Day.

It’s a time-honoured tradition for high-profile local people to help out for an hour at McDonald’s restaurants across the country on McHappy Day, including the two in Duncan.

The restaurants donate $1 from the sale of a number of items on the menu during the day and, since the event’s inception in 1977, more than $46 million has been raised across Canada for Ronald McDonald House charities and other local children’s charities, including the Nanaimo Child Resource Centre.

“I’d like to invite everyone to attend this very worthwhile event to provide your support during McHappy Day,” said Sheri Oulton, a manager at the McDonald’s restaurant on the Trans Canada Highway in Duncan.

Medical marijuana resource centre opens

A new resource centre that provides consultation and information on medicinal marijuana has opened in Duncan.

The Lift Resource Centre, located inside the Matrea Centre at 170 Craig St., is intended for people seeking knowledge about alternative options for chronic and acute conditions, and educates people on medicinal pot and how to use and access it safely in Canada.

Spokesman Pradyum Sekar said the centre and its staff are looking forward to providing the service to Duncan and the surrounding areas.

“This is our fifth clinic in Canada and the response in each community has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Sekar.

“The centre delivers unparalleled expert resources for alternative treatments to pain and suffering.”

For more information or to book an appointment, email or call 1-888-254-5438.