Chiropractic & Wellness clinic welcomes staff

Cowichan Chiropractic & Wellness clinic in Duncan has two new team members on its staff.

Cowichan Chiropractic & Wellness clinic in Duncan has two new team members on its staff.

The clinic held an open house on Friday, June 3 to provide the public an opportunity to meet chiropractor Noel Hauck and massage therapist Lisa Davies.

Hauck is originally from Medicine Hat, Alta., and is a graduate from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Hauck also has a background in kinesiology and achieved a diploma and certification in sports massage therapy from Medicine Hat College.

“I love the Cowichan Valley,” Hauck said.

“The people are amazing and it’s a great place for people, like me, who like the outdoors.”

Davies is from the Cowichan Valley and is a graduate of the West Coast College of Message Therapy in Victoria.

Prior to returning to school in 2013, Davies worked for 10 years as a residential care aid with the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

“It’s great to work at the centre and in Duncan,” she said.

“I’m enjoying seeing some familiar faces come through the doors.”

Herb Farm open house aims to educate public

Folki Herbs will open the doors to its farm in Duncan, located at 7180 Tom Windsor Rd., on Saturday, June 25.

Catherine Wedderspoon-Martin, who owns the farm along with her husband Sebastian Martin, said it’s the first time the operation will be open to the public.

Wedderspoon-Martin said the farm’s line of herbal products, including dry teas, tinctures and salves, are currently being sold in stores on Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, under the brand name Folki.

She said the open house will showcase the farm and products and will feature demonstrations, entertainment and tours of the farm.

“Our goal is to have everyone who attends on June 25 to leave with an educational experience,” Wedderspoon-Martin said.

The open house runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 1-844-673-6554 or check out

Chamber of Commerce working for wineries

The Duncan-Cowichan Chamber of Commerce is working hard for the wine industry in the Cowichan Valley, and the province.

The chamber was instrumental in having a policy recommended by local wineries successfully adopted at the recent AGM of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce.

The policy calls for equitable taxation for B.C.’s wineries, cideries and distilleries. The recommendation to government included tax relief to offset the difference between the business and the light industry tax rates applied to buildings on agriculture properties that are used for alcohol production.

It also encourages expansion and development of the wine, cidery and distillery agri-tourism sector in the province.


The policy was unanimously adopted by the delegates at the conference, and the B.C. Chamber of Commerce will bring it forward to discuss with the provincial government.