Duncan Bed & Breakfast owner celebrating tourism award

For the second year in a row, Duncan’s Jacquie Gordon’s Bed & Breakfast has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

For the second year in a row, Duncan’s Jacquie Gordon’s Bed & Breakfast has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

The award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great reviews by their guests on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website.

Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

Gordon, who has operated her B&B for seven years, attributes the recognition of the business to the attractions of the old home and garden, as well as the hospitality it offers.

“I think what makes the B&B really unique is me,” she said while tidying her colourful garden.

“I love what I’m doing and really enjoy meeting new people. It took some time to learn how to do this properly, but it’s a learning curve and I learn well.”

Buckerfield’s ready to move into new offices after 10 years in business

Buckerfield’s is getting a new head office, which will be located behind their store in Duncan.

The Duncan-based company currently has eight locations serving home and garden and farm needs across the province.

According to Kelvin McCulloch, CEO of Buckerfield’s, it’s finally time for new office space after more than a decade of work building the business.

He said the current office is located at the rear of the building in Duncan, but that has grown to be “unsatisfactory.”

McCulloch said Buckerfield’s received three Atco trailers that were at a Royal Bank branch in Sooke, and they will be refurbished to create the new office space.

The trailers were craned into place on June 18, and it will take approximately six weeks before office workers can move in.

“When we first took over, we obviously weren’t going to spend money on an office,” McColloch said.

“We’ve evolved to the point where we can put together a proper office and move into it.”

Catalyst Paper named to top 50 Corporate Citizens by magazine

Catalyst Paper, which owns the Crofton pulp mill, has been named for the 10th consecutive year as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights Magazine.

The magazine is known for its reports on corporate sustainability and transparency.

The best corporate citizens in Canada are selected by the magazine on the basis of their performance against 12 key sustainability indicators, including greenhouse-gas production, percentage of taxes paid, health and safety performance and pension-fund quality.

“We are proud to be acknowledged for the 10th consecutive year as of Canada’s best corporate citizens,” said Joe Nemeth, Catalyst’s president.

“This designation acknowledges the investments we have made to put our sustainability values and commitments into practice.”

robert.barron@cowichanvalleycitizen.com