Robert Barron Citizen
Fabricland in Duncan has moved to a new, larger location.
The store, which has been in operation in the city for eight years, has relocated from its long-time location on the Trans Canada Highway to 180 Trunk Rd., next to the Winners store.
Owner Jaqui McDonald said the new location is approximately 10,000 square feet, which is about one-third larger than the old store.
“We need more space to bring in more inventory to meet the growing demand,” she said.
“We’ve had to expand the old location twice in the time we’ve been there, and we still need more space.”
Finalists have been chosen for the Golden Brush Awards, honouring the best in business in the Crofton, Chemainus, Saltair and Thetis Island areas.
Good Neighbour Award: Beyond the Usual, Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store, Lealand Contracting, Mike’s Café
Business Booster Award: Beyond the Usual
Attractive Business: Hansel & Gretel Candy Co, Magpies Antiques and Gifts, Vancouver Island Soap Factory
Beautiful Streetscape: Bound to be Different and The Art of Second Hand/Beloved Stained Glass, Shear Impression, Trouts’s Barber Shop and Twisted Sisters Tea Room
Senior Supporter Business: 49th Parallel Grocery, Go Taxi, Rexall Drug Store
Youth Mentor Business: 49th Parallel Grocery, Beyond the Usual, Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Mike’s Café
Best Customer Service: Johnny Lee of Chemainus Theatre, Christine Thu Bui of Pho Triple 7 Vietnamese Restaurant, Lulu Veigh of Chemainus Health Food Store, Kathy Wilkins of Urban Legends Salon & Spa
Volunteer of the Year: Mike Beggs (Rotary, Legion), Edna Brown (Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store), Brock Caplin (Neighbourhood House, Scouts), Geoff Hincks
The Golden Brush Awards will be presented on April 2 at a gala dinner at the Chemainus Theatre. Tickets are $50 plus GST and are available at the Chemainus Visitor Centre.
A non-profit group, called 100+ Women Who Care, will hold their first meeting in the Cowichan Valley on March 29.
The group consists of more than 100 local women who will come together every three months to raise funds for local charitable causes.
The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club.
For more information, check out 100womencowichan.com.