Robert Barron Citizen
As of the beginning of April, all the baked goods at True Grain Bread bakery will be made with B.C.-grown organic flour.
The bakery, which has locations in Cowichan Bay and Summerland, has made the decision mainly because the transportation of goods has been identified by LivesmartBC as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the province.
Bruce Stewart, president of True Grain bread, said the company is “blazing a new trail” to try and change this.
“People are becoming increasingly mindful of the source of their food and the real societal cost,” he said.
“A paradigm shift is coming and we are excited to light the fuse.”
Pearle Vision eye centre in Duncan is changing owners and its name as of April 1.
Optometrist Todd Simonson, who has worked at the Duncan location for the past 25 years, has decided to take over the operation and rename it Station Street Eye Care, after Pearle Vision’s corporate office decided to close it down.
He said Pearle Vision, which has a number of locations throughout B.C., decided to close some its smaller offices, including the one in Duncan, and focus on its larger ones in bigger centres. But that’s not the end of the story.
Simonson said this will be the first time that he’s owned his own business.
“I’m excited and cautious at the same time, but I’m looking forward to it,” he said.