Business

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The opening of the Chemainus Public Market, even on a limited basis, has been a long time coming. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Long-awaited opening for Chemainus Public Market

All components not up and running just yet, but will be soon

The opening of the Chemainus Public Market, even on a limited basis, has been a long time coming. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service next month

‘We are pleased to confirm that we will be resuming scheduled service on June 1, 2020’

Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)
Cowichan Strong partnership launches COVID-19 business recovery needs assessment

Cowichan Strong partnership launches COVID-19 business recovery needs assessment

Series of surveys distributed to local business owners serves as a first step

  • May 20, 2020
Cowichan Strong partnership launches COVID-19 business recovery needs assessment
The Agency real estate firm has opened its doors at its new office at 725 Canada Ave. in Duncan. Pictured, in front, are co-owner Brian Danyliw, Ann Danyliw and in the background is Jennifer Woike. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Agency real estate firm has opened its doors at its new office at 725 Canada Ave. in Duncan. Pictured, in front, are co-owner Brian Danyliw, Ann Danyliw and in the background is Jennifer Woike. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tofino Bus Service claims north island bus service is unsustainable without subsidy. (viconnector.com Photo)

Tofino Bus Service wants to cancel service to the north island

“There is no model without subsidy that makes [this service] sustainable.”

Tofino Bus Service claims north island bus service is unsustainable without subsidy. (viconnector.com Photo)
Business notes: Cowichan Valley businesses adapt to COVID-19 crisis

Business notes: Cowichan Valley businesses adapt to COVID-19 crisis

Some local businesses are adapting to handle the new realities and restrictions…

Business notes: Cowichan Valley businesses adapt to COVID-19 crisis
Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)

B.C. designer John Fluevog creates shoes in honour of Dr. Bonnie Henry

Pre-sale profits from the shoes will go to Food Banks BC

Shoe designer John Fluevog has designed a pair of shoes in honour of Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. (File contributed/ fluevog.com)
Life and Style with Terry Simpson

Life and Style with Terry Simpson

Lexi & Lake owner hopes to set trends not follow them

  • Apr 10, 2020
Life and Style with Terry Simpson
Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts

Chamber and Statistic Canada trying to understand what businesses are going through

Canadian businesses urged to complete survey on COVID-19 impacts
Life and style with Tara Elston

Life and style with Tara Elston

Owner of Foxy Box Nanaimo on fashion and beauty inspiration

  • Apr 1, 2020
Life and style with Tara Elston
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Auto industry veteran is an avid traveller

  • Mar 27, 2020
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette
BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Closures, revenue, staffing among main impacts of COVID-19 on 90% of B.C. business: survey

Paints ‘dire picture’ of what businesses are experiencing now and in the near future

BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Business survey could help mitigate impacts of COVID-19 across B.C.

Deadline is March 18 at 6 p.m. for business owners to share feedback with the government and more

BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
Nanaimo Airport CEO Mike Hooper is set to talk growth at a luncheon in Duncan next week. (submitted)

Nanaimo airport manager to talk growth at luncheon in Cowichan

The expanded terminal is the first phase of a 20-year, $55-million expansion plan

  • Mar 14, 2020
Nanaimo Airport CEO Mike Hooper is set to talk growth at a luncheon in Duncan next week. (submitted)
Chamber President Brent Clancy updates members on how the chamber did in 2019, as Katherine Worsley looks on. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)

Cowichan Lake Chamber upbeat, despite susidizing Visitor Centre operations

Clancy said he had hoped to see the Chamber website upgraded

Chamber President Brent Clancy updates members on how the chamber did in 2019, as Katherine Worsley looks on. (Warren Goulding/Gazette)
BC Forest Discovery Centre manager Chris Gale and North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring welcome international visitors. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)

Business notes: Forest Discovery Centre impresses international delegation

A delegation of more than 50 people representing 48 countries from around the world

BC Forest Discovery Centre manager Chris Gale and North Cowichan Mayor Al Siebring welcome international visitors. (Malcolm Chalmers photo)
There’s been so much work done inside the new Chemainus Public Market, but it’s still going to take more time to complete. (Photo submitted)

Finishing touches being applied to new downtown Chemainus Market

Official grand opening will be on March 28 as excitement builds

There’s been so much work done inside the new Chemainus Public Market, but it’s still going to take more time to complete. (Photo submitted)

Business notes: CVRD sponsoring Green Business category at Black Tie Awards

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is once again partnering with the Duncan…