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Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign this year raised $13,506 for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, is Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Fatima Da Silva from Nourish Cowichan and Charlotte Fisher from Tim Hortons. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan Cycles expands operations

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

 

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay props master’s work featured in Netflix Christmas rom-com Love Hard

Props Master Paul Wagner wants to see more movie business come through the Kootenay

 

Hui Lin is the owner of Island Foot Reflexology and Body Massage, which opened three weeks ago at #103- 489 Trans-Canada Highway. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Reflexology shop opens in Duncan

What’s going on in the Cowichan business community

 

Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are thanking customers for making the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28 such a success. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are thanking customers for making the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28 such a success. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Top: The Farm Table Inn has won the Business of the Year Award in the 2020 Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards. Pictured are owners Evelyn Koops and George Gates with presenter James Funfer (centre), manager of Lake Cowichan’s Island Trust. (Lauri Meanley/Gazette)

Farm Table Inn wins Business of the Year Award from Lake Cowichan Chamber

Chamber of Commerce held 21st annual Excellence Awards Night on Oct. 24

Top: The Farm Table Inn has won the Business of the Year Award in the 2020 Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards. Pictured are owners Evelyn Koops and George Gates with presenter James Funfer (centre), manager of Lake Cowichan’s Island Trust. (Lauri Meanley/Gazette)
WINGS thrift store is celebrating its first anniversary at its new location at 446 Jubilee St. on Saturday. Pictured from left are Stacy Meyer, WINGS owner Marianna Schwab and Beth Desjardine. (Submitted photo))

Business notes: WINGS thrift store to celebrate anniversary Saturday

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WINGS thrift store is celebrating its first anniversary at its new location at 446 Jubilee St. on Saturday. Pictured from left are Stacy Meyer, WINGS owner Marianna Schwab and Beth Desjardine. (Submitted photo))
Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

2-week shutdown coming to Crofton mill in November

Both the paper and pulp operations at the mill will be curtailed from Nov. 9 until about Nov. 24

Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)
James Funfer is the new manager at the Island Saving’s branch in Lake Cowichan. (Submitted photo)

Credit Union moving to former RBC branch site in Lake Cowichan

In spring, 2022, the credit union will open its doors at 75 Cowichan Lake Rd.

  • Oct 25, 2021
James Funfer is the new manager at the Island Saving’s branch in Lake Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
The Downtown Duncan BIA plans to have the 12-foot Christmas bulb assembled on the stage in Duncan City Square again this Christmas season. (File photo)
The Downtown Duncan BIA plans to have the 12-foot Christmas bulb assembled on the stage in Duncan City Square again this Christmas season. (File photo)
Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are making Blizzards in preparation for the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Dairy Queen to hold Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are making Blizzards in preparation for the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Josh Neufeld is the owner of the new Vancouver Island Barber Co., located at 60 Queens Rd. in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan welcomes new barber shop

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

Josh Neufeld is the owner of the new Vancouver Island Barber Co., located at 60 Queens Rd. in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sands Funeral Chapel has donated $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan to assist with the charity’s efforts to feed school children in the area. Pictured, from left, are funeral director Janice Winfrey, Sands’ managing director Troy Evans, Jason Hatton from Juice FM and Ginette Aubin, branch administrator at Sands. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Sands Funeral Chapel donates $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Sands Funeral Chapel has donated $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan to assist with the charity’s efforts to feed school children in the area. Pictured, from left, are funeral director Janice Winfrey, Sands’ managing director Troy Evans, Jason Hatton from Juice FM and Ginette Aubin, branch administrator at Sands. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tim Hortons is hosting the annual Smile Cookie campaign this week to raise money for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, are Vickie Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Smile Cookie campaign on at local Tim Horton locations

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Tim Hortons is hosting the annual Smile Cookie campaign this week to raise money for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, are Vickie Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)
Ron Mellson (centre), owner of Cowichan Collision, is handed St. John Ambulance’s national Priory Vote of Thanks Award from Glyn Trafford (left) and Chris Turner (right) from the local branch of St. John Ambulance. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan Collision honoured by St. John Ambulance

The latest from the Cowichan business community

Ron Mellson (centre), owner of Cowichan Collision, is handed St. John Ambulance’s national Priory Vote of Thanks Award from Glyn Trafford (left) and Chris Turner (right) from the local branch of St. John Ambulance. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, invites the public to the “Celebration in the Common” that will be held in the Station Street Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Celebration of businesses in downtown Duncan to be held Saturday

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, invites the public to the “Celebration in the Common” that will be held in the Station Street Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tiffany Shanahan (right) is the owner of Duncan’s Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar which recently opened. Pictured with Shanahan is her daughter Danika who is the receptionist at the business, located at 179 Station St. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Foxy Box opens up shop in downtown Duncan

A look at Cowichan’s business happenings

Tiffany Shanahan (right) is the owner of Duncan’s Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar which recently opened. Pictured with Shanahan is her daughter Danika who is the receptionist at the business, located at 179 Station St. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Ashley Daniel Foot, the marketing and community outreach director at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, has accepted a new senior management role with Vancouver Opera. (File photo)

Business notes: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s marketing director moving to Vancouver Opera

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Ashley Daniel Foot, the marketing and community outreach director at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, has accepted a new senior management role with Vancouver Opera. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley dentist Ron Smith (pictured) is the recipient of the prestigious Medal Of Honour from the Canadian Dental Association. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Duncan dentist receives Medal Of Honour from Canadian Dental Association

A look at what’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

Cowichan Valley dentist Ron Smith (pictured) is the recipient of the prestigious Medal Of Honour from the Canadian Dental Association. (Submitted photo)
Tabitha Lumley prepares her work station at Tabitha’s Beauty Oasis for the store’s opening on July 29.(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Tabitha’s Beauty Oasis opens in Duncan

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Tabitha Lumley prepares her work station at Tabitha’s Beauty Oasis for the store’s opening on July 29.(Robert Barron/Citizen)
Brian Balsdon’s has opened Country Home & Kitchen at 103-55 Canada Ave. in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: New home decor store opens in downtown Duncan

A look at what’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

Brian Balsdon’s has opened Country Home & Kitchen at 103-55 Canada Ave. in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)