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The Malahat SkyWalk has a roster of fun holiday events planned at the attraction. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Business notes: Malahat SkyWalk bringing the Holiday Magic to Cowichan

Exciting line-up of fun and festive activities for all to enjoy

 

Danielle Gaudet has moved her store, Blush Vintage, from Chemainus to 38 Station St. in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Blush Vintage has opened up on Station Street in Duncan

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Former North Cowichan councillor Glen Ridgway had his long-time moustache shaved as part of a Movember fundraiser earlier this week by Ian Smith, owner of The Society barbershop in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Island GM and others raise money for Movember fundraiser

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Nathan Matheson, interim manager of Jim’s Clothes Closet’s new Duncan store, cuts the ribbon at its grand opening on Oct. 29 while, from left, Drew Bradley, CoCo Bezjack, Spencer Nasralla, Laurie Duquette and DDBIA executive director Katherine Divine look on. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Jim’s Clothes Closet opens store in Duncan

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Nathan Matheson, interim manager of Jim’s Clothes Closet’s new Duncan store, cuts the ribbon at its grand opening on Oct. 29 while, from left, Drew Bradley, CoCo Bezjack, Spencer Nasralla, Laurie Duquette and DDBIA executive director Katherine Divine look on. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Pictured are all the award winners at the 22nd annual Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards that was held on Oct. 29. From left, Andrew Braye (Citizen of the Year); Katie St. Onge, owner Lake Mercantile (Excellence in Customer Service Award); Jocelyn Lundberg on behalf of Kinsmen/Kinette volunteer community service; Gillian Longbottom and Sue Marchant on behalf of The Tube Shack (Business of the Year); Pat Weaver from the Forest Co- Op and Julia Martinusen, from Trail Blazers (Above & Beyond Award). (Lauri Meanley photo)

The Tube Shack takes home 2021 Business of the Year Award in Lake Cowichan

Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce held annual awards banquet on Oct. 29

Pictured are all the award winners at the 22nd annual Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards that was held on Oct. 29. From left, Andrew Braye (Citizen of the Year); Katie St. Onge, owner Lake Mercantile (Excellence in Customer Service Award); Jocelyn Lundberg on behalf of Kinsmen/Kinette volunteer community service; Gillian Longbottom and Sue Marchant on behalf of The Tube Shack (Business of the Year); Pat Weaver from the Forest Co- Op and Julia Martinusen, from Trail Blazers (Above & Beyond Award). (Lauri Meanley photo)
John Gaudreault shows people how efficient kitchens knives from Rhineland Cutlery are at the Cowichan Valley Fall Home Show at Cowichan Exhibition Park last weekend. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Home show important for vendors, home owners

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John Gaudreault shows people how efficient kitchens knives from Rhineland Cutlery are at the Cowichan Valley Fall Home Show at Cowichan Exhibition Park last weekend. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mark's clothing store has moved to a new location at Duncan Village Plaza. Pictured is Tammi Kitchen (left), Mark's district manager and store manager Jeannine Gaudreau. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Mark’s moves to new Duncan location

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Mark's clothing store has moved to a new location at Duncan Village Plaza. Pictured is Tammi Kitchen (left), Mark's district manager and store manager Jeannine Gaudreau. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kalli Frissell, one of the owners of The Fort in Duncan, holds a sign advertising that award-winning folk-roots singer and songwriter Maddie Storvold will be playing there on Nov. 7. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kalli Frissell, one of the owners of The Fort in Duncan, holds a sign advertising that award-winning folk-roots singer and songwriter Maddie Storvold will be playing there on Nov. 7. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Blue Grouse Winery celebrated its 30th commercial harvest last week. Pictured are Bailey Williamson, the winery’s winemaker, and Tiare Boyes, a Comox-based halibut fisher, picking grapes on Oct. 6. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Blue Grouse Winery celebrates 30th commercial harvest

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Blue Grouse Winery celebrated its 30th commercial harvest last week. Pictured are Bailey Williamson, the winery’s winemaker, and Tiare Boyes, a Comox-based halibut fisher, picking grapes on Oct. 6. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Long-serving employees at Ladysmith A&W are recognized for their dedication to their jobs. Pictured are Lori Kelland, co-owner, left, Loretta Frenchy, Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck and Jason Kelland, also co-owner. (Duck Paterson photo)

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Long-serving employees at Ladysmith A&W are recognized for their dedication to their jobs. Pictured are Lori Kelland, co-owner, left, Loretta Frenchy, Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck and Jason Kelland, also co-owner. (Duck Paterson photo)
Todd Rippin is the owner of Eco Tower Print on Kenneth Street in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: New aeroponics store opens in Duncan

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Todd Rippin is the owner of Eco Tower Print on Kenneth Street in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
BC Hydro has opened an electric-vehicle fast charging site at the Peninsula Co-op located at 1007 Canada Ave. (BC Hydro photo)
BC Hydro has opened an electric-vehicle fast charging site at the Peninsula Co-op located at 1007 Canada Ave. (BC Hydro photo)
Robert Stutzman, co-owner of Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger in Duncan, holds up a pumpkin pie, one of a selection of new Paradise Pies that the restaurants have added to their menus. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger introduce Paradise Pies

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Robert Stutzman, co-owner of Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger in Duncan, holds up a pumpkin pie, one of a selection of new Paradise Pies that the restaurants have added to their menus. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Chris Wilkinson has begun a new life-coaching venture, called Chris Wilkinson Coaching. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Chris Wilkinson has begun a new life-coaching venture, called Chris Wilkinson Coaching. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Janet Docherty, co-owner of Cobble Hill’s Merridale Cidery & Distillery, has announced that the 4th annual Cider Harvest Festival will be held at Merridale on Sept. 25. (Citizen file photo)
Janet Docherty, co-owner of Cobble Hill’s Merridale Cidery & Distillery, has announced that the 4th annual Cider Harvest Festival will be held at Merridale on Sept. 25. (Citizen file photo)
Cadie Piecuch, owner of PALM vintage clothing store in Shawnigan Lake, holds up an organic smoothie bowl that she also makes in her store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: PALM vintage clothing store opens in Shawnigan Lake

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Cadie Piecuch, owner of PALM vintage clothing store in Shawnigan Lake, holds up an organic smoothie bowl that she also makes in her store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan’s This Rides 4 U wheelchair services is celebrating its first anniversary. Pictured is owner Rob Darwin (right) and driver William Wagar. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan’s This Rides 4 U celebrates first anniversary

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Cowichan’s This Rides 4 U wheelchair services is celebrating its first anniversary. Pictured is owner Rob Darwin (right) and driver William Wagar. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Caroline and Mark Nagtegaal are the owners of Promise Valley Farm & Creamery. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Caroline and Mark Nagtegaal are the owners of Promise Valley Farm & Creamery. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The City of Duncan is looking to draw some of the increasing number of mountain bikers who are visiting the region to downtown businesses. (File photo)

City of Duncan looks to attract mountain bikers downtown

Valley increasingly popular with mountain bikers from all over

The City of Duncan is looking to draw some of the increasing number of mountain bikers who are visiting the region to downtown businesses. (File photo)
Wendy Finch, manager at the Merit Furniture location in Duncan, and Mike Ruhr invite people to attend the company’s 38th anniversary which will see sales on lots of the store’s merchandise. The anniversary sale will run until Aug. 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Merit Furniture celebrates 38th anniversary

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Wendy Finch, manager at the Merit Furniture location in Duncan, and Mike Ruhr invite people to attend the company’s 38th anniversary which will see sales on lots of the store’s merchandise. The anniversary sale will run until Aug. 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)