Local Business

The Valley’s award-winning Rocky Creek Winery is pleased to be part of the Island Good marketing campaign, which help shoppers easily identify local products from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Pictured is the winery’s wine maker Mark Holford and his daughter Robin, who is also a wine maker. (File photo)

Business notes: Island Good celebrating 3 years of helping local businesses

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The City of Duncan will again allow businesses to use their outdoor spaces to deal with social distancing concerns after new health protocols were implemented on March 29. (File photo)

Duncan easing rules for businesses to use outdoors as COVID rules tighten

City will assist businesses with social-distancing requirements

  • Mar 31, 2021

 

Richard and Maureen Ellis, owners of Sports Traders Duncan that closed last year, are reminding people that they are still operating their other company, Cowichan Athletic Sales, online. (File photo)

Business notes: Cowichan Athletic Sales still operating from its website

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Carol-Ann Rolls is the new executive director of the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. (Submitted)

Business notes: Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association has new executive director

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley business community

Carol-Ann Rolls is the new executive director of the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. (Submitted)
Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Vancouver Island entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell
Renee Cann, owner of Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration, plans to close the store and retire on March 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration closing doors for good

What’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

Renee Cann, owner of Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration, plans to close the store and retire on March 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Richmond family, owners of the 49th Parallel grocery store chain in the mid-Island, were on hand for the opening of the company’s fifth location at Berkey’s Corner on March 2. Pictured, from left, are Peter, the company’s CEO, his mother Harmina, sister Kathy and father Wayne in front of the new store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: 49th Parallel opens new location at Berkey’s Corner

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The Richmond family, owners of the 49th Parallel grocery store chain in the mid-Island, were on hand for the opening of the company’s fifth location at Berkey’s Corner on March 2. Pictured, from left, are Peter, the company’s CEO, his mother Harmina, sister Kathy and father Wayne in front of the new store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan business owners upset about being forced to change address

Owners say City of Duncan’s plan will hurt their business

These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Dine Cowichan festival returns March 3-28. (File photo)

Business Notes: Dine Cowichan Festival is back

A look at what’s going on in business around the Cowichan Valley

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Dine Cowichan festival returns March 3-28. (File photo)
The Schacht family, including, from left, Stephen, Jessica and Jeremy, are the brains and muscle behind the Cowichan Valley’s award-winning Ampersand Distillery. (File photo)

Business notes: Ampersand Distillery takes Spirit of the Year in national competition

What’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

The Schacht family, including, from left, Stephen, Jessica and Jeremy, are the brains and muscle behind the Cowichan Valley’s award-winning Ampersand Distillery. (File photo)
Sonja Nagel, executive director of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, holds a proclamation from the City Duncan declaring the week of Feb. 15-20 as Chamber of Commerce Week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: City of Duncan proclaims Feb. 15-20 as Chamber of Commerce Week

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

Sonja Nagel, executive director of the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce, holds a proclamation from the City Duncan declaring the week of Feb. 15-20 as Chamber of Commerce Week. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Hughes Clothing owner Rebecca Burrows. (Courtesy of Rebecca Burrows)

Island woman wants accountability after Instagram hacked, naked photos demanded

Hughes Clothing owner creating non-profit to lobby internet giant for better response

Hughes Clothing owner Rebecca Burrows. (Courtesy of Rebecca Burrows)
The former owner of Cowichan Auto Repair, Elly Ruge , hands the keys over to new owner Crystal Cabelguen, who took over the business on Jan. 16. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan Auto Repair has new owners

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

The former owner of Cowichan Auto Repair, Elly Ruge , hands the keys over to new owner Crystal Cabelguen, who took over the business on Jan. 16. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jim Neiser of Neiser Sales, Service & Rentals Ltd. died suddenly on Jan. 4. after suffering an apparent cardiac event at work. (Submitted photo)

Prominent Lake Cowichan businessman Jim Neiser dead at 63

Lake Cowichan Mayor Bob Day said the long-time laker will be missed.

Jim Neiser of Neiser Sales, Service & Rentals Ltd. died suddenly on Jan. 4. after suffering an apparent cardiac event at work. (Submitted photo)
The Judy Hill Gallery took home top prize for its window display during the Christmas season from the Downtown Duncan BIA. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Judy Hill Gallery wins festive window display contest

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

The Judy Hill Gallery took home top prize for its window display during the Christmas season from the Downtown Duncan BIA. (Submitted photo)
Smaller egg farmers find themselves in a David and Goliath situation when it comes to major producers and chain-grocery store shelf space. (Citizen file)

Name on the egg carton not what it seems, cautions Cowichan producer

“Island” eggs may come from Manitoba, Woike says

Smaller egg farmers find themselves in a David and Goliath situation when it comes to major producers and chain-grocery store shelf space. (Citizen file)
Laurie Arbuthnot, owner of Wild Coast Perfumery in Cowichan Bay, poses with some of her products. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Laurie Arbuthnot, owner of Wild Coast Perfumery in Cowichan Bay, poses with some of her products. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Nick McMaster (pictured), owner of the Cinder and Sea art studio in Chemainus, will be offering art classes at the studio in the new year. (File photo)

Business notes: Cinder and Sea to hold art classes in the new year

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

Nick McMaster (pictured), owner of the Cinder and Sea art studio in Chemainus, will be offering art classes at the studio in the new year. (File photo)
Steve Elkiw, owner of Jerry’s Cannabis in Ladysmith, plans to open another location in Lake Cowichan after Christmas. (File photo)

Business notes: Jerry’s Cannabis to open in Lake Cowichan

What’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

Steve Elkiw, owner of Jerry’s Cannabis in Ladysmith, plans to open another location in Lake Cowichan after Christmas. (File photo)
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Black Press offers new digital service to realtors

Today’s Home launches in Valley in February

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