The former Down Town Auto location is getting new life. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Canco station opens in former Down Town auto site in Chemainus

Proprietor also operating a small convenience store

There’s new life for the former Down Town Auto location on Chemainus Road.

DP Singh has reopened the service station under the Canco banner. Canco is a B.C. company, he explained, established in Kelowna.

As the local franchisee, “I’m only taking care of this site and one in Duncan at Berkey’s Corner by Mongrillian,” Singh added.

It’s a self-serve station, but Singh said he’s always willing to help out seniors who need it to pump gas or figure out the pay-at-the-pump system.

There’s also a small convenience store and Singh said plans are also in the works to eventually utilize the car repair side of the operation.

There was a soft opening of the station July 16 and a grand opening to come.

With high gas prices becoming the norm, Singh also pledges to “try to keep it cheaper.”

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Proprietor DP Singh at the sparkling new Canco pumps. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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