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.”


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

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