Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce executive director Lori Frankson, left, and Chemainus Visitor Centre manager Emily Weeks. (Photo by Kathy Holmes)

Chemainus Chamber and Visitor Centre offices closed

List of businesses still operating and services being provided

The offices of the Chemainus Visitor Centre and the Chemainus & District Chamber of Commerce are now closed.

“We are, however, working remotely to assist businesses and tourists,” noted Chamber of Commerce executive director Lori Frankson.

Matters are being addressed through email at chamber@chemainus.bc.ca and visitorcentre@chemainus.bc.ca. Contact can also be made through the Chemainus Chamber of Commerce and Chemainus Visitor Centre Facebook pages or on Instagram for the Chamber at chemainusdistrictchamber and at chemainusvisitorcentre for the Visitor Centre.

In addition, information will be listed on the Chamber website at https://www.chemainus.bc.ca/

“I continue to connect with the local businesses for support and we continue to provide our visitors with important travel information,” Frankson indicated. “I have been calling around to the local membership to inform them of up-to-date information to government mandates and support.”

Meanwhile, Visitor Centre Manager Emily Weeks has been keeping an updated list of information pertaining to business around town.

“Things are changing by the minute with businesses,” she conceded.

As of Monday afternoon, here’s the information Weeks has compiled about business operations:

Restaurants & Bakeries

Take Out Only:

· Subway Sandwich: (250) 324-6789

· Sushi Kuni: (250) 246-2290

· Thai Pinto Cuisine: (250) 324-8424

· Chemainus Bakery: (250) 246-4321

· Utopia Bakery (hours have changed to 9 a.m.-4 p.m.): (250) 246-9992

· Wings Café: (250) 246-3372

· Pho Triple 7: (250) 324-0777

. Odika Cafe: (250) 324-3303

Delivery Options:

· Maple Lane Café & Catering: Call or text (250) 802-7440

· Bonnie Martin’s: (250) 246-1068

· Little Town Pizza: (250) 324-2242

Sawmill TapHouse & Grill: (250) 324-0222 (partnered with Riot Brewing to add canned craft beers along with food delivery)

Retail & Services:

· Remax Realty

· Kinney Clothing

· Village Dental

· Chemainus Liquor Store (no cash or empties at this time)

· Coastal Community Credit Union (restricted access)

· CIBC (hours have changed to 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

· H&R Block

· Chemainus Post Office

· Rexall

· Pharmasave (free prescription home deliveries)

· Chemainus Laundry

· Cosmo Packaging

· Impulse Electronics

· 49th Parallel Grocery (delivery or pick-up services offered for seniors 65+)

· Salish Sea Market

· BC Ferries (no sailing cancellations at this time)

· Grapefully Yours Winemakers

· Sandpiper Gardens & Glass (curb-side store or delivery, no cash accepted)

. Chemainus Health Food Store

. Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn (rooms only, no gym, pool or breakfast buffet)

. Chemainus Ace Hardware

. Camp Yellow Dog

. Exp Realty (office is closed but they are working remotely)

. Riot Brewing Co. (lounge closed, take out merchandise sales only)

. McBride’s Service Station

. Canco Gas Station

. Cowichan Neighbourhood House (outdoor services only, also looking for volunteers for a seniors and shut-ins delivery service. 250-246-3203)

. Island Savings

. Chemainus Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre (office closed, working remotely)

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Thai Pinto on Maple Street is open for takeout orders only. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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