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Nick McMaster working on a painting at Cinder and Sea. (Photo by Cole Schisler)

McMaster combines his passions for tattoos and art at Cinder and Sea

Tattoo and fine art studio located on Willow Street in Chemainus

A seaweed farm installation in Klahoose First Nations Territory by Cortes Island. (Cascadia Seaweed photo)

Seaweed farming opens world of opportunity for coastal B.C.

“It’s projects like this that can show what true reconciliation is about.”

Cruise ship arrives at Victoria Harbour, a prime source of international tourism that has been suspended in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria small businesses hoping to survive extended cruise ship ban

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority supports extension, but says losses will follow

Carol Hodgins with some of the abundant clothing she carries in Little Angels Children’s Boutique. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island search concludes with children’s clothing store opening in Chemainus

Little Angels will look unique and fashionable in stylish brands

Carol Hodgins with some of the abundant clothing she carries in Little Angels Children’s Boutique. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)

Canco’s first supermarket opens in Saltair

Reasonable prices being matched with exceptional customer service

Drisht Preet (DP) Singh was excited to be opening the first Canco Supermarket in Saltair. (Photo by Emily Weeks)
Patricia Berry with Jeff Knadle from Magpies. The relationship with the vendors at the Chemainus Public Market is one of the key components of Patricia Berry’s job. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Berry brings marketing experience to the market

Co-owner putting her stamp on the Chemainus business

Patricia Berry with Jeff Knadle from Magpies. The relationship with the vendors at the Chemainus Public Market is one of the key components of Patricia Berry’s job. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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Sherryl Zacher at the Antique Barn on the Trans-Canada HIghway tests out a chair used in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. (Photo by Don Bodger)

You can own an actual piece of Game of Thrones paraphernalia for $12,500

Have your photo taken in the memorable throne at the Antique Barn

Sherryl Zacher at the Antique Barn on the Trans-Canada HIghway tests out a chair used in Season 8 of Game of Thrones. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Juaning Higgins and Tanya Schneider at SPAN headquarters in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New retail shop in Crofton spans many unique handcrafted items

Personal touch provides quality products to last a lifetime

Juaning Higgins and Tanya Schneider at SPAN headquarters in Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
People came out in droves to last year’s Moonlight Madness, including at Amy Hughes’ Bound To Be Different store. (File photo)

Moonlight Madness stretched over 25 days with alternating specials and giveaways

Change in plans results from new provincial health orders

  • Nov 21, 2020
People came out in droves to last year’s Moonlight Madness, including at Amy Hughes’ Bound To Be Different store. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley Regional District.

Central Cowichan community policing service seeking expressions of interest

Cowichan Community Policing Advisory Services Society dissolved

  • Nov 14, 2020
Cowichan Valley Regional District.
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
Jonathan Nolan, Michael Nolan, Hope Johnson and Willow the cutest dog hanging, out at the Kwa'lilas Hotel while they wait to be able to return home to Rivers Inlet. (Zoe Ducklow photo)
The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is one of only 60 hotels out of more than 2,200 Best Western-branded properties in North America to receive the M.K. Guertin award. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn receives special honour

One of only 60 hotels in the chain to earn award

The Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn is one of only 60 hotels out of more than 2,200 Best Western-branded properties in North America to receive the M.K. Guertin award. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Vehicles are making the rounds now on Chemainus Road into part of the new roundabout. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Road construction Oct. 29

Project continuing to develop, with part of the new River Road roundabout now in use

Vehicles are making the rounds now on Chemainus Road into part of the new roundabout. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Rupal Tanna behind the counter at the new Crofton Pharmacy. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Pharmacy open for business

Residents not able to travel happy for the convenience

Rupal Tanna behind the counter at the new Crofton Pharmacy. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Kendra MacDonald. (Photo submitted)

CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster keynote speaker at Economic Summit

State of the Island Economic Summit taking place Oct. 27-29

  • Oct 25, 2020
Kendra MacDonald. (Photo submitted)
Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ocean potential takes the spotlight at the 2020 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s annual summit goes digital for 2020

Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Jimbo competed in Season One of Canada’s Drag Race and has support from a new brew at Riot Brewing in Chemainus. (Photo by Helene Cyr)

Riot unveils a colourful brew in honour of a drag queen

Variety the spice of life and with beverages for Island entertainer

Jimbo competed in Season One of Canada’s Drag Race and has support from a new brew at Riot Brewing in Chemainus. (Photo by Helene Cyr)
Stephanie Allesia has been hired as Gallery Manager by Rainforest Arts. (Photo by Craig Spence, Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)

Rainforest Arts hires gallery manager

Theatre experience as Front of House coordinator welcomed

  • Sep 26, 2020
Stephanie Allesia has been hired as Gallery Manager by Rainforest Arts. (Photo by Craig Spence, Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society)
View of the Beachwood Estates site. (Photo by Don Bodger)

New Chemainus development offers prime building lots in a diverse neighbourhood

Beachwood Estates officially opens with interest already high due to its location

View of the Beachwood Estates site. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Heather Geddie named her Calypso Jewelry Design business after her granddaughter. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Where there’s a will, there’s a way for Geddie

Calypso Jewelry Design emerges on Chemainus Road since the pandemic

Heather Geddie named her Calypso Jewelry Design business after her granddaughter. (Photo by Don Bodger)