Business

Economic Development and Official Languages Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question in the House of Commons Monday November 23, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Federal minister touts need for new B.C. economic development agency

Last December’s federal economic update promised a stimulus package of about $100 billion this year

 

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

 

The coronavirus and the drastic measures put in place by government officials to try to control its spread had a severe toll on many small businesses. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

B.C. pilot program launches to help small businesses weather COVID

1,000 entrepreneurs across the province will be chosen to receive free help from experts

 

Northisle Copper and Gold map photo

Proponents see gleam of promise in North Island copper and gold mine

Northisle Copper and Gold expects to accelerate activities ‘significantly’

Northisle Copper and Gold map photo
Chemainus Residents Association chairperson Lia Versaevel. (Photo submitted)

Zoom in on Chemainus Residents Association annual general meeting Wednesday

Rob Conway from the Municipality of North Cowichan will be the guest speaker

Chemainus Residents Association chairperson Lia Versaevel. (Photo submitted)
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)
Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company makes 1st Canadian-made mask to receive official CSA certification

Eternity Medical Equipment producing N95-equivalent masks out of Campbell Heights facility

Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)
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Vancouver, Victoria among top 10 tech markets in Canada

Tech education and industry continue to boom in B.C.

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Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives and The Seven Sins with Kristen Russell

An interview with Bayside Goods boutique owner

  • Dec 28, 2020
Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe

Sales surge for Arbutus RV

Recreational vehicles on a roll for province’s largest RV dealer

  • Dec 25, 2020
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe
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)
Letters to the Editor.

Public market a great addition to town

More important than ever to shop local and help businesses survive

  • Dec 18, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
British Bobby Restaurant proprietor, John St John, stands outside his business in Parksville. The restaurant is set to close on Feb. 13 2021, with John preparing a silent auction for the restaurant’s decor and movie memorabilia. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Vancouver Island’s iconic British Bobby Restaurant falls victim to COVID-19

Owner John St John says Parksville business will close on Feb. 13, 2021

British Bobby Restaurant proprietor, John St John, stands outside his business in Parksville. The restaurant is set to close on Feb. 13 2021, with John preparing a silent auction for the restaurant’s decor and movie memorabilia. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Auction action encouraged for much-needed Chemainus Theatre support

Less than a week left to make bids on unique items for Christmas

The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives With Rus Collins

Zebra Group designer talks creativity, painting and baking during Covid-19

  • Dec 14, 2020
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe
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)
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph

Fashion Forward With Devon Bird

Moden Boutique owner expands her business during Covid-19 with Moden Essentials

  • Dec 10, 2020
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph
Rainforest Arts gallery manager Stephanie Allesia. (Photo by Craig Spence)

Campaign underway at Rainforest Arts to benefit Cowichan Women Against Violence

Everyone donating essential items or cash eligible for a draw for artist’s works

Rainforest Arts gallery manager Stephanie Allesia. (Photo by Craig Spence)
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The No. 3 paper machine at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton mill will be brought back into production in the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence Canada announces restart date of Crofton paper machine

Nearly 60 jobs will return with the restart

  • Nov 24, 2020
The No. 3 paper machine at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton mill will be brought back into production in the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)