Local Business

Rachel Scott-Screaton is the new owner of the Brass Bell Pub in Crofton. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Crofton’s Brass Bell Pub has new owner

Rachel Scott-Screaton has taken over from long-time owner Jill Mahal

 

The Farm Table Inn is now open for dinner service after the province lifted restrictions this week. Pictured are owners George Gates and Evelyn Koops. (Alec Wheeler photo)

Business notes: Farm Table Inn has begun dinner service inside and on patio

What’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

 

The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted photo)

First barge of logging waste chips successfully loaded in new First Nations partnership

Atli Resources LP is the forestry arm of the ‘Namgis First Nation

The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Spotlight on Business. (File photo)
The Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce is bringing back Spotlight on Business. (File photo)
Duncan Cobbler’s Kim McNish and Stephen Schellenbert hold up a pair of the new sandals the shop is custom-making for its customers. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan Cobbler is now making its own sandals

What’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

Duncan Cobbler’s Kim McNish and Stephen Schellenbert hold up a pair of the new sandals the shop is custom-making for its customers. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Start-up businesses that opened their doors in late 2019 or 2020, like many of those in the new Chemanius Public Market, may soon be eligible for COVID-19 subsidies from the province for the first time. (File photo)
Start-up businesses that opened their doors in late 2019 or 2020, like many of those in the new Chemanius Public Market, may soon be eligible for COVID-19 subsidies from the province for the first time. (File photo)
The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association has begun a fundraiser, called “Hay it Forward”, to help pay for hay and alfalfa for its horses. (Submitted photo)
The Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association has begun a fundraiser, called “Hay it Forward”, to help pay for hay and alfalfa for its horses. (Submitted photo)
Robert Stutzman, right, and Ajay Oppelaar are the owners of the new Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger on Kenneth Street. The men are preparing the eateries’ patio for when they open for business. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: 2 Hawaiian-themed eateries opening in Duncan

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley business community

Robert Stutzman, right, and Ajay Oppelaar are the owners of the new Aloha Bowls and Kahuna Burger on Kenneth Street. The men are preparing the eateries’ patio for when they open for business. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Cottages on Willow in Chemainus is one of 45 finalists from Vancouver Island in the 14th annual Commercial Building Awards, which are hosted by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. (File photo)
The Cottages on Willow in Chemainus is one of 45 finalists from Vancouver Island in the 14th annual Commercial Building Awards, which are hosted by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board. (File photo)
Cheryl Day, a member of the management team at the Cow Café West Coast Grill, celebrates the 200 Dine Cowichan Meals the restaurant sold in support of Island Savings’ Get a Meal, Give a Meal campaign. (Submitted)

Business notes: Dine & Sip Cowichan raises $10,000 for local food banks

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley business community

Cheryl Day, a member of the management team at the Cow Café West Coast Grill, celebrates the 200 Dine Cowichan Meals the restaurant sold in support of Island Savings’ Get a Meal, Give a Meal campaign. (Submitted)
The Valley’s award-winning Rocky Creek Winery is pleased to be part of the Island Good marketing campaign, which help shoppers easily identify local products from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Pictured is the winery’s wine maker Mark Holford and his daughter Robin, who is also a wine maker. (File photo)

Business notes: Island Good celebrating 3 years of helping local businesses

What’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

The Valley’s award-winning Rocky Creek Winery is pleased to be part of the Island Good marketing campaign, which help shoppers easily identify local products from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Pictured is the winery’s wine maker Mark Holford and his daughter Robin, who is also a wine maker. (File photo)
The City of Duncan will again allow businesses to use their outdoor spaces to deal with social distancing concerns after new health protocols were implemented on March 29. (File photo)

Duncan easing rules for businesses to use outdoors as COVID rules tighten

City will assist businesses with social-distancing requirements

  • Mar 31, 2021
The City of Duncan will again allow businesses to use their outdoor spaces to deal with social distancing concerns after new health protocols were implemented on March 29. (File photo)
Richard and Maureen Ellis, owners of Sports Traders Duncan that closed last year, are reminding people that they are still operating their other company, Cowichan Athletic Sales, online. (File photo)

Business notes: Cowichan Athletic Sales still operating from its website

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley business community

Richard and Maureen Ellis, owners of Sports Traders Duncan that closed last year, are reminding people that they are still operating their other company, Cowichan Athletic Sales, online. (File photo)
Carol-Ann Rolls is the new executive director of the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. (Submitted)

Business notes: Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association has new executive director

What’s going on in the Cowichan Valley business community

Carol-Ann Rolls is the new executive director of the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association. (Submitted)
Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: Vancouver Island entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell
Renee Cann, owner of Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration, plans to close the store and retire on March 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration closing doors for good

What’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

Renee Cann, owner of Duncan’s Peacock Photo and Restoration, plans to close the store and retire on March 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Richmond family, owners of the 49th Parallel grocery store chain in the mid-Island, were on hand for the opening of the company’s fifth location at Berkey’s Corner on March 2. Pictured, from left, are Peter, the company’s CEO, his mother Harmina, sister Kathy and father Wayne in front of the new store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: 49th Parallel opens new location at Berkey’s Corner

What’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

The Richmond family, owners of the 49th Parallel grocery store chain in the mid-Island, were on hand for the opening of the company’s fifth location at Berkey’s Corner on March 2. Pictured, from left, are Peter, the company’s CEO, his mother Harmina, sister Kathy and father Wayne in front of the new store. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Duncan business owners upset about being forced to change address

Owners say City of Duncan’s plan will hurt their business

These storefronts on Trunk Road have been informed by the City of Duncan that they must change their addresses to Festubert Street. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Dine Cowichan festival returns March 3-28. (File photo)

Business Notes: Dine Cowichan Festival is back

A look at what’s going on in business around the Cowichan Valley

The Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Dine Cowichan festival returns March 3-28. (File photo)