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Tim Hortons is hosting the annual Smile Cookie campaign this week to raise money for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, are Vickie Davis from Nourish Cowichan, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, and Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre. 
(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Smile Cookie campaign on at local Tim Horton locations

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Ron Mellson (centre), owner of Cowichan Collision, is handed St. John Ambulance’s national Priory Vote of Thanks Award from Glyn Trafford (left) and Chris Turner (right) from the local branch of St. John Ambulance. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan Collision honoured by St. John Ambulance

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Amanda Vance, executive director of the Downtown Duncan BIA, invites the public to the “Celebration in the Common” that will be held in the Station Street Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Celebration of businesses in downtown Duncan to be held Saturday

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Tiffany Shanahan (right) is the owner of Duncan’s Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar which recently opened. Pictured with Shanahan is her daughter Danika who is the receptionist at the business, located at 179 Station St. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Foxy Box opens up shop in downtown Duncan

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Tiffany Shanahan (right) is the owner of Duncan’s Foxy Box Laser + Wax Bar which recently opened. Pictured with Shanahan is her daughter Danika who is the receptionist at the business, located at 179 Station St. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Ashley Daniel Foot, the marketing and community outreach director at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, has accepted a new senior management role with Vancouver Opera. (File photo)

Business notes: Cowichan Performing Arts Centre’s marketing director moving to Vancouver Opera

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Ashley Daniel Foot, the marketing and community outreach director at the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, has accepted a new senior management role with Vancouver Opera. (File photo)
Cowichan Valley dentist Ron Smith (pictured) is the recipient of the prestigious Medal Of Honour from the Canadian Dental Association. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Duncan dentist receives Medal Of Honour from Canadian Dental Association

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Cowichan Valley dentist Ron Smith (pictured) is the recipient of the prestigious Medal Of Honour from the Canadian Dental Association. (Submitted photo)
Tabitha Lumley prepares her work station at Tabitha’s Beauty Oasis for the store’s opening on July 29.(Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Tabitha’s Beauty Oasis opens in Duncan

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Tabitha Lumley prepares her work station at Tabitha’s Beauty Oasis for the store’s opening on July 29.(Robert Barron/Citizen)
Brian Balsdon’s has opened Country Home & Kitchen at 103-55 Canada Ave. in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: New home decor store opens in downtown Duncan

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Brian Balsdon’s has opened Country Home & Kitchen at 103-55 Canada Ave. in downtown Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Several companies stepped in to help Duncan’s Sonja Holmes when her air conditioner wasn’t working during the recent heat wave. Left to Right is Neil Hamilton of Exchange Energy, Adam Brownlow of Lockhart Industries, Sonja Holmes, Doug Lockhart of Lockhart industries and Mike Lafond from HB Electric. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Cowichan businesses chip in to help Holocaust survivor

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Several companies stepped in to help Duncan’s Sonja Holmes when her air conditioner wasn’t working during the recent heat wave. Left to Right is Neil Hamilton of Exchange Energy, Adam Brownlow of Lockhart Industries, Sonja Holmes, Doug Lockhart of Lockhart industries and Mike Lafond from HB Electric. (Submitted photo)
Jacquie Gordon, owner of Duncan’s award-winning Jacquie Gordon’s Bed & Breakfast, says she’s open for business this summer after having to shut down during the pandemic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Jacquie Gordon’s B&B is open for business

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Jacquie Gordon, owner of Duncan’s award-winning Jacquie Gordon’s Bed & Breakfast, says she’s open for business this summer after having to shut down during the pandemic. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Amy Caine and Roby Clement have opened Goldstone Boutique in the loft of Freestyle Salon & Spa, located at 4485 Trans Canada Hwy. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: New consignment boutique opens in Cowichan

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Amy Caine and Roby Clement have opened Goldstone Boutique in the loft of Freestyle Salon & Spa, located at 4485 Trans Canada Hwy. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s single-use checkout bag ban ready to go into place Canada Day

Business operators say there’s been plenty of time to plan and prepare for bylaw that kicks in July 1

Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Chris St-Cyr (pictured) and his partner Jason Fong are opening the Cowitan tanning salon on Kenneth Street on June 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Chris St-Cyr (pictured) and his partner Jason Fong are opening the Cowitan tanning salon on Kenneth Street on June 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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

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

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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)
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

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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)