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Vilavan and David Richardson are the owners of Sap Siam Bistro, a new Thai restaurant that is opening next week on Station Street in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Thai restaurant Sap Siam Bistro opens soon in Duncan

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The Cowichan Home & Wellness Show, hosted by Evergreen Exhibitions, that was held at the Cowichan Community Centre last weekend drew big crowds as dozens of companies and experts were on hand to help people with their projects and other needs. (Sarah Simpson/Citizen)

Business notes: WorkBC to host two jobs fairs in Cowichan region

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Colby Perkins (left), manager of Cobble Hill’s Good Used Cars, stands in front of the main office of the business with co-owner Robin Bond. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Good Used Cars part of the community for more than 30 years

Preoperty sold but business continues

  • Apr 27, 2022

 

Brenda MacKeigan, the owner of Gentlemens Chair barbershop in Cowichan Bay, is offering free haircuts and hairstyles to any Ukrainian children, up to the age of 16, who have come to the area fleeing the war in their country. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Free haircuts offered to Ukrainian children at Gentlemens Chair

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Brenda MacKeigan, the owner of Gentlemens Chair barbershop in Cowichan Bay, is offering free haircuts and hairstyles to any Ukrainian children, up to the age of 16, who have come to the area fleeing the war in their country. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Nanaimo author Josh Gillingham has created the Vancouver Island Coffee Tour website that includes a map with directions to a growing list of more than 50 independent coffee roasters across the Island and Gulf Islands that tourists and residents can follow to find the region’s best brews. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo author’s online ‘coffee tour’ an added perk for visiting Vancouver Island

Residents and visitors can follow guide to more than 50 Island-region coffee roasters

Nanaimo author Josh Gillingham has created the Vancouver Island Coffee Tour website that includes a map with directions to a growing list of more than 50 independent coffee roasters across the Island and Gulf Islands that tourists and residents can follow to find the region’s best brews. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Tami Hill, the new co-owner of Cowichan Bay’s Rock Cod Café, sit with Andy Anderson, the original owner of the business. (Submitted photo)

Rock Cod Cafe reopens under new owners

Business Notes: News and notes from Cowichan’s business community

Tami Hill, the new co-owner of Cowichan Bay’s Rock Cod Café, sit with Andy Anderson, the original owner of the business. (Submitted photo)
More than 40 local restaurants, eateries and specialty food vendors, and 10 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries participated in the Dine & Sip Cowichan Festival this year, and raised $10,000 for local food banks. Sara Hubscher, an employee at Duncan’s Craig Street Brew Pub which participated in the festival, holds an ad for the event. (Submitted photo)
More than 40 local restaurants, eateries and specialty food vendors, and 10 wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries participated in the Dine & Sip Cowichan Festival this year, and raised $10,000 for local food banks. Sara Hubscher, an employee at Duncan’s Craig Street Brew Pub which participated in the festival, holds an ad for the event. (Submitted photo)
Cowichan Valley’s Ella Duncan-Reda holds up some of the safety key chains and accessories that she sells through her new business, Valentina Accessories. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Young Cowichan Valley entrepreneur starts safety keychain business

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Cowichan Valley’s Ella Duncan-Reda holds up some of the safety key chains and accessories that she sells through her new business, Valentina Accessories. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)

B.C. minister chided for ‘misleading’ statement about pandemic benefits for business

‘Our members have not been filling their pockets with free public money’

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
Malahat SkyWalk took home a 2022 BC Tourism & Hospitality Award in the Innovation category at an awards gala on March 10 hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of BC and British Columbia Hotels Association. Pictured is the Malahat SkyWalk team, with general manager Ken Bailey third from left, accepting the award. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Malahat Skywalk wins prestigious tourism award

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Malahat SkyWalk took home a 2022 BC Tourism & Hospitality Award in the Innovation category at an awards gala on March 10 hosted by the Tourism Industry Association of BC and British Columbia Hotels Association. Pictured is the Malahat SkyWalk team, with general manager Ken Bailey third from left, accepting the award. (Submitted photo)
Tek Manhas and Erika and Travis Berthiaume are the owners of the new OodyOos Pet Store, located where Duncan Pet Store was located at 350 Trans Canada Hwy. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: OodyOos Pet Store takes over Duncan Pet Store location

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Tek Manhas and Erika and Travis Berthiaume are the owners of the new OodyOos Pet Store, located where Duncan Pet Store was located at 350 Trans Canada Hwy. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Mother-daughter team Sarah and Wendy Hiebert have opened Blend Gathered Goods Vintage & New on Kenneth Street and will hold their grand opening on March 5. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Blend Gathered Goods Vintage & New opens in Duncan

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Mother-daughter team Sarah and Wendy Hiebert have opened Blend Gathered Goods Vintage & New on Kenneth Street and will hold their grand opening on March 5. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Krystal Aikman and Stephanie Farrow are the owners of the new plentiFILL Refillery & Sustainable Living Store on Kenneth Street in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Krystal Aikman and Stephanie Farrow are the owners of the new plentiFILL Refillery & Sustainable Living Store on Kenneth Street in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Style Sense Furniture, located at Whippletree Junction, has recently undergone a major expansion. Pictured is owner Rachel Ayearst and manager Bradyn Smith. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Style Sense Furniture expands

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Style Sense Furniture, located at Whippletree Junction, has recently undergone a major expansion. Pictured is owner Rachel Ayearst and manager Bradyn Smith. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Kate, Ryan and Mae Thompson in front of Jack’s General Store in Lake Cowichan. (Robert Barron/Gazette)

New general store opens in Lake Cowichan

Owners Kate and Ryan Thompson growing inventory

Kate, Ryan and Mae Thompson in front of Jack’s General Store in Lake Cowichan. (Robert Barron/Gazette)
Brent Sheppard, owner of Duncan’s Sheppard’s Service Station, says his shop is a busy place. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Sheppard’s Service Station newest chamber member

What’s going on around Cowichan’s business community

Brent Sheppard, owner of Duncan’s Sheppard’s Service Station, says his shop is a busy place. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jordan McGarvey, Tom Nightingale, Dan Gregson, Andrew Gudmundseth, Corey Turcotte are partners in the new Cowichan-based Surepoint Vancouver Island. (Brianna Marie Photography)
Jordan McGarvey, Tom Nightingale, Dan Gregson, Andrew Gudmundseth, Corey Turcotte are partners in the new Cowichan-based Surepoint Vancouver Island. (Brianna Marie Photography)
Traveland RV has opened its first location on Vancouver Island at 5267 Boal Rd. in Duncan. Pictured, centre, is operations manager Sheldon Cleaves, with with sales manager Andy Hayes to the left and Frank Havief, general manager of Traveland RV’s location in Grand Prairie, to the right. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Traveland RV opens new location in the Cowichan Valley

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Traveland RV has opened its first location on Vancouver Island at 5267 Boal Rd. in Duncan. Pictured, centre, is operations manager Sheldon Cleaves, with with sales manager Andy Hayes to the left and Frank Havief, general manager of Traveland RV’s location in Grand Prairie, to the right. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Connie Hoshizaki, an instructor at Valley Health and Fitness, has created Lilly Padd mats designed for those that have limitations during exercises. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Connie Hoshizaki, an instructor at Valley Health and Fitness, has created Lilly Padd mats designed for those that have limitations during exercises. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Anthony Everett, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island, congratulates Bonnie Nethery, the general manager at Merridale Cidery Distillery, for her dedication to her job. TVC has a program to thank front-line workers in the industry for their hard work during tough times with a gesture of gratitude in the form of $75 Visa gift cards. (Tourism Vancouver Island photo)

Business notes: Tourism industry celebrates frontline workers

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Anthony Everett, president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island, congratulates Bonnie Nethery, the general manager at Merridale Cidery Distillery, for her dedication to her job. TVC has a program to thank front-line workers in the industry for their hard work during tough times with a gesture of gratitude in the form of $75 Visa gift cards. (Tourism Vancouver Island photo)