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Wendy Finch, manager at the Merit Furniture location in Duncan, and Mike Ruhr invite people to attend the company’s 38th anniversary which will see sales on lots of the store’s merchandise. The anniversary sale will run until Aug. 25. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Merit Furniture celebrates 38th anniversary

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

 

The Society Barbershop & Cafe, located on Kenneth Street, has opened a second location inside the old firehall at 963 Herd Rd. in Maple Bay. Pictured is Society barber Chris Lampson giving a haircut to Darren Aitchison. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: The Society Barbershop & Cafe opens new location

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

 

People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

 

The Port Alberni-based San Group is donating funds and services to the Ditidaht First Nation to help construct a new road. Pictured (left) is Kamal Sanghera, co-owner of the San Group, and Brian Tate, chief in council with the Ditidaht First Nation. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: San Group helping Ditidaht First Nation with road

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

The Port Alberni-based San Group is donating funds and services to the Ditidaht First Nation to help construct a new road. Pictured (left) is Kamal Sanghera, co-owner of the San Group, and Brian Tate, chief in council with the Ditidaht First Nation. (Submitted photo)
Josh Neufeld, owner of Duncan’s Vancouver Island Barber Co., and his staff have partnered with Riot Brewing in Chemainus to host the Thirsty Barber Shop fundraiser to help survivors of residential schools. (File photo)
Josh Neufeld, owner of Duncan’s Vancouver Island Barber Co., and his staff have partnered with Riot Brewing in Chemainus to host the Thirsty Barber Shop fundraiser to help survivors of residential schools. (File photo)
Kaitlin Nault is one of the owners of Wolf Willow Apothecary, which recently opened at 124 Station St. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

New health and wellness store opens in Duncan

Business Notes from around the Cowichan Valley

Kaitlin Nault is one of the owners of Wolf Willow Apothecary, which recently opened at 124 Station St. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Debbie Payne (holding an award), from Lake Cowichan’s Star Lake Contracting Ltd. was recognized by Mosaic Forest Management as a Crew Safety Champion in MFM's annual ceremony to honour forestry contractors who have contributed to the company's focus on safety, environmental performance, Indigenous relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and quality over the past year. (Submitted photo)

Busines notes: 3 local forest-contracting companies recognized for performance

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Debbie Payne (holding an award), from Lake Cowichan’s Star Lake Contracting Ltd. was recognized by Mosaic Forest Management as a Crew Safety Champion in MFM's annual ceremony to honour forestry contractors who have contributed to the company's focus on safety, environmental performance, Indigenous relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and quality over the past year. (Submitted photo)
Bruce McKinlay is the owner of Valley Cider Company, which produces 20 different varieties of cider. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Bruce McKinlay is the owner of Valley Cider Company, which produces 20 different varieties of cider. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Jaikrishna A, owner of Baan-Do’s Stir Fry on James Street, said the restaurant is undergoing some renovations and other changes.
 (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Baan-Do’s Stir Fry to get a new look

The latest from the Cowichan business community

Jaikrishna A, owner of Baan-Do’s Stir Fry on James Street, said the restaurant is undergoing some renovations and other changes.
 (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Magz Hedley is the manager of Allenby Road’s A Little Bud cannabis shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Magz Hedley is the manager of Allenby Road’s A Little Bud cannabis shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, visited Catalyst Crofton on June 3 to see $5.85 million of CleanBC funding at work. From left are the mill’s deputy general manager Krista Cuddy, executive assistant Courtney Malo, vice president of energy and business development Carlo Dal Mont, COO Stew Gibson, Doug Routley, mill vice president of corporate communications Graham Kissack, and Terry Lalari, the vice president of government relations. (Submitted photo)

Catalyst Crofton puts grant finding to good environmental use

Business Notes from around the Cowichan Valley

Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, visited Catalyst Crofton on June 3 to see $5.85 million of CleanBC funding at work. From left are the mill’s deputy general manager Krista Cuddy, executive assistant Courtney Malo, vice president of energy and business development Carlo Dal Mont, COO Stew Gibson, Doug Routley, mill vice president of corporate communications Graham Kissack, and Terry Lalari, the vice president of government relations. (Submitted photo)
Duncan’s A&W restaurant will host its annual Show ’n Shine on June 5. Pictured is owner Kevin Miller. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Duncan’s A&W hosts annual Show ‘n Shine on June 5

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Duncan’s A&W restaurant will host its annual Show ’n Shine on June 5. Pictured is owner Kevin Miller. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Aja Aime-Havig is the new owner of Bloom Beauty Studio in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Bloom Beauty Studio has new owner

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Aja Aime-Havig is the new owner of Bloom Beauty Studio in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)

From lagers to IPAs, Island beers take top honours at Canadian Brewing Awards

9 Island breweries bring home prizes from 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards

Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)
Duncan’s Budget Pharmacy will celebrate its first anniversary on May. 20. Pictured is owner and pharmacist Dhaval Patel (left) and pharmacy assistant Alix Gates. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Budget Pharmacy celebrates one-year anniversary

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Duncan’s Budget Pharmacy will celebrate its first anniversary on May. 20. Pictured is owner and pharmacist Dhaval Patel (left) and pharmacy assistant Alix Gates. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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)
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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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)
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

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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)
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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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)