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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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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)
Local realtors delivered a pile of toys to the Salvation Army last week that will be distributed to needy kids in the region during the holidays. (Submitted photo)

Business notes: Cowichan realtors make season special for children

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Local realtors delivered a pile of toys to the Salvation Army last week that will be distributed to needy kids in the region during the holidays. (Submitted photo)
Gifty Serbeh, owner of Shawnigan Lake’s Shea Butter Market, holds up a bowl of shea butter that she makes numerous products from. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Gifty Serbeh, owner of Shawnigan Lake’s Shea Butter Market, holds up a bowl of shea butter that she makes numerous products from. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Cowichan Bay’s Rock Cod Café has closed its doors after 15 years in business. (Facebook photo)

Business notes: Cowichan Bay’s Rock Cod Cafe has closed

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Cowichan Bay’s Rock Cod Café has closed its doors after 15 years in business. (Facebook photo)
Lots of visitors attended the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s Shop, Sip & Support event at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre on Dec. 3. The guests included, from left, David van Deventer, publisher of the Cowichan Valley Citizen, Erika Berthiaume, Travis Berthiaume, owner of Duncan’s Dairy Queen and David Gartshore, from Primerica. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Little Town Pizza expanding

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Lots of visitors attended the Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce’s Shop, Sip & Support event at the Cowichan Regional Visitor Centre on Dec. 3. The guests included, from left, David van Deventer, publisher of the Cowichan Valley Citizen, Erika Berthiaume, Travis Berthiaume, owner of Duncan’s Dairy Queen and David Gartshore, from Primerica. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Lauren Combs, a sales representative at Sheer Essentials Lingerie Swimwear on Kenneth Street, said the store will close and amalgamate with its other location on the Trans-Canada Highway later this month. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Sheer Essentials Lingerie Swimwear to amalgamate 2 stores

The latest from Cowichan Valley’s business community

Lauren Combs, a sales representative at Sheer Essentials Lingerie Swimwear on Kenneth Street, said the store will close and amalgamate with its other location on the Trans-Canada Highway later this month. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign this year raised $13,506 for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, is Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Fatima Da Silva from Nourish Cowichan and Charlotte Fisher from Tim Hortons. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan Cycles expands operations

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Tim Hortons’ annual Smile Cookie campaign this year raised $13,506 for three local non-profit organizations. Pictured, from left, is Leslie Welin from The Clements Centre, Erin Generous from Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cowichan Valley, Greg Adams, owner of a number of Tim Hortons in the region, Fatima Da Silva from Nourish Cowichan and Charlotte Fisher from Tim Hortons. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay props master’s work featured in Netflix Christmas rom-com Love Hard

Props Master Paul Wagner wants to see more movie business come through the Kootenay

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey
Hui Lin is the owner of Island Foot Reflexology and Body Massage, which opened three weeks ago at #103- 489 Trans-Canada Highway. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Reflexology shop opens in Duncan

What’s going on in the Cowichan business community

Hui Lin is the owner of Island Foot Reflexology and Body Massage, which opened three weeks ago at #103- 489 Trans-Canada Highway. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are thanking customers for making the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28 such a success. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are thanking customers for making the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28 such a success. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Top: The Farm Table Inn has won the Business of the Year Award in the 2020 Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards. Pictured are owners Evelyn Koops and George Gates with presenter James Funfer (centre), manager of Lake Cowichan’s Island Trust. (Lauri Meanley/Gazette)

Farm Table Inn wins Business of the Year Award from Lake Cowichan Chamber

Chamber of Commerce held 21st annual Excellence Awards Night on Oct. 24

Top: The Farm Table Inn has won the Business of the Year Award in the 2020 Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Community Excellence Awards. Pictured are owners Evelyn Koops and George Gates with presenter James Funfer (centre), manager of Lake Cowichan’s Island Trust. (Lauri Meanley/Gazette)
WINGS thrift store is celebrating its first anniversary at its new location at 446 Jubilee St. on Saturday. Pictured from left are Stacy Meyer, WINGS owner Marianna Schwab and Beth Desjardine. (Submitted photo))

Business notes: WINGS thrift store to celebrate anniversary Saturday

The latest from the Cowichan business community

WINGS thrift store is celebrating its first anniversary at its new location at 446 Jubilee St. on Saturday. Pictured from left are Stacy Meyer, WINGS owner Marianna Schwab and Beth Desjardine. (Submitted photo))
Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)

2-week shutdown coming to Crofton mill in November

Both the paper and pulp operations at the mill will be curtailed from Nov. 9 until about Nov. 24

Crofton mill be shutting down for two weeks in November. (File photo by Don Bodger)