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James Funfer is the new manager at the Island Saving’s branch in Lake Cowichan. (Submitted photo)

Credit Union moving to former RBC branch site in Lake Cowichan

In spring, 2022, the credit union will open its doors at 75 Cowichan Lake Rd.

  • Oct 25, 2021
James Funfer is the new manager at the Island Saving’s branch in Lake Cowichan. (Submitted photo)
The Downtown Duncan BIA plans to have the 12-foot Christmas bulb assembled on the stage in Duncan City Square again this Christmas season. (File photo)
The Downtown Duncan BIA plans to have the 12-foot Christmas bulb assembled on the stage in Duncan City Square again this Christmas season. (File photo)
Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are making Blizzards in preparation for the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Dairy Queen to hold Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Travis Berthiaume (left), owner of the Dairy Queen in Duncan, and store manager Don McCormick are making Blizzards in preparation for the Miracle Treat Day fundraiser on Oct. 28. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Josh Neufeld is the owner of the new Vancouver Island Barber Co., located at 60 Queens Rd. in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan welcomes new barber shop

The latest from Cowichan’s business community

Josh Neufeld is the owner of the new Vancouver Island Barber Co., located at 60 Queens Rd. in Duncan. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Sands Funeral Chapel has donated $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan to assist with the charity’s efforts to feed school children in the area. Pictured, from left, are funeral director Janice Winfrey, Sands’ managing director Troy Evans, Jason Hatton from Juice FM and Ginette Aubin, branch administrator at Sands. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Business notes: Sands Funeral Chapel donates $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

Sands Funeral Chapel has donated $10,000 to Nourish Cowichan to assist with the charity’s efforts to feed school children in the area. Pictured, from left, are funeral director Janice Winfrey, Sands’ managing director Troy Evans, Jason Hatton from Juice FM and Ginette Aubin, branch administrator at Sands. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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)
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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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)
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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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)
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

A look at Cowichan’s business happenings

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

A look at what’s happening in the Cowichan Valley business community

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

A look at what’s happening in Cowichan’s business community

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

A look at what’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

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

A look at what’s new in Cowichan’s business community

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

The latest from the Cowichan Valley business community

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

What’s going on in Cowichan’s business community

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)