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While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.
The Schacht family, including, from left, Stephen, Jessica and Jeremy, are the brains and muscle behind the Cowichan Valley’s Ampersand Distillery. The business just opened a new online store. (File photo)
The Schacht family, including, from left, Stephen, Jessica and Jeremy, are the brains and muscle behind the Cowichan Valley’s Ampersand Distillery. The business just opened a new online store. (File photo)
Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)

Low profits, few customers in post-pandemic recovery says B.C. business survey

About 43 per cent of businesses say they think they will need government incentives to continue operating

Many businesses have temporarily shuttered due to COVID-19, but as owners get the green light to reopen some aren’t sure they’ll be able to afford it. (Black Press Media files)
Paul, Paula and Christina Brunner, owners of Blue Grouse Estate Winery, raised $10,000 last month for the Nourish Cowichan Society. (Submitted photo)
Paul, Paula and Christina Brunner, owners of Blue Grouse Estate Winery, raised $10,000 last month for the Nourish Cowichan Society. (Submitted photo)
Tofino Distillery in collaboration with Clarity Apothecary are mass producing volumes of hand sanitizer for front line workers in the ACRD. (Clarity Apothecary photo)

Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer

Mass supply delivered to emergency operation centres in Tofino, Ucluelet, Bamfield and Port Alberni.

Tofino Distillery in collaboration with Clarity Apothecary are mass producing volumes of hand sanitizer for front line workers in the ACRD. (Clarity Apothecary photo)
Ian Locke, left, and Amber Vance of the DDBIA discuss the COVID-19 crisis with Jeff Downie, owner of The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Cowichan business community reacting to COVID-19 challenges

With COVID-19 changing the world, it should not be surprising that the…

Ian Locke, left, and Amber Vance of the DDBIA discuss the COVID-19 crisis with Jeff Downie, owner of The Old Firehouse Wine and Cocktail Bar. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Nicolette Morris, left, and Jennifer Lazenby are working on a strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Cowichan doctor, restaurant emphasizing social distancing

Morris and his wife, Nicolette, are also owners of The Greenhouse Cafe

Nicolette Morris, left, and Jennifer Lazenby are working on a strategy to curb the spread of COVID-19. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
After 15 years, Lesley Zurrer is closing her popular Embellish Home Decor store in downtown Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)

Business notes: Embellish Home Decor closing its doors in Duncan

Owner says she’s looking forward to retirement

After 15 years, Lesley Zurrer is closing her popular Embellish Home Decor store in downtown Duncan. (Warren Goulding/Citizen)
Dr. Cheryl Fraser with Tony and Sage Robbins in Maui where Dr. Fraser was a guest instructor. (submitted)

Business notes: Passion Masterclass coming to Old Firehouse Wine Bar

Just in time for Valentine’s, Dr. Cheryl Fraser, a Cowichan Valley born…

Dr. Cheryl Fraser with Tony and Sage Robbins in Maui where Dr. Fraser was a guest instructor. (submitted)
Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)

Island Bakery in Cobble Hill to close

Cobble Hill store in business since 1982

Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)
Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)

Island Bakery in Cobble Hill to close

Cobble Hill store in business since 1982

Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)