Local Business

Port Alberni Mayor Sharie Minions, left, Janis Joseph, centre, on behalf of the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce, presents Greg Willmon of Lady Rose Marine Services with a 2022 Business Investment award. Willmon purchased the business nearly a year ago. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News

Lady Rose Marine Services adds Sunday run to Bamfield

Business is approaching pre-pandemic levels after nine months with new owners

Longstanding Safety Performance Award was presented to Mosaic’s Northwest Bay Crew, Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)

Nanoose Bay crew recognized for longstanding safety performance by Mosaic

Forest company honours contractors for excellence in various areas

Longstanding Safety Performance Award was presented to Mosaic’s Northwest Bay Crew, Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)
Patrick Flewin enjoys a day eFoiling in Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)

Former movie stuntman brings eFoiling to Parksville Qualicum Beach

Unique watersport akin to an electric surfboard on a unicycle

Patrick Flewin enjoys a day eFoiling in Qualicum Beach. (Michael Briones photo)
(Lefty’s Fresh Food/Facebook)
(Lefty’s Fresh Food/Facebook)
Q Burger in Qualicum Beach was recently named one of Canadas Top 5 burgers by ‘Canadian Living’ magazine. Pictured here is Erin Munroe, owner and operations manager. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Qualicum Beach restaurant hailed for having one of Canada’s best burgers

Q Burger owner pleasantly surprised by Top 5 kudos from magazine readers

Q Burger in Qualicum Beach was recently named one of Canadas Top 5 burgers by ‘Canadian Living’ magazine. Pictured here is Erin Munroe, owner and operations manager. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Jim Bennett’s model railroad layout has become a hub for model railroad hobbyists in the area. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Model railroad hobby spans generations for Nanoose Bay family

Youngster’s interest began when late grandfather gifted him a set

Jim Bennett’s model railroad layout has become a hub for model railroad hobbyists in the area. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Owner of Canada’s oldest skateboard shop sets up new business in Qualicum Beach

‘PD’ aims to stage vintage skateboard and bike exhibitions

Peter Ducommun, owner of Canada’s oldest skateboarding store, recently opened a new location in Qualicum Beach. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Parksville council voted to provide public notice of its intention to support an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch by Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company that will make its temporary patio permanent. (City of Parksville agenda image)
Parksville council voted to provide public notice of its intention to support an application to the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch by Mount Arrowsmith Brewing Company that will make its temporary patio permanent. (City of Parksville agenda image)
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Quality Foods in Parksville received and Award of Merit at the 15th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (PQB News file photo)

Quality Foods Parksville structure wins VIREB award of merit

Annual commercial building awards held at Tigh Na Mara

Quality Foods in Parksville received and Award of Merit at the 15th Annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. (PQB News file photo)
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Parksville and District Chamber of commerce welcomes new 2022-23 board members

AGM held recently at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort and Spa

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The ‘Village on Third’ in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the 2021 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. This year’s awards show will be held at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo submitted)

VIREB holds annual Commercial Building Awards in Parksville

Event set for at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort on April 28

The ‘Village on Third’ in Nanaimo won the Judges’ Choice award as top overall entry at the 2021 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards. This year’s awards show will be held at the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort in Parksville on Thursday, April 28, 2022. (Photo submitted)
Virginia Worcester of Borealis Hair Bar and Champagne Boutique proudly shows off the award for Small Business of the Year (Qualicum Beach) at the 2021 Business Excellence Awards. (Facebook photo)
Virginia Worcester of Borealis Hair Bar and Champagne Boutique proudly shows off the award for Small Business of the Year (Qualicum Beach) at the 2021 Business Excellence Awards. (Facebook photo)
Teara Fraser. (Black Press Media file photo)

Iskwew Air founder wins Business Woman of the Year award

Teara Fraser honoured at 2022 BC Tourism and Hospitality Awards

Teara Fraser. (Black Press Media file photo)
Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Nanaimo resident announced as Dream Home Project Initiative $50K recipient

Money awarded by Parksville Qualicum Beach realtors toward first-time home purchase

Simon Phillips and Karen Kenyon (left) of Royal LePage Parksville-Qualicum present a cheque of $50,000 to Shannon McRae and Lola Graham-McRae (right) as the recipient of the Dream Home Project Initiative cash award on March 18, 2022. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. was named Automotive Business of the Year at the 21st annual Grant Thornton LLP Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards held at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria, March 17. The award was received by the dealership’s financial services manager Ashley Henry.(Submitted photo)

Harris Oceanside GM wins Automotive Business of the Year award on Vancouver Island

Osprey Electric named Trade Business of the Year at Business Excellence Awards

Harris Oceanside Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd. was named Automotive Business of the Year at the 21st annual Grant Thornton LLP Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards held at the Delta Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria, March 17. The award was received by the dealership’s financial services manager Ashley Henry.(Submitted photo)
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