Local Business

Steven Orcutt and Gus Sangha, two of the owners of Errington Cedar Mill, are happy to see the mill back operating again. (Michael Briones photo)

Errington Mill fires up again: 90% of laid-off staff hired back

‘My dad is probably watching us, he’s probably got a thumbs up’

Steven Orcutt and Gus Sangha, two of the owners of Errington Cedar Mill, are happy to see the mill back operating again. (Michael Briones photo)
Construction crews busy working on Berwick Parksville project. (Michael Briones photo)

Berwick Parksville construction now in full swing

Project featuring 118 units to be completed this year

Construction crews busy working on Berwick Parksville project. (Michael Briones photo)
Help the ‘PQB News’ continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Help the ‘PQB News’ continue its mission to provide trusted local news

Importance of accurate, ethical reporting is critical – perhaps as never before

  • Apr 22, 2020
Help the ‘PQB News’ continue its mission to provide trusted local news
Bryan Reid, Sr., holds a picture of Harmac Pacific pulp mill. Reid is one of the owners in the company which is playing a significant role in supplying western red cedar pulp to a company that makes medical supplies.(Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)

‘It’s job No. 1 right now’: Harmac Pacific providing pulp for critical medical supplies

Company director says Harmac received a call of thanks from federal minister Chrystia Freeland

Bryan Reid, Sr., holds a picture of Harmac Pacific pulp mill. Reid is one of the owners in the company which is playing a significant role in supplying western red cedar pulp to a company that makes medical supplies.(Angie Mindus/Williams Lake Tribune)
Chambers urge support for Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses
Chambers urge support for Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses
A forum to help local business will be held on April 16. (Facebook photo)

COVID-19: Online forum to be held to help Parksville Qualicum Beach businesses

Goal is to provide information on available provincial, federal supports

A forum to help local business will be held on April 16. (Facebook 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)
COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?

COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?

Email messages to editor@pqbnews.com

  • Mar 21, 2020
COVID-19 PQB business update: looking for takeout food?
The PQB News will temporarily print once per week due to COVID-19 impacts. (NEWS file photo)

REMINDER: PQB News temporarily moves to one print issue per week, on Wednesdays

Publisher announces decision due to concerns surrounding COVID-19

  • Mar 20, 2020
The PQB News will temporarily print once per week due to COVID-19 impacts. (NEWS file photo)
Quality Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart will be dedicating a portion of their opening hours for seniors and vulnerable members of society to shop, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Stores dedicate early hours to seniors, health-compromised shoppers

Quality Foods offers two-hour access, Shoppers Drug Mart offers one hour

Quality Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart will be dedicating a portion of their opening hours for seniors and vulnerable members of society to shop, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Parksville and District Business Awards dinner at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in 2017. (File photo )
The Parksville and District Business Awards dinner at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in 2017. (File photo )
From left: Mayor Ed Mayne, Parksville, Jean Maltesen, President, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, Ian Thorpe, Regional District of Nanaimo Chair and Kim Burden, Executive Director, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted photo)

Oceanside Initiatives has office grand opening

Collaboration of community business stakeholders

From left: Mayor Ed Mayne, Parksville, Jean Maltesen, President, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, Ian Thorpe, Regional District of Nanaimo Chair and Kim Burden, Executive Director, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce. (Submitted photo)
Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

Kat Gellerman brings years of experience in the food business to her new store, Chef Sense Supplies, in downtown Courtenay. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Home prices continue to climb on most of Vancouver Island, though overall number of homes sold dipped in the last quarter. (NEWS file photo)
Home prices continue to climb on most of Vancouver Island, though overall number of homes sold dipped in the last quarter. (NEWS file photo)
Time running out to nominate PQB businesses for achievement awards

Time running out to nominate PQB businesses for achievement awards

Business Notes: News from the local business community

  • Feb 1, 2020
Time running out to nominate PQB businesses for achievement awards
The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce received overwhelming support for their policies presented at the BC Chamber 2019 AGM. - File photo

Phil Noble of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce talks to local business community

Discussions centre around how the area’s commerce can connect nationally

  • Jan 24, 2020
The Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce received overwhelming support for their policies presented at the BC Chamber 2019 AGM. - File photo
Tyson Muzzillo, the regional manager of cannabis operations, at Parksville’s new BC Cannabis Store opened on Jan. 23. (Cloe Logan photo)

New BC Cannabis store opens up shop in Parksville

Outlet at Wembley Mall open seven days per week

Tyson Muzzillo, the regional manager of cannabis operations, at Parksville’s new BC Cannabis Store opened on Jan. 23. (Cloe Logan photo)
Unique Parksville restaurant offers ‘dine in the dark’ experience

Unique Parksville restaurant offers ‘dine in the dark’ experience

Aim is to show customers what it’s like to be in a visually impaired person’s shoes

Unique Parksville restaurant offers ‘dine in the dark’ experience
The Extreme Education and Career Fair on Jan. 23 will be at the Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. in Comox, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press file photo)

Employers excited for Extreme Education and Career Fair

Job-seekers can bring resumes to the Comox Community Centre on Jan. 23

The Extreme Education and Career Fair on Jan. 23 will be at the Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. in Comox, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press file photo)
Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2019-20. (Photo submitted)
Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce board of directors for 2019-20. (Photo submitted)