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Nominations open for Parksville chamber’s Business Achievement Awards

Nominations open for Parksville chamber’s Business Achievement Awards

Seven categories to choose from for individual and businesses

Nominations open for Parksville chamber’s Business Achievement Awards
Business increasing in Qualicum Beach, though labour can be hard to find

Business increasing in Qualicum Beach, though labour can be hard to find

Business Walk hosted by Chamber of Commerce surveyed 61 businesses

Business increasing in Qualicum Beach, though labour can be hard to find
An artistic rendering of the plan for the East Village revitalization. (Courtesy of the Town of Qualicum Beach)
An artistic rendering of the plan for the East Village revitalization. (Courtesy of the Town of Qualicum Beach)
The proposed location of the Parksville Posh Wash car wash, which was voted down by Parksville council on Dec. 2, 2019. (Emily Vance photo)

Parksville council: High-traffic area no place for a car wash

Councillor also voices concern 24-hour operation could be disruptive to nearby nursing home

The proposed location of the Parksville Posh Wash car wash, which was voted down by Parksville council on Dec. 2, 2019. (Emily Vance photo)
The Errington Cedar Products shutdown means the loss of approximately 50 jobs. (Cloe Logan photo)
The Errington Cedar Products shutdown means the loss of approximately 50 jobs. (Cloe Logan photo)
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Parksville Qualicum Beach associations, chamber
Memorandum of Understanding signed between Parksville Qualicum Beach associations, chamber
Sarah Wood playing the piano at the Berwick grand opening on Nov. 12 - Cloe Logan photo

Berwick Qualicum Beach officially open

After years in the making, the retirement community is now home to 78 residents

Sarah Wood playing the piano at the Berwick grand opening on Nov. 12 - Cloe Logan photo
From left, Neelam and Mark Nagra, co-owners of M&N Mattress and Furniture, and daughter Natasha Nagra celebrate after winning a BBB Torch Award in the Lifestyle and Leisure category. — Submitted photo

Business Notes: M&N wins third Torch Award

Parksville mattress and furniture store earns 2019 honour

From left, Neelam and Mark Nagra, co-owners of M&N Mattress and Furniture, and daughter Natasha Nagra celebrate after winning a BBB Torch Award in the Lifestyle and Leisure category. — Submitted photo
Tickets are now on sale for the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce annual gala, scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. — J.R. Rardon photo                                The public is invited to attend a free Business Expo at the Parksville Community Centre on Nov.5 — J.R. Rardon photo

Second annual Business Expo comes to Parksville

Chamber of Commerce event Nov. 5 promotes networking

Tickets are now on sale for the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce annual gala, scheduled for Oct. 14 at the Parksville Community and Conference Centre. — J.R. Rardon photo                                The public is invited to attend a free Business Expo at the Parksville Community Centre on Nov.5 — J.R. Rardon photo
Simon and Maura Reeve on the fourth day of being open at Oceanside C-Weed in Parksville. - Cloe Logan photo

A year into legalization, Parksville’s first cannabis store opens

A handful of applications still underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

Simon and Maura Reeve on the fourth day of being open at Oceanside C-Weed in Parksville. - Cloe Logan photo
Courtesy of Christine Weatherby - Christine Weatherby is holding an open house at her store, Purple Essentials in Qualicum Beach, to thank volunteers and the community for their support after the passing of her husband Graham Weatherby.

Purple Essentials in Qualicum Beach hosts ‘grand re-opening’

‘It’s so humbling’: volunteers helping to keep shop open after tragedy

Courtesy of Christine Weatherby - Christine Weatherby is holding an open house at her store, Purple Essentials in Qualicum Beach, to thank volunteers and the community for their support after the passing of her husband Graham Weatherby.
Kim Burden

Parksville’s Kim Burden wins national executive of the year award

Chamber executive director accepts award in New Brunswick

Kim Burden
Jeremy Perkins making a cortado with his award-winning Ethiopia Kilenso Mocanissa roast on Sept.27 - Cloe Logan photo

Parksville violist turned coffee-maker wins gold at North American competition

Local company claims six medals at coffee event in Nashville

Jeremy Perkins making a cortado with his award-winning Ethiopia Kilenso Mocanissa roast on Sept.27 - Cloe Logan photo
Grace Lore, a political science professor at the University of Victoria, is one of the panelists on the discussion regarding gender equity at the upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (File Contributed)

Vancouver Island Economic Summit panel to address gender equity

Last month the Canadian government proposed amendments to regulations under the federal…

  • Sep 25, 2019
Grace Lore, a political science professor at the University of Victoria, is one of the panelists on the discussion regarding gender equity at the upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (File Contributed)
Michael Briones photo                                Georgia Desjardins, asset manager for Seacliff Properties, signs the plaque to commemorate the topping off milestone of the Westerly, the 39-unit condominium development in Nanoose Bay.
Michael Briones photo                                Georgia Desjardins, asset manager for Seacliff Properties, signs the plaque to commemorate the topping off milestone of the Westerly, the 39-unit condominium development in Nanoose Bay.
Photo courtesy of Career Centre                                 Peter Christensen and Heidi Abbott. Abbott wants to use art therapy as a tool to help further people’s career goals.

New Parksville program aims to connect job-seekers with their passion through art

Free workshop series at the Career Centre eases stress of job search

Photo courtesy of Career Centre                                 Peter Christensen and Heidi Abbott. Abbott wants to use art therapy as a tool to help further people’s career goals.
Mary Fox, Ladysmith Artist is open for Digital Business (Submitted photo)

Push on to establish Vancouver Island as an arts powerhouse

Island-wide conversation underway on how the arts and culture can amplify economic development

Mary Fox, Ladysmith Artist is open for Digital Business (Submitted photo)
Michael Briones photo                                The Bayside Resort boasts of panoramic ocean views.

Bayside Resort now part of Choice Hotels Canada

Vancouver Island is now home to its first Ascend Hotel Collection property,…

Michael Briones photo                                The Bayside Resort boasts of panoramic ocean views.
Debbie Pickering, left, celebrates a big Keno win with A1 Convenience owner Jodi Rai. The Port Alberni store boasts of being the winningest store in British Columbia.                                SUBMITTED PHOTO

Port Alberni store sells another big lottery winner

A1 Convenience in Port Alberni has continued its winning lottery streak

Debbie Pickering, left, celebrates a big Keno win with A1 Convenience owner Jodi Rai. The Port Alberni store boasts of being the winningest store in British Columbia.                                SUBMITTED PHOTO
Parksville’s Jennifer LeBrun is creator, owner and producer of ULAT Dryer Balls and recently attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance summit in Japan as a partner delegate. - Submitted by Jennifer LeBrun

Parksville entrepreneur attends G20 summit in Japan as first female partner delegate

Jennifer LeBrun is the creator, owner and producer of ULAT Dryer Balls

Parksville’s Jennifer LeBrun is creator, owner and producer of ULAT Dryer Balls and recently attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance summit in Japan as a partner delegate. - Submitted by Jennifer LeBrun