From left, Carley Freeman, assistant manager, Fabiano d’Andrea, general manager, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Jeremy Pott, regional operations manager perform an official ribbon-cutting as Cascadia Liquor opened its eighth location, at 389 Alberni Highway in Parksville, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

Cascadia Liquor opens new Parksville location

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 18


Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ocean potential takes the spotlight at the 2020 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s annual summit goes digital for 2020


Struggling outdoor equipment retailer MEC opposes efforts to pause sale to Kingswood

MEC said it’s urgent for the sale to close before the retailer sees ‘significant weekly cash flow losses’


Island market finally reopens more than seven months after extreme flood

COVID situation lengthened an already long renovation process

Arbutus RV expands Island operations with acquisition of Parksville location

New owners Craig and Rose Little acquire Coast RV business from Kelly Tague

City-centre businesses mount slower recovery than rural areas, CFIB says

Data shows 22 per cent of businesses polled in urban cores are at normal levels of sales compared to 37 per cent in rural areas

Dinosaurs revived for animatronic auction in Langley

More than 500 robot dinosaurs, fossils, and exhibition gear are going on the block Aug. 6

Rebound recovery program helps more than 50 PQB businesses remain open

Nearly $90K in aid received through Oceanside Initiatives plan

Kabayan store makes its return in Parksville

Owner cites demand for Filipino foods in the area

Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay

Committee endorses application for RDN board’s approval

  • Jul 17, 2020

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce asks local businesses how they are faring

Followup survey now live after initial COVID-19 questionnaire for businesses in March

  • Jul 16, 2020

Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce announces new board

Jodie Lucas of the Rusted Rake Farm and Cindy Walker of D-Stress Fitness join the team

  • Jun 29, 2020

Labour minister stands ground as B.C. business leaders demand temporary layoff extension

Temporary layoff time limits must be extended now, businesses tell Harry Bains

New association launches to give voice to B.C. First Nation development corporations

First Nation Business Development Association is comprised of nearly 50 members

‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville

Live music offered up four nights per week

As two B.C. offices see outbreaks, Dr. Henry warns tests don’t replace other measures

Physical distancing, PPE and sanitizing remain key to reduce COVID-19 spread

ICET provides Qualicum Beach with $250K for East Village project

Town expects revitalization plan to attract more developments