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Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay

Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay

Committee endorses application for RDN board’s approval

  • Jul 17, 2020
Development variance permit sought for cannabis nursery in Nanoose Bay
Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Business Achievement Awards ceremony on March 19 at the Parksville Community Centre. (File photo)

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 & District Chamber of Commerce will be holding its Business Achievement Awards ceremony on March 19 at the Parksville Community Centre. (File photo)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
A new stream of support has been added to the B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development program. (Pixabay photo)
Jeannie Maltesen of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce on Nov.28 in Qualicum Beach. (Cloe Logan photo)

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
Jeannie Maltesen of the Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce on Nov.28 in Qualicum Beach. (Cloe Logan photo)
B.C. Labour Minister and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains working at home. (Submitted photo)

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

B.C. Labour Minister and Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains working at home. (Submitted photo)
Martin Fereday, Board Chair with Society of Organized Services presented the Community Spirit Award to Parksville Qualicum Foundation and Board President, Sarah Duncan. (Submitted photo)
Martin Fereday, Board Chair with Society of Organized Services presented the Community Spirit Award to Parksville Qualicum Foundation and Board President, Sarah Duncan. (Submitted photo)
A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)

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

First Nation Business Development Association is comprised of nearly 50 members

A new business association has launched in B.C. to support First Nation development corporations. (Image submitted)
The City of Parksville is temporarily allowing restaurant seating or queuing on public sidewalks and parking lots. (File photo)
The City of Parksville is temporarily allowing restaurant seating or queuing on public sidewalks and parking lots. (File photo)
‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville

‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville

Live music offered up four nights per week

‘Music Cafe’ opens its doors in Parksville
A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

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

A woman wears a protective face mask as she waits to enter a bank in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Various businesses and restaurants are opening in the province as a part of the phase 2 reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Town of Qualicum Beach receives funding from Island Coastal Economic Trust for its East Village revitalization project. (File photo)

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

Town expects revitalization plan to attract more developments

Town of Qualicum Beach receives funding from Island Coastal Economic Trust for its East Village revitalization project. (File photo)
Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Commercial rent relief applications open as feds encourage landlords to apply

Program would see government cover 50 per cent of the rent

Storefronts in Ottawa’s Glebe neighbourhood are reflected in a sign indicating the temporary closure of a business to prevent the spread of COVID-19, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The pandemic has meant a slew of commercial renters — from the country’s smallest businesses to the behemoths — have had to have a tough conversation with their landlord about how they are unable to cover rent. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)

Pacific Coastal Airlines will resume service next month

‘We are pleased to confirm that we will be resuming scheduled service on June 1, 2020’

Pacific Coastal Airlines temporarily suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but are back in action June 1. (Photo provided by Pacific Coastal Airlines)
Qualicum Beach town council met virtually on May 13. (YouTube screenshot)
Qualicum Beach town council met virtually on May 13. (YouTube screenshot)
A Zoom meeting hosted by Oceanside Initiatives laid out the business recovery plan for the area. (Zoom screenshot)

COVID-19: Group announces business recovery plan for Parksville Qualicum Beach

‘We don’t want to lose any businesses in our community’

A Zoom meeting hosted by Oceanside Initiatives laid out the business recovery plan for the area. (Zoom screenshot)
Tofino Bus Service claims north island bus service is unsustainable without subsidy. (viconnector.com Photo)

Tofino Bus Service wants to cancel service to the north island

“There is no model without subsidy that makes [this service] sustainable.”

Tofino Bus Service claims north island bus service is unsustainable without subsidy. (viconnector.com Photo)
(Smoke ‘N Water logo)
(Smoke ‘N Water logo)
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)
Shelly Heppner with one of her stills. (Submitted photo)

Parksville distiller to give out free hand sanitizer to residents

‘OK, this is the opportunity to contribute’

Shelly Heppner with one of her stills. (Submitted photo)
A Zoom conference took place last week hosted by the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (Black Press file)

Parksville and Qualicum Chambers of Commerce host virtual business forum

Government officials took part during the April 16 meeting

A Zoom conference took place last week hosted by the Parksville and Qualicum Beach Chambers of Commerce. (Black Press file)