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Award-winning actress Queen Latifah has made a post on Instagram encouraging people to visit Duncan’s PlentiFILL store. (Screen shot)

Queen Latifah encouraging people to shop at Duncan’s PlentiFILL

Instigram post part of Lenovo Evolve Small initiative

 

The Malahat SkyWalk has a roster of fun holiday events planned at the attraction. (Andrea Rondeau/Citizen)

Malahat SkyWalk bringing the Holiday Magic to the holiday season

South Island attraction offers December line-up of fun and festive activities for all to enjoy

 

Long-serving employees at Ladysmith A&W are recognized for their dedication to their jobs. Pictured are Lori Kelland, co-owner, left, Loretta Frenchy, Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck and Jason Kelland, also co-owner. (Duck Paterson photo)

Longtime A&W workers in Ladysmith given well-deserved holiday

Restaurant owners reward employees with trip to resort in Mexico

  • Oct 13, 2022

 

Mark Nagra (far right) and other members of the M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery at last year’s BBB Torch Awards, where they won in the Customer Service category. This year they’re a finalist in the Community Service category.

Vancouver Island awards celebrate businesses with ethics, honesty

Character, culture, customer service and community engagement recognized in annual event

  • Sep 19, 2022
Mark Nagra (far right) and other members of the M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery at last year’s BBB Torch Awards, where they won in the Customer Service category. This year they’re a finalist in the Community Service category.
Natasha Nagra presents Juli Menard with a free mattress. Juli was the lucky winner of the latest giveaway from M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery — keep and eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages for more chances to win!

How’s the service? Ask the experts — the customers!

The reviews for this Parksville furniture and mattress store prove service is the highest priority

  • Aug 15, 2022
Natasha Nagra presents Juli Menard with a free mattress. Juli was the lucky winner of the latest giveaway from M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery — keep and eye on their Facebook and Instagram pages for more chances to win!
People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery owner Mark Nagra (left) presents Mike and Debbie Eisworth of Nanoose Bay with their prize from June’s Sale-A-Bration. Follow the store on Facebook and Instagram for your next chance to win!

Parksville furniture store’s June Sale-A-Bration gives $2000 to lucky winner!

Local store loves giving back, and there are more giveaways on the way

  • Jul 18, 2022
M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery owner Mark Nagra (left) presents Mike and Debbie Eisworth of Nanoose Bay with their prize from June’s Sale-A-Bration. Follow the store on Facebook and Instagram for your next chance to win!
The giving goes both ways! One M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery customer was so pleased with the customer service at the store that they brought thank-you gifts for the staff.

And the winners are… mattress giveaway brings rest to those in need

More mattress giveaways coming soon, with a twist!

  • Jun 20, 2022
The giving goes both ways! One M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery customer was so pleased with the customer service at the store that they brought thank-you gifts for the staff.
Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)

From lagers to IPAs, Island beers take top honours at Canadian Brewing Awards

9 Island breweries bring home prizes from 2022 Canadian Brewing Awards

Corey Bradder, left, and Aaron Colyn show off Twin City Brewing’s national awards, while Robin Miles and Andy Richards hold up their hardware from the recent Canadian Brewing Awards. (Courtesy of Twin City Brewing)
Every December, Mark Nagra dresses up like Santa and delivers free mattresses to deserving folks in the Oceanside area. This year he's celebrating Christmas in May, bringing back the mattress giveaway!

Christmas comes early, bringing sweet dreams to deserving District 69 residents

Parksville business giving away an Ironman Pure Energy Mattress plus two more,…

  • May 16, 2022
Every December, Mark Nagra dresses up like Santa and delivers free mattresses to deserving folks in the Oceanside area. This year he's celebrating Christmas in May, bringing back the mattress giveaway!
Mark Nagra, owner of M&N Mattress and Sofa. The store recently hired Price Masonry to install gorgeous grey stone to the exterior. Other improvements are coming later this summer — part of the store’s investment in their community.

For the love of Parksville! Downtown business invests in exterior facelift

‘We wanted to do our part in improving Parksville’s downtown’

  • Apr 18, 2022
Mark Nagra, owner of M&N Mattress and Sofa. The store recently hired Price Masonry to install gorgeous grey stone to the exterior. Other improvements are coming later this summer — part of the store’s investment in their community.
Nanaimo author Josh Gillingham has created the Vancouver Island Coffee Tour website that includes a map with directions to a growing list of more than 50 independent coffee roasters across the Island and Gulf Islands that tourists and residents can follow to find the region’s best brews. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo author’s online ‘coffee tour’ an added perk for visiting Vancouver Island

Residents and visitors can follow guide to more than 50 Island-region coffee roasters

Nanaimo author Josh Gillingham has created the Vancouver Island Coffee Tour website that includes a map with directions to a growing list of more than 50 independent coffee roasters across the Island and Gulf Islands that tourists and residents can follow to find the region’s best brews. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Visit the award-winning, expert staff at M&N Mattress and Sofa at 291 East Island Hwy, or get inspired at parksvillemattress.com or mnsofa.ca.

Local mattress and sofa business among top finalists at two March awards

If you need a new mattress or sofa, you can shop at…

  • Mar 28, 2022
Visit the award-winning, expert staff at M&N Mattress and Sofa at 291 East Island Hwy, or get inspired at parksvillemattress.com or mnsofa.ca.
Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)

B.C. minister chided for ‘misleading’ statement about pandemic benefits for business

‘Our members have not been filling their pockets with free public money’

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)
The Malahat Skywalk will host numerous events over the Christmas season. (John McKinley/Black Press)

Vancouver Island’s Malahat Skywalk wins prestigious tourism innovation award

$15-million project, a partnership between the Malahat Nation and A.Spire by Nature

The Malahat Skywalk will host numerous events over the Christmas season. (John McKinley/Black Press)
Mark Nagra, owner of M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery in Parksville says the store frequently pre-orders stock to stay ahead of supply chain delays. (Don Barbeau photo).

3 Ways to avoid delays and get your furniture fast

Parksville business owner offers tips to mattress and furniture shoppers

  • Feb 14, 2022
Mark Nagra, owner of M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery in Parksville says the store frequently pre-orders stock to stay ahead of supply chain delays. (Don Barbeau photo).
MN Mattress

A dozen free mattresses and a dozen smiles to ring in the new year!

Local business shares their good fortune, delivers free mattresses to deserving Parksville kids

  • Jan 17, 2022
MN Mattress
M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery is celebrating 21 years in Parksville with 12 mattress giveaways! Visit Mark, Neelam and the rest of the knowledgable staff at 291 East Island Hwy.

Celebrating 21 years with 12 days of mattress giveaways!

Mark Nagra and the staff at M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery are…

  • Dec 13, 2021
M&N Mattress and Sofa Gallery is celebrating 21 years in Parksville with 12 mattress giveaways! Visit Mark, Neelam and the rest of the knowledgable staff at 291 East Island Hwy.
The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)
Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay props master’s work featured in Netflix Christmas rom-com Love Hard

Props Master Paul Wagner wants to see more movie business come through the Kootenay

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey