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The stage is set for a full season of theatre again in 2022 at the Chemainus Theatre with the current fundraising campaign that's underway supported with substantial contributions from Gregg Perry, left, and Dr. Don Hilton. The Holiday Jubilation concert for Christmas will be a stepping stone. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Funding campaigns help popular Island theatre stage a comeback

Matching donations go a long way toward a 2022 full season Chemainus Theatre reopening

 

October 22, 2021 - Tracy Arden from Redefined Clothing in Duncan for S&L in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo

Secrets and lives with Tracy Arden

Redefined Clothing Boutique owner fills a fashion niche in the Cowichan Valley

  • Nov 29, 2021

 

Consider if you really need something before you buy it on Black Friday, says a professor from University of B.C. Pictured here, a person at a sale from Black Friday 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Consider need over deals when Black Friday bargain hunting, experts say

Don’t be ashamed to shop, but consider longtime usage, says UBC professor

 

Students learned about conservation techniques as well as tree trimming. (Supplied by Cindy Moyer)

Local arborist hoping to fill gap by training next generation of tree trimmers

Saunders says there’s not enough people trained on the island who can do the work

Students learned about conservation techniques as well as tree trimming. (Supplied by Cindy Moyer)
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo

Complete Windows is clearly created for success

Family business works with home owners, builders and architects

  • Nov 26, 2021
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo
The B.C. government announced that workers will be entitled to five paid sick days a year, beginning in January. Labour groups say the announcement falls short. Pictured here, a worker gathering shopping carts in a grocery store parking lot in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

B.C.’s 5 paid sick days fall short of ask for some; criticized as ‘gut punch’ by small business

Small business, meanwhile, say move ‘tone deaf’ to their realities

The B.C. government announced that workers will be entitled to five paid sick days a year, beginning in January. Labour groups say the announcement falls short. Pictured here, a worker gathering shopping carts in a grocery store parking lot in March. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)
Walmart kicked off the season with its Top Toys of 2021 list late last month. (Pixabay photo)

Grumpy Care Bear rounds out Walmart Canada’s must-have retro toy list this Christmas

Spark a Miracle campaign aims to raise $200,000 for children’s hospitals

Walmart kicked off the season with its Top Toys of 2021 list late last month. (Pixabay photo)
Sharon Conway photographed by Lia Crowe

A passion for Habitat for Humanity

Sharon Conway wants to make the world a better place, one build at a time

  • Nov 22, 2021
Sharon Conway photographed by Lia Crowe
The Bank of Nova Scotia building is shown in the financial district in Toronto on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Canadians eyeing internships, co-op placements and graduate positions at Scotiabank no longer have to polish up their resumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Scotiabank ditches resumés for campus hiring, widening candidate pool

The decision has already boosted the bank’s number of hires for people of colour, increased retention rates

The Bank of Nova Scotia building is shown in the financial district in Toronto on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Canadians eyeing internships, co-op placements and graduate positions at Scotiabank no longer have to polish up their resumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Shopping carts checked out by co-owner France Bournazel, left, and operations manager Tammy Calverley should be filled with groceries at Russell Farm Market, but other items are taking precedence until things get back to normal. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Russell Farm staff in quick clean-up mode to reopen Island business after flood

Volunteers pitching in to help operation get going at Westholme again

Shopping carts checked out by co-owner France Bournazel, left, and operations manager Tammy Calverley should be filled with groceries at Russell Farm Market, but other items are taking precedence until things get back to normal. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company’s warehouse and offices in North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

North Saanich’s Epicure CEO named to top 40 under 40 list

Amelia Warren recognized with leadership award honouring achievement by those under the age of 40

Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company’s warehouse and offices in North Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
Courtney Watkins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Life and style with Courtney Watkins

Owner of Mine & Yours gravitates to dresses year round

  • Nov 17, 2021
Courtney Watkins - Photography by Lia Crowe
Rolls Royce Ghost

Rolls Royce Ghost unveiled

The absolute pinnacle of automobiles

  • Nov 12, 2021
Rolls Royce Ghost
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca

B.C. death doula’s mission is to transform how we think and talk about death

‘There is such a thing as a good death - if you plan for it’

Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Grace Kwok photographed by Lia Crowe

The First Lady of pre-sales

Grace Kwok changed real estate marketing

  • Nov 8, 2021
Grace Kwok photographed by Lia Crowe
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
More than 150 unmasked anti-vaccine protesters stormed the Canadian Tire store in Nanaimo on Monday, Nov. 1, drawing a police response. (File photo)

More than 150 anti-vaccine protesters storm Nanaimo store

No arrests made after ‘disruption’ at Canadian Tire causes most staff to vacate building, say RCMP

More than 150 unmasked anti-vaccine protesters stormed the Canadian Tire store in Nanaimo on Monday, Nov. 1, drawing a police response. (File photo)
Co-founder Alexis Cobham in the Cheese Maker office set in a historic Oak Bay home – the one where she grew up. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay cheese kit business feeds DIY culture

Poutine, vegan kits round out traditional mozzarella/ricotta, farmhouse cheddar options

Co-founder Alexis Cobham in the Cheese Maker office set in a historic Oak Bay home – the one where she grew up. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell

Study finds Vancouver Island arts sector generates $900 million annually

Vancouver Island Economic Summit presentation looks at convergence of arts and business

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider was a headliner at the 2019 Vancouver Island MusicFest in Courtenay. Photo by Terry Farrell