Local Business

Sale of Vancouver Island’s most remote pub falls through

Beloved Holberg pub and restaurant The Scarlet Ibis is back with previous owner

Company with Nanaimo lab gets federal approval for psychedelic drug research

Numinus’ CEO says company seeing a shift in how people look at mental health treatment

Crops ready, but flood-recovering Chemainus farm market still a month away from reopening

Russell Farm Market Garden Centre doing a blazing business with everyone taking up gardening

Marine activities open with COVID-19 measures

“I’m just happy to get back on the water.”

COVID-19: Film industry in the central Island to gradually restart

‘Everyone is kind of baby-stepping how it’s going to happen’

End of an Era: Tofino hair studio closes shop

“We were getting excited to start ramping up and then all of sudden we had to close our doors.”

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Nanaimo tech company redesigns RE/Max Europe’s flagship website

Real Estate Webmasters brings marketing tech innovations to network spanning 40 countries

Nanaimo’s Woodgrove Centre getting ready for return of retailers and shoppers

Shopping centre prepares for commerce to recommence as stores re-opening next week

Errington mill fires up again as family reclaims dad’s legacy

90% of laid-off staff hired back as kids relaunch Errington Cedar Products

‘It’s job No. 1 right now’: Harmac Pacific providing pulp for critical medical supplies

Company director says Harmac received a call of thanks from federal minister Chrystia Freeland

Nanaimo air compressor business helps manufacture parts for COVID-19 fight

VMAC has crafted parts now being tested in prototype ventilator created at University of Minnesota

Nanaimo merchants struggle to find a new ‘business as usual’ during COVID-19 pandemic

Some businesses trying to make do with delivery, takeout or online sales

Tofino and Ucluelet distilleries step up with hand sanitizer

Mass supply delivered to emergency operation centres in Tofino, Ucluelet, Bamfield and Port Alberni.

Nanaimo’s Harmac mill works to fill doubled pulp order for medical masks and gowns

Mill’s president says extra cleaning in place and workers are social distancing

Stores dedicate early hours to seniors, health-compromised shoppers

Quality Foods offers two-hour access, Shoppers Drug Mart offers one hour

Edible straws one B.C. entrepreneur’s latest weapon in war against plastic

Kat Gellerman has spent more than 20 years working in the food business

VIREB looking to spotlight the year’s best commercial buildings

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board seeks nominations for 13th annual Commercial Building Awards

Nanaimo a capital city in the beard business – Big City Beards

Big City Beards inspired by an itch that had to be scratched