Local Business

CVRD sets tax increase for 2019 at 7.27%

New water and housing functions make up 3.52 % of increase

Premier on hand as Paper Excellence finalizes Catalyst Paper purchase

Sale includes Crofton mill, plus mills in Port Alberni and Powell River

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

Pilot run unloads cars in Nanaimo to test Western Canada’s first European vehicle processing centre

Battered Port Alice pulp mill suddenly lays off remaining workers

All Neucel Specialty Cellulose employees working at the pulp mill were told to go home on Feb. 27.

Here’s what the Ladysmith Chamber of Commerce does for you

Chamber of Commerce Week is February 18 to 22

  • Feb 18, 2019

Handmade pies made ‘with love’

Rita’s Apron brings its warm home cooking to downtown Ladysmith

  • Feb 7, 2019
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Low-cost airline Swoop launches in Canada
Morneau: Feds would back new Trans Mountain investors
Sears Canada job losses very sad, says former executive

Canada’s only registered floating pub for sale

Nanaimo’s Dinghy Dock Pub listed for sale for $2.6 million

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

CEO Mark Collins to speak with Prince Rupert’s business community

Air transport in the Cowichan Valley subject of new study

Will evaluate region’s growing need of air transport over next 30 years

Nanaimo Airport soars past Comox to become second-busiest airport on the Island

Air Canada Rouge to resume seasonal non-stop service between Nanaimo and Toronto this summer

Vancouver Island pot giant Tilray buying Ontario cannabis company for $70 million

Nanaimo cannabis company to acquire Natura Naturals and Ontario greenhouse facility

Plantitude giving Ladysmith vegans equal footing

New downtown restaurant believed to be downtown’s first featuring all vegan options

  • Jan 22, 2019

Tilray announces multimillion-dollar deal with U.S. marketing company

Nanaimo-based cannabis producer to partner with Authentic Brands Group

Storm batters 49th Parallel at busiest time of the year

Gerry Beltgens Special to the Chronicle Ladysmith’s 49th Parallel Grocery chain took…

  • Jan 10, 2019

Sour outage beverage commemorates Vancouver Island’s big power outage

Riot Brewery in Chemainus finds a unique way to make the powerful wind storm memorable

Ladysmith-Chemainus businesses take a direct hit during storm

49th Parallel grocery hit hard, downtown Chemainus loses prime shopping days

Vancouver Island farmers say ‘nuts’ to eastern filbert blight

A fungus has been decimating hazelnut orchards throughout B.C. for several years

Ladysmith Dental moves into First, where the action is

Business Notes: Dental clinic opens new location in new year

  • Dec 27, 2018

Local businesses that go above and beyond honoured at annual gala

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island Torch Awards go Nov. 2 at the Union Club

Tofino Bus launches shipping service to replace Greyhound across Vancouver Island

Affordable, same day and next day freight options are available as Greyhoubd Package Express ends