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

Nanaimo-based cannabis producer to partner with Authentic Brands Group

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Peter Richmond of the 49th Parallel Grocery deals with paperwork in the aftermath of the storm that devastated his business. (Gerry Beltgens photo)

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
Peter Richmond of the 49th Parallel Grocery deals with paperwork in the aftermath of the storm that devastated his business. (Gerry Beltgens photo)
The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)

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

The power outage inspired the gang at Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus to concoct a new sour outage beverage. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Downtown Chemainus businesses took a direct hit during the wind storm. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Ladysmith-Chemainus businesses take a direct hit during storm

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

Downtown Chemainus businesses took a direct hit during the wind storm. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Eastern filbert blight was discovered in B.C. in 2003 and spread to Vancouver Island in 2015. Cases have been found in the Cowichan Valley this year. (Photo by Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)

Vancouver Island farmers say ‘nuts’ to eastern filbert blight

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

Eastern filbert blight was discovered in B.C. in 2003 and spread to Vancouver Island in 2015. Cases have been found in the Cowichan Valley this year. (Photo by Kevin Rothbauer/Cowichan Valley Citizen)
Ladysmith Dental moves into First, where the action is

Ladysmith Dental moves into First, where the action is

Business Notes: Dental clinic opens new location in new year

  • Dec 27, 2018
Ladysmith Dental moves into First, where the action is
The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)

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

The 2017 Torch Awards at The Union Club in Victoria. (Courtesy BBB Vancouver Island)
Goodbye Greyhound, Aloha Box by Bus. (Tofino Bus Photo)

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

Goodbye Greyhound, Aloha Box by Bus. (Tofino Bus Photo)
Day shift workers Daniel Suarez, Joseva Raiwako, and Mukesh Prakash sort Hake at the Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods (UHS) fish plant. UHS processes roughly 500,000 pounds of hake per day, and according to management, could process more if they had the labourers. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

West Coast sailing rough employment seas to help fish processing thrive

Big Read: Fish processors casting a wide net to overcome employment challenges

Day shift workers Daniel Suarez, Joseva Raiwako, and Mukesh Prakash sort Hake at the Ucluelet Harbour Seafoods (UHS) fish plant. UHS processes roughly 500,000 pounds of hake per day, and according to management, could process more if they had the labourers. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Levi Sampson, president of Harmac Pacific, says the mill is going strong 10 years after it became an employee-owned company. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Harmac mill marks 10 years of employee ownership

Nanaimo pulp mill holds ceremony to recognize milestone

Levi Sampson, president of Harmac Pacific, says the mill is going strong 10 years after it became an employee-owned company. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
Ladysmith Press’ production manager Mike Hjort holds a copy of the Ladysmith Chronicle newspaper. Earlier this week it was announced the press will begin printing the Times Colonist too. (Mike Gregory/Black Press Media)

Black Press to begin printing Victoria’s Times Colonist newspaper

The operation will begin later this year at BP’s commercial printing plant in Ladysmith

Ladysmith Press’ production manager Mike Hjort holds a copy of the Ladysmith Chronicle newspaper. Earlier this week it was announced the press will begin printing the Times Colonist too. (Mike Gregory/Black Press Media)
Making a pitch for Patricia Guzman worked out well for Jose Luis Munoz. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Love affair blossoms from Cuban baseball tour for Island woman

Trucker Guzman ties the knot with Union de Reyes coach

Making a pitch for Patricia Guzman worked out well for Jose Luis Munoz. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Merridale Cider’s proposed Dockside Green location would include a brewhouse for producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed

Merridale Cider to move into Victoria and start brewing beer

Cobble Hill craft cidery looks to open brewhouse and distillery at Dockside Green by fall 2019

Merridale Cider’s proposed Dockside Green location would include a brewhouse for producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed
Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)

Tom Harris memorial fundraiser supports kids camps

Tom Harris Legacy Fund sends over 200 underpriviledged local kids to camp this summer.

Tom Harris passed away on June 29, 2017. (News Bulletin file)
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

VI Fitness files for bankruptcy

Workout locations across Greater Victoria closed permanently May 1

  • May 2, 2018
VI Fitness files for bankruptcy
Chris Clement at the site of Phase 1 development homes off Chapman Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Houses in new Chemainus development selling like hotcakes

Market demands ensure there’s plenty of buyers at the ready for the Artisan Village project

Chris Clement at the site of Phase 1 development homes off Chapman Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Chris Clement at the site of Phase 1 development homes off Chapman Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Houses in new Chemainus development selling fast, says builder

Market demands ensure there’s plenty of buyers at the ready for the Artisan Village project

Chris Clement at the site of Phase 1 development homes off Chapman Road. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.

Taggart and Killeen depart CTV News Vancouver

Co-anchors exit news outlet amid ‘major refresh’ at station

Former co-anchors Mike Killeen and Tamara Taggart in a CTV News Vancouver promo photo.
This is the last ship that docked in Chemainus in the latter part of November 2017.  (Photo by Don Bodger)

Shipping at Chemainus sawmill comes to a standstill

WFP moves loading of vessels to Duke Point while it considers a cost analysis

This is the last ship that docked in Chemainus in the latter part of November 2017.  (Photo by Don Bodger)
Riot Brewing, Coco Café tops at Vancouver Island business awards

Riot Brewing, Coco Café tops at Vancouver Island business awards

Riot Brewing and Coco Café were the local award winners at last…

Riot Brewing, Coco Café tops at Vancouver Island business awards