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Kevin Haughton is the founder/technologist of Courtenay-based Clearflo Solutions. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley entrepreneur develops clean drinking water system

‘We will use our privilege to help those less fortunate.’ It’s a…

Chemainus Festival of Murals Society president Tom Andrews displays the Chemainus Dollars $10 bill with the same scene on it as The Native Heritage mural. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Chemainus Dollars revert to being strictly souvenirs on April 5

Unique currency spendable in Chemainus becoming a collectible only

Kathy and Glen Beaton of StoneCroft Farm in Black Creek, pictured with dog Lena, have been switching to regenerative farming practices to help their soil. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Black Creek farmers see soil in whole new way

Kathy and Glen Beaton of StoneCroft have been working on soil regeneration

A seaweed farm installation in Klahoose First Nations Territory by Cortes Island. (Cascadia Seaweed photo)

Seaweed farming opens world of opportunity for coastal B.C.

“It’s projects like this that can show what true reconciliation is about.”

A seaweed farm installation in Klahoose First Nations Territory by Cortes Island. (Cascadia Seaweed photo)
Cruise ship arrives at Victoria Harbour, a prime source of international tourism that has been suspended in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria small businesses hoping to survive extended cruise ship ban

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority supports extension, but says losses will follow

Cruise ship arrives at Victoria Harbour, a prime source of international tourism that has been suspended in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Vancouver Island Visitor Centre (file photo)

Tourism Vancouver Island taking over management of Vancouver Island Visitor Centre

Submission Tourism Vancouver Island (TVI) has taken over management of the Vancouver…

  • Jan 25, 2021
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Eatmore Sprouts co-owner wins prestigious BCAC award
Chamber Awards teaser
Five things to watch for in the Canadian business world, week of April 15th
Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat

Pandemic meant going digital quickly for Courtenay’s Local Refillery

Owner Ginette Matthews says system keep business open in its early months

Ginette Matthews shows off some of the wares at The Local Refillery. Photo by Femke Overmaat
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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Pay attention to what’s trending in 2021

By Joe Smith Special to The Record With the current instability facing…

  • Jan 6, 2021
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Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce selling gourmet popcorn bags to complement virtual awards gala

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to attend…

  • Jan 3, 2021
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CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography

Comox’s CORE featured Dec. 28 on Celebrity IOU with Justin Hartley

Eco-landscaping firm also on Property Brothers’ spinoff again with ‘American royalty’

CORE Landscape Products’ work at a California home. Photo by Jessica Bodas Photography
Downtown Courtenay Dec. 14, 2020.

Numerous ways to support local businesses this holiday season

Community leaders are urging residents to keep it local when shopping for…

Downtown Courtenay Dec. 14, 2020.
Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch of Easy Street have created a line of are sugar-free, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan chocolates called Easy Treats. Photo by Terry Farrell

Comox Valley musicians debut healthy chocolate brand

Easy Street creates sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan chocolates

Annie Handley and Dave Devindisch of Easy Street have created a line of are sugar-free, gluten-free, fair trade, vegan chocolates called Easy Treats. Photo by Terry Farrell
Coupons can help almost any business, small or large, product or service-oriented to achieve specific marketing goals. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: From clipping to clicking to scanning, coupon marketing has come a long way

JOE SMITH Special to The Record Coupon marketing has changed dramatically since…

  • Dec 9, 2020
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Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.

Comox Valley woman’s new spice mix rubbing customers the right way

Keri Brown’s side project a big hit with Comox Valley cooks

Keri Brown’s side business, The Rub - a secret recipe spice rub - has been an unexpected success. Photo supplied.
Russ and Winifred McKinnon are the owners of Phantom Screens Vancouver Island. Photo supplied

Comox Valley company sees surge in sales

Despite the challenges of dealing with a pandemic, a family-owned business based…

Russ and Winifred McKinnon are the owners of Phantom Screens Vancouver Island. Photo supplied
I-Hos Gallery manager Ramona Johnson shows some of the paddles available at the retail outlet. Photo by Terry Farrell

I-Hos Gallery celebrates 25 years of promoting First Nation artwork

If there is an authority on the evolution of the I-Hos Gallery,…

I-Hos Gallery manager Ramona Johnson shows some of the paddles available at the retail outlet. Photo by Terry Farrell
School District 71 office. File photo

School district briefs: New secretary-treasurer in Comox Valley

School district joins with Village of Cumberland on child care application

  • Nov 18, 2020
School District 71 office. File photo
Colin and Nadine Gray have built an energy-efficient house in Comox. Photo supplied

Comox family enjoys life in net-zero home

Colin Gray and his wife Nadine renovated their Comox house in an…

Colin and Nadine Gray have built an energy-efficient house in Comox. Photo supplied
File photo of downtown Courtenay.

New online portal makes supporting Comox Valley businesses even easier

Support Local BC has created and launched an online portal so that…

  • Nov 8, 2020
File photo of downtown Courtenay.

Local governments working towards economic recovery in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Regional District has released its “Rethink Comox Valley” plan,…

  • Nov 5, 2020