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Tseshaht Lead Beach Keeper Hank Gus says he’s looking forward to sharing the Broken Group Islands origin story with visitors. Gus has been a Beach Keeper for nine years. (Tseshaht First Nation photo)

Tseshaht First Nation re-opens Broken Group Islands with refreshed Beach Keepers Program

To help sustain the program, tour operators are encouraged to implement a $10 per day per guest fee

A Comox Valley Schools trades student works closely with a Mark R. Isfeld Secondary School shop teacher. Workplace experience within the school district and throughout the local business community has enabled youth to gain a broader experience with hands-on learning opportunities. Photo courtesy Comox Valley Schools

Comox Valley business community supports trades students

Comox Valley Schools commends local business owners and staff for being an…

  • Jul 20, 2021
In the military himself, Bevan Bailey is helping colleagues who’ve suffered injuries or have mobility issues by offering his vehicle detailing services to them for free. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Afghanistan vet offers his services to injured colleagues in Comox

Bevan Bailey is hoping to transition to civilian life with his auto detailing business

Dr. Tom Woods and Cascadia general manager Jeff Lucas display some of the new Warehouse brew. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley doctor now bringing his Saskatchewan brews to town

Dr. Tom Woods says canning has been crucial for Warehouse beer business

Dr. Tom Woods and Cascadia general manager Jeff Lucas display some of the new Warehouse brew. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Jeff Beeston (‘x’ shirt) and Rob Parniak try out a couple of the specialized wheelchairs they repair, with the certificate of appreciation presented from CV Wheelchair Sports president Stephane Roy CV (cap) and club member Wayne MacKay (white shirt).

Courtenay bike shop supports Comox Valley Wheelchair Sports with equipment repairs

Jamie Bowman Special to The Record A motorcycle crash 10 years ago…

Jeff Beeston (‘x’ shirt) and Rob Parniak try out a couple of the specialized wheelchairs they repair, with the certificate of appreciation presented from CV Wheelchair Sports president Stephane Roy CV (cap) and club member Wayne MacKay (white shirt).
Branching out on one’s own is a big step and one that needs to be carefully thought out before the proverbial big plunge. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Planning before you start a business is a key to its success

Joes Smith Special to The Record With things beginning to open up…

Branching out on one’s own is a big step and one that needs to be carefully thought out before the proverbial big plunge. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Kris Jenner worked with daughters Kim (and Kendall, not pictured) and the Property Brothers to help her friend Lisa on Celebrity IOU. The job included some products from Comox’s CORE. Image, Property Brothers Facebook page/Dennys Ilic

Comox company’s products show up on Celebrity IOU again

CORE Landscape Products used for Property Brothers’ Kris Jenner episode

Kris Jenner worked with daughters Kim (and Kendall, not pictured) and the Property Brothers to help her friend Lisa on Celebrity IOU. The job included some products from Comox’s CORE. Image, Property Brothers Facebook page/Dennys Ilic
Who has the best burger in the Comox Valley? Let your tastebuds decide. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

Comox Valley Dine Around features burger challenge

As British Columbians begin to enjoy lessening of COVID-19 restrictions, Comox Valley…

Who has the best burger in the Comox Valley? Let your tastebuds decide. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Janeth Recinos, left, and Lorena Ticas own the Pupuseria Las Gemelas food truck in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo

Courtenay food truck serves authentic El Salvadoran cuisine

Authentic El Salvadoran cuisine can be enjoyed on the dock at the…

Janeth Recinos, left, and Lorena Ticas own the Pupuseria Las Gemelas food truck in Courtenay. Scott Stanfield photo
Craft Brewing and Malting program student Ellie Hadley plans to use her newfound skills and knowledge to set up a distillery in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY LEE SIMMONS)

Something’s brewing with North Island College’s newest program

Port Alberni grad Ellie Hadley hopes to turn new skills into thriving business

Craft Brewing and Malting program student Ellie Hadley plans to use her newfound skills and knowledge to set up a distillery in Port Alberni. (PHOTO COURTESY LEE SIMMONS)
ROAM Media’s Ian Adams designed the label for the new honey ale. Image supplied

Church St., Ace combine on a true Comox Valley brew

The taphouse has Home Buoy on tap, and it’s also in cans

ROAM Media’s Ian Adams designed the label for the new honey ale. Image supplied
Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: A case for print

Joe Smith Special to The Record While digital marketing has risen to…

  • Jun 9, 2021
Neuroscientists say that people are 70 per cent more likely to recall your brand after seeing it in print. Other studies have shown that 82 per cent of consumers report that they trust print ads in relation to other media. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
Aurora Coast in Comox is a 32,200 sq ft breeding and genetics centre with more than 10,000 sq ft dedicated to research and 21,700 sq ft of greenhouse space. Photo submitted
Aurora Coast in Comox is a 32,200 sq ft breeding and genetics centre with more than 10,000 sq ft dedicated to research and 21,700 sq ft of greenhouse space. Photo submitted
The head of the Truck Loggers Association spoke to Cumberland’s council about the need to work collaboratively for a broader vision on forestry. Black Press file photo

Head of truck loggers tells Cumberland about need to be competitive

Timber harvesting is not always yes or no proposition, says Bob Brash

The head of the Truck Loggers Association spoke to Cumberland’s council about the need to work collaboratively for a broader vision on forestry. Black Press file photo
Richard Major, the Comox Valley’s “BBQ Guy” will clean your barbecue and add years to its lifespan. Photo supplied

New Comox Valley business gives makeovers to used barbecues

Clean barbecues are essential to healthy eating

Richard Major, the Comox Valley’s “BBQ Guy” will clean your barbecue and add years to its lifespan. Photo supplied
Adam Duncan and Ben Zion operate Portside Produce in the heart of Comox. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Portside Produce fills downtown void in Comox

Proprietors are hoping to open to six days a week in busiest months

Adam Duncan and Ben Zion operate Portside Produce in the heart of Comox. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Breaking through the clutter in this era of information overload can be a challenge. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE

IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Information overload is here to stay

Joe Smith Special to The Record While we think of information overload…

  • May 18, 2021
Breaking through the clutter in this era of information overload can be a challenge. ADOBE STOCK IMAGE
NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as the executive vice president, academic and chief operating officer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

New North Island College president launches draft strategic plan

Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12, 2021

NIC’s new president Lisa Domae assumed the role of president on April 12. Domae has worked at NIC since 2000, most recently as the executive vice president, academic and chief operating officer. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
While the route to get there is a little different, downtown Courtenay is open and accessible right now. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Bridge — and downtown Courtenay — are open, say businesses

Incoming BIA president Sean Ferguson says parking is available

While the route to get there is a little different, downtown Courtenay is open and accessible right now. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Jay Valeri and Lyndsey Bell own Bigfoot Donuts in downtown Courtenay. File photo

Courtenay donut shop wins Small Business BC Award

Bigfoot Donuts has won the Premier’s People’s Choice category of the Small…

Jay Valeri and Lyndsey Bell own Bigfoot Donuts in downtown Courtenay. File photo