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Taxi company offers free rides for healthcare workers to or from Greater Victoria hospitals

Rides must stay within 20 km of Victoria General or Royal Jubilee Hospital

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

‘Board game sommeliers’ keep residents entertained with home deliveries

‘Pandemic’ board game currently among the most popular, co-owner says

First government licensed cannabis shop on Vancouver Island celebrates one year in business

‘I’m really happy we’re here giving the public what they want’

Car wash COVIDiots plague Vancouver Island business

Ladysmith’s Wash Me on Ludlow suffers thefts and abuse of services

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Vancouver Island farm markets migrating to online platforms

Deemed essential services, many continue to operate in-person with social distancing

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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

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress, Grand Pacific hotels close due to COVID-19

The iconic hotels and their services are closing to limit the risk of exposure to the coronavirus

Victoria Fertility Clinic sends patients to Vancouver for in-vitro treatment

Certain procedures will now not happen locally, adding further expenses to fertility treatment

Air Canada suspends service to and from Comox Valley due to COVID-19

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) has been notified by Air Canada that…

  • Mar 20, 2020

Courtenay cheese company shines at world championships

Natural Pastures Cheese Company picked up a pair of bronze medals

  • Mar 19, 2020

Victoria distiller partners with body care store to make free hand sanitizer

Companies will distribute product to essential service workers

Harbour Air cancels all Seattle flights amid COVID-19

In a response to travel restrictions Seattle flights will be cancelled until April 30

Victoria Clipper stops sailings through April 30

Decision to stop sailings is ‘proactive’ and ‘preventative’ measure

Island restaurants ‘thinking outside the dining room’ in response to COVID-19

Campbell River trio among those closing their sit-in dining room and switching to take-out service

  • Mar 17, 2020

Western Forest Products sells ownership interest to Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Huu-ay-aht will acquire seven percent ownership interest in APD sawmill

San Group’s new remanufacturing plant takes shape in Port Alberni

New sawmill could start up in March, reman plant is behind schedule