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An undated archive photo of former owner Patricia Gwynne sitting outside of the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant. (Submitted photo)

Meet the new owner of the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant

Kevin Foley is originally from Regina, Saskatchewan.

An undated archive photo of former owner Patricia Gwynne sitting outside of the Scarlet Ibis Pub & Restaurant. (Submitted photo)
EJ Klassen Motorcade celebrates last day in business

EJ Klassen Motorcade celebrates last day in business

“it’s very tough to have a family run business that counts solely on one economic area”

EJ Klassen Motorcade celebrates last day in business
The Extreme Education and Career Fair on Jan. 23 will be at the Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. in Comox, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press file photo)

Employers excited for Extreme Education and Career Fair

Job-seekers can bring resumes to the Comox Community Centre on Jan. 23

The Extreme Education and Career Fair on Jan. 23 will be at the Comox Community Centre, 1855 Noel Ave. in Comox, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Black Press file photo)
47th annual Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Business Excellence Awards

47th annual Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Business Excellence Awards

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Business Excellence Awards Recipients!

47th annual Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce and Business Excellence Awards
Grace Lore, a political science professor at the University of Victoria, is one of the panelists on the discussion regarding gender equity at the upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (File Contributed)

Vancouver Island Economic Summit panel to address gender equity

Last month the Canadian government proposed amendments to regulations under the federal…

  • Sep 25, 2019
Grace Lore, a political science professor at the University of Victoria, is one of the panelists on the discussion regarding gender equity at the upcoming Vancouver Island Economic Summit. (File Contributed)
DIY Dogwash a hit at the North Island Mall

DIY Dogwash a hit at the North Island Mall

The DIY Dogwash is basically a big vending machine that allows you to groom your own dog.

DIY Dogwash a hit at the North Island Mall
NIC Electronics Technician Core grad and Industrial Automation student Nicole Deck works on the class year-end capstone project in the industrial electronics lab. Photo supplied

North Island College’s electronics technician program adds apprenticeship training

Students in North Island College’s Electronics Technician Core certificate will get two…

  • Aug 4, 2019
NIC Electronics Technician Core grad and Industrial Automation student Nicole Deck works on the class year-end capstone project in the industrial electronics lab. Photo supplied
Prince of Whales’ catamaran Salish Sea Dream caters to whale-watching tourists in Victoria. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria

Passenger levy generates funds for salmon enhancement, southern resident orca support

A passenger levy by one of British Columbia’s oldest marine tourism companies…

  • Jul 30, 2019
Prince of Whales’ catamaran Salish Sea Dream caters to whale-watching tourists in Victoria. Photo courtesy Tourism Victoria
Oceanfront RV campground in Port Alice is open for business

Oceanfront RV campground in Port Alice is open for business

Anstee plans to have other amenities besides camping, “but for now, this is it.”

  • Jul 22, 2019
Oceanfront RV campground in Port Alice is open for business
WWW.KUTERRA.COM PHOTO                                Kuterra has grown and sold more than 2-million pounds of Atlantic salmon for consumers since 2013.

Kuterra, a land-based salmon farm in the North Island, will not be sold to Whole Oceans

After casting ballots, 95 members were in favour of the sale while 103 were opposed to it.

WWW.KUTERRA.COM PHOTO                                Kuterra has grown and sold more than 2-million pounds of Atlantic salmon for consumers since 2013.
Skin deep: A look inside the ink behind Beacon Tattoo

Skin deep: A look inside the ink behind Beacon Tattoo

Patrick Berube, owner of Beacon Tattoo, spends most of his Tuesdays at…

Skin deep: A look inside the ink behind Beacon Tattoo
Port Hardy fashion show at Cafe Guido raises funds for Cops for Cancer

Port Hardy fashion show at Cafe Guido raises funds for Cops for Cancer

“We wanted to bring together local retailers to showcase what Port Hardy has to offer”

Port Hardy fashion show at Cafe Guido raises funds for Cops for Cancer
When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)

Don’t stop the presses: Report finds Canadian newspaper readership at all-time high

88% of Canadians read newspapers every week, highest since first Newspapers 24/7 Report in 2012

When did you last sit and read a newspaper? (Wiki Commons)
New look and feel on the way for Evolve Fitness

New look and feel on the way for Evolve Fitness

Owner Tara McCart says she is currently busy expanding the business.

New look and feel on the way for Evolve Fitness
Courtesy Locals Restaurant Facebook Page

Vancouver Island restaurant among Canada’s most sustainable eateries

Locals in Courtenay only B.C. or small city establishment to make the top six list

Courtesy Locals Restaurant Facebook Page
TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Applewood Ford in Port Hardy celebrated its one-year anniversary in business on April 2.

Applewood Ford celebrates one year in business in the North Island

“the goal was to come in and not change the structure, we really just wanted to add to it”

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Applewood Ford in Port Hardy celebrated its one-year anniversary in business on April 2.
Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility

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

Mercedes-Benz test-drives groundbreaking Vancouver Island facility
BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)

BC Ferries’ president on LNG and northern routes

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

BC Ferries’ Northern Expedition. (Shannon Lough / The Northern View)
Chief Mike Wyse of the Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Mike Wyse speaks with Doug Donaldson, minister of forests, lands and natural resource operation, on Thursday in Nanaimo. The meeting was part of coast forest sector revitalization consultation. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin

Job creation on the minds of politicians on Vancouver Island

Black Press Extreme Education and Career Fair to take place Feb. 7 in Comox

Chief Mike Wyse of the Snuneymuxw First Nation Chief Mike Wyse speaks with Doug Donaldson, minister of forests, lands and natural resource operation, on Thursday in Nanaimo. The meeting was part of coast forest sector revitalization consultation. GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.
About 1,000 people and 350 active brides are expected to attend the Hitched Wedding & Events Affair at the Florence Filberg Centre in Courteney today. The event runs until 4 p.m. Photo, Mike Chouinard.