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Shop local for Christmas

The 2020 holiday shopping season is different than in previous years. While the provincial health order is asking residents to limit public activities to help stop the spread of COVID-19, most area merchants remain open and need local support more than ever. Many downtown Sechelt businesses will be open until 8pm on Thursdays, between Nov. ... Read More »

The Plethora personality

Sechelt shop-owner James Covell says he’s embarrassed by this photo taken after winning a Sunshine Coast Business Excellence Award on Feb. 28. Covell says he was just following the instruction to strike a goofy pose. But it is also an illustration of the personality that lead him to open Plethora Fine Foods in 2017, and ... Read More »

Sunshine Coast Business Excellence Awards winners

The winners of the Sunshine Coast 2020 “Business Excellence Awards” – in 10 categories – pose at the awards ceremony Feb. 28.  From the left, back row: Vineet Miglani and Nidhi Kamboj, High Beam Dreams, community impact business of the year; Lance Seabrook, Midway Power Line Services, legacy business of the year; Gwyntie van Tuyl ... Read More »

Coast winners of the Small Business BC Awards

It was smiles all around at the Small Business BC Awards banquet Feb. 21 in Vancouver, where the Coast’s member of parliament posed with the owners of two winning businesses from Gibsons. From the left: Tim Bedford and Stephanie Heins, of Ginger Jars; MP Patrick Weiler; and Nidhi Kamboj and Vineet Miglani, of High Beam ... Read More »

Canada likes Coast liquor

Local craft distillers Bruinwood Estate Distillery and 101 Brewery & Distillery came away winners at this year’s Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition which judges craft spirits from across the country. Bruinwood made an impressive sweep wining gold with “Excellence in Terroir” for their K’Neko, which is a honey spirit made from their own hives.  Bruinwood won ... Read More »

Lounge licence for Bricker’s

After almost a year of waiting the Bricker Cider Company in West Sechelt is now allowed to serve a full glass of their product. They were granted a “lounge endorsement” in December after initially applying in February 2019. This endorsement means patrons are no longer restricted to tasting flights indoors or off sales outdoors. Brickers ... Read More »

Fifth vehicle for co-op’s seventh year

For all those who don’t need a car at their door every day or who want to supplement their bus usage: maybe you just need a car, truck or van intermittently, for a green waste run, or even a hospital trip. Think of cutting down on your carbon footprint while you drop your vehicle costs ... Read More »

Coast businesses reach semi-finals

Three Gibsons-based companies have reached the semi-finals in the 2020 Small Business BC awards on the basis of online voting. Ginger Jars is one of 10 semi-finalists in the “Best Community Impact” category. Ginger jars says: “We reclaim edible, ripe, otherwise wasted food from the retail grocery cycle. We help slow the wasteful cycle with ... Read More »

Plastic bag forum for businesses

Sunshine Coast businesses are invited to attend the “tackling plastics forum” on Friday, Nov. 8, 7am-10am, for a breakfast buffet and discussion on how businesses can move towards a single-use plastic-free Coast. The event takes place at the SC Golf & Country Club in Roberts Creek; tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the ... Read More »

Holy Crap company sold

Ten years ago, Corin Mullins and her late husband Brian sold their first bag of Holy Crap cereal at the Sechelt Farmers’ & Artisans’ Market. Corin formulated the tasty cereal to address Brian’s food allergies. The launch coincided with rising interest in clean eating and allergy-free foods. Since then, the cereal was featured on CBC’s ... Read More »

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