Local Business

Minister of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation Ravi Kahlon
 was chided by Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce president Ken Dennis in a Friday, March 18 letter, for making what Dennis termed a ‘misleading’ statement about provincial government benefits for business during the pandemic. (file)

B.C. minister chided for ‘misleading’ statement about pandemic benefits for business

‘Our members have not been filling their pockets with free public money’

 

The Patch owner Christopher Shurety (right) and colleague Morgan (left) display some of their favourites of this year’s “ugly” Christmas sweater collection. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

B.C. shop sources bounty of answers to the ugly holiday sweater dilemma

Despite pandemic challenges, Victoria’s The Patch on Yates continues its annual tradition

 

Rossland Prop Master Paul Wagner is hoping to bring some movie business back to the West Kootenay. Photo: Submitted
Trail jeweller Paul Durkin (pictured) was enlisted to design and create rings for the hit Netlix movie Love Hard by props master Paul Wagner. Photo: Jim Bailey

Kootenay props master’s work featured in Netflix Christmas rom-com Love Hard

Props Master Paul Wagner wants to see more movie business come through the Kootenay

 

Throughout the month of May, any purchase at a local businesses can get you into the mix for a grand prize bag, valued at over $1500. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard)

Shop and dine local in Hope for a chance to win a $1,500 prize bag

AdvantageHOPE and Hope and District Chamber of Commerce team up with #SupportLocalHopeBC initiative

Throughout the month of May, any purchase at a local businesses can get you into the mix for a grand prize bag, valued at over $1500. (Emelie Peacock/ Hope Standard)
Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell

VIDEO: B.C. entrepreneur opens pest control business with ducks as employees

Slugs n’ Bugs For Lunch will take care of your garden pests naturally

Cameron Ezzy has his ducks trained as pest control officers. Through his business, Slugs N’ Bugs for Lunch, he will come to your home and rid your garden of slugs. Photo by Terry Farrell
Mountainview co-owners Adam and Danielle Keil and their children stand outside Mountainview Brewing. Hope’s first microbrewery has been several years in the making as they continue to create new beers, many of which have cheeky nods to their B.C. roots. (Photo/Mountainview Brewing/Kayla Lee Artistry)

Inside Mountainview Brewing: Owners reflect on first months as Hope’s first microbrewery

Mountainview keeps trucking through the winter months, looking forward to summer

Mountainview co-owners Adam and Danielle Keil and their children stand outside Mountainview Brewing. Hope’s first microbrewery has been several years in the making as they continue to create new beers, many of which have cheeky nods to their B.C. roots. (Photo/Mountainview Brewing/Kayla Lee Artistry)
A chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo stands facing Wallace Street in Hope Aug. 14, 2020. Creating a ‘vibrant downtown core’ is a strategic focus of the District of Hope as well as the five-year strategic economic development plan, currently under public consultation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

District wants feedback on economic development plan

Plan covers business, real estate, tourism and education priorities for AdvantageHOPE from 2021-2026

A chainsaw carving of John J. Rambo stands facing Wallace Street in Hope Aug. 14, 2020. Creating a ‘vibrant downtown core’ is a strategic focus of the District of Hope as well as the five-year strategic economic development plan, currently under public consultation. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)

B.C. company aims to bring international vacation experience to front door

‘Staycation Boxes’ launched two months ago, includes food bank donation

Staycation Box featuring an Indian experience. (Contributed photo)
Top left: Brewer Sho Ogawa tests and perfects brews. Bottom left: The inside of Hope’s first craft brewery, which had a soft opening Nov. 24. (Mountainview Brewing Co./Facebook photo)

Hope’s first craft brewery now open

Mountainview Brewing Co.’s soft opening took place Nov. 24 from 1 to 8 p.m.

Top left: Brewer Sho Ogawa tests and perfects brews. Bottom left: The inside of Hope’s first craft brewery, which had a soft opening Nov. 24. (Mountainview Brewing Co./Facebook photo)
AdvantageHOPE is working with Boston Pizza to find a franchisee for a Hope location. (Facebook/AdvantageHOPE photo)

Boston Pizza eyeing Hope for new location

With over 395 locations Canada-wide, company is looking to expand to Hope

AdvantageHOPE is working with Boston Pizza to find a franchisee for a Hope location. (Facebook/AdvantageHOPE photo)
Brad and Maureen of Ma & Pa's Memory Lane, left,  donated $12,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, enough to purchase the last needed stretcher for the Hope hospital. Fund development coordinator with the foundation Robert Beischer holds the other end of the oversized cheque. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Surprise donation crosses last stretcher off of Hope hospital wish list

Support from community made $12,000 donation possible, say owners of Ma & Pa’s Memory Lane

Brad and Maureen of Ma & Pa's Memory Lane, left,  donated $12,000 to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation, enough to purchase the last needed stretcher for the Hope hospital. Fund development coordinator with the foundation Robert Beischer holds the other end of the oversized cheque. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Riders will need to don face coverings to ski and snowboard at Manning this winter. (Manning Park Resort photo)

Mandatory face coverings, wiping down chair lifts all part of Manning winter plans

Winter season at Manning Park Resort to start Dec. 11, winter ops plan details COVID-19 measures

Riders will need to don face coverings to ski and snowboard at Manning this winter. (Manning Park Resort photo)
Bill Davidson, owner of Hope Autobody, is giving away a 2014 Mazda 2 hatchback with the help of Hope’s auto business community. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)

Local business giving away a car to a Hope-area individual or family

Idea for giveaway of 2014 Mazda 2 is to create opportunities, says Hope Autobody owner

Bill Davidson, owner of Hope Autobody, is giving away a 2014 Mazda 2 hatchback with the help of Hope’s auto business community. (Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard)
Nancy Hill, left, and Arlene Owen volunteer at the Boston Bar and North Bend thrift store on Tuesday’s and Saturdays. For them, it’s about helping the community and meeting everyone that comes through the doors looking for a find. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘Something for everyone’: Thrift shop in North Bend is run by and for the community

Inside one of the Fraser Canyon’s shops giving old stuff a new lease on life

Nancy Hill, left, and Arlene Owen volunteer at the Boston Bar and North Bend thrift store on Tuesday’s and Saturdays. For them, it’s about helping the community and meeting everyone that comes through the doors looking for a find. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Chickie Blakeborough is surrounded by ceremonial blankets, both her designs and those she has brought in, at her new store at Chawathil First Nation. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

‘Chickie’s’, store with Indigenous designs and clothing, opens at Chawathil

Chickie Blakeborough is busy bringing in art, clothing to her new venture at her home at Chawathil

Chickie Blakeborough is surrounded by ceremonial blankets, both her designs and those she has brought in, at her new store at Chawathil First Nation. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Dollarama now open in Hope

Dollarama now open in Hope

The store off of Old Hope Princeton Way is Hope’s newest business and second dollar store

Dollarama now open in Hope
Jonathan Aartsen, in the chair, gets his hair done by Hope stylist Sandy Duncan. An even stricter sanitation regimen than before the pandemic means stylists like Duncan spend more time cleaning and less time booking clients. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Caution, a lot less volume as Hope’s personal service businesses re-open

Months into re-opening, dentists, hairdressers, tattoo artists and massage therapists reflect

Jonathan Aartsen, in the chair, gets his hair done by Hope stylist Sandy Duncan. An even stricter sanitation regimen than before the pandemic means stylists like Duncan spend more time cleaning and less time booking clients. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Owners say 25 people have already been hired to work at Hope’s newest business, the Silver Creek Travel Centre. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard

Silver Creek Travel Centre opens at Exit 168

The centre is Hope’s newest business and second truck stop, employing upwards of 75 people

Owners say 25 people have already been hired to work at Hope’s newest business, the Silver Creek Travel Centre. Emelie Peacock/Hope Standard
Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)

Turning down work: CERB causing issues for some B.C. restaurants

‘It’s the most frustrating thing I’ve encountered, ever, in my life.’

Laura Cornale of Laura’s Coffee Corner currently has six employees, down from 16, because most would prefer to stay home and collect CERB, she said. (File photo)
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.

Vancouver Island distillery crafts sanitizer to meet Canadian need

Local know-how, economies of scale come together in Shelter Point sanitizer

  • Jun 8, 2020
While other distillers are bottling individual sizes of sanitizer, focusing on larger-size products lets Vancouver Island’s Shelter Point serve organizations like the RCMP, Department of National Defence, Fraser Health Authority, and school districts.