Campbell River

Discovery Chiropractic welcomes Dr. Sarah Shepherd to its team at 1241 Dogwood Street. Dr. Shepherd is a recent graduate and member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association.

River City Medical Clinic congratulates Dr. Shiubong Wong on completing his residency with the UBC Strathcona Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Wong joining the River City team as a full-time, full-service family physician. River City Medical Clinic is at 1424 Island Highway.

Bill Howich Chrysler announces that Ron May is its top salesperson of the month for the dealership at 2777 North Island Highway. Norm Potoski was named top salesperson of the month for Bill Howich RV & Marine at 1632 Coulter Road.

Campbell River Fire Chief Thomas Doherty was recently presented with a Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal by Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams in recognition of his 30 years of fire protection.

The first ever North Island Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Campbell River Community Centre on November 23rd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Currently there about 14 breweries from all over the Island registered to show off their brews at the event and Campbell River Golf and Country Club will be catering the event.

Comox Valley

The Holiday Inn & Suites at 2200 Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay is now operating as Bayview Hotel Group Ltd. The hotel remains under the same ownership and management team.

Central Builders Home Hardware is celebrating its 95th anniversary at 610 Anderton Avenue in Courtenay.

The Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 100th anniversary on September 28th at Native Sons Hall.

Huckleberry’s Fabrics Inc held a celebration for its 25th birthday on September 30th at its store at 1930 Ryan Road East in Comox. The shop carries a wide range of quilting cottons, batting, notions books and patterns.

Pictured: Roy Sakata

Beachcombers Academy has appointed Roy Sakata as the school’s new principal. Sakata has 40 years of experience in education as a teacher and principal and has served with the BC Ministry of Education inspection team for five years. Beachcombers Academy is in its 10th year of operation and offers preschool to Grade 7 education. The academy is operated by Beachcombers Education Society, a registered non-profit.

Dr. Leo C Johnson Dental Health Centre announced that its sister office Comox Avenue Dental Centre will be joining the company effective September 28th. In addition, the practice will change its name to Comox Avenue Dental. Comox Avenue Dental Centre will be providing the same service in its new location at 1842 Comox Avenue.

Paul Healey has stepped down as chair of the board of the Union Bay Improvement District. A replacement has not yet been named for the post.

Pictured: Natalee Rhodes

Courtenay Kia welcomes Glenice Neal to its team at 1025A Comox Road in Courtenay.

Natalee Rhodes has opened Generations Laser for business in downtown Courtenay at 255 6th Street. The shop’s services include esthetics for skin health, brows and lashes and more, as well as laser for a range of skin conditions and hair removal.

Congratulates to Richard Caissie on being the top salesperson of the month for Galaxy Motors Courtenay at 605 Crown Isle Boulevard.

RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty welcomes Andy Campbell to its team of real estate professionals at 2230A Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay.

Brian McLean Chevrolet Buick GMC congratulates Ryan Sykes on being the top salesperson of the month for the dealership at 2145 Cliffe Avenue.

Pictured: Doug DeMarzo

Lentelus Farms Stand is a new farm stand located at 1300 Comox Road. The stand sells produce like squash, garlic, salad greens, corn, tomatoes and more, alongside meats raised on the farm including chicken, lamb and pork.

Doug DeMarzo has been appointed the new general manager of community services at the Comox Valley Regional District. DeMarzo has over 10 years of experience leading teams in Victoria and has been managing the parks system at the CVRD since 2014.

Two Eagles Lodge Bed & Breakfast is the recipient of the 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the ninth consecutive year. The award celebrates lodgings that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

A new BC Cannabis Store has opened for business at 2A – 759 Ryan Road in the Washington Park Shopping Centre in Courtenay. The shop offers dry bud and oils as well as vaporizers, pipes and other accessories.