Wheatcroft Becomes Owner/Broker At Re/Max Camosun

July 29, 2020

VitaCare Natural Health Clinic Welcomes Chiropractor, Dr. Megan Yim To Family Firm


Mark MacDonald

NANAIMO – Nanaimo native Braden Wheatcroft is now an Owner/Broker at RE/MAX Camosun, as he is a minority partner with Graeme and Charlie Parker, who also own RE/MAX of Nanaimo.

Nanaimo’s F&M Installations has a new project, as they are proposing building a six-storey apartment building at 201 Dogwood Drive in Ladysmith, the site of the former Dalby’s Automotive shop. The building would be targeted for residents older than 55 years, and would include a commercial retail unit on the ground level, as well as 30 residential units.

Nanaimo’s new entry in the West Coast League will be called the NightOwls, and will play its home baseball games at Serauxmen Stadium, which recently had lights installed costing $1.1 million at the Third Street facility to allow for night games. General Manager Jim Swanson made the announcement. A secondary uniform set will be modeled after the Nanaimo Bar.

Bradan Wheatcroft

Congratulations to Byron Horner, who has been appointed President of Hold It All Inc., a holding company for the business and philanthropic interests of Shannon and Chip Wilson, the founders of lululemon. Byron, raised in Nanaimo whose parents were long-time physicians, was the Conservative candidate in the Courtenay-Alberni riding in the 2019 federal election. He has been a financial and strategic advisor for CopperLion Capital for the Washington family which owns Seaspan International, and formerly worked for CIBC World Markets and Merrill Lynch in New York and Vancouver. He and his family will move to Vancouver in September for the new position.

Wellington Film Studio is opening at 4900 Wellington Road. Former temporary location of Dodd’s Furniture, next to the old Island Highway. The Vancouver Island North Film Commission made the announcement.

Proud papa Dr. John Yim is pleased to announce that his daughter Megan Yim, Doctor of Chiropractic, is joining the team at VitaCare Natural Health Clinic at 2147 Bowen Road, which he owns and operates with his wife Beth Yim. Megan most recently worked with BackFit in Victoria.

Megan Yim

The new owners of the Nanaimo Buccaneers Junior B team have a new coach: James Gaertner, who is the new Head Coach and Assistant General Manager. He coached the Kerry Park Islanders in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League last year, which the new Bucs owner, Duncan Iron Works owner Carl Ollech of Nanaimo, owned. Brad Knight, the original Bucs coach, resigned as the Bucs coach in June.

Justin Sketchley has been appointed Site Supervisor for THL Contracting.

Andrew Nixon is the new Communications and Marketing Assistant for the United Way Central & North Vancouver Island.

Coastal Community Credit Union continues to make significant investments in Vancouver Island people and organizations, including announcing eight $2,000 scholarships to Island high school graduates to help them with their post-secondary education.

Gerry Weaver of CCCU is also pleased to note that the institution has made the 2020 list of “Best Workplaces in British Columbia”, through Great Place To Work Institute Canada. The list is based on direct feedback from employees. CCCU is the largest Vancouver Island-based financial services organization.

Congratulations to Chris Duncan, CPA, CA on his recent promotion to a national leadership role with MNP LLP, where he will build the accounting and consulting firm’s forestry practice across Canada. Chris was a CA student in the Nanaimo office and a partner and leader in MNP LLP’s Duncan office.

A tip of the hat to Lance Bergeron for being named Systems Engineer & Technical Manager at The Communication Connection BC Inc.

Congratulations to Dan Grubac, General Manager at Berk’s Intertruck Ltd., who has now been with the company for 20 years.

WestUrban Developments Ltd. has made a development permit application for an 87 unit apartment building at 550 Brechin Road. The four-storey structure would include three studio apartments, 40 two-bedroom units and 44 one-bedroom units.

Vancouver company Numinus Wellness Inc., which merged with Salvation Botanicals of Nanaimo last year, has received federal approval from Health Canada to conduct psychedelic drug research on “magic” mushrooms. Numinus CEO Payton Nyquvest indicated in a press release that the firm can “proceed with the production of naturally-sourced, sustainable psilocybin for research purposes that will support the field of psychedelic-assisted therapy and research.”

Mark MacDonald is President of Communication Ink Media & Public Relations Ltd. and can be reached at mark@communicationInk.ca



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