Chamber Member News ~ February 15, 2016

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Chamber Member News ~ February 15, 2016

YCD:  Airport Asks Residents to “Show Your Love”.  Securing non-stop service to Edmonton has been a top priority for the Nanaimo Airport team for several years. Unfortunately the dropping oil prices have created a new priority for one of our Airline partners.

“With major economic influences at play, such as the recession in Alberta, WestJet Encore has made the difficult decision to suspend service from Nanaimo to Edmonton starting March 5,” says Mike Hooper, President and CEO of Nanaimo Airport (YCD).” We’re told we are not alone as a number of cities in several western provinces are affected by route cancellations and frequency reductions.”

WestJet Encore’s twice daily service to Calgary will remain. Central Island residents will be able to continue to fly to Edmonton via connections in Calgary or Vancouver.
“We understand it’s the right business decision for WestJet,” says Hooper. “So we need to use the time that’s left to ensure when the economy picks up, YCD-YEG is one of the first routes to be reinstated.”

The Nanaimo Edmonton non-stop service started in December 2015. As these are non-peak travel months, the Airport team is realistic it will need residents’ help to demonstrate the full potential for the route.

With that in mind, the Airport kicks off the “Show Your Love” campaign, created to encourage Central Island Residents to share the strong connection and commitment they have to Edmonton and why this route is important.  Read More

LADYBUG DAYHOME:  St. Joseph School Dinner & Dance Fundraiser – Hawaiian Cruise.  Let’s Luau the Night Away.  Featuring the Maxwell Smart Band.  April 30th, Doors Open at 5pm.  Tickets available at the 49th Parallel Grocery in Ladysmith, Chemainus and Cedar or at St. Josephs School.  We are searching for individuals to donate either silent auction items, cash or gift cards to help defray the cost of the event so that money raised can go toward funding essential programs at the school.  For more information contact Mary-Anne @ 250-619-1382.

ANTIQUE ADDICT has quality antique and vintage furniture at such affordable prices you won’t believe it! We carry Cottage Paint for your own furniture revival projects plus lots of unique and unusual collectables. 12 Roberts Street 250-245-6533 Open daily 10-5 www.antiqueaddict.ca  Facebook.Instagram.Twitter

LUKE KOLK/SUE PERREY,ROYAL LEPAGE: Inventory is at an all time low!  We have buyers who want to buy.  If you are thinking of selling your home, now is the time to list!  Get your property on the market before the spring rush.  We’re the ones to call Luke Kolk/Sue Perrey, Royal LePage (250) 245-1111

ROBSON O’CONNOR LAW OFFICE: Are you preparing to take advantage of the active Real Estate Market?  Experienced and friendly, the lawyers and staff at Robson O’Connor Law Office can walk you through the process, avoiding stress and saving you in time and money.