Provides hardware, software, service and information to Vancouver Island businesses looking to improve office technology and reduce cost of operations.
Community Futures is a non-profit community business financing organization created to support small and medium-sized enterprises throughout rural BC, paving the way for diversified local economies and job creation.
Through local community economic development initiatives, Community Futures sustains and improves communities and their economies by creating long-term, sustainable businesses.
We have a wide variety of services and tools available to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals, including business support services, business planning advice and loans.
Compared with other traditional source financing options, the businesses of Community Futures’ clients grow faster and last longer.
The Community Futures Program is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting small business and community economic development since 1986. There are 269 Community Futures offices in rural communities across the country, with 34 of those in BC. Eight offices serve Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast!
Lake Cowichan Gazette is a paid Local Newspaper of Cowichan Lake and Cowichan Valley Citizen is a free Newspaper of the valley. Both bring you the best in advertising at affordable prices.
The Gazette and the Cowichan Valley Citizen are both here to help with your new worthy topics and advertising needs for your business, organization and special events.
Economic Development Cowichan is the economic development arm of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).
The CVRD is governed by a 15-member board. The board is comprised of appointed directors from our four municipalities and an elected director from each of the nine electoral areas.
Economic Development Cowichan is a part of the CVRD’s Land Use Services Division. A key part of our mandate is to build connections between community, business, and local government. Working in collaboration with our regional economic development partners, we focus on:
Strengthening the regional economy by supporting and attracting businesses and sector development
Strengthening communities through engagement and support for community-based initiatives
Communicating the advantages of living, working and investing in Cowichan
Island Savings is a division of First West Credit Union, and we’re all about Keeping it Simple® for our members. That means providing premium banking, borrowing and investment services to residents and businesses in BC.
Vancouver Island Labour Services is a temporary labour staffing agency. We have an extensive database of reliable, on-call employees throughout Vancouver Island. We administer all payroll deductions, Worksafe premiums and are fully licenced and insured. We offer numerous services including: General Labourers, Skilled Labourers, Tradesmen, Painters, First Aid Attendants, Commercial and Residential Cleaners and much much more.
Pleas call us toll free or request a worker online and we will get you the help you need, when you need it.
V.I Labour Services: The One Stop Labour Shop
Voice Teacher, Choral Conducting, Early Childhood Music Educator.
Voice work for business professionals.
1st Choice Driving Academy is owned and operated by Glenn Sproule. He was certified as a Graduated License Instructor, by the Justice Institute of British Columbia, in May of 2011.
- How to pass your road test and practice a lifetime of safe driving
- Recognize and respond properly to hazards
- Encouraging proper decision making and judgement calls
- How not to pay for the mistakes of other road users
- Maintaining proper lane position when driving straight
- Proper position for right and left turns
- Blind spot checks
- Intersection scans
- Timely mirror use
- Early recognition of speed zones
- Maintaining constant speed within speed limit
- 2,3 and 4 way stops
- Safe lane changes
- Handling light controlled intersections
- Making left turns at light with and without a protected arrow
- 2 and 3 point turns
- Hill parking