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People purchase ice cream from one of Meedo Falou’s Rainbow Ice Cream trucks, in Tsawwassen, B.C., on Monday, August 1, 2022. Much of Canada has been sweltering, but that’s cold comfort for ice cream truck vendors like Falou, who says inflation and high fuel costs are melting away his profits. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

VIDEO: B.C. ice cream truck operator says inflation is chilling business, despite summer swelter

Rainbow Ice Cream owner says cost of sweet treat has gone up 60 per cent

 

Black Press file photo.

Shopping survey suggests most Surreyites would rather shop at a store than online

706 Surrey residents responded to the Surrey Board of Trade survey

 

The Cloverdale Chamber hosted three Liberal MLAs and one Liberal candidate for a roundtable July 6 about local issues. From left: Delta South MLA Ian Paton, Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar, Chamber executive director Scott Wheatley, Liberal candidate for Surrey South Elenore Sturko, Chamber board president Rebecca Smith, and Skeena MLA Ellis Ross. (Photo submitted: Paul Orazietti)

Chamber hosts Liberal MLAs for informal roundtable

Group discussed healthcare, public transit, taxes, and other local issues

 

Sharon Mason chats about her life and her new book. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Local realtor and new author sits down for a coffee and a chat

Sharon Mason shares secret to being a great realtor

Sharon Mason chats about her life and her new book. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Saran Bal stands in his office at Lotus Terminals in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Owner of Lotus Terminals chats about life, work, and Cloverdale

Saran Bal shares some of his family history

Saran Bal stands in his office at Lotus Terminals in Cloverdale. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
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’

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)
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

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)
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

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
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Surrey businesses having a rough time hiring, keeping staff

Surrey Board of Trade trying to ‘drill down’ on the reasons why

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The executive directors of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA are concerned that a new ‘vaccine passport’ measure will add “another layer of complication” for already COVID-battered businesses. (File photo).

Vaccine ‘passport’ creates concern among South Surrey, White Rock business groups

Chamber, BIA say more details of responsibility, enforcement needed

The executive directors of the South Surrey White Rock Chamber of Commerce and the White Rock BIA are concerned that a new ‘vaccine passport’ measure will add “another layer of complication” for already COVID-battered businesses. (File photo).
Craig and Brandi Garden stand atop Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island in 2019. The Gardens founded Eversio Wellness in 2020 and have just been granted a license from Health Canada to produce psychedelic mushrooms for research and medical purposes. (Photo: submitted)

Surrey company receives licence to produce magic mushrooms

Eversio Wellness granted ‘Controlled Substances Dealer’s Licence’ by Health Canada

Craig and Brandi Garden stand atop Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island in 2019. The Gardens founded Eversio Wellness in 2020 and have just been granted a license from Health Canada to produce psychedelic mushrooms for research and medical purposes. (Photo: submitted)
Dawson Card pours a glass of beer at Galaxie Brewhouse, which is expected to open any day. (Aaron Hinks photo)

‘Galaxie’ brewery set for lift-off on White Rock waterfront in early July

Milkyway Hazy IPA, Zero Gravity Lime Berliner among space-themed bar’s offerings

Dawson Card pours a glass of beer at Galaxie Brewhouse, which is expected to open any day. (Aaron Hinks photo)
This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.

New ‘Surrey Pulse Survey’ reveals local businesses top pandemic concerns

This is Surrey Board of Trade’s third such survey

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Photo courtesy NIAID-RML via AP.
A view of Fraser Surrey Docks. (File photo)

Surrey stores hurting after Canada imposes 295.5% tariff on China-made furniture

Jeet Jaswal, owner of MJM Furniture in Newton, says a tariff of 295.5% is ‘outrageous’

A view of Fraser Surrey Docks. (File photo)
As of March 31, the City of Surrey had the most COVID-19 cases of any city in the province. (BCCDC map)

16 Surrey businesses temporarily closed due to COVID-19 transmission

Total includes 6 businesses located in South Surrey

As of March 31, the City of Surrey had the most COVID-19 cases of any city in the province. (BCCDC map)
In 1961, Verna Hassall became the first female president of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, which was called the Cloverdale Board of Trade at the time. (Photo courtesy City of Surrey Archives.)

Chamber director researching his organization’s 72-year history in an effort to compile a list of past presidents

‘The Cloverdale Chamber is one of the oldest Chambers in the area:’ Wheatley

In 1961, Verna Hassall became the first female president of the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, which was called the Cloverdale Board of Trade at the time. (Photo courtesy City of Surrey Archives.)
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Surrey Board of Trade calls on city hall to waive patio fees for restaurants, pubs

Council’s Safe Surrey Coalition majority rejected a motion to this end last summer

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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
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White Rock’s most ordered food on Skip the Dishes was bread. (Skip The Dishes photo)

Delivery app releases data on White Rock’s favourite foods

Skip the Dishes says 33 per cent more restaurants joined the service this year

White Rock’s most ordered food on Skip the Dishes was bread. (Skip The Dishes photo)