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Business/Food/Health/Lifestyle

Being An Entrepreneur

It is not easy, starting a business. I know. www.coastindependent.com is mine. A labour of love. But it is a tough slog. You have a dream; you have the energy and motivation; but there are just so many hurdles and challenges. Your publisher’s friend, Sue, runs an amazing visionary business called gojigo. Go to her… Keep Reading

Business/Pets

Pet Store Madness

Do we need a new Costco-style pet mart on the Coast? Pet Valu is a monster chain of pet stores that is apparently coming to Gibsons, having already opened its barn doors in Sechelt. We have a handful of independent pet supply stores on the Coast that could well be wiped out by another monster… Keep Reading

Business

The Walmart Myth

It seems every time a sizable vacant property is cleared, Sunshine Coast residents start speculating about whether Walmart Canada is coming to the area. It’s been nearly a decade since Walmart announced it was going to build a 115,000-sq.-ft. store, in partnership with Wesbild, beside the Gibsons Park Plaza. From www.coastreporter.net Keep Reading

Business/Gardening/Health

No farms, no beer

The clock is ticking for Persephone Brewing Co. after a panel of the Agricultural Land Commission gave the Sunshine Coast’s farm-based brewery two years to comply with provincial regulations, or halt operations. Persephone had hoped to get around a requirement that it grow at least 50 per cent of the raw material for its beer… Keep Reading

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