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Police in Nanaimo are looking for the vehicle and driver that destroyed a wooden patio in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter early Wednesday, June 8. (Photo courtesy the Breakfast Nook)

Street-side patio destroyed at Breakfast Nook restaurant in Nanaimo

Debris field, but little evidence left behind after vehicle crashed through wooden patio

 

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

 

BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

VIDEO: The future is now: B.C. restaurant employs robot server to boost business

BellaBot likes scratches behind the ears, singing Happy Birthday, and helping out wait staff

  • May 12, 2022
BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
Vancouver seafood menus are shifting as climate change impacts ocean temperatures, a new UBC study has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Jumbo flying squid landing on menus as climate shifts seafood supply: UBC study

Researchers say warming sea temperatures are impacting what we eat

Vancouver seafood menus are shifting as climate change impacts ocean temperatures, a new UBC study has found. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Flanked by his parents Cathy and Ronnie Lee, Ron Lee and partner Morgan Coyle clutch Tofino’s Business of the Year starfish trophy in front of his beachside BBQ joint back in November 2021. (TLBCC photo)

Tofino restaurant cracks Small Business BC Awards Top 5

Lil Ronnie’s Beachside BBQ up for Business Impact Award

Flanked by his parents Cathy and Ronnie Lee, Ron Lee and partner Morgan Coyle clutch Tofino’s Business of the Year starfish trophy in front of his beachside BBQ joint back in November 2021. (TLBCC photo)
Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Downtown Nanaimo sushi restaurant owner traumatized by daytime robbery

Nana Sushi restaurant suffering impacts of deteriorating social issues on Victoria Crescent

Nana Sushi owner Agnes Kim, whose restaurant was robbed and staff threatened and left traumatized Monday, says crime and social disorder are worsening in downtown Nanaimo. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)

Robot a valued staff member at Nanaimo restaurant

‘Bella’ delivers food from the kitchen to the front doors at Driftwood Restaurant

A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)
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Kamloops woman cites Nazi salutes, sexual groping in human rights complaint

Woman alleges she was the subject of harassment while working at McDonald’s in Kamloops

  • Aug 9, 2021
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Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Island’s food service industry hard

Pair of Vancouver Island restaurant owners share thoughts and advice

Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Chef Katrina Archibald stands with a chalk wall behind her at the 10 Acres at the Pier restaurant in Sidney.  Don Denton photo

Chat with Chef Katrina Archibald

10 Acres Executive Sous Chef talks ingredients, food, and menus

  • Mar 17, 2021
Chef Katrina Archibald stands with a chalk wall behind her at the 10 Acres at the Pier restaurant in Sidney.  Don Denton photo
Temporary changes to allow for wholesale pricing for the hospitality industry were implemented June 2020 and set to expire March 31.	(Pixabay photo)

Pubs, restaurants to pay wholesale prices on liquor permanently in COVID-recovery

Pre-pandemic, restaurateurs and tourism operators paid full retail price on most liquor purchases

Temporary changes to allow for wholesale pricing for the hospitality industry were implemented June 2020 and set to expire March 31.	(Pixabay photo)
The Rod & Gun bar and grill, located at 163 Alberni Highway in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville’s iconic Rod & Gun bar and grill open again following damage from fire

Owner says ‘support has been unbelievable and I just can’t thank the community enough’

The Rod & Gun bar and grill, located at 163 Alberni Highway in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Matt and Jenn Heyne are chef and owners at the Cow Cafe West Coast Grill in Cowichan Bay. Photographs by Lia Crowe

West Coast Inspiration At Cow Cafe

Chef and owners Matt and Jenn Heyne in Cowichan Bay

  • Dec 21, 2020
Matt and Jenn Heyne are chef and owners at the Cow Cafe West Coast Grill in Cowichan Bay. Photographs by Lia Crowe
A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Plan in the works for safe re-opening of B.C. restaurants amid COVID-19: BCRFA

Group of restaurateurs from around B.C. to show preliminary plan to health officials

A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey pose outside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet’s Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms earns a spot on Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants

“We want to be a reason for people to turn left at the junction instead of right.”

Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey pose outside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Genuine Iberian restaurant and cocktail bar

  • Oct 11, 2019
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair
Richard Norwood opened the sophisticated Norwoods Restaurant in Ucluelet ten years ago. He recently sold his restaurant and is retiring at the end of March. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Esteemed chef Richard Norwood retires at 55

Norwoods was a breath of fresh air for the small fishing village of Ucluelet when it opened in 2009.

Richard Norwood opened the sophisticated Norwoods Restaurant in Ucluelet ten years ago. He recently sold his restaurant and is retiring at the end of March. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Fine cuisine from the Qualicum Beach Inn’s Cview Restaurant and Lounge

  • Mar 13, 2019
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson