Business & Economy

Jim Pattison answers questions from Quality Foods employees about his plans for the company.
Jim Pattison answers questions from Quality Foods employees about his plans for the company. Ian Holmes/NanaimoNewsNOW

Quality Foods sold to Jim Pattison

By Ian Holmes
March 24, 2017 - 9:18pm Updated: March 25, 2017 - 7:39am

QUALICUM BEACH — Longstanding Vancouver Island grocery store chain Quality Foods (QF) has been sold to billionaire Jim Pattison.

Quality Foods founders John Briuolo and Ken Schley made the announcement Friday, in a transaction involving 13 stores and a little more than 1,000 employees.

Food bank staff ecstatic with the donation to Loaves and Fishes.
Food bank staff ecstatic with the donation to Loaves and Fishes. submitted photo/Loaves and Fishes

Nanaimo food bank boosted by sizable donation

By Daryl Major
March 24, 2017 - 9:04am

NANAIMO – Clients of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank in Nanaimo will be better served after a significant donation.

The Walmart Foundation gave the food bank $41,000 to be used towards infrastructure, which frees up money that Loaves and Fishes can use to stock their shelves.

Two parking lots, which sit empty even during peak season at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, are being converted into campground sites.
Two parking lots, which sit empty even during peak season at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, are being converted into campground sites. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Unused Rathtrevor Beach parking lots being converted to camp sites

By Spencer Sterritt
March 23, 2017 - 12:24pm

NANAIMO — Modern times are known for paving over paradise to put up parking lots, but it's the exact opposite at Rathrevor Beach Provincial Park.

Speaker Sophie Harrison, at VIU's Malaspina Theatre on Tuesday night, says the Kinder Morgan pipeline has undermined B.C.'s government.
Speaker Sophie Harrison, at VIU's Malaspina Theatre on Tuesday night, says the Kinder Morgan pipeline has undermined B.C.'s government. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

B.C. Liberal gov't focus of anti-Kinder Morgan discussion

By Spencer Sterritt
March 22, 2017 - 5:30pm

NANAIMO — How the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion has infiltrated various levels of B.C.'s government was the most talked about point in a recent discussion on the pipeline at VIU.

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