New Owners at the Silva Bay Pub

The Silva Bay Pub has new owners and the locals are impressed with the quality of its pub fare. You can still dine on their sunny deck or in the now tastefully refurbished restaurant.

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New Docks at Page’s Resort

Page’s Resort and Marina in Silva Bay installed new docks during the off-season, replacing an old linear dock with sixteen 40’ slips and 60’ of linear tie, all with 30-amp power. There are plans to replace another section of linear dock with slips this fall. The Hatfield family continues to offer excellent hospitality for their…

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New Shuttle Connects Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay

Beginning July 1, a shuttle service will connect Cowichan Bay and Mill Bay, with stops at several wineries, restaurants, and other attractions along the way. Riders pay a single fee and can hop on off at as many places as they’d like during the day. See www.cowichanshuttle.com for details.

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Ganges Restaurant and Liquor Store Changes

Hastings House is offering a new Bistro Menu featuring the chef’s multi-course small plate dinner in the early evening as an additional alternative to their full menu dinner service. The Bistro Menu items are reasonably priced for this iconic upscale restaurant and inn. Just below Hastings House is Moby’s Pub, open for lunch, dinner and…

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More Upgrades at Montague Harbour Marina

New owners Mike and Dan Byzyna continue improving the property. In place of the white marina buildings, now look for the newly renovated buildings in dark green with an attractive natural stained trim and fascia. The store looks great, with many new items. The book section has been expanded and there is a selection of…

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Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina Expands

New dock space was added over the winter at this popular destination. The snack bar is open for breakfast and lunch with an interesting menu provided by a semi-retired cook who is a liveaboard in the marina.

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Some Poultry Now Allowed Into U.S.

Earlier in the year we reported that poultry and eggs were not allowed from Canada into the US. In mid-June this restriction was eased. Now, poultry and eggs from any province other than Ontario are permitted into the US. To avoid hassles, be sure a country and province of origin is printed on the packaging…

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Change in Alert Bay

There is a significant change on the waterfront in Alert Bay this year. The imposing brick building, St. Michael’s Residential School, which stood next to the U’mista Cultural Centre has been razed, and the site is now an open field. The school had unhappy memories for many in the area. For decades, the Canadian government…

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Boaters Welcome at New Vancouver

This was a new location in the 2015 Waggoner Guide. After a visit, we can highly recommend it. The tribal people of New Vancouver, or Tsatsisnukwomi Village, were forced out of the area in the 1960s by the government. Through much red tape, their ancestral chief, William Glendale, got permission to repatriate the site and…

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Sullivan Bay Restaurant Openings

While we previously reported that the restaurant was closed, Chris is cooking special meals, served buffet style, on Friday, Sunday and Tuesday. Call ahead for the special for that day and to make a reservation.

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