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July 5, 2018

This year’s Chemainus Canada Day Celebration was a huge success. As the most popular Canada Day event in the Cowichan Valley, this event saw over 4,000 attendees, more than ever before! We had over 20 vendors/organizations on site, live musical and dance performances,...

June 13, 2018

As a Chemainus BIA member, we want to make sure your business has all of the assets possible to make an impact. A professional videography company has been contracted to provide high-resolution video services for our members. This is done for you at a reduced co-op rat...

May 29, 2018

This map is about categorizing and identifying businesses at a glance. As a member, you get a  listing showcasing your business name and address. This same map and listing guide, in a larger format, will be used around town as a directional sig...

May 17, 2018

PRESS RELEASE Chemainus, BC – At a North Cowichan Council meeting on May 9, 2018, the bylaw to re-adopt the bylaws supporting the Chemainus Business Improvement Association (CBIA) for the next three years was passed. The CBIA became an officially recognized organizatio...

May 15, 2018

Your basket(s)are being installed and attached to your façade May 30, 2018, please make sure water is on and working by this date. We are pleased to once again welcome this beautification program into our town.


Writer cites Chemainus and Ladysmith attractions, amenities that made a big impression on reviewers.

Chemainus and Ladysmith have both been named among the top 15 vacation destinations in Canada by Expedia.

The top 15 destinations were ranked by analyzing thousands of ve...

April 12, 2018

The CBIA and Chemainus Communications Group have called a meeting/Q&A with the Mayor, CAO, and Planner to discuss the future and support of Chemainus. Come to hear what they have to say as well as ask relevant questions of your own. ​

Tuesday, April 24th starting...

March 28, 2018

Open: March 2018 | Closes: April 13, 2018 (Current update: Candidate Selected)

Chemainus is one of Vancouver Island’s hidden jewels with a vibrant artisan scene. Seeking a Contract Coordinator for a one-year term (Mat Leave) with potential to extend. This position is t...

March 24, 2018

We are excited to be holding the first of many marketing brainstorm meetings for Old Town and Mid Town businesses on:  

Thursday, March 29th at 5:00 pm in Maple Lane Cafe.

Let's identify how we can get bus traffic and residents re-exploring this beautiful corridor. We w...

February 20, 2018

We are revisiting the Shop Your Town Campaign! We have reinvented and reinvigorated the campaign ready to entice locals to explore the town. The first time we launched this campaign it was a sucess, and we still have people telling us they have the fridge magnet or doo...

January 31, 2018

Each year we select a basket and maintenance company to complete our summer baskets. you will find our request for RFP open to any comapny who can fulfill those needs. Your pospoal as identified in the RFP is due on February 12, 2018 so that the the submitted proposal...

January 25, 2018

---- UPDATE: Scroll down for all Renderings provided from this meeting  ---- Originally published January 16 ----

Monday, January 15, 2018, Chemainus BC: Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is moving forward with exciting plans to build a new library in Chemai...

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