Published On: Monday, 12 June 2017

P&R Truck Centre Breaks Ground on New Nanaimo Location

P&R Truck Centre Breaks Ground on New Nanaimo Location
The company’s branches in Saanichton, Victoria, and Duncan specialize in providing the sales and support of trucks, trailers, and other industrial equipment. (Photo Credit: P&R Truck Centre)

- Mark MacDonald writes about business in Nanaimo. Tell him your story by emailing him at mark@businessexaminer.ca

NANAIMO - P&R Truck Centre has broken ground on a new location in Nanaimo, near Inland Kenworth, which is on Northfield Road. Serving the Vancouver Island transportation industry since 1979, P&R has four other locations, in Saanichton, Millstream, Burnside and Duncan. They are full service Western Star, Freightliner, Sterling and Mitsubishi Fuso truck dealers, and is the Doepker Trailer dealer for the island.

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Jim Mercier has sold his Boston Pizza restaurant in Longwood Station in north Nanaimo to Brett and Cy from northern B.C. Jim has also announced he’s running for the seat vacated by Wendy Pratt on Nanaimo city council in July by-election this year.

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Greg Constable’s Island West Coast Developments is busy these days throughout the central Island. The company is doing the renovations at Duncan’s Wendy’s Restaurant, and in Parksville, they’re building Shelly Place, the commercial/residential development next to Parksville Chrysler, owned by Dealer Principal Bruce Alexander.

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Katherine Wolfe was one of the 13 B.C. Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) students who made the National Honour Roll for her outstanding results on the Common Final Examination (CFE). Her achievements was recognized at the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia’s convocation May 27 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

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Don Tamelin, Vice President and General Manager of Coastal Community Private Wealth Group, tells us that they will be the lead sponsor for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation’s 24th annual Golf for Life Charity Classic September 8 at Fairwinds Golf Course.

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Chair Ian MacPhee announces that David Petryk will be stepping down as CEO of Tourism Vancouver Island after 17 years, effective December 1, 2017, as he is heading to Thailand with his wife Sandra.

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KC Boutique in Longwood Station will have a new neighbour soon: Posh Nail Spa.

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Mid Island Coop will be moving some of their staff to a new office in the Bowen Plaza as they continue to grow.

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Cathy Dyck is now working for Staples as a Business Development Manager for Vancouver Island.

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Roger’s Trucking and Landscaping, at 901 Maughan Road in Duke Point, has new owners in Mike Dewit and Neil Nelson. The company offers top soil, aggregates, delivery and large scale landscaping.  

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More pizza! Pizza Mia, which already has two locations in Nanaimo, has plans to add another three within the next year and a half.

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There could be some building activity on the empty lot adjacent to Longwood Station, as a furniture store is rumored to be looking at opening a location on the former gas station site that most recently was a community garden.

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Teri Lynn Boyle notes that Amethyst Forest is moving into the former Concise Systems location in the Bowen Plaza. Concise has moved to Northfield Road.