A few forest contracting organizations from the Cowichan Valley are staying recognized by Mosaic Forest Administration for their outstanding efficiency.
Every 12 months, MFM recognizes forestry contractors who have contributed to the company’s emphasis on basic safety, environmental functionality, Indigenous relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and high-quality about the past 12 months.
Debbie Payne from Lake Cowichan’s Star Lake Contracting Ltd. was acknowledged by Mosaic as a Crew Security Champion, Duncan’s Mount Sicker Ltd. was celebrated for Exceptional Environmental Overall performance, and Jordan River Logging Ltd. in Chemainus was acknowledged for its Leadership in Log Hauling.
“We are privileged to lover with excellent contractors who display excellence in so quite a few different places, starting with basic safety,” reported Jeff Zweig, president & CEO of Mosaic.
“We are not successful unless of course everyone in and all-around our functions goes household properly each working day. Every personal injury is preventable, and we will not rest until we achieve and retain zero accidents.”
In 2021, Mosaic realized a clinical incident rate of 1.58 per 200,000 hours worked on a overall of 2.6 million hours for the calendar year, symbolizing a 28 for every cent reduction about 3 several years.
Travis Berthiaume, the owner of the Dairy Queen franchise in Duncan, is the Children’s Wonder Network’s B.C. Brand name Ambassador for 2022.
A tweet from Duncan Dairy Queen said that past year, with enable from its buyers in the Cowichan Valley, the small business was equipped to raise thousands of dollars for the BC Children’s Clinic Foundation.
The tweet mentioned the nearby Dairy Queen is often doing work difficult to discover entertaining and new methods to raise income for children.
“In honour of this, we are happy to have placed a new plaque entrance and centre as you enter our retail store,” the cafe mentioned.
“Please round up your get to enable build a brighter tomorrow for kids in our community. 1 hundred for every cent of your donations go immediate to our local Children’s Wonder Community Hospitals Foundation.”
The Children’s Miracle Community raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, together with the BC Children’s Healthcare facility in Vancouver, that present 32 million treatments each yr to little ones across the U.S. and Canada.
Donations keep community to fund essential treatments and healthcare solutions, pediatric health-related products and charitable treatment.
Berthiaume and his workers ended up operate off their feet creating Blizzards on Miracle Treat Working day, a fundraiser for the Children’s Wonder Network, on Oct. 28, 2021.
He mentioned at the time that the once-a-year fundraiser by his Dairy Queen for the BC Children’s Clinic in Vancouver was “absolutely fantastic”, boosting $10,214 for the hospital, practically double the total of $5,500 the business enterprise raised for the duration of previous Wonder Address Working day that was held in August, 2019.
BC Transit employees in the Cowichan Valley are getting recognized for their professionalism, teamwork and dedication to general public transit in their community.
The community transit workforce are amongst 4 folks and seven teams across the province that BC Transit has honoured with the title of Transit SuperStars.
Every single 12 months, BC Transit acknowledges excellence and celebrates the Transit SuperStars creating a constructive difference in regional transit devices throughout the province.
Each individual winner satisfies one particular or extra of BC Transit’s main values community, purchaser support, innovation, protection, teamwork and have confidence in and respect.
“This year we are not only recognizing the achievements of some definitely special persons who exemplify our values, but also many committed and passionate groups that supported their communities by means of wildfires final summer season and historic flooding in the tumble,” stated Tim Croyle, vice president of functions and CAO for BC Transit.
“These people have all long gone well past what could be envisioned of them due to the fact they care deeply about their shoppers, co-workers and communities.”
The Cowichan Valley’s Unsworth Vineyards is however ingesting in the accolades from the 2022 Decanter Planet Wine Awards, the world’s most significant and most influential wine competitors.
Unsworth acquired 91 details and a silver medal for its 2019 Pinot Noir.
Not only is it the best score ever for a Vancouver Island wine, it is a single of a decide on handful of Canadian Pinot Noirs to be awarded 90+ points.
Unsworth’s 2019 Chardonnay also gained 88 factors and a bronze medal.
Presented it was Unsworth’s first crack at Chardonnay, the winery is terribly happy of this recognition as nicely.
Now in its 19th 12 months, the Decanter World Wine Awards has unrivalled world wide attain.
Judged by top rated wine experts from about the globe, DWWA is trustworthy internationally for its demanding judging system.
“The 2019 classic is now sold out, on the other hand the 2020 Chardonnay is out there and finding enthusiastic nods of acceptance as our winemaker, Dan Wright, proceeds to come across his groove with this most noble grape,” a press launch from Unsworth said. “Stock up on this summer months sipper when you can.”