Sweet Somethings Candy & Confections is scheduled to open on Nov. 8 at 309B Wesley Street.
Owner Carol Surtel, who is originally from Nanaimo, said she spent 35 years working on the Lower Mainland at a variety of jobs, including at Save-On-Foods and as a fudge-maker for a candy store.
She said Sweet Somethings will have a large assortment of candies and chocolates, including well-known brands and some home-made treats like chocolatecaramel apples.
Surtel said her store is located next door to West Coast Classic Floral Design and she hopes the combination of a florist and candy store next to each other might prove to be an irresistible combination for many customers.
"The new store is being received well so far and lots of people have already come through while we're preparing to open asking what will be available," Surtel said.
"It's great that we're opening up just before Christmas because the holiday season is a great time to introduce a store like ours to the city."
Shawn Adrian and members of his staff from Input Logic, one of Nanaimo's growing number of high-tech companies, flew to Ireland over the weekend to participate in the two-day Dublin Web Summit, being held today and tomorrow.
Input Logic and its Postach.io technology was the top winner at The Nanaimo Pub Summit, sponsored by the Daily News and the Glacier Media Group, in conjunction with Innovation Island, last spring.
The Pub Summit was intended to highlight local high-tech companies and with its win at the event, Input Logic won the right to attend the Dublin summit, one of the largest and most prestigious high-tech conferences held in the world, in an effort to pitch Postach.io technology to an international audience.
Input Logic also took the top prize at Evernote's Devcup in San Francisco last month, beating out almost 200 competitors from around the world with its Postach.io technology.
"We'll have a large audience in Dublin and we're hoping to excite millions of people around the world with Postach.io," Adrian said.
The Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast will be providing a complimentary stay to veterans in three of its guest rooms on Nov. 11 in honour of Remembrance Day.
B&Bs from across North America, including the LLWBB, are continuing the tradition of donating free rooms to soldiers, past and present, in honour of Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada.
Gordie Robinson, owner of Long Lake Waterfront Bed and Breakfast, said his parents were involved with the military and he saw providing veterans with lodging on Remembrance Day as a way to give back to those serving the country.
"Every year we donate three of our suites to veterans on Nov. 11," he said.
"We have two suites taken already this year and we have one more open. We require identification of military service from those who want to take advantage of the offer." For more information, call 250-758-5010
Odds and Ends: AJ Hustins, who was the general manager of Nanaimo's ABC Precast & Ready Mix Ltd, recently entered into a lease agreement with ABC's previous owners, Lehigh Hanson Canada., to run the operation that is located on the Island Highway just south of Nanaimo.
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