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Skilled Trades-People for Nanaimo Residential & Commercial Building Projects

Electrician and Electrical Contractor:  Glen Lowinger

See Glen for:  new and renovations construction for both residential and commercial work as an electrician, estimator and contractor.  In addition, he has worked for remodelling, Sound and Security, Roofing and Gutter contractors.

Also experienced in the Retail Home Improvement industry as both a customer service representative (specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design and sales and also Lighting Design and sales) and a commercial contractor contact for large project design and sales.

Does Design and Installation of the following systems for residential and business customers:

  • Service Panel Installations and Upgrades
  • Renovations Wiring
  • New Home Wiring
  • Security Lighting
  • Camera Systems
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Installations
  • Standby Power Generation Systems and Installation
  • Whole Home Surge Protection
  • Structured Cabling Systems for Telephone, TV, Computer Networking, and Voice Over Internet Protocal (VOIP) Indoor and Outdoor lighting design

Qualifications & Trades Training

  • BC and Interprovincially Trades Qualified Electrician
  • Field Safety Representative for Electrical Work in the Province of British Columbia
  • Diploma in Business Management and Sales and Marketing
  • Trained in Kitchen and Bath Design and Lighting Design and Installation

Area covered: based out of Nanaimo, Glen covers work form Ladysmith to Port Alberni

Contact info
Glen Lowinger, Electrician & Electrical Contractor

Based in Nanaimo, BC

ER Electric

Telephone: 250-760-0618


Real Estate Transactions & Real Estate Development Lawyers

LESLIE C. HUNTER,  Barristers & Solicitor
Les Hunter, Nanaimo Real Estate Purchase / Development, Wills Trusts Lawyer

Over the past 20 years, Les has concentrated his solicitor's practice in Real Estate law, Real Estate Development, Wills, Estates and Estate Planning, Corporate and Commercial transactions.

#4 - 4180 Island Highway North
Nanaimo, BC  V9T 1W6
Phone: (250) 756-9950   E-mail:
click for more about Mr. Hunter   Website:


  • Arrowsmith Bikes,
    460 - 2980 North Island Hwy,
    Nanaimo, B.C.,
    Tel:  250-758-6675
  • Bastion Cycle and Ski, 4196 Departure Bay,
    Nanaimo, BC
    Phone:  758-2453
  • Hank's Cycle Shop, #88-2220 Bowen Rd.,
    Nanaimo, BC
    Phone:  758-1344
  • Pacific Rim Bicycle, 2129 Bowen Rd;
    Nanaimo, BC
    Phone:  758-2118
  • Peddle Pushers Bicycle Centre, 194A Cliff St.,
    Nanaimo, BC
    Phone:  753-5555
  • The Realm, *2007 update* no longer operating
    Nanaimo, BC

SURFING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIES · Longboards · Surfboards · Wetsuits Qualicum, BC, just north of Nanaimo

Heading to Tofino for a day or more of surfing?

Stop in on your way and have a coffee, catch up on the latest news and pick up some new gear or a rental for a buddy.

We have the largest selection of LONGBOARDS in Canada, with boards ranging from 7’6” to 10’0” and more... Need a custom board? Talk to us first!

Check out our board room for boards currently in stock. We welcome trades and also have a lay-a-way plan.

We are located just outside of Qualicum Beach on Highway 4 heading to the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. [quote fr. website 2003/06/13]

Nanaimo Employment Agencies

Temporary Office Overload / Recruitment / Replacement - Employment Agencies

VI Staffing Inc.

Serving Vancouver Island from Duncan to Campbell River

  • Temporary Staffing Services: From time to time every business needs a little extra help. Temp Service is ideal for vacation relief, short or long-term illness, maternity leave, cyclical overtime situations and project-based work. At VI Staffing we have highly skilled workers in various specialties Including:
    • Reception and Clerical
    • Customer Services
    • Secretarial - Medical and Legal
    • Administrative Support
    • Bookkeeping & Data Entry
    • Information Technology & Computer Support
  • Temp-to-Permanent: In today's competitive applicant market, we offer our clients the temp-to-permanent with zero risk option. Once we've recruited the right person for your company they begin employment with you, but remain on VI Staffing payroll for a 12 week evaluation period. That way you're ensured of hiring right!
  • Recruitment, Selection and Placement Services: Our staffing specialist will manage all the recruiting details - recruitment, screening, interviewing and skills testing of applicants. We refer only the most suitable candidates for you to interview, allowing you to maximize your valuable time, while we complete the recruitment process for you.
  • Contract Staffing: We provide professional level employees for a specific length of time or the duration of your project. We recruit, screen and assign only the very best for our clients.

Darla Millard
Managing Director

For immediate staffing solutions call (250) 729-9939
Nanaimo, BC

see/also BC Employment Standards Act - Queens Printer online

Nanaimo Lawyers / Law Firms / Notary Public Services

Owen and Company
Lawyers, mediators & notary public services
Gerald F. Owen, barrister and solicitor
see their offices photo
41 Chapel Street,
PO Box 580
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5L5
Telephone:  250-716-1667

Notary & Notaries Public

In Nanaimo - contact the offices of Owen and Company see above

In Vancouver - see for multilingual Vivien Lee, NP, speaking fluent English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Teo Chiu & Cantonese

In Victoria - see Charles Ellington, NP

for Lawyers & Notaries Services in Victoria & Vancouver BC

If you're looking for a lawyer or notary public in Victoria or Vancouver, BC or Edmonton, Alberta consider:

Nanaimo Map Making - Custom Cartographic Services

Weller Cartographic Services Ltd.

Are you looking for a map for a print or multimedia web promotional campaign?

Weller Cartographic Services ltd., in BC, has been designing and producing maps of cities, countries, transit maps, parks, specialty business promotion materials for over 20 years.

Weller has been acknowledged at international web media conferences (e.g. Seybold) as a leader in the use of PDF format map technology for maps.

BC Golfers have probably seen his popular work for online for several years now, as have travelers to Central America, Japan, China and Vancouver.

Samples of his Adobe Acrobat PDF format maps can be found at

As a service based in Nanaimo, we are committed to help promote this community's business and services through our work.
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Marketing Businesses & Services in Nanaimo - on paper and on the web! web site and services are designed to help promote specialty businesses and professional services in Nanaimo in a cost effective manner

  • Why choose this city of Nanaimo marketing service?
    • Experience and Results for Small Businesses and Professionals since 1995 for web and print publication promotions
    • Our web specialty is creating and maintaining FINDABLE business, professional and organization web sites.
    • Getting a web site / identity started online is pretty straightforward and inexpensive. 
    • Getting found by web searches is a different story. 
    • We provide cost effective and professional ways to get your business the profile it needs.
    • If you already have a web site and a service maintaining it, we may still help increase your Search Engine rankings!
    • The is part of a Pacific Rim based group of marketing professionals with backgrounds in special library collections, graphic design, illustration, freelance copy and technical writing, map production, and web design.
      • Sample portfolio of one of our designers is at done primarily for several Vancouver Web Promotion companies, including Internet Gateway Corporation PLEASE NOTE is best viewed with the lights in your room dimmed down, and ideally with a hi-speed connection to the web ie. ADSL or cable modem.
      • Sample work of another designer who working with children's cartoon-illustrated characters in China can be seen at  while this graphic designer is based in Hong Kong, he received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from York University in Toronto, and his Masters of Visual Arts degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton and has extensive experience with Vancouver as well as Hong Kong marketing clients.    projects have included work for large international brand name clients such as XEROX-FUJI, IKEA, HONG KONG BANK as well as real estate companies such as Anson Realty in Vancouver.
    • We have particular experience in working with specialty manufacturing companies (e.g., legal and health professionals, non-profit/self-help-organizations and specialty retail stores e.g. Motiv Design / Ming Wo home accessories and cookware stores in Vancouver), as well -- we have a background in supporting and promoting tourism services.
    • Yes the DOT.COM bubble became the DOT.BOMB market experience in 2000-2001 - however - web viewer numbers continues its exponential growth in and outside of North America.  Simple effective web based advertising is still useful for the smaller / specialty company or professional service.
    • If you want us to help put you on the map - Email us at for more information.

Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island B.C.
Nanaimo is served by the B.B.B. office in Victoria - however has a local telephone number
Nanaimo Tel:  (250) 755-7843
"Our Mission:  To promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education and service excellence." (quote from web site 07/26/02)
201-1005 Langley Street
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1V7

Telephone - Nanaimo :  (250) 755-7843
Telephone: - Victoria :  (250) 386-6348 (9:00-12:00 / 1:00-4:00 PST)

Fax:  (250) 386-2367

Better Business Bureau Online Reports: cgi-bin/bbb/biz_list.cgi
File a Complaint Online:

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Home Renovation Supplies & Services

Flooring Supplies in Nanaimo:  carpets, tiles, wood, lino etc.

  • Abbc Carpets (1997) Inc., 10-4376-Boban,
    (250) 758-5588
  • City Tile Ltd., 4-4115 Mostar Rd.,
    (250) 714-9622
  • Cornerstone Tile Ltd., 3061 Barons Rd.,
    (250) 756-9996
  • DuBois Hardwood Floors, 1033 Strathmore,
    (250) 753-9575
  • The Factory Tile Warehouse Ltd., 5B-2480 Kenworth Ave.,
    (250) 758-1979
  • The Finishing Store, 5-4128 Mostar,
    (250) 756-1231
  • Floors For Less, 1905 Wilfert Rd.,
    (250) 758-7272
  • Jordans Floorcoverings, 4890 Rutherford,
    (250) 758-0181.
  • Motion Carpets,11-4128 Mostar Rd.,
    (250) 756-2555
  • Nanaimo Floor Fashions Ltd., 2129 Bowen Rd.,
    (250) 758-4434
  • Nova Wood Floors, 4474 Wellington Ave.,
    (250) 758-4416
  • United Carpet, 2520C Bowen,
    (250) 758-4664
  • Wingren Floor & Supply Co. Ltd., 1612 Northfield Rd.,
    (250) 758-3914

Consumer Caution

Business web promotion-advertising on this site, does not imply the ad-sponsors endorsement of this site nor does it imply the endorsement of this sites publishers of the specific business/service ad.  We advise viewers to use any service on this site as they would in the real world the "bricks and mortar world" e.g. if you don't know the business/service check them out with the local Better Business Bureau, City Licensing Department, the professional-trade accreditation organization that is responsible for industry standards policing etc...

Best On-line Street Map of Nanaimo

For the best on-line Nanaimo street map, see 7 meg Acrobat PDF file produced by acclaimed mapmaker Angus Weller, Weller Cartographic Services Ltd., based in Nanaimo.  This map has been cited in 2003 Peach Pit Press publication on the use Acrobat PDF format for web and print graphic designers and demonstrated at recent Seybold Conference in the USA.

Remember this is a big download, but well worth the effort.  For information about how your business or organization could be put on this or your own custom made map(s) contact Angus and his associates at


Nanaimo Daily News
Suite B-1,
2575 McCullough Rd
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 5W5

Tel: (250) 729-4200

Newspapers on-line

Music Therapists & Music Program Development Consultants

Canada Immigration | NAFTA Work Permit | IntraCompany Transfer | Legal Services

Corporate Logo of Lowe and Company - CANADA IMMIGRATION LAWYERS and Registered Canada Immigration Consultants

  • see for your immigration and Intra Company Transfer / NAFTA visa needs
    We have helped people from over 50 countries come to Canada over the past 20 years as an immigration law firm in Vancouver.
  • see also Toronto Immigration Lawyers

Criminal Defence Lawyers in Nanaimo

Personal Injury Lawyers in Vernon - Okanagan

Family Lawyers in Nelson, BC

  • Patrician Gartner, BSW, LLB  Barrister & Solicitor

    Family law services
    Patricia Gartner & Company
    204 - 507 Street
    Nelson, BC V1L 4J2
    Telephone 250 352-6631

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