BUSINESS BRIEFS: Coast Capital Insurance bought out by Western Financial Group

Under terms of the deal, Coast Capital will retain the name and branding for at least two years

Customers of Coast Capital Insurance Services, a subsidiary of the provincial credit union, likely won’t see many changes for a while in the wake of the insurance provider’s sale to Western Financial Group. Under terms of the deal, Coast Capital will retain the name and branding for at least two years and all 242 employees will keep their jobs. The purchase, expected to close in July, will help Western solidify its presence in B.C., company president and CEO, Scott Tannas said in a release.

Western is a subsidiary of Desjardins Group, the largest financial co-operative in Canada.

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Home-cooked dinners available in meal-size

The Apple Box is in its second month selling farm-fresh meals to go out of the Vic West Community Centre at 521 Craigflower Rd. They sell dinner staples such as lasagna, Shepherd’s pie, soups and side dishes, freshly frozen for easy transport and storage. The organic recipes date back from a great grandmothers’ cookbook. The kitchen is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., call ahead to order at 250-532-0687 or inquire about delivery.

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Naturopathy students help young families

Family Naturopathic Clinic has provided free consultation and treatments for low-income families since 2007 and given fourth-year naturopathy students practical experience.

The FNC Care Society, a charitable partnership between local naturopathic doctors and Acacia Integrative Heath, is raffling off a “staycation” prize package as a fundraiser for the clinic.

Tickets and more information are available online at familynaturopathicclinic.org, at Acacia Integrative Health Clinic, 101-391 Tyee Rd. in Vic West; or Hemp and Company, 1102 Government St. The draw happens June 4.

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West Coast food truck comes to Victoria

Tacofino, an institution on Vancouver Island’s West Coast, will have a presence in Victoria, thanks to Josh Carlsen and Mike Dawson, formerly with Pig BBQ Joint.

The food truck will park in front of Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre and offer the same Mexican-themed menu as the popular Tofino-based outlet, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The move coincides with the removal of the Tacofino location at Burrard and Dunsmuir streets in Vancouver.

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Making the news in Greater Victoria

Aire Serv Greater Victoria air conditioning and heating employee Jeremy Smith won the gasfitter apprenticeship award of excellence for 2013 at the School of Trades and Technology ceremony May 15. The award recognizes high academic achievement, positive attitude and motivation … Victoria writer/director Maureen Bradley received $3,000 as winner of the National Screen Institute’s 2013 Jim Murphy Filmmaker’s Bursary. She said the award will help cover costs for her new film, Two 4 One, due to begin production this summer.

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