Card Corner takes over Kingsway corner

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Card Corner has transformed its original location into a gaming centre for players to gather

The Card Corner is actually on the corner now at Kingsway and Argyle. Drop by the new store this Friday, Dec. 18 for their grand opening of the game store. They feature games for all ages and interests from strategy games for the game geeks to educational games for children as young as preschool.

Over in the original store, all kinds of games are being played in a expanded gaming centre. Stop by for a round of Magic, the Gathering; Pokemon; Settlers of Catan and more. Or pick out some great gaming pieces for the gamer on your gift list.

Card Corner has an online store as well. Find it and all the gaming activities at


The wait is over! Orestes Greek Kouzina on Gertrude Street is now open. Located at the former Dolce Vita location, the eagerly anticipated restaurant opened quietly Sunday Dec. 6. Their temporary hours of operation are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


Carla Crema of Carla Cares Foot and Nail Care has just graduated from the North American School of Podology and can now boast the title of podologist.

Crema provides foot care services such as diabetic foot care, corn and callous reduction, and ingrown nails. She offers a mobile service that comes to you. To book an appointment call 250-735-8090


Ageless Ink cosmetic tattooing has opened in Finishing Touches. Tattooist Angela Mallory tattoos eyebrows, eyeliner and other features to enhance your appearance. For more information or to book an appointment call 250-731-9945 or email


Haven Living on Adelaide Street celebrated their first anniversary in style Nov. 27 with a packed house. Owner Desja Walker describes her shop as an eclectic blend with a vintage flair. The lifestyle store offers home décor, beauty products, jewelry, tea, food treats and all-natural paint. 250-724-4442.


The staff at Boutique Belles Amies stood in solidarity with the people of Paris last month after the terrorist attacks in that city. The staff wore Eiffel Tower pendants and scarves while working in the store.


The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce is giving away money this holiday season and someone will be a big winner come January. Try Home First for your shopping this season and you could have a chamber representative offer to pay for $25 of your purchase. In January prize draws of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 and several $100 in gift cards will be awarded.


Teresa Bird is the Alberni Valley News publisher. Email business tips to

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