Sonia Furstenau column: Support for businesses key during COVID-19

Cowichan Valley businesses have suffered these past weeks. Coming into the spring is usually an exciting time for our farmers, restaurant owners, realtors, and so many other goods and services providers in our community. We have all done a tremendous job flattening the curve by reducing our activities to only those deemed essential, but it has come at a cost, especially to our local entrepreneurs.

We have demonstrated that we can work together in reducing the impacts of COVID-19. We must work together with the same resolve to revive our local economy in a healthy and sustainable way.

Cowichan Valley Citizen, April 25 2020