Business Notebook (Nov. 27)


Don Coulter has been appointed president and CEO of Coast Capital Savings, after serving as interim CEO since July.

Coulter, who joined Coast Capital as chief financial officer in 2009, "has played an instrumental role in the strategic direction and success of the organization over the six years," the company stated Tuesday (Nov. 25).

Coulter is currently leading the development of Coast Capital’s new corporate headquarters, slated for completion in late 2015 as one of the flagship projects in the City Centre area of Surrey.

He lives in Surrey with his wife and three sons.



A pair of Surrey-based vendors are will be busy at Vancouver Christmas Market for the next month.

Hurricane Potatoes is back at the market with its popular potato dishes at Das Kartoffelhaus, and Honeybee Centre returns to sell fresh honey in gift packages.

The market opened Nov. 22 and continues until Dec. 24 on the plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. More than 50 vendors are part of the event, a Christmas tradition for the past five years. For details, visit



The new Milestones restaurant at Guildford Town Centre will be revealed to local media next Thursday, Dec. 4. Executive chef Jason Rosso will be on hand that evening for a photo opp and to help serve food samplings and wine pairings.



A grand re-opening event Tuesday evening (Nov. 25) celebrated renovations to Cloverdale Agriplex, where a new cement floor replaces soil used as a floor for the past three decades.

Cloverdale Rodeo Exhibition Association’s goal is to make the 22,000-square-foot building a more diverse venue, in order to take advantage of business opportunities. New light fixtures were also installed.

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