Labour shortages felt in communities across the west coast
Communities across the west coast of Vancouver Island are facing labour shortages, forcing some businesses to adjust their operations.
Lewis and Cathy George have been operating the House of Himwitsa, a First Nations art gallery and lodge in Tofino, since 1991.
In previous years, Cathy said their storefront would be open from 9:30 a.m. until as late as 7 p.m.
But without enough staff, Cathy said they now have to close their shop as early as 4 p.m.
“We don’t have the staff,” she said. “It’s kind of heartbreaking.”