Spirit of Christmas Residental Lights


Please find below the list of homes visited last night – many THANKS to Laird Wheaton for lending us their SUV for our 4 hour adventure!! Marilyn

4311 Jingle Pot Road

3319 Savannah Place,

6148 Somerside Place, (the whole street is beautiful!!)

6728 Dickinson – top floor –
6728 Dickinson – -3rd floor –
6552 Groveland (off Dickenson/Seabold)

6425 Dover Road – FIRST PLACE

6262 Olympia Way –

6028 Waldbank Road,
McGirr Road – Candy cane lane

182 Heritage Drive,

4886 Ney Drive,
5152 Sams Way

3180 Adby Road – all decorations made by hand –

3930 Rock City Road,

2535 Holyrood Drive,
461 Vancouver Ave

184 Mt. Benson
2320 Whitney Road,

2172 Duggan Road, – HONORABLE MENTION

921 Cadogan – THIRD PLACE


2147 Lang Crescent,

123 Pryde Avenue,

1205 Townsite Road – SECOND PLACE

1115 Thunderbird

520 Churchill Ave – HONOURABLE MENTION
39 Milton Street

160 Kennedy Street,

750 Franklyn Street
546 Prideaux Street

41 Prideaux
545 Haliburton – Rowe (at Needham)

559 Nova Street – (7th/Howard)

678 Second Street

250 Howard (corner of Elizabeth)

450 Alpen Way, (9th/Park)

241 Twiggly Wiggley (south Jingle Pot off Ashlee)

1755 Harvest Place – (Extension-Country Hills-right on Harvest) – HONOURABLE MENTION

Newsline Profile – Cross and Company

Cross & Company

Cross and Company is an ambitious accounting firm looking to provide a results-based service. They offer personal accounting and tax help, and assist businesses with their least favourite part of administration, the numbers.

The firm has a diverse portfolio of small to medium-size businesses, which includes clients from the fishing and construction industries. They can support them with the basics of bookkeeping, payroll, and PST & GST submissions; plus tax planning, annual filings, and advising how to be more efficient in their operations. Cross & Co. also helps technology companies apply for a Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credit.

When clients are in startup mode, Cross & Co. helps them get set up with proper tax structure, and recommends how to function in their business, from day to day. As clients get more experience, the accountants at Cross & Co. advise about liabilities and advantages, and what things to consider or anticipate to avoid traps, or seek opportunities. Even established businesses benefit from the firm’s expertise, by implementing recommended tax strategies to meet company goals.

On the personal side, Cross & Co. helps clients with tax and estate planning, tax returns, and comes to the rescue when defending Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) audits.

Jared Cross is the Principal at Cross and Co., with over fifteen years of experience as a Certified Professional Accountant. With a stable of ten young accountants, plus bookkeepers and admin staff, the Nanaimo firm is actively growing.

Cross’s team has extensive, and diverse, backgrounds enabling them to readily meet the needs of their clients. To reduce clients’ stress, they educate them about options, and help them stop worrying about the CRA.

New to the Nanaimo Chamber, they look forward to building relationships with other members.


written by Bonnie Chomica