After a lengthy ordeal coping with the aftermath of a serious flood

Restaurant reopens following extensive flood

After a lengthy closure to deal with the effects of a devastating flood, Cozy Bay Seafood Cafe is open for business once again.

After a lengthy closure to deal with the effects of a devastating flood, Cozy Bay Seafood Cafe is open for business once again.

The seafood restaurant, on Victoria Road North, received extensive damage from a broken water pipe in the ceiling in early January.

The flood restoration work was much more significant than originally anticipated as the electrical wiring, plumbing and furnace all had to be replaced to bring the building up to building code standards.

“It was like building a house from scratch,” said Michelle Stephen, co-owner of the restaurant, adding that only the exterior walls of the building remained.

Pam Johnson, co-owner of Cozy Bay, said they received plenty of help and support from McBain Insurance, especially Keith Quesnelle and Jeannie Tomlin.

“Without them, we probably wouldn’t be here right now,” Johnson said. “Keith especially and Jeannie both listened to what we were going through and stepped up to the plate.”

During the renovations, Stephen and Johnson were at the restaurant every day to follow the progress of the renovations.

The closure was also difficult for the staff at the restaurant and for the regular customers.

Now that they have reopened, Stephen said all the former staff members are back, as are the regular customers.

“We’re thrilled to be open again,” she said.

She added that they appreciated the support and patience they were shown while the renovations were taking place.

Just Posted

Grey, damp, warm week ahead in Okanagan, Shuswap, Columbia

Environment Canada calling for clouds and showers, and warm temperatures, throughout the area

Boats once plied Okanagan Lake

Lake was used as transportation corridor connecting communities in the valley

Advance voting in 2019 federal election begins

Voting at advance polling stations has become a popular choice in Canada over the years

EDITORIAL: Considering the promises

During the election campaign examine how the various parties will fulfill their promises to voters

Election 2019: Robert Mellalieu — Green Party candidate for Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Robert Mellalieu is running for the Green Party in Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola

Shuswap ski area vies for $250,000 as top-four finalist in national contest

Help needed to accumulate votes or ‘clicks’ Friday, Oct. 18 through Sunday for trail lighting project

BC Ferries sees steady traffic of post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Ferries filling up fast, sailing waits at some terminals

‘Save the kids!’ Dorian survivor tells the harrowing story of his Canadian wife’s death

Family held a funeral and placed Alishia Liolli’s remains in a niche at a cemetery in Windsor, Ont.

Okanagan woman, 91, votes at advance polls despite broken hip, shoulder and wrist

Angela Maynard has voted in almost every election during her lifetime

Heiltsuk Nation open first Big House in 120 years in northern B.C.

Opening means the community now has an appropriate space for spiritual and ceremonial events

Singh says NDP would form coalition with the Liberals to stop Tories

Singh was in a Liberal-held riding Sunday afternoon in Surrey where he was pressed about his post-election intentions

‘My heart goes out to the mother’: B.C. dad reacts to stabbing death of Ontario boy

Carson Crimeni, who was also 14, was bullied relentlessly, his dad says

BC Ferries filling up fast with post-Thanksgiving weekend travellers

Monday anticipated to be busiest day of the weekend

Most Read