LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

Information on local businesses, services and volunteer networks.  

The information will be updated as changes take place.

If you would like to add or revise anything please contact Marjorie @ 250-974-8285 or email us at sointulainfo@gmail.com

Malcolm Island Businesses

Sointula Co-Op 

Main Store

Open Hours

FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 

To shop in-store:
Wed to Sat 1-5pm

To place phone orders: 
Thurs and Sat 9:30-10:30am only

To pick up email & phone orders:
Thurs and Sat 11:30am-12pm 

Rules/Restrictions

Maximum 5 customers at a time

Maintain 6 ft (2m) physical distance while waiting to enter and while in the store

Email orders: theco-op@recn.ca

Email orders must include name, phone number, member number, payment method, grocery list, and whether or not you will take substitutions.

Contact

Orders: 250-973-2300

Delivery: (Donna) 250-973-6984

Facebook Page

Information current as of May 29

Burger Barn

Open Hours

Fri to Mon: 12-7:30pm 

   

Rules/Restrictions

Take-out only

Must phone in order

Contact

250-973-2022

Check Facebook for menu

Information current as of May 25

Coho Joe

Open Hours

Wed to Sun: 9am-2:30pm

     

Rules/Restrictions

Maintain 6 ft (2m) physical distance at all times whether outside or inside

Enter through front door and exit through back door only

Limited dine-in seating now open for groups of 2-6 (currently only two tables)

Outdoor seating available

Phone orders, take-out and local delivery still available

Curbside pickup now an option 

Contact

Radka 250-230-2233

Check Facebook for menu

Information current as of May 25

Oceanfront Hotel

Open Hours

Closed except for off-sales at 10:30 and 3:00 

ATM accessible from outside 

Rules/Restrictions

You must wear a mask. One will be provided for you if you do not have one

Contact

Robin 250-230-6722

info@islandrooms.ca

Information current as of May 25

Sointula Co-Op 

Gas Bar

Open Hours

Mon to Sat: 7:30am-2pm

Sun: 10:30am-5pm

Rules/Restrictions

Maximum 2 customers at a time

Contact

250-973-6717

Information current as of May 25

Sointula Co-Op

Hardware Store

Open Hours

Wed to Sat: 9am-1pm 

Rules/Restrictions

Maximum 3 customers at a time

Maintain 6 ft (2m) physical distance while waiting to enter and while in the store

Contact

250-973-6986

Information current as of May 25

Upper Crust Bakery

Open Hours

Tues to Sat: 9:30am-3:30pm

Rules/Restrictions

Maximum 4 customers at a time

Contact

Victor 250-973-2034

Facebook Page

Information current as of May 25

Malcolm Island Services / Organizations

Medical Clinic

Open Hours

Mon to Fri: 8am-4pm

Rules/Restrictions

Must call in advance

Bloodwork for critical cases only

Contact

Cheryl 250-973-2373

Island Health Covid Info/Screening: 
250-902-6091 

Information current as of May 25

Malcolm Island Harbour Authority

Harbour Office

Open Hours

Closed to the public. Staff are in office 9am-12pm , 7 days/week.  

Rules/Restrictions

Not accepting transient boats for moorage for the full 2020 season – this includes the main harbour as well as Mitchell Bay

Contact

250-973-6544

Harbour Website

Information current as of May 25

Laundry

Open Hours

Laundry open

Rules/Restrictions

One person at a time in the laundry

Information current as of May 25

Washrooms

Open Hours

Closed to the public until further notice

Information current as of May 25

Museum

Open Hours

Closed until further notice

Contact

250-230-9650

Information current as of May 25

Post Office

Open Hours

Mon to Fri: 8:30am-5pm 
(closed for lunch 12-1pm)

Rules/Restrictions

One customer at a time

Contact

250-973-6700

Information current as of May 25

Senior Centre

Open Hours

Closed until further notice

Contact

250-973-6777

Information current as of May 25

Sointula Recreation Association

Indoor Facilities

Open Hours

Closed – Athletic, FO, Seniors, Dance Studio, Gym & Teen Centre

Contact

Michelle 250-974-4445

Information current as of May 25

Parks and Playgrounds

NOW OPEN 

Arnold Grosenick Ball Park
Tennis courts
Ahola Playground in Rough Bay
Seaside Playground below the library

Rules/Restrictions

Do not access parks or playgrounds if you are sick

Practice safe physical distancing

Wash/sanitize hands before and after use

Supervise children at all times and restrict crowding as much as possible

Contact

Michelle 250-974-4445

Information current as of May 28

Sointula Resource Centre

Open Hours

Closed to walk-ins 

Wed-Fri 10am-5pm

Rules/Restrictions

One person at a time by appointment only

Must phone ahead

Contact

Stephanie 250-973-2001

sointulainfo@gmail.com

Information current as of May 25

Thrift Store 

Open Hours

Closed until further notice

Rules/Restrictions

No donations accepted at this time

Information current as of May 25

Transfer Station / Recycling

Open Hours

Tuesday 10am-1pm
Wednesday 6-8pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Rules/Restrictions

Max 3 people at a time. One per family
6ft (2m) physical distancing
Accepting refundables 

Information current as of May 25

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Sointula Branch

Open Hours

Closed until further notice

Rules/Restrictions

No book returns
Free wifi in parking lot
Expanded e-services

Information current as of May 25

Local and Area Networks

Malcolm Island Pandemic Support

Functions

  • Pet walking 
  • Garbage & recycling assistance
  • Canada Post pick-up/mail
  • Shop/deliver groceries
  • Play online games
  • Visit by phone or online

Contacts

To request grocery delivery: Donna 250-973-6984

To request any other support: Oonagh  250-230-2535 or oonagh@recn.ca

To volunteer: Holly 250-973-2332

All volunteers must practice physical distancing and hand washing protocols

Donations

Kathy 250 973 6704. E-transfers to sointularecreation@gmail.com. Message “Emergency Pandemic Relief”. Contact Kathy for password

Information current as of May 25

Mount Waddington Health Network

“The Mount Waddington Health Network (MWHN) is a collaborative network of people with wide-ranging backgrounds, roles and perspectives that take action on issues that impact health and well-being in our communities. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of people in our communities by focusing on the root issues impacting health and act to promote wellness.” – from the MWHN website

They have compiled an extensive list of resources and supports covering local, provincial and federal levels.

Information current as of May 25

Reminders

Harmony Couriers 250-974-4546

 
Please keep in mind to have at least a month’s supply of medications on hand. Renew prescriptions early. The courier will deliver medications to your door, if requested. 
 
 
Alert Bay drug store: 250-974-5712 (delivered by mail) 
 
Port McNeill drug store: 250-956-3126
 
 
 T.H.O.T.T Local family food bank: Wanda 250-973-6738 or Susan 250-230-6494 (families with children only) 
 
Harvest food bank: 250-902-0332  Phone directly for details and days. (Delivered by courier from Port Hardy)
 
Loaves and Fishes: local contact Tyler Brett 250 230-0679

Mental Health Resources

Island Health Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Port McNeill: 250-956-4461
Port Hardy: 250-902-6051
Drop-in Phone Counselling for mental health and substance use 
Monday-Friday  *(In Pt. McNeill:1:00pm-2:00pm / in Pt. Hardy: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm)  currently by phone

 

Vancouver Island Crisis Line 

Phone: 1-888-494-3888        
Chat vicrisis.ca
Text: 250-800-3806

 

Canadian Mental Health Association

Offers a free on-line program called BounceBack 

  • The BounceBack program is a self-directed course to help folks manage low mood, stress and anxiety.  There are programs specifically for adults, youth and service providers.

From the CMHA Website: Tips for managing anxiety

 

BC COVID-19 Mental Health Network

BC based mental health professionals are offering free, short term, one-on-one counselling to those who are struggling with the stress of Covid 19.
If you would like to inquire about this service email: bccovidtherapists@gmail.com 

Kids Help Phone

24/7 national support service offering professional counselling, information and referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support to young people in both English and French.  

Phone 1-800-668-6868 to speak to a professional counsellor.

or

Text the word “connect” to 686868 to access text support.   

FNHA (First Nation Health Authority) 

COVID-19 Web Portal to help BC First Nations people and their health care providers and community leaders to get the information they need to keep themselves and others safe.

Covid-19 Information, Advice and Updates

Please use the following official websites for current and accurate information about Covid-19.