Malcolm Island COVID 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

To shop in-store:

Tue to Thur 9:30-5:30pm
Fri & Sat 12-5:30pm

To place phone orders: 

Sat 9:30-10:30am only

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

Rules/Restrictions

Masks are mandatory

Maximum 15 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:  250-973-6984
(Donna)

Facebook Page

Information current as of September 14

Burger Barn

Open Hours

12-7:30pm 
Thurs-Mon

Rules/Restrictions

Take-out only

Must phone in order

Contact

250-973-2022

Check Facebook for menu

Information current as of September 14

Coho Joe

Open Hours

9am-2:30pm    
7 days per week

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 September 14

Oceanfront Hotel

Open Hours

Not accepting new bookings.

Walk-up window open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner 11:30am-1:30pm and 5-8pm

ATM accessible from outside 

Rules/Restrictions

Exceptions made for essential travellers. Call Robin for more info.

Beer and wine sales at the walk-up window 

Contact

Hotel info 
Robin 250-230-6722
info@islandrooms.ca

Food orders 
250-230-6722

Check Facebook for more info including daily food menu and other items available through the walk-up window

Information current as of September 14

Sointula Co-Op 

Gas Bar

Open Hours

Mon to Sat: 7:30am-2pm

Sun: 10:30am-5pm

Rules/Restrictions

Masks are mandatory

Maximum 2 customers at a time

Contact

250-973-6717

Sointula Co-Op 

Hardware Store

Open Hours

Wed to Sat: 9am-1pm 

Rules/Restrictions

Masks are mandatory

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 September 14

Upper Crust Bakery

Open Hours

Tue 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 September 14

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 September 14

Malcolm Island Harbour Authority

Harbour Office

Open Hours

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

Rules/Restrictions

Transient moorage available to  Canadian citizens 

All visitors must be self contained and follow provincial guidelines

Please register and pay by phone

Bikes are not available  

Contact

250-973-6544

Harbour Website

Laundry
Washrooms
Showers

Open Hours

Closed to the public until further notice

Information current as of September 14

Museum

Open Hours

Open daily from 12-4pm

Rules/Restrictions

Social distancing required

Masks recommended

1-way traffic through the building

2 groups at a time

Hand sanitizing stations provided

High touch areas are closed

 

Contact

250-230-9650

sointulamuseum.ca

Information current as of September 14

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 September 14

Senior Centre

Open Hours

Saturday Night Bingo has been cancelled for September

Rules/Restrictions

 

Contact

250-973-6777

Information current as of September 14

Sointula Recreation Association

Indoor Facilities

NOW OPEN

Gym 

Rules/Restrictions

You must pre-book your times by calling Shannon Topher

Standard COVID protocols apply

Hand sanitizer is available and equipment to be wiped down before and after use.

There is a limit of two people working out who have agreed to share the space, with social distancing if they do not live in the same house  

Contact

Scheduling – Shannon Topher 250-857-2499

Memberships – Kathy Cowan 250-973-6704



Athletic Hall now available for rentals

Rules/Restrictions

You must submit a COVID plan to the Rec Association prior to event  

Contact

Rentals – Kathy
250-973-6704

STILL CLOSED

FO Hall, Seniors, Dance Studio & Teen Centre

 

Michelle 
250-974-4445

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 September 17

Sointula Resource Centre

Open Hours

10am-2:30pm 
7 days per week

Hours to change September 15
Tue to Sat: 10am-2:30pm

Rules/Restrictions

One person at a time 

Maintain 6 ft (2m) physical distance while waiting to enter and while inside

Free bike program will not be available this year

Contact

250-973-2001

sointulainfo@gmail.com

Information current as of September 14

Thrift Store 

Open Hours

Random open hours will be announced on Facebook 

 

 

Rules/Restrictions

Only 3 people in the store at a time 
 
Must wear a mask 
 
Please practice proper personal distancing!
 
Accepting donations of ONE bag per household – during open hours only

Information current as of September 14

Transfer Station / Recycling

Open Hours

Tues: 10am-1pm
Wed: 6-8pm
Sat: 10am-3pm

Rules/Restrictions

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

Information current as of September 14

Vancouver Island Regional Library – Sointula Branch

Open Hours

Takeout Service
Thur: 2-3pm & 5-6pm 
Fri: 11am-12pm & 2-3pm
Sat: 11am-12pm & 2-3pm

Available by phone
Thur: 12-7:30pm
Fri: 8:30am-4:45pm
Sat: 9am-5pm

This branch is still closed to in-person browsing

Rules/Restrictions

Place holds online or by phone

Appointment times will be booked during the open hours and items will be delivered to you outside the library

Books may be returned during takeout hours

Contact

250-973-6493

VIRL Takeout Information

Information current as of September 14

Local and Area Networks / Supports

Food Support

Harvest Food Bank: 250-902-0332  Phone directly for details and days. 
 
T.H.O.T.T Local food bank for families with children:
Wanda 250-973-6738 or Susan 250-230-6494
 
Loaves and Fishes: Supplies food to those in need through a Food Recovery Program. Local contact: Tyler Brett 250 230-0679
 

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 September 14

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
 

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.