On the Street: Marine job fair, Helijet appointment, non-alcoholic spirit

Marine job fair in Nanaimo on Nov. 7

Anyone interested in a marine industry career can head to the Port of Nanaimo, 100 Port Dr., from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 7 to meet with 18 employers.

“We want to link the marine industry employers and possible employees, as there are tremendous opportunities for jobs that pay well,” said port chair Donna Hais.

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The Port Connect event follows a similar career fair in 2018. Students and people of all ages can find out about job opportunities with firms doing business on the waterfront.

Employers taking part include Seaspan, B.C. Ferries, DP World, Tetra Tech, WCMRC, Search & Rescue, Island Ferries, Herold Engineering, Helijet, Western Stevedoring, B.C. Vehicle Processing Centre, Canadian Coast Guard, Gowlland Towing, Western Marine Institute, Vancouver Pile Driving, Work B.C. and the Port of Nanaimo.

The Port of Nanaimo has partnered with Work B.C. employment services centre.

Helijet appoints fixed-wing chief

Garth Eichel, an aviation and flight management specialist, has been appointed chief pilot for Helijet’s fixed-wing division.

Eichel is responsible for the professional standards of Helijet’s fixed-wing flight crews and developing standard operating procedures, training, scheduling and supervision.

He started with the aviation industry in 1989 at 19 years old. Eichel earned a commercial pilot licence and a diploma in aviation-flight management at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ont.

Eichel has flown wheel, float and ski-equipped aircraft in northern Manitoba, Saskatchewan and in the Arctic, and worked for airlines, flying regionally and internationally. After earning his airline transport pilot licence in 1997, he has flown single-engine, multi-engine and turbojet aircraft. Before joining Helijet, Eichel served as a captain with Vancouver-based Pacific Coastal Airlines.

Non-alcoholic spirit coming this month

Sooke’s Sheringham Distillery announced it is releasing Canada’s first non-alcoholic, zero-proof distilled spirit.

The Lumette! product includes botanicals such as juniper, grapefruit, orange and mint. It will be available late this month at some private liquor stores, specialty food markets, and online at enjoylumette.com.

The company sells Seaside Gin, winner of world’s best contemporary gin award at the 2019 World Gin Awards in London.

On the move

Karl Maier, who was with the office of B.C.’s Public Guardian and Trustee, has joined Beacon Law Centre as an associate lawyer.

Maier, a University of Victoria graduate, will focus on estate planning, business, and real estate.

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