Monday, December 17, 2018

Business

Senate ends Canada Post strike with back-to-work legislation

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers has been on strike for the past 37 days

Canada Post back-to-work legislation up for debate in Senate after passing in House of...

Bill-C89 has been criticized by NDP and labour leaders for undermining the collective bargaining process

UVic students launch protest against Starbucks replacing Finnerty Express

The switch will happen in the fall of 2019

This luxury oceanside Sidney home is one of 8 Millionaire Lottery prizes (PHOTOS)

And it comes with a 2019 Jaguar convertible 😍

New 80’s style arcade is now open in Trounce Alley

Anyone up for a pinball match? 😏

Here’s how to win a $1,080 prize pack from Think Local week (CONTEST CLOSED)

So many gift cards to be won from local businesses!
James Bay Branch

Victoria library workers vote overwhelmingly in support of strike action

Demands related to scheduling, and the employment of student workers have not been met

New Canadian Tire has opened up in North Saanich

They opened one day ahead of schedule

Housing series part 1: What the @#&* is zoning and how is it impacting...

How are near 60-year-old bylaws aiding and abetting today's housing crisis?

BC Cannabis Stores made over 21,000 sales in first week of operations

About half of those sales were made in the first 2 days

$35M Sidney Crossing commercial retail development cancelled

The 100,00 sq. ft Sidney Crossing project was first approved in 2016

Victoria-based vegan ‘butchers’ to appear on Dragons Den

The Very Good Butchers may be about to score a very good deal!

BC made more than 10,000 cannabis sales in first 2 days

Some products have already sold out

Lululemon opens second Victoria location at Uptown

This is the company's second and largest location in the region

This home in Fairfield is for sale and it features a sex dungeon (PHOTO)

You could have your very own critically acclaimed kinky corner 😏

Tourism Victoria is now officially called Destination Greater Victoria

Will this rebranding help the company draw more tourists to the city?

Victoria has the second lowest percentage of homeowners in Canada (STUDY)

We live in one of the only 3 renter-dominant cities in Canada

Drink in some history at 4 of Victoria’s bars in century old buildings

One of these is the oldest pub in BC! 🍻

47 new rental housing units are being built in Victoria

The project has been allocated a $21.1 million fund

The Cook Street Marketplace is closing its doors after 32 years in business

John and his guitar will be hanging out on his last day.

Floyd’s Diner may close its flagship downtown Victoria location

Get a Mahoney before it's too late!

UVic Masters of Global Business program ranked in top 100 list worldwide

It's one of only three Canadian schools that made it to the list!

B.C. government sets highest maximum rent increase at 4.5% – highest in 14 years

In comparison Ontario’s rent increase for 2019 sits at 1.8%

Chapters is closing its downtown Victoria location this Sunday

And the sales just got even bigger! 📚😍

A quarter of British Columbians currently avoid buying US goods (SURVEY)

Have you altered your spending habits recently?

3 ways Monk Office will make your back to school shopping easier

You work hard. Give yourself a break this back-to-school season 📚

BC retail sales dropped by $128 million this June

It's the biggest decline in the country
Hotel Grand Pacific

Victoria’s hotel rates are the tenth most expensive in Canada (SURVEY)

Nanaimo follows closely behind at #13

This new arcade is opening up in Trounce Alley this fall

Talk about a blast from the past!

Chapters Victoria is having a giant moving sale right now

So. Many. Books. 📚😍

There were 89% fewer foreign property buyers in Victoria this June (STUDY)

Possibly due to the implementation of the foreign buyer's tax in Victoria
ymca

Victoria’s YMCA will relocate within seven years after selling property

The Y is moving forward with plans to relocate and build a new facility at a yet-to-be-determined location

Province cracks down on tax evasion among property buyers

"The days of skirting tax laws and hiding property ownership behind numbered companies and trusts are over"

BC government tightens rules on short-term rental units

Fines of $200 per week will be raised to up to $1,000 a day

This ‘open air’ bachelor suite could be yours for $750 a month

It's "fully furnished" and "pets are considered" 😂

Victoria has the 6th most expensive rental market in Canada (STUDY)

Renting a one-bedroom here is more expensive than in other major cities like Ottawa, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Halifax

This Tofino townhouse could be all yours for only $210K

There are just a few conditions...

This Langford home has its own indoor ice rink (PHOTOS)

...and it's up for rent! 😲

Victoria’s tallest building is now under construction

The 26-storey building will also feature 'sky gardens' unique to Victoria

Province to establish property owner registry to combat tax evasion

The aim is to stop property owners from hiding behind shell corporations

Greater Victoria’s first Airbnb hotel opened in Langford this month

And it's already been swamped with reservations!

These 49 businesses will give you a discount if your pet is licensed

Pet license = profitable perks 🐾

Oprah Winfrey’s new $10 million home is just 20km away from Victoria (PHOTOS)

She's basically our next-door neighbour now!

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