Monday, October 15, 2018

Business

WorkSafeBC warns of asbestos in pre-1990s homes

Asbestos can be found in more than 3,000 different building materials used in homes built before 1990.

The man who invented the screensaver is coming to Victoria

Do you want to learn more about visual design and how it can help improve your business?

93-year old business Haultain’s Fish & Chips is for sale

This 93-year-old gem can be yours for only $198,000.

Sugar Nightclub rebrands as Capital Ballroom

The name change was subtly revealed as the entrance awning had the new logo installed.

The Times Colonist building could soon have street-level retail and rooftop restaurant/cafe

The project would also add up to 150-thousand square feet purpose-built rentals.
Whole Foods Market Victoria

Here’s a list of Whole Foods Market products that just got marked down after...

Reasonable prices? At Whole Foods Market? Unbelievable!
vinyl record

7 places to buy vinyl records in Victoria

In case you hadn't noticed, records are making a resurgence.
Budget

BC minimum wage will go up to $11.35-an-hour

The $0.50 increase brings BC's wage up to the third-highest provincial minimum wage in Canada.
Townline Victoria Tallest Building

Vancouver Island’s tallest building could soon be built in Victoria

Named the Hudson Place One, the project would entail mixed-use condominium units, rental apartments, and a ground-floor retail community.
unemployment rate

Victoria’s unemployment rate has been rising for 4 months straight

Victoria's unemployment rate is among the lowest in Canada, but it might not be for long. According to Statistics Canada, since March, Victoria's rate...
Victoria rising stars

Victoria among world’s top 10 rising stars for international meetings and conferences

One of the most influential publications for meeting planners and conference organizers has listed Victoria among the world's top 10 "rising stars". Smart Meetings magazine praised...
Johnson Daycare

Redeveloped Johnson St building to house three-storey daycare

When the dust has settled on 722 Johnson this fall, over a hundred youngsters may be attending daycare in the redeveloped building.
Tom Harris

Vancouver Island businessman Tom Harris dies unexpectedly in Washington harbour

Tom Harris passed away Wednesday night in Roche Harbour on San Juan Island.

Hundreds line up for opening of John Fluevog Shoes in downtown Victoria

Hundreds of eager shoe shoppers line up on lower Johnson Street today for the grand opening of John Fluevog Shoes. The Vancouver shoe designer once...

We got a pre-opening sneak peek into the brand new Lush on Government St!...

The new location is unlike any Lush you've ever seen!

Greater Victoria Public Library launches free e-learning platform

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card, and now neither is self-taught learning! The Greater Victoria Public Library has just announced that...

View Royal’s largest-ever redevelopment has a growing opposition movement

The June 27 public hearing on a massive redevelopment at Christie Point is expected to attract numerous passionate speakers

9 reasons why it’s time to update your home security system at a STEAL

Home and office security: More affordable than you think.
Times Colonist

Times Colonist building to undergo “evolution”

Recently purchased by Merchant House

Victoria-based software company surpasses 200 million installs

Tutela is now the world’s largest provider of crowdsourced mobile usage and quality data

Johnny Rockets is NOW OPEN at the Bay Centre

California-based diner chain Johnny Rockets is now open at the Bay Centre in downtown Victoria. The burger and fries joint is located outside the mall...

8 things you need to know before renting in Victoria

While summer can be relaxing, trying to find a place to rent is stressful - be prepared.

Vancouver Islander honoured with provincial HR industry award

Swirl, Sip and Eat Your Way Through the Best of BC Wine and Food

Oak Bay council approves 4-storey Bowker condo

Construction is expected to get underway by late 2017 or early 2018.

5 reasons to attend Social Media Camp! Win a Pass (CONTEST)

The eighth annual Social Media Camp is coming up on May 3 and 4 at the Victoria Conference Centre. The event has a strong following of...

Foreign buyers tax gets tentative approval from Victoria City Council

Victoria housing market has risen by 7% since the execution of the Metro Vancouver tax went into effect.

Giant Bikes opening next week in downtown Victoria

Just in time for the nice weather!

Reach new heights and go on an epic BC beer tour by seaplane

The most epic beer tour in the country and it’s right here in beautiful British Columbia.

Province buys Tally Ho Motel on Douglas Street for more “low-barrier” housing

The building will provide 52 units of housing for low-to moderate-income individuals with mental-health and substance-abuse issues.

Oak Bay makes list of Canada’s most and least expensive cities to rent apartments

Quebec appears to be the cheapest place in Canada to rent a place.

Canada’s largest indoor trampoline park set to open in Esquimalt

Who's ready to play dodge ball on a trampoline!

30-storey building could fill in the former Hudson’s Bay parkade

It would be the tallest building on Vancouver Island.

Vancouver Island based Quality Foods sold to Jim Pattison to continue companies growth

Jim Pattison said the Quality Foods brand would remain.

These are the 100 best places to work in BC in 2017

British Columbia is a great place to live and a fantastic place to work, so says the members of the annual list of British...

5 reasons to go on a cruise this year (CONTEST)

As much as we all love living in the most beautiful country in the world, sometimes winter in Canada sometimes seems to last an...

BC’s minimum wage to increase by 50¢ an hour this September

All of your hard work serving customers, wiping counters, and dealing with the minimum wage struggle will pay off a bit more this September,...

Sunrise Records takes over 70 HMV locations across Canada

Just weeks after HMV announced it is shutting down across Canada, Ontario-based chain Sunrise Records has announced it will take over 70 previously owned...

Dragons’ Den producers to hold open auditions in Victoria

Aspiring entrepreneurs, it's time to polish up your pitch! Dragons’ Den producers are on the road in search of the country’s best businesses in need...

Downtown’s Pig BBQ Joint closing next month

It's been listed for sale for many months now, and today we have learned there is a closing date for downtown's popular Pig BBQ Joint,...

Lunch delivery company Salt and Pepper Fox moves into Victoria’s smallest retail storefront

The Salt and Pepper Fox is opening a casual take-out location downtown.  And it's in the smallest possible location in all of Greater Victoria. The...

Get a free ice cream on Family Day at Sidney’s newest ice cream shop...

First comes Riptide then Pop's Icecream Shop. Ryan Oakley, survived a form of cancer not many do, and when he did, he needed to keep...

Prodigy Group celebrates 10th Anniversary tonight with mingle at The Fairmont Empress

The Prodigy Group will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary tonight with emerging and established members of Greater Victoria's business community with a mix and...
Colwood Corners

New plans submitted for Colwood Corners includes 276 rental apartments for phase one (PHOTOS)

The plan to give Colwood Corners a facelift looks to be moving ahead after the city received updated development plans just before Christmas. The...

Tally-Ho property to close in February after 56-years in business

A favorite spot for live entertainment for so many years in the 3000-block of Douglas Street is closing its doors for good at the...

C-FAX Radio parts ways with long-time host Steve Duffy

Puget Sound Radio is reporting that award-winning Steve Duffy and C-FAX have parted ways. Duffy, a 44-year radio veteran in Victoria, was on-air this morning...

Over 5 million international tourists visited BC in 2016

More than five million international tourists arrived in British Columbia between January and November of last year, according to Stats Canada numbers released Wednesday. That's...

Tenants of Cook Street apartment facing “renovictions”

Tenants living at 2626 Cook St. received eviction notices after being notified that the property owners intend to renovate the entire building. The eviction...

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