Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Business

SOHO Victoria Summit

5 reasons you need to check out the SOHO Victoria Summit

A must for those with a small business, or have dreams of getting one off the ground!

How much is your Vancouver Island home worth this year

New assessment figures are now online

Shoppers Drug Mart could soon become a medical marijuana supplier

It's just one step away from reality
Tsawwassen Mills Christmas Decor

5 Merry Reasons to Shop Tsawwassen Mills in December!

Hint: #2 could get you a $1000 gift card!

Massive residential and commercial building project in James Bay almost complete

If you're in James Bay, check out the new buildings coming up behind the B.C. legislature.
marijuana cannabis

This BC-based company just launched a cannabis Christmas calendar

We've all heard of a white Christmas, but what about a green one?

Victoria ranked 4th best place to invest in real estate in British Columbia

A strong rental market and high median income were listed as key factors.

8 stores that will be opening in the new Belmont Market in Langford

Belmont Market is set to open as early as Summer 2018. 
Amazon HQ2

Vancouver is about to get a second Amazon office, but it’s not the HQ2

Here's some good news for B.C.'s tech industry! 
Sears Liquidation

Liquidation sales turn Sears stores upside down (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Does anyone know how the Sears at Hillside Mall faired?

Victoria’s first 100% Zero Waste store opens in Chinatown

Time to break out the mason jars!
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Langford officially submits its bid for Amazon HQ2 (VIDEO)

Amazon is expected to reach their decision sometime in the new year.

The Sears liquidation sale at Hillside Shopping Centre has begun

Shoppers can expect discounts of up to 50%!

Comox man lands deal on Dragons’ Den

James Flawith showed up to the Dragon's Den platform with a small army of neon-clad children.

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.

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