Monday, April 22, 2019

Business

Move away from cash means expense creep for businesses, says expert

Business owners across the capital region are facing rising expenses as more consumers opt to pay with plastic. A recent study found that only...

Victoria business to share $500,000 interest-free loan to launch a new product

A Victoria business will receive an interest-free loan to launch a new product thanks to 500 business women from across Canada. Toni Desrosiers, founder of...

Brand new Quality Foods open for business in View Royal

The long awaited Quality Foods in View Royal officially opened its doors to the public today making it their 13 location on Vancouver Island. The...

Leon’s Furniture to take over Sear’s Home store on Blanshard Street

Sears Canada announced today it will hand eight of its Sears Home banner store leases over to its competitor Leon's Furniture, that includes the...

Tim Hortons inching closer to opening franchise in Sooke

There is plenty of talk of a Tim Hortons opening in Sooke and according to a statement released by T'Sou-ke First Nation, Sooke could...

Joe Fresh at Uptown Shopping Centre will close next week

Clothing retailer Joe Fresh at Uptown Shopping Center is among the 52 unprofitable stores in Canada that Loblaws will close. The store closure is...

B.C. government providing $355 million over 5 years for affordable housing units

Premiere Christy Clark announced today that the province is committing a total of $355 million to create upwards of 2,000 new affordable housing units...

First batch of stores opening at Eagle Creek Village

The first set of stores are opening at the new Eagle Creek Village, located directly across from Victoria General Hospital. When complete, Eagle Creek...

Victoria delivery business Accio set to move into local rideshare business

Victoria's Accio, a self-described "on-demand delivery service", is set to deliver a rideshare service to Victoria in the next few months. Mike Rowe, no stranger...

Victoria’s Hotel Zed serves up a ‘Nooner’ for Valentine’s Day

Back by popular demand – and without any judgment.  Victoria's funky and colourful Hotel Zed is inviting couples back for a ‘Nooner’ and extended...

Red Hot Video buildings fall to the wrecking ball (PHOTOS)

Boarded up for years now, and without a roof for nearly nine months, the buildings on the corner of Caledonia and Douglas Street were...

Sneak peek inside the new Red Barn Market in Oak Bay (PHOTOS)

In case you missed it, the Red Barn Market announced the brand new store in Oak Bay will open its doors on February 5th...

Ride share community expands into Victoria

It's been running between Whistler and Vancouver for years already, well before the words "sharing economy" or "ride sharing" were everyday terms. HitchPlanet is now looking...

Take a look at the future Belmont Market Shopping Centre! Formerly Belmont Secondary...

The land formerly occupied by Belmont Secondary School will be transformed into a 200,000 sq. ft. shopping centre and will be known as, Belmont Market...

Vacant Victoria – A look at vacancy rates in the downtown core

Dear Victoria. I love downtown. It’s vibrant, fun, cultured and for a city of only 350,000, incredibly diverse. And, despite the reputation, you can actually...
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Join City of Victoria tonight to discuss the draft 2016 Budget in person or...

Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve been around the budget block, the City of Victoria want to hear from you. They’re looking for...

Victoria Clipper announces new ferry route from Victoria to downtown Vancouver

With new ownership in place, the Victoria Clipper plans to expand its service with a new high-speed ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver, making...

Victoria Buzz fans can save $50 on Social Media Camp admission

The 7th Social Media Camp is just around the corner here in Victoria, and Victoria Buzz has completed an agreement to offer our readers...

Corus to buy Shaw Media in $2.65B mega merger

If approved by shareholders and regulators, two of Canada’s biggest media companies are about to become one! Corus Entertainment has announced it is buying Shaw...

Federal Government implements new mortgage lending rules

The federal government is increasing the minimum down payment required to buy a home for more than $500,000 in an effort to cool the...

Cool Aid Announces Apartment Building to House 101 People

Victoria Cool Aid Society has made significant progress on acquiring a property in the City of Victoria that is currently empty and which will...

Bus terminal to move across Douglas Street in 2016

Victoria's new inter-city bus terminal will use existing street parking to load and unload passengers to and from up-Island and the Lower Mainland.    Stalls immediately...

Up your online shopping savvy before Cyber Monday hits

With the Black Friday shopping weekend now in full swing around Victoria, thousands of holiday shoppers have just gotten into the season—a spending trend...

Will this year be the biggest “Black Friday” ever in Victoria?

With the Canadian dollar at its lowest level in years against the US dollar, many market forecasters are saying this week's Black Friday might be...

4 questions every Victoria business should ask itself

As Victoria closes out the final week of Small Business Month, there’s no better time to for small business owners around the region to gut-test...

Browns Social House coming soon to Uptown, will feature year-round patio

Browns Social House will begin construction of its new location at Uptown in October and is anticipating to be opened in the spring of...

Langford Lanes under new ownership, re-opening in October

Great News! Langford Lanes will be re-opening under new management in October. Court has approved new ownership headed by local businessman Gerry St. Cyr. The bowling alley...

Skinnytato Polish Restaurant closes its doors for good after 5 years to fulfill retirement

Skinnytato, a family-run Polish influenced restaurant located at 615 Johnson Street for the past 5 years, has closed its doors for good on September...

World class motor track coming soon to Vancouver Island!

Set in the Cowichan Valley, and opening in spring, 2016, Vancouver Island Motorsport Resort (VIMR) will be an exciting year-round motorsport facility. The resort...

Pacific Coastal Airlines launches new non-stop service between Victoria and Kelowna

Pacific Coastal Airlines has added a new route to its network of more than sixty-five destinations in British Columbia effective Tuesday, October 27, 2015. The...

DSW Grand Opening Today 8AM

Last night, Victoria Buzz had the pleasure of attending the pre-grand opening of the new DSW store at 805 Cloverdale (the old Michaels location)....
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Victoria Public Market team have applied for a zoning change to allow a brew-pub...

Townline, the folks that developed and own the Victoria Public Market, have applied for a zoning change to allow a brew-pub to move into...

20,000 square foot indoor trampoline park coming to Esquimalt

There has been a slight delay in the opening of the 20,000 square foot indoor trampoline park  in Equimalt. The owner tells Victoria Buzz the...

Marigold Nurseries announces it will be closing its doors for good after 71 years...

Marigold Nurseries has announced it will be closing its doors for good on December 24th. Founded in 1944, the company, which was founded by Les...

Developer puts a helicopter inside Fort street office building

Last week, we told you about local developer, Sakura, putting a helicopter inside a building on Fort St! Most of you probably didn't believe us,...

Restaurants, Pubs and Cafes with patios around Greater Victoria

Summertime means patio time is well and truly upon us! These languid long warm days invite us to relax, meet with friends and family and perhaps grab...

Summertime at Fisherman’s Wharf

When was the last time you played tourist in your hometown? Inspired by the beautiful summery weather, we set out to explore our little...

Calling all shoe lovers! Designer Shoe Warehouse is opening in Victoria at Island Home...

Calling all shoe lovers! Designer Shoe Warehouse is opening in Victoria at Island Home Centre! We are searching for an enthusiastic team that wants...

Remember your morning coffee with the daily newspaper and catching up on local sports?

Remember the good ol' days when you woke up, rubbed the sleep from your eyes and troddled out to the front stoop to retrieve...

The Maritime Museum Secures New Location in Nootka Court, Plans to Reopen by August

The Maritime Museum of BC has found a home in Nootka Court, located at 634 Humboldt St. The new location will have a Society...

Victoria Sports News – A brand new online magazine all about sport and recreation...

Victoria Sports News will soon launch a brand new online magazine all about sport and recreation in Greater Victoria. They are currently working hard...

Renovations complete, Big Bad John’s re-opens

It opened in 1962, and until this spring, remained unchanged in appearance. But today the Strathcona Hotel is unveiling a major renovation to its legendary...

Victoria Grizzlies staying in Colwood for 5 more years after hammering out a new...

The Victoria Grizzlies of the B.C. Hockey League have announced they have reached an agreement on lease terms that will keep the team at...

The Roundhouse at Bayview Place Approved for Redevelopment

Focus Equities Inc., the master developers of the 20 acre Bayview Place site, are pleased to announce that Victoria City Council, at public hearing...

Point Ellice House and Gardens​ expands business to include a restaurant

Point Ellice House has traditionally been a heritage sit and tea house but have now expanded their business to include a restaurant. The official...

Cabin 12 announces they are closing for good after 6 years in business

After 6 years in business Cabin 12 located at 3111 Cedar Hill Road announce they are officially closing the doors for good. No reason...

Today is has been made official. Delta airlines will operate three 65-seat flights into...

The new service is part of Delta's previously announced plans for 2 percent system capacity growth for 2015. Delta has now officially released it's intentions...

Modern In Your Municipality – Episode 2 The Highlands

REALTOR® Tasha Noble speaks to Mayor Ken Williams about the stunning district of the Highlands and gets a sneak peek of their new community...

The Apple Box Presents: The Farmers’ City Market – Kickstarter Campaign

The Apple Box is proud to present an innovative food shop collaborative The Farmers’ City Market - and they need your support! Located in energetic Fan Tan...

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