Friday, August 14, 2020


Business

Face masks are mandatory at all Walmart Canada stores starting today

This measure has been in place in the U.S. since mid-July

Walmart Canada will make face masks mandatory for customers starting next week

This policy was first introduced in the U.S. last month

TV star Jason Priestley’s Vancouver Island Beach Resort is up for sale for $4.5...

And it’s not in the 90210 zip code... 😳

New rules announced for B.C. restaurants and bars as COVID-19 cases continue to surge

For one, patrons will be required to stay in their designated seats other than for bathroom breaks

This Victoria eatery has named a popular brunch item after BC’s top doctor

For every ‘Dr. Bonnie Benny’ ordered, $3 will be donated to the B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Fairmont Empress

B.C. tourism industry seeking $680 million to recover from COVID-19 pandemic

The sector is set to see a 69% decrease in revenue this year

DavidsTea looks to permanently close stores in Canada and switch to an online model

The company has filed for creditor protection and plans to restructure.

Mount Washington launches Vancouver Island’s longest zip line this Saturday

It spans a total of 7,589 ft and reach speeds up to 100 km/hr 😬

Rooftop volleyball is back at Strathcona Hotel with approval from Island Health

Some restrictions remain in place to ensure safety.

Popular Victoria eatery chain announces permanent closure

"This is not an easy decision to make but it was the right one."

Steve Nash Fitness World acquired by new owners, plans to rebrand under way

After months of closures, the fitness facilities are expected to reopen in the next few weeks

Farmer’s markets in B.C. can now sell merchandise, artisan goods and offer sit-down service

Dr. Bonnie Henry has amended a previous order banning the sale of non-food items at markets

Victoria’s first BC Cannabis Store could be opening soon at Uptown Shopping Centre

It would potentially be over 3,410 square feet and located near Whole Foods

Here’s how businesses in Canada can apply for rent subsidy

Applications for the program opened today.

Restaurants and pubs in B.C. can now apply for more patio space until October

To support businesses complying with COVID-19 distancing rules

Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works permanently closing stores across Canada and US

After sales declined 37% in their first quarter.

Average monthly rent decreased by 8.7 per cent in Victoria last month (REPORT)

The report found that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted rental prices across Canada

Here’s how two major shopping malls in Victoria are reopening tomorrow

What to expect when you visit the Bay Centre and/or the Hillside Shopping Centre

Restaurants, retailers, hair salons start opening in B.C. tomorrow. Here’s what to expect.

Businesses will be adopting guidelines on a case-by-case basis, but here's an idea of what customers can look forward to once they reopen

B.C. businesses require COVID-19 safety plan to reopen, but don’t have to submit for...

Employers will have to post their plans publicly, and will be held accountable through a complaints-based process

Starbucks plans to reopen stores across Canada by end of May

For drive-thru, delivery, and pick-up only to start

London Drugs dedicates special aisle for local businesses to sell their products

Centre aisles will now be "Local Central".

Sidney becomes latest CRD municipality to eliminate property tax hike for 2020

Council also approved a 10 per cent reduction in the municipal portion of taxes for commercial and light industrial properties. 

Here’s how you can support our hometown heroes AND win a luxury home in...

Plus a brand new Audi and $300,000 cash, no big deal. 🤷

Small business owners in Victoria can attend free virtual “Ask an Expert” info sessions...

If you can't afford to talk to a lawyer or accountant, these are for you!

Victoria’s renowned Sooke Harbour House is up for sale for $5.6 million

According to the listing, the sale is court ordered.

Activists hold protest at Victoria grocery store to demand hazard pay for workers

Workers at Lifestyle Markets have been demanding hazard pay and sick leave for several weeks

Businesses in B.C. can find specific information about resources during pandemic at this portal

Advisors are available via phone, email, and live chat starting today

Here’s how you can get your cellphone repaired via pickup and delivery in Victoria

Finally fix that cracked phone screen - without ever leaving your home! 📱

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Vancouver Island mansion just went up for sale and...

... and it’s absolutely filled with Suits memorabilia!

Victoria hotels and Bin4 offering essential workers discounted rates, free meals amid COVID-19

A place to rest and a bite to eat for those saving lives and keeping the city going

Save-on-Foods will be selling Girl Guide cookies amid COVID-19 pandemic

$5/box and they hit the shelves next week

Here’s how you can continue to support local businesses in Victoria (CONTEST)

And win a $100 VISA gift just for showing them some love!

BC Liquor stores to remain open with adjusted hours amid COVID-19 outbreak

And there is no shortage of beer, wine and spirits in the province

List of stores in Victoria designating hours for elderly or other vulnerable shoppers due...

If you know of any more, let us know in the comment section!

Victoria’s newest licensed cannabis dispensary is still open in Vic West

From 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday!

These Greater Victoria businesses are offering special services in light of COVID-19

Practice social distancing AND support local! 💪

Victoria Distillers offers free hand sanitizers to essential workers during COVID-19 pandemic

Made out of alcohol byproduct during the production of Empress 1908 gin

ICBC has cancelled all road tests for at least the next two weeks due...

Autoplan insurance and claims will also be affected.

List of Victoria businesses that have temporarily closed due to COVID-19 concerns

If you know of any more, let us know in the comments!

Greater Victoria malls reduce hours in light of COVID-19 concerns

Several independent retailers inside the malls have shut down completely.
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