Friday, January 15, 2021


Business

Victoria’s Fairmont Empress named best historic hotel in the Americas

The hotel first opened on January 20, 1908.

This Vancouver Island business is giving away $2500 to families in need this holiday...

Here's how you can nominate your favourite family!

20 must-try dishes for takeout/delivery at restaurants in Victoria

Know a lip-smacking dish at a restaurant not mentioned on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
QV Cafe Domes

Weathering the winter: Victoria restaurants adapt patios during COVID-19

"This is an important aspect of keeping downtown alive and vibrant."

Used Victoria creates new online opportunity to support local crafters this season

Make 2020 your year to buy locally handmade holiday gifts online!

Retail Council of Canada calls on B.C. to implement mandatory mask order

Dr. Henry says this order would disproportionately affect marginalized communities.

IKEA Canada is offering to buy back your old furniture this Black Friday

In an effort to be more eco-friendly.

New Victoria restaurant defends ‘launch party’ after complaints to police

"We were fortunate to have a successful night due to our Happy Hour special, but that's all it was."

This 70’s style cocktail bar will take over the old Copper Owl location in...

"It will be a table service lounge bar unlike anything currently on offer here in town."
Logan's Pub

Logan’s Pub announces permanent closure due to COVID-19

Logan's Pub has been operating since 1997.
Victoria Harry Potter Common Room

‘Common Room’ styled Airbnb offers a Harry Potter staycation in Victoria (PHOTOS)

You'll have to bring your own supply of pumpkin juice, though.

20 photos of this stunning Vancouver Island Lottery home you could WIN (PHOTOS)

The prize package also includes two vehicles, a boat AND an RV! 😲

274 new rental housing units proposed in downtown Victoria (PHOTO RENDERINGS)

Construction is expected to begin late 2021.

Victoria Buzz is giving away a free advertising package to one lucky local business...

Nominate a deserving business in the comment section!
Board with Friends board game cafe

A second board game cafe is opening in downtown Victoria

A local couple is rolling the dice on a new venture.

Victoria landmark Fairmont Empress hotel will be closed for 3 months next year

To modernize some of their mechanical systems and bring them out of the 1960s

The DVBA is giving away $1000 to your favourite downtown Victoria business (CONTEST)

Tag your fav in the comment section for a chance to win!

7 reasons you’ll want to join this boss babe networking group in Victoria

#1: It's like hanging out with your girlfriends - but productive 😉

8 jobs in Victoria that require no experience and pay above minimum wage

Looking for a side hustle? Look no further

Local Saanich grocery ‘The Root Cellar’ opening second location in Cook Street Village

The family-owned business first opened in 2008.

Face masks will be required at Butchart Gardens starting October 1

The National Historic Site reopened to the public back in May.

MEC ending co-op structure after US purchase announcement

A petition to “Save MEC” has garnered over 6,500 signatures.
Shipyard Concept

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards files development application for new facility in Colwood

The new facility on Allandale Road will occupy 3.95 acres

60% of restaurants across Canada could permanently close by November

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce has launched a campaign to support the industry.
Autonomous Furniture

Victoria-based furniture company receives $5K grant in ‘major turning point’ from COVID-19 impacts

30 small businesses across Canada received funding from FedEx’s #SupportSmall program

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
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