Friday, July 23, 2021


Business

ecologyst store area

Victoria-based clothing line opens combo factory and storefront downtown

Ecologyst lets you see your clothes being made.

Vancouver Island caesar drink named top 10 in Canada

And it's in the running for top spot!
VicPD cruiser

16 people arrested in downtown Victoria as a part of VicPD’s initiative to stop...

“Project Magnet” is aimed at combating theft and violence at retail shops.
swanwick-road-record-house

This massive waterfront home in Metchosin just sold for a record-breaking $14.1 million (PHOTOS)

The ranch property has a boathouse AND a tennis court.
disability

Financial aid now available to BC businesses to help hire people with disabilities

So they can acquire the tools needed
Amalgamation

Victoria releases ‘cautiously optimistic’ data on economic recovery amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Industries like construction, film, and new businesses have increased.

BC employers can access COVID-19 sick leave reimbursement starting today

Employers can apply for reimbursement up to $200 a day.
Bouldering

A new boulder climbing facility is opening in Langford this week

A dedicated kids area is included!
Evo Care Share

Evo Car Share expands service to Victoria this summer

80 hybrid vehicles will be available for car sharing.

BC’s minimum wage will increase to $15.20 per hour starting tomorrow, June 1st

The province has also ended the lower minimum wage for liquor servers.

Here’s what Langford’s new Station Avenue arts and culture project could look like (PHOTOS)

It'll include a dog park area that's expected to be completed this fall!

EA purchases Victoria-based video game developer of Super Mega Baseball

The company will remain in Victoria.

BC’s ban on indoor dining could be extended into May

It's expected to remain in effect until at least mid-May.

Applications for “circuit breaker” grant are now open for BC-based businesses

Bars, breweries, wineries, gyms, and fitness centres can apply
Ravi Kahlon

Up to $10,000 made available to BC businesses impacted by recent “circuit-breaker” restrictions

As a part of a $50 million provincial relief grant announced today.

DVBA announces new grant for downtown Victoria businesses hit by vandalism

Dating back to January 1st.

BC residents must prove disability to be exempt from wearing mask: BC Human Rights...

Anti-maskers will need to prove their reason for exemption.
swoop

Low-cost airline Swoop adds two new routes to Victoria this summer

Service begins May 20.
westjet

Westjet’s latest announcement includes three new Victoria routes

New Nanaimo and Comox routes are also on the list.

All Fun Recreation Park announces permanent closure due to sale of Western Speedway

Western Speedway has been given the green light to operate until 2022.
Firetent 1

Victoria-based company designs new camping fire-starter

"The Island is a perfect place for this."

Westshore Women in Business: Meet Ha of Elegance Nails

And you can win a $50 gift card to her nail salon! 💅

Westshore Women in Business: Meet Tanya of Shears Hair Design (CONTEST)

And win a $50 gift card to her salon!

Westshore Women in Business: Meet Vanessa of #1 Taylor 2 Fit (CONTEST)

And win yourself a $50 card to her shop!

Westshore Women in Business: Meet Wendy of Local Reflections (CONTEST)

And win yourself a $50 gift card to her shop!

Westshore Women in Business: Meet Karen of Island Sub (CONTEST)

And win yourself a $50 gift card! 😍

Fan Tan Alley ice cream shop leaving popular downtown location

The landlord declined to renew the shop's lease.

5 houses in Greater Victoria with harrowing histories

This story contains graphic details that may not be suitable for everyone.

Marshalls set to open second location in Greater Victoria next month

The new store will occupy roughly 20,000 square feet.

Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club threatened with eviction

The club said they may have no choice but to involve Dr. Bonnie Henry

Victoria’s ‘Downtown Delivers’ program extended until end of March

The program launched in December.

Province announces 75 new affordable rental homes being constructed in Sooke

Along with 33 supportive homes.

7 must-see technology fails that we’ve probably all experienced (VIDEOS)

"Have you tried turning it off and on again?" 🤓

Grants of up to $7,500 to be made available for small and medium-sized businesses...

Time to get your business online!

Ma Millers Pub confirms it will be closing for good this Sunday

The rumours were true. :(
Very Good Butchers Burgers

Very Good Butchers to launch new flagship store in downtown Victoria

When it opens in May they will close their shop at Victoria Public Market.

Take a peek inside this James Bay dream home that could be yours (PHOTOS)

Rooftop terrace & two-car garage? Yes PLEASE! 😍

Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom in Victoria was $2,059 last month (REPORT)

As a whole, Canada's average rent was down 7.1% last year.

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!

Vancouver Island’s newest online shopping hub launches this December

Calling all local businesses!
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.