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Monday, November 29, 2021



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Singdaptive is an on-demand interactive vocal mentorship.
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Living wage significantly higher than minimum wage in Victoria (REPORT)

Over $20/hr is currently considered a “liveable” wage here.

Fernwood townhouse complex to be redeveloped into 158 new affordable rental housing units (PHOTOS)

The existing building is in need of increasingly complex repairs.

Here’s how you can support small businesses in downtown Victoria this fall

In honour of Small Business Month. ❤️

This 6.8 acre oceanfront property could be yours for a cool $18.75 million (PHOTOS)

The home has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms 😍

10 new businesses to check out in downtown Victoria this month

Did you know October is Small Business Month?

Here’s how downtown Victoria is celebrating Small Business Month this October

Did you know 98% of BC businesses are small businesses?

Victoria restaurant owner dies after being hospitalized with COVID-19

He passed away on Sunday after battling the virus for nearly two months.

Lululemon replaces Hudson’s Bay as official Olympic outfitter for Team Canada

The BC-based company will outfit Canadian athletes until 2028.

Gorge Pointe Pub will close its doors for good on Saturday

The pub is over 100 years old!

These are the 10 least expensive homes currently for sale in the Victoria area

Are you looking for a studio or one bedroom apartment?

Wild Cafe & Bistro closed indefinitely after building owners repossessed the space

Former employees of the cafe accused the owner of not paying them on time.
Lyle's Place

Beloved Victoria record store closes its doors after four decades

Starting Wednesday, merchandise is 50 per cent off!
Reliance Properties Main Render Capital Iron

Capital Iron land pitch offers new home for Art Gallery of Greater Victoria

It also calls for artist live/work space and retail/commercial space.
Amazon Victoria Airport 2

Amazon revealed as tenant for massive development at Victoria International Airport

The facility is expected to open in fall 2022.

Applications open for businesses and artists at Langford Station project

The development is expected to open in spring 2022.
Markus the Bikery

Victoria’s first kosher bakery opens in Victoria Public Market

Markus Spodzieja has taken his pretzel bike and opened a permanent home downtown.

Langford eatery closes temporarily after staff test positive for COVID-19

They're closing for the week out of an abundance of caution.

Victoria approves redevelopment plan for Northern Junk buildings on inner harbour

There will be space for a restaurant!

Security grants offered to downtown Victoria businesses following report

Cameras, new locks or security gates are possible upgrades.
EVO Victoria

The EVO has landed: BC based car share launches Victoria service

A new way to get around town.

DVBA highlights resiliency of Victoria’s downtown businesses during pandemic

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) was rated highest among businesses.

Staff at downtown Victoria cafe refuse to work until demands met

The Wild Cafe is closed until further notice.

Hunter S. Thompson-inspired restaurant and brewery is coming to downtown Victoria

Superflux is a beloved Vancouver beer brand.
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.

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.

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

So they can acquire the tools needed

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.

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
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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.

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

Service begins May 20.

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.
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Victoria-based company designs new camping fire-starter

"The Island is a perfect place for this."