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Friday, March 24, 2023


Victoria-based Black entrepreneur launches bold new community-focused brand

Bringing Malian culture to the city!

Vancouver Island’s We Wai Kai Nation announces business venture with Starbucks Canada

The collaboration is the first of its kind in the country.

11 women-owned businesses in and around Greater Victoria

In celebration of International Women’s Day!

9 restaurants in Greater Victoria have closed so far this year; here’s why

And we’re only two months in…

7 homegrown products you might not know came from Vancouver Island

Homegrown and locally-owned!

You could own this downtown Victoria café and juice bar for only $78,000

All the espresso and smoothies you could ever dream of. ☕🥤

Country Grocer expanding with purchase of decades-old grocery chain

In 4 different communities.
BC Transit Bus Lane

These 12 Vancouver Island businesses made BC’s Top Employers list for 2023

Along with 120 more businesses across the province!

Bed Bath & Beyond to close all Canadian stores including Victoria location

No closing date has been set.

A new Australian-themed rolling cafe will be coming to Victoria’s Clover Point Park

They’ll have vegan baked goods too!

Victoria mural artist paints over smashed window covering for downtown retailer

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade! 🍋🎨🖌️

Three Vancouver Island restaurants make Yelp’s Top 100 Places to Eat

Have you checked them out?

Maritime Museum receives $1 million donation from Victoria woman’s estate

This will help with their move to Steamship Terminal.

Victoria’s Bateman Gallery set to leave Steamship Terminal after 10 years

The Maritime Museum will take its place.

Asian grocer H Mart set to takeover former Toys R Us space at Mayfair

It'll be the first location on the island.

Sidney-based baker opens new shop just months after going out of business

Sidney Scones is here to stay!

Owner says window smashed at downtown Victoria clothing store ‘part of a bigger problem’

“People don’t go smashing windows for nothing.”

‘Not affiliated in any way’: New restaurant opens in former Chuck’s Burger Bar location

They have no ties to Chuck’s or Lumberjack’s.

ICBC president and CEO departs position to take over same role at BC Ferries

He was with ICBC for nearly two decades.

Refire Kitchen has a new location and its heating up in View Royal

They’re re-energizing take-and-bake! 🤤

Thrifty Foods phasing out Air Miles loyalty program after 14 years

Some are excited about the change.

‘It’s a waterpark for adults’: Floating sauna barge approved for Victoria’s Inner Harbour (PHOTOS)

It will feature two-levels of hot tubs, saunas, cold pools and more! 🧖

Victoria staple Old Vic Fish & Chips to close after 90 years to make...

UVic owns the building and will redevelop it.

Iconic return: Capital Iron slated to reopen under new ownership this spring

It could reopen by spring with a new vision!

Victoria’s iconic Cherry Bomb Toys finds new home for storefront and toy museum

A New Hope is that the new spot will open on May the fourth.

End of an era: Capital Iron closed its downtown store for good on Saturday

After 88 years in business. 😭

Toys “R” Us in Mayfair Shopping Centre announces they’re closing next month

The location has been there since 1994.

WIN Resale announces new storefront location in Saanich

A new place to thrift and help the community!

11 new restaurants and eateries that opened in and around Victoria in 2022

And a few who closed their doors forever 😔

Growth of Victoria’s only outdoor consignment store prompts move to larger space

Grove Outdoors wants to make the outdoors more accessible.

Popular Vancouver-based restaurant MeeT set to open in Victoria this December

Featuring a new plant-based menu! 🍲

This downtown Victoria tech school is now accepting applications (CONTEST)

And they're giving away $100 Browns Socialhouse gift card!

The heartwarming story behind Victoria’s own ‘Dumpling Drop’

Family run and locally owned

Capital Iron plans on shutting its doors for good after 88 years of service

The Store Street and Langford locations will be open until December 17th.

This is what could replace the former White Spot location in downtown Victoria (PHOTO...

It would include 133 rentals priced below-market value.

Odd Burger to open two vegan fast-food locations on Vancouver Island

Including one in Victoria!

Police seek help in identifying suspect in Oak Bay pet store theft

The older suspect was caught on video surveillance.

This iconic Victoria food cart is up for sale and could be yours for...

You could be the new Mr. Tube Steak! 🌭

GoFundMe set up for family of Saanich entrepreneur who died suddenly with baby

“We thought we were having a baby, but instead we had an angel."

Sidney’s Boondocks shutters its doors for good, announces business is for sale

After more than 35 years in business.

‘This is insane’: Ongoing strike actions prompts BC Liquor Stores to limit sales

Private liquor stores won't be introducing limits.
Real estate

Home sales across Canada expected to drop 23% this year: RBC

And another 15% in 2023

Wendy’s unveils new restaurant design set to launch this fall (PHOTOS)

Including delivery pick-up windows, dedicated mobile order pickup and more.

Zellers plans to make a comeback next year and we’re feeling nostalgic

Get ready to unlock those childhood memories!