Monday, August 19, 2019

Business

These are the 100 best places to work in BC in 2017

British Columbia is a great place to live and a fantastic place to work, so says the members of the annual list of British...

5 reasons to go on a cruise this year (CONTEST)

As much as we all love living in the most beautiful country in the world, sometimes winter in Canada sometimes seems to last an...

BC’s minimum wage to increase by 50¢ an hour this September

All of your hard work serving customers, wiping counters, and dealing with the minimum wage struggle will pay off a bit more this September,...

Sunrise Records takes over 70 HMV locations across Canada

Just weeks after HMV announced it is shutting down across Canada, Ontario-based chain Sunrise Records has announced it will take over 70 previously owned...

Dragons’ Den producers to hold open auditions in Victoria

Aspiring entrepreneurs, it's time to polish up your pitch! Dragons’ Den producers are on the road in search of the country’s best businesses in need...

Downtown’s Pig BBQ Joint closing next month

It's been listed for sale for many months now, and today we have learned there is a closing date for downtown's popular Pig BBQ Joint,...

Lunch delivery company Salt and Pepper Fox moves into Victoria’s smallest retail storefront

The Salt and Pepper Fox is opening a casual take-out location downtown.  And it's in the smallest possible location in all of Greater Victoria. The...

Get a free ice cream on Family Day at Sidney’s newest ice cream shop...

First comes Riptide then Pop's Icecream Shop. Ryan Oakley, survived a form of cancer not many do, and when he did, he needed to keep...

Prodigy Group celebrates 10th Anniversary tonight with mingle at The Fairmont Empress

The Prodigy Group will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary tonight with emerging and established members of Greater Victoria's business community with a mix and...
Colwood Corners

New plans submitted for Colwood Corners includes 276 rental apartments for phase one (PHOTOS)

The plan to give Colwood Corners a facelift looks to be moving ahead after the city received updated development plans just before Christmas. The...

Tally-Ho property to close in February after 56-years in business

A favorite spot for live entertainment for so many years in the 3000-block of Douglas Street is closing its doors for good at the...

C-FAX Radio parts ways with long-time host Steve Duffy

Puget Sound Radio is reporting that award-winning Steve Duffy and C-FAX have parted ways. Duffy, a 44-year radio veteran in Victoria, was on-air this morning...

Over 5 million international tourists visited BC in 2016

More than five million international tourists arrived in British Columbia between January and November of last year, according to Stats Canada numbers released Wednesday. That's...

Tenants of Cook Street apartment facing “renovictions”

Tenants living at 2626 Cook St. received eviction notices after being notified that the property owners intend to renovate the entire building. The eviction...

Police raid pot shop on Fisgard Street after 30 lbs of marijuana found on...

Three people were arrested and later released after Victoria police raided a marijuana dispensary on Fisgard Street. Police say the search warrant is part of...

2016 was a record-breaking year for Victoria International Airport

The year 2016 was a record-breaking year for the Victoria International Airport. YYJ served 1,856,421 passengers at the airport last year. That’s up by 8.5...
SOHO Victoria Summit

Small and home-based businesses on the Island heading to SOHO

The SOHO (small office home office) Summit is just in its second year, but its popularity with local business owners and their employees has...

Victoria least affordable smaller housing market in international report

If you thought Victoria's housing prices were unaffordable - you were right. An annual international survey has rated Victoria the least affordable smaller housing...

Lush Cosmetics will return to downtown Victoria in June with a larger store and...

When one door closes, another one opens. Lush Cosmetics may have packed up its shop at 1003 Government Street but is getting ready to re-open in...

California-based Johnny Rockets to open two locations in Victoria

California-based diner chain Johnny Rockets is expanding into Canada with three locations in B.C. Two will open in Victoria with the third opening in...

New record: 10,622 properties sold in Greater Victoria in 2016

A total of 10,622 properties changed hands in the capital region’s hot real estate market in 2016. That beats the previous high of 9,241...

What’s open and closed in and around Victoria today

A reminder, there are still some closures in effect on Jan. 2 for the observed New Year’s holiday. Most banks will be closed today. Government...

How much is your home worth – new assessment figures are now online, with...

BC Assessment has now updated their online database with brand new assessment figures for all properties in British Columbia. You can search any property HERE. BC...

Local company develops application to make navigating multiple Gmail accounts easier

Victoria-based and leading Canadian software provider Redbrick released a new desktop application that makes navigating multiple Gmail accounts easier and more efficient. The application is...

Spinnakers Brewpub reopens after fire nearly consumes waterfront restaurant

Spinnakers Brewpub has reopened its dining room nearly four weeks after a major fire almost destroyed the waterfront restaurant. The fire broke out during lunch...

BC government to provide up to $37,500 interest-free loan to help first-time homebuyers

The B.C. government has announced interest-free loans to first-time homebuyers to help them pay for the cost of a mortgage down payment. Called the B.C....

Fancy a shave and scotch? Province opens up liquor licencing to all businesses

New liquor laws announced today in Victoria will allow alcohol to be sold in barber shops, spas, art galleries, cooking schools and book stores...

Victoria police warn about counterfeit U.S. currency

Fraud investigators with VicPD are warning about an increase in reports of counterfeit U.S. currency. Since November 1, Victoria police have responded to 24 reports...

Over 150 grams of marijuana seized from marijuana vending cart operator

VicPD officers are recommending one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking after a man was arrested operating a marijuana vending cart. Officers were...

A fridge that helps you plan and prepare dinner – the future has...

Victoria Buzz was invited to check out the TELUS Future Home this weekend at the Westshore Town Centre.  The technology seemed straight out of...

Il Terrazzo to donate 100% of sales this Monday to Harbourside Rotary

On Monday, November 7th, Il Terrazzo Ristorante is celebrating 24 years in business and will donate 100% of their sales to Harbourside Rotary Victoria. Enjoy fine...
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When can a landlord enter your home? [VIDEO]

The Residential Tenancy Branch have just released a new video explaining the rules for landlord’s access to rental units in British Columbia. If you’ve ever...

15 Sneak Peek Photos of Whole Foods Market at Uptown

Whole Foods Market is opening the doors to its new Uptown store on Wednesday, November 2! We stopped by today for a sneak peek and to...

Uptown Shopping Centre developers given go-ahead to build tallest rental building in Saanich

Sannich council has now approved construction of what will become the largest rental building in Saanich. The final phase at Uptown, located the corner of...

Cost of one bedroom rentals up 4.6% this month according to popular app

PadMapper have just released their latest October Canadian National Rent Report. The report analyzed hundreds of thousands of listings this September to examine rent prices...

Selling or buying a home? Want to be on reality TV? Here’s your chance!

If you’ve ever wanted to be on television, this might be your chance. Producers of the upcoming television series Seller’s Market and Realty Reality are...

Whole Foods Market at Uptown will open on November 2

It's good news for organic food worshipers as Vancouver Island's first Whole Foods Market is set to open at Uptown on November 2. The specialty...

New Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall eyes Vancouver Island customers as it opens this Wednesday

The brand new Tsawwassen Mills mega-mall opens this Wednesday, October 5th on the Lower Mainland, and the marketing people there have shown more than...

The robots have arrived – downtown McDonald’s marches towards automation

The robots have finally arrived at the downtown Victoria McDonald's restaurant, on Douglas St. It's the latest outlet to see an automated kiosk system installed...

Remnants of Victoria’s last stripper bar up for auction, as Kilshaw’s prepares for move...

In the mid-1990's, if a red-blooded young male wanted to see a naked lady dance on stage, he had a choice of several watering holes...

Victoria-based software company ranked 5th fastest growing company in Canada

Victoria-based, Redbrick has been listed at number 5 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The prestigious report awarded the honour...
Elements Casino Victoria

View Royal Casino will more than double in size

Plans were revealed today for the View Royal Casino which will see it more than double in size. The improvements featured in the proposed development...

Exciting changes coming to Bear Mountain

All eyes are on Bear Mountain this week with the PGA Tour Champions! The tournament is being broadcast internationally on the Golf Channel to...

B.C. government to spend half billion dollars on 2,900 rental housing units

The province announced Monday that $500 million will be used to create 2,900 affordable rental units. Speaking in Burnaby, Premier Christy Clark says a the rental...

Noodlebox to give back today with a $5 special for mental health

This Wednesday, September 21st, Noodlebox outlets in Victoria are giving back to the community, while giving customers a great deal. “Thanks to the kindness of...

Refit underway for new Victoria to Vancouver passenger ferry (PHOTOS)

The vessel that will serve as the newest passenger ferry running between Victoria and Vancouver is undergoing an extensive refit at Point Hope Maritime’s...

A Tribute to the Rules and Regulations of the Christmas Village

The Christmas Village store was opened 28 years ago by Gudrun Reinhold and her husband, Falk Reinhold, who died just over a year ago. After closing...

Victoria-based 4Lounge expanding to Vancouver after successful launch

After the launching of 4Lounge in April 2016, it was quickly apparent that this app was exactly what Victoria needed. Spiking thousands of users and...

Businesses with only outdoor patio seating can now apply to offer liquor service

Businesses with only outdoor patio seating can now apply to offer liquor service, the province announced today. Previously, patios could only be licensed to serve...

Over 2,000 short-term rentals now listed on Air BnB in Greater Victoria

With word this week that Air BnB, the peer-to-peer accommodations technology app, has offered a $250 bonus to prospective Vancouver landlords, we decided to...

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