Wednesday, December 11, 2019


Business

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...

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...
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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...

$72 million Mayfair Shopping Centre expansion revealed (PHOTOS)

Ivanhoé Cambridge announced today that it will invest $72 million to expand and redevelop Mayfair Shopping Centre. The shopping centre will see an expansion of an...
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B.C. Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan stepping down

BC Ferries has announced today that Mike Corrigan is stepping down as the president and CEO of BC Ferries when his term is up...

ABC Country Restaurant on Douglas Street is now Ricky’s All Day Grill

A staple restaurant on the corner of Burnside and Douglas Street has changed its name and overhauled the look inside. The former ABC Country Restaurant...

Jim Pattison Auto Group purchases Colwood’s Saunders Subaru

Bob and Norma Saunders and their family will be passing the car keys to their auto business, Saunders Subaru, to Jim Pattison and his...

Victoria real estate market continues to sizzle in summer months

A total of 972 properties sold in Greater Victoria this July, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the 796 properties sold in...

Lowe’s looking to hire 170 people for new location in Victoria

Lowe’s is taking over the former Target space at Tillicum Mall in Victoria and the company has announced hiring plans for the new location,...

Partnership brings new features to Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea in Sidney

A new partnership between Parks Canada and the Shaw Centre for the Salish Sea will showcase the natural and cultural features of the Gulf...

Sidney Mineral World and Scratch Patch re-opening in Sidney

A local business and popular attraction in Sidney is back after a short hiatus, which saw its doors close almost two years ago. Pebbles and...
Colwood Corners

New plans for Colwood Corners have been revealed (PHOTOS)

A new look for Colwood Corners has been released. Onni Group, that bought the stalled development out of the bankruptcy of League Assets, has submitted...

Victoria Ranked As 3rd Most Expensive Rental Market in Canada

PadMapper has long been a favorite online tool for starting an apartment hunt, the app puts apartment listings on a Google map and includes...

Victoria’s Top 10 Most Expensive Properties For Sale, Market Remains Hot

Victoria's real estate market is showing no signs of cooling off with three consecutive record-breaking months. A total of 1,289 properties sold in May, compared...

Bylaw forces beloved downtown dog into early retirement

Cody the beloved dog of a Fort Street shop has been forced into early retirement. "It's hard on him, he wants to do his job...

Have you reviewed your home insurance coverage?

With the devastating Fort McMurray fire top-of-mind for all Canadians, Islanders should spend some time this week reviewing their own home insurance policies. “The threat...

For sale: Private island, minutes away from downtown Tofino — just $2,250,000

If you're looking for a place to get away on weekends, why not purchase a little privacy? Stone Island - 35 acres of land...

Frankie’s Modern Diner coming to Victoria

The former owner of Moxie's restaurants in Victoria, including the original location where Uptown is now, is opening a Frankie's Modern Diner in downtown...

Oak Bay Beach Hotel appoints Catrina Santa Lucia as manager for Boathouse Spa &...

Catrina Santa Lucia has been hired as spa manager for the Boathouse Spa & Baths at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Santa Lucia joins the...

Buying your first home in Victoria: still a financial possibility, despite the market

We’ve all been reading the stories for weeks—tales of houses that are selling for tens of thousands of dollars above the listing price before...

Desktop software analytics provider based in Victoria acquires Brazil-based company

Leading desktop software analytics provider Redbrick based in Victoria has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Brazil-based DeskMetrics, a pioneer in desktop software analytics...

Esquimalt Village project partner announced

The Esquimalt Village Project is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the Township of Esquimalt signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Aragon...

First cruise ship of 2016 arrives at Ogden Point, Sunday, April 3

The Star Princess will arrive at Ogden Point at 8AM, Sunday, April 3, making it the first cruise ship of the season. It departs...

New Rules for Home Inspectors to Protect Home Buyers

The province announced it will be implementing new requirements for home inspectors to give home buyers increased confidence when they purchase a home. The new rules...

Affordable workforce housing approved for Sidney

Sidney is set to gain affordable workforce housing, after Sidney council's approval of an application by the Greater Victoria Rental Development Society (GVRDS) on Monday,...

Move away from cash means expense creep for businesses, says expert

Business owners across the capital region are facing rising expenses as more consumers opt to pay with plastic. A recent study found that only...

Victoria business to share $500,000 interest-free loan to launch a new product

A Victoria business will receive an interest-free loan to launch a new product thanks to 500 business women from across Canada. Toni Desrosiers, founder of...

Brand new Quality Foods open for business in View Royal

The long awaited Quality Foods in View Royal officially opened its doors to the public today making it their 13 location on Vancouver Island. The...

Leon’s Furniture to take over Sear’s Home store on Blanshard Street

Sears Canada announced today it will hand eight of its Sears Home banner store leases over to its competitor Leon's Furniture, that includes the...

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