Sunday, August 25, 2019


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$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...
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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...
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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...

Tim Hortons inching closer to opening franchise in Sooke

There is plenty of talk of a Tim Hortons opening in Sooke and according to a statement released by T'Sou-ke First Nation, Sooke could...

Joe Fresh at Uptown Shopping Centre will close next week

Clothing retailer Joe Fresh at Uptown Shopping Center is among the 52 unprofitable stores in Canada that Loblaws will close. The store closure is...

B.C. government providing $355 million over 5 years for affordable housing units

Premiere Christy Clark announced today that the province is committing a total of $355 million to create upwards of 2,000 new affordable housing units...

First batch of stores opening at Eagle Creek Village

The first set of stores are opening at the new Eagle Creek Village, located directly across from Victoria General Hospital. When complete, Eagle Creek...

Victoria delivery business Accio set to move into local rideshare business

Victoria's Accio, a self-described "on-demand delivery service", is set to deliver a rideshare service to Victoria in the next few months. Mike Rowe, no stranger...

Victoria’s Hotel Zed serves up a ‘Nooner’ for Valentine’s Day

Back by popular demand – and without any judgment.  Victoria's funky and colourful Hotel Zed is inviting couples back for a ‘Nooner’ and extended...

Red Hot Video buildings fall to the wrecking ball (PHOTOS)

Boarded up for years now, and without a roof for nearly nine months, the buildings on the corner of Caledonia and Douglas Street were...

Sneak peek inside the new Red Barn Market in Oak Bay (PHOTOS)

In case you missed it, the Red Barn Market announced the brand new store in Oak Bay will open its doors on February 5th...

Ride share community expands into Victoria

It's been running between Whistler and Vancouver for years already, well before the words "sharing economy" or "ride sharing" were everyday terms. HitchPlanet is now looking...

Take a look at the future Belmont Market Shopping Centre! Formerly Belmont Secondary...

The land formerly occupied by Belmont Secondary School will be transformed into a 200,000 sq. ft. shopping centre and will be known as, Belmont Market...

Vacant Victoria – A look at vacancy rates in the downtown core

Dear Victoria. I love downtown. It’s vibrant, fun, cultured and for a city of only 350,000, incredibly diverse. And, despite the reputation, you can actually...
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Join City of Victoria tonight to discuss the draft 2016 Budget in person or...

Whether it’s your first time, or you’ve been around the budget block, the City of Victoria want to hear from you. They’re looking for...

Victoria Clipper announces new ferry route from Victoria to downtown Vancouver

With new ownership in place, the Victoria Clipper plans to expand its service with a new high-speed ferry service between Victoria and Vancouver, making...

Victoria Buzz fans can save $50 on Social Media Camp admission

The 7th Social Media Camp is just around the corner here in Victoria, and Victoria Buzz has completed an agreement to offer our readers...

Corus to buy Shaw Media in $2.65B mega merger

If approved by shareholders and regulators, two of Canada’s biggest media companies are about to become one! Corus Entertainment has announced it is buying Shaw...

Federal Government implements new mortgage lending rules

The federal government is increasing the minimum down payment required to buy a home for more than $500,000 in an effort to cool the...

Cool Aid Announces Apartment Building to House 101 People

Victoria Cool Aid Society has made significant progress on acquiring a property in the City of Victoria that is currently empty and which will...

Bus terminal to move across Douglas Street in 2016

Victoria's new inter-city bus terminal will use existing street parking to load and unload passengers to and from up-Island and the Lower Mainland.    Stalls immediately...

Up your online shopping savvy before Cyber Monday hits

With the Black Friday shopping weekend now in full swing around Victoria, thousands of holiday shoppers have just gotten into the season—a spending trend...

Will this year be the biggest “Black Friday” ever in Victoria?

With the Canadian dollar at its lowest level in years against the US dollar, many market forecasters are saying this week's Black Friday might be...

4 questions every Victoria business should ask itself

As Victoria closes out the final week of Small Business Month, there’s no better time to for small business owners around the region to gut-test...

Browns Social House coming soon to Uptown, will feature year-round patio

Browns Social House will begin construction of its new location at Uptown in October and is anticipating to be opened in the spring of...

Langford Lanes under new ownership, re-opening in October

Great News! Langford Lanes will be re-opening under new management in October. Court has approved new ownership headed by local businessman Gerry St. Cyr. The bowling alley...

Skinnytato Polish Restaurant closes its doors for good after 5 years to fulfill retirement

Skinnytato, a family-run Polish influenced restaurant located at 615 Johnson Street for the past 5 years, has closed its doors for good on September...

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