On the Street: Islanders headed to B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame

Two islanders are among the group of inductees to the B.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame for 2019. At a gala in Vancouver on Oct. 7, Gary Hynes and Ronald St. Pierre will be honoured among a group of nine inductees this year.

Hynes, who for 19 years was editor and publisher of EAT Magazine, is being inducted posthumously as a Friend of the Industry.

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St. Pierre, owner/chef of Locals Restaurant in the Comox Valley, is being honoured as a Local Champion for his commitment to seasonal menus and his belief that locally sourced food tastes better, lasts longer and provides for a unique customer experience.

Media firm DSA sold to Chickadee

David Stanger & Associates, known as DSA Media, has been sold to Chickadee Media.

Langley-based DSA Media was founded in March 1997 by David and Mary Stanger, and has grown to be one of the largest media buying companies in Western Canada with offices in Victoria, Calgary and Regina.

Chickadee Media was created by DSA president Samantha Richardson. DSA will continue to operate under its own banner.

In a statement, the Stangers said: “It was always our dream to build something that could live on in the hands of those that helped us build DSA, and the sale of the company to Samantha and her Chickadee Media partners represents the culmination of that dream.”

Developer opens Discovery Centre

Vancouver developer Aragon Properties is opening The Discovery Centre this month in Cook Street Village.

This space will act as an information hub to inform the community of each of its upcoming projects in Victoria and surrounding areas. The space is designed to engage people with the company over its projects.

Currently, Aragon has three projects planned for the capital region — the redevelopment of the English Inn property in Esquimalt, redeveloping land at 755 Cordova Bay Rd., and a proposed mixed-use project in Cook Street Village at the corner of Cook and Pendergast streets.

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