On the Street: Takeout dinner delivery service shut after 24 years

Dine In Victoria has closed its doors for good.

The locally born and bred food delivery service has shut down after 24 years of bringing restaurant meals to people’s homes around the region. The last day of service was Aug. 9.

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“We had a great run in Victoria and now it is time to step aside and leave delivery to the heavy hitters that have come to town,” Dine In wrote in a letter to its customers and posted on its website. “We want to thank you for your support over the years and will greatly miss our loyal customers, staff, and restaurant partnerships.”

The takeout dinner delivery service was founded in 1995 by John Melvin, who sold it to Maggie Rideout in 2003.

Harbour Authority adds to board

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority has appointed Mark Mawhinney to its board of directors. The appointment will run until the end of 2021. Mawhinney previously served on the GVHA’s 13-member board from 2016 to 2018 and will contribute significantly to the board's skills and experience requirements.

Food-processing hub to be studied

The province has kicked in $50,000 to fund a feasibility study for a food-processing hub in the region.

The study will assess the viability of the Mustard Seed’s Food Security Distribution Centre as a regional food hub.

The centre, on Viewfield Road in Esquimalt, currently brings in about 1,815 kilograms of rescued produce each day and is part of the Food Share Network, a partnership of 50 organizations that operate food security programs in Greater Victoria.

The Mustard Seed estimates more than 35,000 people in Greater Victoria seek a reliable source of food every month.

It is expected the study will be a step toward creating a more resilient local food economy.

B.C. Ferries AGM this week

B.C. Ferries will be holding its annual general meeting Thursday at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. The meeting will feature addresses from the chairs of both the B.C. Ferry Authority and B.C. Ferry Services boards.

B.C. Ferries chief executive Mark Collins will review the past year and take a look at the corporation’s future, while chief financial officer Alana Gallagher will review financial performance.

The meeting starts at 10 a.m.

VIATEC wants board members

The Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council is looking for nominations for directors of its board. The 14-member board has seven seats up for grabs each year. Those interested can find more details and on the VIATEC website. Nominations close Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.

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