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Greater Victoria home sales slide below $200 million

The total value of monthly home sales through the Greater Victoria Real Estate Board dropped below $200 million in September for the first time since January.

Apple CEO apologizes for maps

Apple chief executive Tim Cook apologized Friday to customers frustrated with glaring errors in its new Maps service and, in an unusual move for the consumer giant, directed them to rival services such as Google Maps instead.

Four decades of photographs

Rob d'Estrube still delights in capturing the moment

Market Moves lower over spain worries

The Toronto stock market ended the session lower Friday as concern about Spain's debt and disappointing economic data out of the United States kept traders cautious. The S&P/TSX composite index moved down 21.39 points to 12,317.

Joe Fresh coming to Uptown, H&M arriving next

Staff at Saanich civic hall are currently processing a tenant improvement building permit for retailer Joe Fresh at Uptown, and there are rumours the next one to hit the desk at the municipality will be for tenant improvements for H&M at the shopping

Hoteliers see more tourists

Hotel-room occupancy hit a four-year high in August as sunny weather and an improving economy brought more overnight visitors to the city.

Alberta fraud nets trio $54-million fine

An Alberta Securities Commission panel has slapped fines totalling nearly $54 million on three Calgary businessmen and the companies they led the largest financial penalty levied by the market watchdog in any one case.

Island HR names council

The Vancouver Island Region of B.C.

$800-million business jet orders for Bombardier

Bombardier Aerospace says it has received two orders worth about $800 million US for 13 Global business jets from two undisclosed customers.

Chef appointed

Foxglove Inn and Gardens in Crofton has named Matthew Northmore head chef and instructor. He's worked at Joe's Seafood Bar, Dilettantes and Milestones, and has prepared meals for former prime minister Brian Mulroney and U.S. Vice-president Al Gore.