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Chamber honours hotelier Mandy Farmer as Member of Distinction

Chamber honours hotelier Mandy Farmer as Member of Distinction

The Award of Distinction highlights a businessperson who has contributed to Greater Victoria through leadership and vision as a positive role model and a sustained commitment to a prosperous community.
Fish and chips landmark downtown closing after 90 years

Fish and chips landmark downtown closing after 90 years

Old Vic Fish and Chips on Broad Street has been around since the Great Depression, but won’t survive a massive redevelopment due to start sometime in the next year.
B.C. Ferries moving forward on revamping its fleet maintenance unit

B.C. Ferries moving forward on revamping its fleet maintenance unit

No costs are being released, other than the plan exceeds $25 million, but it’s expected to be a massive redevelopment project.
Some B.C. stratas skirting wide-open rentals by converting to 55 plus

Some B.C. stratas skirting wide-open rentals by converting to 55 plus

After the Strata Property Act took effect Nov. 24, some strata councils took a “knee-jerk reaction right out of the gate” and began the process of switching to 55-plus buildings, said Victoria realtor Tony Zarsadias.
V2V Empress heads to new life in the Caribbean

V2V Empress heads to new life in the Caribbean

Moored just below the CPR Steamship Terminal building for the last three years, the vessel has been sold and is now bound for the Caribbean.
Hopes high in B.C. as China lifts border rules, but tourism recovery may take months

Hopes high in B.C. as China lifts border rules, but tourism recovery may take months

VANCOUVER — Zhengwen Hao says the phone for his Richmond, B.C., restaurant hasn't stopped buzzing in recent days as relatives and friends in China make reservations as part of their plans to visit the province.
Public input period set to begin on Bamberton quarry expansion

Public input period set to begin on Bamberton quarry expansion

A Mill Bay resident who was one of the first to raise the alarm over the quarry expansion plans said the comment period and virtual information session don’t seem adequate.
In sign of 'resilient economy,' strong demand for industrial space on Island

In sign of 'resilient economy,' strong demand for industrial space on Island

“We’ve seen a strong road to recovery for industrial and commercial properties across the Vancouver Island region for the 2022 and 2023 roll years,” says Jodie MacLennan, deputy assessor. “These properties are in high demand.”
As 'Three Amigos' meet in Mexico, experts call on leaders for North American vision

As 'Three Amigos' meet in Mexico, experts call on leaders for North American vision

A call for a North American vision
Electric boats at tech show: Pitched as cleaner and quieter

Electric boats at tech show: Pitched as cleaner and quieter

These early electric boat models are expensive, heavy and could cause serious “range anxiety.”
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