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April 19, 2023 - Glenn Rogers, owner of Marshall's Home Living for Okanagan Business feature. Don Denton photo

Business Sense with Glenn Rogers

The right fit at Marshall’s Home Living

  • Jun 5, 2023

 

FILE - Ernie Field pushes the doorbell on his Ring doorbell camera, July 16, 2019, at his home in Wolcott, Conn. In a vote Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission is ordering Amazon to pay more than $30 million in fines over privacy violations involving its voice assistant Alexa and its doorbell camera Ring. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Amazon to pay $31 million in privacy violation penalties for Alexa voice assistant and Ring camera

Amazon agreed Wednesday to pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle…

 

FILE - Employees walk through a lobby at Amazon's headquarters on Nov. 13, 2018, in Seattle. A group of Amazon workers upset about recent layoffs, a return-to-office mandate and the company's environmental impact is planning a walkout at its Seattle headquarters Wednesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Corporate Amazon workers protest company’s climate impact and return-to-office mandate in walkout

Telling executives to “strive harder,” hundreds of corporate Amazon workers protested what…

 

In this photo provided by Air New Zealand, a woman hands her bag to a staff member to be weighed ahead of a flight in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 29, 2023. New Zealand's national airline is asking people to step on the scales before they board international flights. Air New Zealand says it wants to weigh 10,000 passengers as part of a monthlong survey to better estimate the weight and balance of its planes. (Air New Zealand via AP)

New Zealand airline is asking passengers to weigh in before their flights

New Zealand’s national airline is asking passengers to step on the scales…

In this photo provided by Air New Zealand, a woman hands her bag to a staff member to be weighed ahead of a flight in Auckland, New Zealand, on May 29, 2023. New Zealand's national airline is asking people to step on the scales before they board international flights. Air New Zealand says it wants to weigh 10,000 passengers as part of a monthlong survey to better estimate the weight and balance of its planes. (Air New Zealand via AP)
FILE - Elizabeth Holmes, then the CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum on Nov. 2, 2015 in San Francisco. As Holmes prepares to report to prison next week, the criminal case that laid bare the blood-testing scam at the heart of her Theranos startup is entering its final phase.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Elizabeth Holmes enters Texas prison to begin 11-year sentence for notorious blood-testing hoax

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes entered a Texas prison Tuesday where she could…

FILE - Elizabeth Holmes, then the CEO of Theranos, speaks at the Fortune Global Forum on Nov. 2, 2015 in San Francisco. As Holmes prepares to report to prison next week, the criminal case that laid bare the blood-testing scam at the heart of her Theranos startup is entering its final phase.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Moshe and Leah Appel offer kosher baked goods at My Way Bikery in the Victoria Public Market. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Keeping kosher: Family bakery brings a taste of Jewish culture to Victoria

Find My Way Bikery in the Victoria Public Market at the Hudson

Moshe and Leah Appel offer kosher baked goods at My Way Bikery in the Victoria Public Market. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Fans of hard-to-find videos will have a tougher time with the end of Pic-A-Flic Video in Victoria. Photo by Pic-A-Flic Video
Fans of hard-to-find videos will have a tougher time with the end of Pic-A-Flic Video in Victoria. Photo by Pic-A-Flic Video
FILE - Attendees visit the Meta booth at the Game Developers Conference 2023 in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. European Union hits Facebook parent Meta with record $1.3 billion fine over transfers of user data to US. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Meta fined record $1.3 billion and ordered to stop sending European user data to US

The European Union slapped Meta with a record $1.3 billion privacy fine…

FILE - Attendees visit the Meta booth at the Game Developers Conference 2023 in San Francisco, Wednesday, March 22, 2023. European Union hits Facebook parent Meta with record $1.3 billion fine over transfers of user data to US. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
This photo, in New York, Thursday, May 18, 2023, shows the ChatGPT app on an iPhone. The free app started to become available on iPhones in the U.S. on Thursday and will later be coming to Android phones. Unlike the web version, you can also ask it questions using your voice. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

ChatGPT makes its debut as a smartphone app on iPhones

ChatGPT is now a smartphone app, which could be good news for…

This photo, in New York, Thursday, May 18, 2023, shows the ChatGPT app on an iPhone. The free app started to become available on iPhones in the U.S. on Thursday and will later be coming to Android phones. Unlike the web version, you can also ask it questions using your voice. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant. (Westerly file photo)

Ucluelet’s Pluvio thrilled to be moving up Canada’s Top 100 restaurants list

Popular West Coast eatery lands at 33 and is the only Vancouver Island restaurant to crack the list

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant. (Westerly file photo)
The annual smile cookie campaign at Tim Hortons saw patrons raise a record-breaking $19.7 million to support more than 600 charities and community groups across Canada and in the United States. (Black Press Media file photo)

Canadian cookie monsters raise $19.7M for charity

Greater Victoria smile cookie campaign benefits Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island

The annual smile cookie campaign at Tim Hortons saw patrons raise a record-breaking $19.7 million to support more than 600 charities and community groups across Canada and in the United States. (Black Press Media file photo)
Brenda Bailey, B.C.’s minister of jobs, announced a new youth in manufacturing initiative at a press conference held at VMAC Global Technology Inc. in Nanaimo on Monday, May 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Brenda Bailey, B.C.’s minister of jobs, announced a new youth in manufacturing initiative at a press conference held at VMAC Global Technology Inc. in Nanaimo on Monday, May 15. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Irene Barlas-Rimar portrait . Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives with Irene Barlas-Rimar

Always busy making great things happen

  • May 12, 2023
Irene Barlas-Rimar portrait . Photography by Lia Crowe
A big crowd turned out for the Cowichan Craft Beer and Food Festival in 2022 at the Chemainus Ball Park’s Larry Irving Field. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Cowichan Craft Beer and Food Festival on an alternating schedule

Chemainus hosting Fall Festival in October first and the next Beer Festival in 2024

A big crowd turned out for the Cowichan Craft Beer and Food Festival in 2022 at the Chemainus Ball Park’s Larry Irving Field. (File photo by Don Bodger)
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A marine conservation area around the Gulf Islands is not currently on the horizon, according to Parks Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)

Gulf Island marine conservation area not on Parks Canada’s radar

First pitched in 2011, proposal could create area off limits to shipping

A marine conservation area around the Gulf Islands is not currently on the horizon, according to Parks Canada. (Black Press Media file photo)
Writers Guild of America West member Victor Duenas pickets with others at an entrance to Paramount Pictures, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Los Angeles. The first Hollywood strike in 15 years began Tuesday as the economic pressures of the streaming era prompted unionized TV and film writers to picket for better pay outside major studios, a work stoppage that already is leading most late-night shows to air reruns. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Writers strike looks to be a long fight, as Hollywood braces

Hollywood writers picketing to preserve pay and job security outside major studios…

Writers Guild of America West member Victor Duenas pickets with others at an entrance to Paramount Pictures, Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in Los Angeles. The first Hollywood strike in 15 years began Tuesday as the economic pressures of the streaming era prompted unionized TV and film writers to picket for better pay outside major studios, a work stoppage that already is leading most late-night shows to air reruns. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Grandpa J's Seasoning. Lia Crowe photography

Taste of Greece

Vancouver sisters turn to their roots to spice up the seasoning industry

  • May 3, 2023
Grandpa J's Seasoning. Lia Crowe photography
February 22 2023 - Luke Mills and Laura Bolster photographed in their Megson Fitzpatrick offices on Redbrick Street for Boulevard Business Class story.  Don Denton photography.

“Change is the only constant”

Laura Bolster and Luke Mills embrace the dynamic winds of change at Megson FitzPatrick

  • May 1, 2023
February 22 2023 - Luke Mills and Laura Bolster photographed in their Megson Fitzpatrick offices on Redbrick Street for Boulevard Business Class story.  Don Denton photography.
Abdel Karim Awwad - Lia Crowe photography

It’s all about the experience

Abdel Karim Awwad is a master of etiquette, protocol and the creation of unrivalled customer experiences

  • Apr 28, 2023
Abdel Karim Awwad - Lia Crowe photography