Business

In Victoria, Danielle Beznochuk (left) Brandon Arsens and Sacha Romeyn show off some of their cannabis products after doors opened at Cloud Nine Collective, on April 15. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Sidney considers bylaw change to allow weed shops

Town seeking residents’ views, business organizations stay silent on issue

In Victoria, Danielle Beznochuk (left) Brandon Arsens and Sacha Romeyn show off some of their cannabis products after doors opened at Cloud Nine Collective, on April 15. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria has jumped on board with an Inter-Community Business License (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria jumps on board with an Island-wide business licence initiative

Up to 24 municipalities may join the Inter-Community Business Licence program

Victoria has jumped on board with an Inter-Community Business License (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Executive Director Donna Petrie and President Susan Simosko of the Sidney BIA at a farewell evening, June 19. (Dale Naftel/PNR Publisher)

Sidney BIA says sad goodbye to president and executive director

Susan Simosko and Donna Petrie leave, board members fill new positions

Executive Director Donna Petrie and President Susan Simosko of the Sidney BIA at a farewell evening, June 19. (Dale Naftel/PNR Publisher)
Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled

Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled

Twists and turns on a life journey

  • Jun 21, 2019
Lynn Tetarenko takes the road less travelled
The varied passions of JM Ledet

The varied passions of JM Ledet

Car sales manager has a love of classic Citroens and palm trees

  • Apr 30, 2019
The varied passions of JM Ledet
Shopper’s Drug Mart will move from its location at 1222 Douglas St. next door to the previous location of Chapter’s Bookstore at 1212 Douglas St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria Shoppers Drug Mart to take over previous Chapters location

The drug store is moving next door to take on a two-storey expansion

Shopper’s Drug Mart will move from its location at 1222 Douglas St. next door to the previous location of Chapter’s Bookstore at 1212 Douglas St. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Mayor of Sidney, Cliff McNeil-Smith delivers a speech from the rostrum at the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s mayors breakfast event. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Spectre of housing looms over mayors’ breakfast

Geoff Orr, Ryan Windsor and Cliff McNeil-Smith speak at breakfast event in spirit of collaboration

Mayor of Sidney, Cliff McNeil-Smith delivers a speech from the rostrum at the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce’s mayors breakfast event. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Laura Waters looks over her fir trees on her property. The owner of Snowdon House in Saanich, Waters has her fir infused products and other food products are in 40 stores now, sold at Farmers’ markets and online and her shrub is even served at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Don Denton photography

Tasty Treats From Trees With Fir Infused Food

Laura Waters’ passion for fir sparks a culinary adventure

  • Nov 21, 2018
Laura Waters looks over her fir trees on her property. The owner of Snowdon House in Saanich, Waters has her fir infused products and other food products are in 40 stores now, sold at Farmers’ markets and online and her shrub is even served at The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Don Denton photography
Hee-Haw Horseradish Founders Spice Things Up

Hee-Haw Horseradish Founders Spice Things Up

Condiment company is a life changing career move for entrepreneurial couple

  • Oct 12, 2018
Hee-Haw Horseradish Founders Spice Things Up
Inspired Style with Tashe Vitaly

Inspired Style with Tashe Vitaly

Fashion, food and beauty tips with owner of Sartorial Boutique and Haute Wheels

  • Sep 7, 2018
Inspired Style with Tashe Vitaly
The Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a a peer mentoring group for women who work in technology. (Shutterstock)

Peer support group starting for women in technology

Women only make up five per cent of Canadian tech entrepreneurs

The Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a a peer mentoring group for women who work in technology. (Shutterstock)
From left: Colleen Sparrow (Peninsula Co-op) and Paul Hadfield (Think Local First) introduce Think Local Week at Victoria City Hall Friday morning. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS

Businesses say shop local this week

Think Local Week highlights local business ahead of Black Friday

From left: Colleen Sparrow (Peninsula Co-op) and Paul Hadfield (Think Local First) introduce Think Local Week at Victoria City Hall Friday morning. Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS