COVID Lessons: Victoria Businesses Should be Prepared for Anything

As we move into the reboot phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas asked local business leaders to share lessons learned. They told us it's...
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New Campaign Works to Save Our Restaurants

Foodies looking to support the restaurant industry through the pandemic have a specific opportunity to do so through an initiative called Our Restaurants. The...
Max Young

New owner and purpose for beloved Victoria neighbourhood grocery store

It’s been a staple of James Bay for a century, and now, during a pandemic, it is undergoing a refresh under new owners. Niagara...

David Nicholls, Vancouver Island Brewing

David Nicholls is the General Manager of Vancouver Island Brewing, which, since its launch in 1984, has been a pioneer in craft brewing in...

Jayne & Suzanne Bradbury, Fort Properties

Sisters Jayne and Suzanne Bradbury own and operate Fort Properties, a third-generation family business focused on property ownership, management and development.  They are committed...

Graham Truax, Innovation Island

Graham Truax is the Executive Director of Innovation Island, a start-up accelerator based in the mid-Island. He has over 30 years’ experience working as...
Mandy Farmer CEO Accent Inns & Hotel Zed

Mandy Farmer, CEO Accent Inns & Hotel Zed

Mandy Farmer is President and CEO of Accent Inns and Hotel Zed, BC hotel brands renowned for their colourful personalities and customer-focused service, as...

Josie Osborne, Tofino Botanical Gardens

Josie Osborne is the mayor of Tofino and operates the Tofino Botanical Gardens alongside her husband George Patterson, the creator, owner, and visionary behind...

Brooke Cannon & Liz Hagiepetros, Local Assembly

Brooke Cannon and Liz Hagiepetros opened their store Local Assembly in Fan Tan Alley three years ago. The store empowers artists and makers by...

Mary Lou Newbold, Mayfair Optometric Clinic

Mary Lou Newbold owns Mayfair Optometric Clinic, one of Victoria’s the leading eye care specialists, alongside her partner Dr. Stephen Taylor. As an alumna...