Business

Shopping in Sooke has slowed considerably as a number of local businesses have closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)

Sooke businesses cope with closures in midst of COVID-19

Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce helping local business deal with pandemic

Shopping in Sooke has slowed considerably as a number of local businesses have closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Dan Ebenal/News Staff)
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette

Auto industry veteran is an avid traveller

  • Mar 27, 2020
Secrets and Lives with Tanner Caouette
Emilie de Rosenroll, CEO of South Island Prosperity Project. (Photo contributed)

COLUMN: The economic road to recovery from COVID-19

Emilie de Rosenroll is CEO for the South Island Prosperity Partnership

  • Mar 20, 2020
Emilie de Rosenroll, CEO of South Island Prosperity Project. (Photo contributed)
BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Closures, revenue, staffing among main impacts of COVID-19 on 90% of B.C. business: survey

Paints ‘dire picture’ of what businesses are experiencing now and in the near future

BC Chamber and partners asked businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)

Business survey could help mitigate impacts of COVID-19 across B.C.

Deadline is March 18 at 6 p.m. for business owners to share feedback with the government and more

BC Chamber and partners asking businesses to offer feedback on COVID-19 impacts. (BC Chamber)
A woman with dark hard was caught on camera leaving Cameron Rose Gifts in Sidney on Feb. 19 with a shirt she didn’t pay for. (Photo courtesy Kristin Iadarola)

VIDEO: Alleged shoplifter caught on camera at Sidney boutique

Staff at Cameron Rose Gifts seek the public’s help locating woman

A woman with dark hard was caught on camera leaving Cameron Rose Gifts in Sidney on Feb. 19 with a shirt she didn’t pay for. (Photo courtesy Kristin Iadarola)
VMAC chief executive officer Jim Hogan speaks at an anniversary event in Nanaimo a few years ago. VMAC was chosen Business of the Year at the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (News Bulletin file photo)

Vancouver Island’s business excellence recognized

Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards were presented in Victoria on Jan. 31

VMAC chief executive officer Jim Hogan speaks at an anniversary event in Nanaimo a few years ago. VMAC was chosen Business of the Year at the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Goldstream News Gazette office is on the move

The Goldstream News Gazette office is on the move

We’re returning to our roots, just a few blocks away on Goldstream Avenue

  • Jan 28, 2020
The Goldstream News Gazette office is on the move
Carlton Cards products (Carlton Cards Facebook photo)

All Carlton Cards stores closing in the coming weeks

Schurman Retail Group stores across North America will close, including 79 in Canada

Carlton Cards products (Carlton Cards Facebook photo)
Snow has swept the city, causing some businesses to remain closed. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Many Victoria businesses remain closed due to snow

A list of what’s open following the winter snow storm

Snow has swept the city, causing some businesses to remain closed. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

Entrepreneur runs Vancouver brewery, winery and restaurants and loves the BC outdoors

  • Jan 10, 2020
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp
Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)

COLUMN: Good business key to a great community: The Chamber

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce CEO Catherine Holt shares her thoughts on 2019

Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)
Victoria toy store, Cherry Bomb Toys had break-and-enter early Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria toy store, Cherry Bomb Toys had break-and-enter early Friday. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The previous Shoppers Drug Mart will now be a Dollarama. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

New tenant announced for former downtown Victoria Shoppers Drug Mart

The Douglas Street location will soon be taken over by another chain store

The previous Shoppers Drug Mart will now be a Dollarama. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce says proposed councillor payraise is out of line

CEO Catherine Holt says councillors are ‘absolutely not’ city employees

Catherine Holt, CEO of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed)
Nov. 14, 2019 – Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, says it will take millions of dollars and at least another year to rebuild her business after next door’s fire. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

VIDEO: Six months later, downtown Victoria business still feels the burn of Pandora fire

Sattva Spa stripped to the bare bones and won’t be operational for another year

Nov. 14, 2019 – Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, says it will take millions of dollars and at least another year to rebuild her business after next door’s fire. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Stephan Nieweler is one of three children who inherited Hermann’s Jazz Club and the adjoining Hermann’s Upstairs from their father, Hermann Nieweler, when he passed away in 2015. The club has held a lot of memories, but now needs to go on the market. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hermann’s co-owner says it’s ‘bittersweet’ to sell his father’s business

Victoria’s downtown music staple, Hermann’s Jazz Club now for sale

Stephan Nieweler is one of three children who inherited Hermann’s Jazz Club and the adjoining Hermann’s Upstairs from their father, Hermann Nieweler, when he passed away in 2015. The club has held a lot of memories, but now needs to go on the market. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Hermann’s Jazz Club is listed at $4.5 million (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria jazz icon up for sale

Hermann’s Jazz Club is listed at $4.5 million

Hermann’s Jazz Club is listed at $4.5 million (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Victoria woman Ashley Deiter owns Mask and Mantle Cat Cafe, a project she hopes to open soon in Victoria (Screenshot/Kickstarter)

Victoria woman one step closer to opening region’s first cat cafe

Ashley Deiter’s Kickstarter page surpassed its goal, making the Mask and Mantle Cafe a possibility

Victoria woman Ashley Deiter owns Mask and Mantle Cat Cafe, a project she hopes to open soon in Victoria (Screenshot/Kickstarter)
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)