Business stays in the family

Tim Stuart taking over Stuart Hardwood Flooring from his father Milton

Milton Stuart of Stuart Hardwood Flooring is retiring after 35 years of installing unfinished, pre-finished or laminate flooring and has passed the reins of his successful business over to his son, Tim Stuart.

“We are detail-oriented and love what we do, and have been doing a great job for years. It made sense for me to continue the family business,” Stuart says.

Give them a call at 250-415-5935 or email at Let them turn your living space into something beautiful.



Domino’s on the move

Domino’s Pizza at 4083 Shelbourne St. have moved just two doors to their new location.

They have a much larger space and a whole new look that they call their ‘Pizza Theatre’ and a viewing area to see the ‘dough show’.

State-of-the-art technology makes ordering your pizza a whole new experience and a must see for all Saanich pizza lovers.



Back to school

The Phoenix Bar and Grill is offering back-to-school activities for all university students.

Located at 3944 Quadra St., the Phoenix is a family-run friendly neighbourhood pub owned by Mike Turner and his daughter Jen Turner.

They offer excellent food and drink along with pool tables at only 25 cents per game and free darts and foosball.

They will also have live bands throughout the fall.

Drop by and experience the relaxing atmosphere at the Phoenix Bar and Grill.



Brothers build on success

After 20 years of providing Vancouver Island with both interior and exterior painting service, Saanich’s Clint Kennedy, the founder and director of field operations for Van Isle Paint Inc., realized he had more to offer the paint market.

After vetting the market through family, colleagues and local residents, Clint believes that with the help of a competent team, he could address what he has identified as a “niche in the marketplace.”

“Once I had a clear vision, I knew there was only one person to consult, Glen Smethurst,” said Clint.

A Victoria resident, Smethurst is a Vancouver-based marketing executive, who is well versed in patterns and predictive analytics.

Smethurst notes that he and his brother Clint had numerous discussions on how to build and execute a client-centric painting company to serve the marketplace of Victoria and Vancouver Island.

The brothers reminisce that these brainstorming sessions continued for months as Van Isle Paint Inc. was defined, registered, insured and launched. One year later, Van Isle Paint is rapidly becoming a household name.

The brothers credit their success to efficient due-diligence and patience. Gathering accurate information about their clients’ expectations, needs, budget and schedule is the foundational basis of each client’s success story with Van Isle Paint.

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