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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz examines a hydrogen powered model car as they tour a trade show, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada has short window to get ahead of U.S. hydrogen efforts, backer warns

Desire to move faster to replace oil and gas with clean energy exploded with Russia invading Ukraine

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz examines a hydrogen powered model car as they tour a trade show, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Long-time owner of Sassy’s Restaurant Cory Porter (second from right) and his daughter Jen Porter (right) watch during the closing ceremony for the restaurant Sunday afternoon. The restaurant closed after 43 years. (Courtesy of Shonie Cooper)

Central Saanich says goodbye to Sassy’s Restaurant

More than 100 people mark closure of famed family restaurant after 43 years

Long-time owner of Sassy’s Restaurant Cory Porter (second from right) and his daughter Jen Porter (right) watch during the closing ceremony for the restaurant Sunday afternoon. The restaurant closed after 43 years. (Courtesy of Shonie Cooper)
Parksville’s David Woodward won two awards at the World Beer Cup this past May. He is seen here with some Sitka spruce tips for a new spruce beer he brews at Rusted Rake Brewing in Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)

Parksville brew-master brews gold at World Beer Cup

David Woodward’s submission chosen out of thousands

Parksville’s David Woodward won two awards at the World Beer Cup this past May. He is seen here with some Sitka spruce tips for a new spruce beer he brews at Rusted Rake Brewing in Nanoose Bay. (Submitted photo)
Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Liberal MP Annie Koutrakis, centre, speaks as Calgary Airport Authority CEO Bob Sartor, left, and Liberal MP George Chahal look on during a funding announcement in Calgary on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland

MP says Ottawa underestimated Canadians’ desire to travel again

A member of Parliament says Ottawa may have underestimated Canadians’ desire to…

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Liberal MP Annie Koutrakis, centre, speaks as Calgary Airport Authority CEO Bob Sartor, left, and Liberal MP George Chahal look on during a funding announcement in Calgary on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Graveland
Cargo containers and ships at the Port of Metro Vancouver are seen in an aerial view in Vancouver on April 9, 2022. Ports and warehouses overflow even as cargo decreases, hitting shippers and consumers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘It’s like Lego bricks’: Shippers and consumers feel effects of overflowing ports

Vessels waiting twice as long to dock at the Port of Vancouver as they did one year ago

Cargo containers and ships at the Port of Metro Vancouver are seen in an aerial view in Vancouver on April 9, 2022. Ports and warehouses overflow even as cargo decreases, hitting shippers and consumers. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fox & Monocle in North Saanich is among the top new restaurants in Canada, named by enRoute magazine, a few months after opening this spring. (Fox & Monocle/Facebook)

Spring startup in North Saanich makes top 30 list of Canadian new restaurants

Fresh-faced bakery/restaurant finds itself on the enRoute long list of best new restaurants

Fox & Monocle in North Saanich is among the top new restaurants in Canada, named by enRoute magazine, a few months after opening this spring. (Fox & Monocle/Facebook)
Canadian banks will give some insight into where they see the economy going when they start to report this week, with analysts watching for trends in key indicators like loan growth, capital raising, and how much banks are putting aside in case loans go sour. The Bay Street Financial District is shown in Toronto on Friday, August 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian banks will give some insight into where they see the economy going when they start to report this week, with analysts watching for trends in key indicators like loan growth, capital raising, and how much banks are putting aside in case loans go sour. The Bay Street Financial District is shown in Toronto on Friday, August 5, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Erika Nelson, manager of manages Bosley’s By Pet Valu in Sidney, says she is proud of the way her business has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Several Saanich Peninsula entrepreneurs used COVID-19 as a pivot point

Long-established businesses proved resilient, even flourishing during the COVID-19 pandemic

Erika Nelson, manager of manages Bosley’s By Pet Valu in Sidney, says she is proud of the way her business has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
From left: Maureen, Emily, Jamie, Daniel and Wayne Ralph. The Ralph family, including daughter Kirstie (not pictured), has worked together to create Victoria Cider Co. (Nicole Crescenzi)

Saanich Peninsula welcomes new family-run cidery

Victoria Cider Co. offers nine estate-grown ciders

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From left: Maureen, Emily, Jamie, Daniel and Wayne Ralph. The Ralph family, including daughter Kirstie (not pictured), has worked together to create Victoria Cider Co. (Nicole Crescenzi)
Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).

British Columbians still use delivery often months after restaurant dining rooms open

Better packaging maintains quality during delivery, but the plastics ban is on its way

Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).
Lisa LaFlamme poses with her Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National in Toronto Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. The parent company of CTV News says it will launch an internal workplace review amid criticism of its dismissal of LaFlamme from her role as chief anchor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-George Pimentel *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Bell Media to launch CTV newsroom review amid criticism of Lisa LaFlamme ouster

Company says it will initiate independent, third-party internal workplace review in the coming weeks

Lisa LaFlamme poses with her Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National in Toronto Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022. The parent company of CTV News says it will launch an internal workplace review amid criticism of its dismissal of LaFlamme from her role as chief anchor. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-George Pimentel *MANDATORY CREDIT*
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Traditional kayaking museum debuts in The Wreckage of B.C.’s wild West Coast

Manke at the Wreckage celebrating the building and use of traditional kayaks in Ucluelet

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Chrissy Olsen, second from left, says she is not sure yet what she will do after Sassy’s Restaurant closes this Saturday, but she will miss owner Cory Porter (left) as well as Barry McGarvy and Rich Nelson, who have also worked decades at the restaurant. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Staff says goodbye to Sassy’s Restaurant in Central Saanich

Chrissy Olsen will miss her colleagues and the Porters as the iconic restaurant closes this Saturday

Chrissy Olsen, second from left, says she is not sure yet what she will do after Sassy’s Restaurant closes this Saturday, but she will miss owner Cory Porter (left) as well as Barry McGarvy and Rich Nelson, who have also worked decades at the restaurant. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

B.C. welcomes Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office

Parksville Dr. Emily Roback says a patient’s environment can help them heal

Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Many crops on Vancouver Island like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Spring’s cold shoulder has left Vancouver Island farmers behind

Many crops so far have been slow developing due to low spring temperatures

Many crops on Vancouver Island like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard
This undated image provided by Stellantis shows the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. (Stellantis via AP)

Gas-powered muscle cars drive into the sunset, turn electric

Dodge will stop making gasoline versions of Challenger and Charger muscle cars by end of next year

This undated image provided by Stellantis shows the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. (Stellantis via AP)
Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Labour shortages felt in communities across Vancouver Island’s west coast

Businesses struggling to find answers in the wake of a shrinking pool of available workers

Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Lisa LaFlamme holds her award for best news anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Media analysts say shakeup at CTV News robbed many of a historic moment

Observers says Laflamme departure, Sachedina arrival overshadowed by the circumstances

Lisa LaFlamme holds her award for best news anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Airbnb is rolling out new screening tools to stop parties

System produced a 35% drop in unauthorized parties when tested in Australia

FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)