Saanich Business Buzz: Cannor Nursery expands as Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre

Former Target pharmacy moves to Douglas Street; Signs of Hope in Africa host easter egg hunt

Saanich News advertising consultants Rod Fraser and Sarah Taylor.

Victoria’s beloved Cannor Nursery is proud to announce its grand expansion into Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre.

The expansion is the dream of owner Gord Nickel, to create an all in one destination for all your outdoor needs.

Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is the first store of its kind in the Victoria region.

Still a family owned, local company that supplies Greater Victoria with high quality plant material, gardening supplies and outdoor decor, they have added so much more.

“We’re still the same people, but we’re so much better!” says Nickel, the centre’s owner.

The Wildwood Outdoor Living Centre is located on nearly two acres of property with a large showroom and nursery, and now with the addition of the Waterscapes and Landscapes Division they offer everything in one location.

“We want to provide Victoria with a place they can get everything they need, with great personalized service,” says Nickel.

First Nation’s Economic Development Project

Salish Sea Industrial Services (a shared ownership partnership between the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations and the Ralmax Group) provides construction management services for the development of an important piece of property.

Ralmax is pleased to announce that it will be opening two businesses: Trio Landscape Supply Centre and Ellice Recycle will be located at the corner of Hallowell Road and Admirals Road.

The Ellice Recycle Facility will provide a local option for recycling plastic, cardboard, glass, paper, newsprint, drywall, yard waste and steel. Ellice will also accept household waste that is to be contained in a sealed compactor.

There will be no processing of materials on the site. This location is a collection point only for recyclable materials, and is a retail location for landscape supplies.

The Trio Landscape Supply Centre will offer a comprehensive variety of yard and garden needs including sand, gravel, crushed rock, cement, bark mulch, cedar chips, soil, compost, decorative rocks, slate and concrete patio stones. A small retail location for hand tools and other gardening supplies will compliment the offerings.

Former Target pharmacy moves to Douglas Street

JC Pharmacy, formerly located at the Target store in Tillicum, is now in their new location at #211- 3214 Douglas St. They were required to move with the closure of the Target store.

At their new location, they have the same great staff and offer the same great service!

Signs of Hope in Africa host easter egg hunt

Signs of Hope in Africa is excited to host their 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, Sunday April 5th at Beckwith Park in Saanich, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event offers three bouncy castles, a craft station, carnival games, roaming Super Heroes, face painting, entertainment, Pockets and Mr. Umbee the clowns and Global music with DJ Hinga.

Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11 a.m. A visit from the Easter Bunny will keep the kids hopping. BBQ offering burgers/hot dogs/vegetarian option for $6 combo (burger/chips/drink), as well as a coffee/tea/popcorn station on site. There will be some fabulous raffle baskets waiting to be won which include several birthday party events.

Rain or shine, no pre-registration required. Cost is $5 (cash) per child aged 13 and under, adults are free. All proceeds support children and families in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

If you know of or hear about business or community happenings in your Saanich, please let us know. Send your tips to our advertising consultants Sarah Taylor ( and Rod Fraser (, or call 250-480-3235 or 250-480-3226.

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