Business

Local MLA John Horgan and T’Sou-ke Nation Chief Gordie Planes listen to an explanation from Synergraze founder and CEO Tamara Loiselle on how the spore tank works at a demonstration project in a greenhouse that’s home to an innovative project aimed at reducing methane gas emissions from livestock. (Rick Stiebel-Sooke News Mirror)

East Sooke cow fart project proponents seek to clear the air

Partners of an innovative methane reduction method using seaweed want to set the record straight

 

WorkBC Centre Sooke hosts a career and volunteers fair on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Edward Milne Community School. (Contributed photo)

WorkBC in Sooke hosts career and volunteer fair

Event takes place Saturday, Feb. 11 at Edward Milne Community School

 

De Pieri Clinic - Lia Crowe photograph

The art of cosmetic medicine

The De Pieri Clinic helps clients maintain a youthful appearance amid a vibrant culture of healthy living

  • Feb 1, 2023

 

TransAlta wind turbines are shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rural municipality, located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, is the poster child for Alberta’s renewable energy boom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta landowners fear repeat of orphan well crisis as renewable energy booms

Many small municipalities, not oil companies were the ones left hurting last time

TransAlta wind turbines are shown at a wind farm near Pincher Creek, Alta., Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The rural municipality, located between the cities of Calgary and Lethbridge, is the poster child for Alberta’s renewable energy boom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The original oven-roasted chicken at Good Ovening. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)
The original oven-roasted chicken at Good Ovening. (Chris Campbell/News Staff)
Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)

From shoeshine boy to management, Victoria man shares memories of 52 years with the Strath

Joel Chudleigh started working at the Strathcona Hotel as a shoeshine boy in 1970

Joel Chudleigh, Strathcona Hotel and Sticky Wicket’s sales and catering manager outside the property on January 24, 2023. (Brendan Mayer/News Staff)
Scott Viala portait. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets, lives and the 7 sins with Scott Viala

Steel mace trainer builds strength and skills

  • Jan 23, 2023
Scott Viala portait. Lia Crowe photography
Liz Barrett had hoped to return to her electrician apprenticeship after a year of maternity leave. Now her kids are nearly two years-old, but she can’t go back to work due to the lack of childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Liz Barrett)

Child care, benefits, stigma: barriers for tradespeople fuelling Greater Victoria labour shortages

Canada will face a shortage of at least 10,000 workers in every recognized trade in the next 5 years

Liz Barrett had hoped to return to her electrician apprenticeship after a year of maternity leave. Now her kids are nearly two years-old, but she can’t go back to work due to the lack of childcare spaces. (Courtesy of Liz Barrett)
Small-scale seafood producers will get a boost toward competing in global market producers with a new seafood business accelerator program at Vancouver Island University. (Photo submitted)

‘Accelerator’ program aimed at helping Vancouver Island seafood businesses compete

Island Coastal Economic Trust supporting Vancouver Island University program

Small-scale seafood producers will get a boost toward competing in global market producers with a new seafood business accelerator program at Vancouver Island University. (Photo submitted)
Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file photo)

ICBC CEO Nicolas Jimenez to take on top role at BC Ferries

Jimenez spent close to 20 years with the insurance corporation

Nicolas Jimenez. (Black Press Media file photo)
Old Vic Fish and Chips has joined the growing list of downtown Victoria businesses to announce they are closing their doors over the past few months, but Downtown Victoria said it is likely just the natural ebb and flow of downtown businesses, rather than any cause for concern. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria says it’s still strong for business, despite string of closures

Despite Old Vic Fish and Chips joining list of closures in the area, business remains good overall

Old Vic Fish and Chips has joined the growing list of downtown Victoria businesses to announce they are closing their doors over the past few months, but Downtown Victoria said it is likely just the natural ebb and flow of downtown businesses, rather than any cause for concern. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
(The Canadian Press)

Stores launch Lunar New Year sales during typically slow shopping season

Western retailers grasping onto holiday as means to make money

(The Canadian Press)
The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is considering strengthening Canada’s mortgage stress test. (The Canadian Press)

Banking regulator launches consultations on mortgage rules, proposes additions

Possible changes to existing stress test would aim to reduce overstretched borrowers

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is considering strengthening Canada’s mortgage stress test. (The Canadian Press)
Old Vic is closing down. (Old Vic photo)

‘A disaster’: Iconic Victoria restaurant closing down after 90 years

Diners speaking out after restaurant says it’s closing down

Old Vic is closing down. (Old Vic photo)
The V2V Empress is loaded onto the BBC Mont Blanc Jan. 10. (Greater Victoria Harbour Authority/Twitter)
The V2V Empress is loaded onto the BBC Mont Blanc Jan. 10. (Greater Victoria Harbour Authority/Twitter)
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Trade show targets local businesses in Sooke

Sookarama returns in April after three-year hiatus

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Curtis Pelletier portrait - Photography by Lia Crowe

Curtis Pelletier, Performance Coach

“The similarities between sport and business are fascinating”

  • Jan 9, 2023
Curtis Pelletier portrait - Photography by Lia Crowe
A sign at the Victoria Original Joe’s location on McKenzie Avenue. (Chris Campbell photo)
A sign at the Victoria Original Joe’s location on McKenzie Avenue. (Chris Campbell photo)
Marci Hotsenpiller portraits by Lia Crowe

Taking the plunge

RITUAL: A hot spot with cold therapy

  • Jan 6, 2023
Marci Hotsenpiller portraits by Lia Crowe
Victoria’s Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. is shifting to an employee ownership model after 21 years under the sole ownership of founder Matt Phillips. (Courtesy Phillips Brewing and Malting Co./Facebook)

Employees set to take over this beloved Victoria brewery

The move will see all full-time employees of three years or more eligible to buy shares

Victoria’s Phillips Brewing and Malting Co. is shifting to an employee ownership model after 21 years under the sole ownership of founder Matt Phillips. (Courtesy Phillips Brewing and Malting Co./Facebook)
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