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Victoria eatery named one of Canada’s best new restaurants

Victoria eatery named one of Canada’s best new restaurants

Magnolia Hotel’s Courtney Room named in country’s top 10 best new spots by Air Canada magazine, enRoute

Victoria eatery named one of Canada’s best new restaurants
Merridale Cider’s proposed Dockside Green location would include a brewhouse for producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed

Merridale Cider to move into Victoria and start brewing beer

Cobble Hill craft cidery looks to open brewhouse and distillery at Dockside Green by fall 2019

Merridale Cider’s proposed Dockside Green location would include a brewhouse for producing beer, as well as a full-service restaurant, taproom and retail space. Photo contributed
Kent Bendall, owner of Pic-a-Flic, has just announced the store will be moving after being situated in Cook Street Village for 35 years. A development proposal is forcing the longtime video rental operation to move out. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Pic-A-Flic leaving Cook Street Village after 35 years

Development of corner looming, video rental business moving to Stadacona Centre

Kent Bendall, owner of Pic-a-Flic, has just announced the store will be moving after being situated in Cook Street Village for 35 years. A development proposal is forcing the longtime video rental operation to move out. Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, which works to attract productions such as the TV series Gracepoint, shown here filming in Oak Bay in 2014, is looking to have its funding from the City of Victoria restored to 2016 levels after a series of decreases. Victoria News file photo

Film commission funding cuts in Victoria eat into marketing efforts

Coun. Loveday, Alto seek restoration of funding to 2016 levels, point to impact on local economy

The Vancouver Island South Film and Media Commission, which works to attract productions such as the TV series Gracepoint, shown here filming in Oak Bay in 2014, is looking to have its funding from the City of Victoria restored to 2016 levels after a series of decreases. Victoria News file photo
Self-guided tours at Merridale Cider take visitors through the cellar and orchard areas of the farm, but larger groups can book guided tours. Photo coutrtesy Merridale Cider

ON TAP: Orchard experience magical at Merridale

Self-guided tours, Red Wagon Picnics make a trip to Cobble Hill worth it

  • Jul 10, 2018
Self-guided tours at Merridale Cider take visitors through the cellar and orchard areas of the farm, but larger groups can book guided tours. Photo coutrtesy Merridale Cider
Victoria sheet metal apprentice Ryan Elder (left) and others work on crafting a binnacle, a housing for a ship’s compass, during the practical portion of the Canadian Sheet Metal and Roofing Competition at Ship Point. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WATCH: Trades workers brought into spotlight at Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Sheet metal, roofing apprentices compete for national bragging rights

Victoria sheet metal apprentice Ryan Elder (left) and others work on crafting a binnacle, a housing for a ship’s compass, during the practical portion of the Canadian Sheet Metal and Roofing Competition at Ship Point. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Phillips Soda Works’ Russell Stefan, left, and Portofino Bread’s Scott Girard show off their companies’ products. Both businesses are part of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s Island Good program. Photo courtesy VIEA

These local foods are Island Good

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance members, grocery chains team up to provide locally produced food

  • Jun 5, 2018
Phillips Soda Works’ Russell Stefan, left, and Portofino Bread’s Scott Girard show off their companies’ products. Both businesses are part of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s Island Good program. Photo courtesy VIEA
Victoria will play host to the first National Cannabis Convention on April 20 and 21. File photo

Canada’s first National Cannabis Convention to be held in Victoria

On April 20 & 21 industry leaders will meet to discuss upcoming legalization

Victoria will play host to the first National Cannabis Convention on April 20 and 21. File photo
The V2V Empress manoeuvres in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. V2V Vacations is inviting locals to attend open houses and ship’s tours planned for the next few weekends to get a sense of the service they offer on board during the Victoria to Vancouver harbour to harbour sailings. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

V2V ship tours offer hospitality, info on harbour-to-harbour services

Open houses planned for next few weekends on Victoria’s Inner Harbour

The V2V Empress manoeuvres in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. V2V Vacations is inviting locals to attend open houses and ship’s tours planned for the next few weekends to get a sense of the service they offer on board during the Victoria to Vancouver harbour to harbour sailings. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Survey finds B.C. business community optimistic

Survey finds B.C. business community optimistic

The BC Chamber of Commerce released its Collective Perspective Survey Report Tuesday night in Kelowna

Survey finds B.C. business community optimistic
Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

Court okays ban on pharmacy reward points

Prescriptions blocked from B.C. supermarket loyalty programs

Loyalty reward points can no longer be offered in B.C. on prescription drugs after a court ruling in favour of the College of Pharmacists of B.C.

New name for Canada’s largest Canadian-owned online classifieds company

Used.ca is headquartered in Victoria, BC and is a part of Black Press Community Media.

Fans of craft beer may find they're paying more since provincial government liquor pricing reforms took effect April 1.

Beer price hikes hit craft brews harder

More than 200 beer types up more than five per cent: NDP

Fans of craft beer may find they're paying more since provincial government liquor pricing reforms took effect April 1.

CRA glitch forces five extra days for income tax filing

May 5 income tax filing deadline posted in error will be honoured, federal government says

Premier Christy Clark attends reception for participants in a two-week Asia trade mission that began Thursday. About 200 people are visiting China, Japan and Korea.

Premier Clark pitches LNG to Asia

Biggest trade mission yet to China, Japan and Korea leaves as new warning issued about environmental impact on Kitimat area

Premier Christy Clark attends reception for participants in a two-week Asia trade mission that began Thursday. About 200 people are visiting China, Japan and Korea.
Driveway is a new publication and website from Black Press Media Group.

Black Press announces new weekly automotive feature, Driveway

What do you look for in a vehicle? Style, performance, safety, or savings? Don't worry... we'll help you out.

  • Oct 23, 2013
Driveway is a new publication and website from Black Press Media Group.
A new poll by Insights West examines public opinion on the recent PR war between the federal government and the wireless phone industry.

Poll points to stalemate in wireless phone war, appetite for more competition

Insights West finds B.C. customers don't see federal government or telcos are their champion

A new poll by Insights West examines public opinion on the recent PR war between the federal government and the wireless phone industry.
Makosinski, seen hard at work in her room in Victoria, B.C.

Off to Google: Victoria’s Ann Makosinki competing at 2013 Science Fair

The Victoria teen invented the 'Hollow Flashlight' which runs heat from human hands and Peltier tiles, which strategically produce energy.

Makosinski, seen hard at work in her room in Victoria, B.C.
A review of liquor policy is underway in B.C. that could trigger further reforms.

More government liquor stores may sell cold beer and wine

Latest policy reform idea from province rankles private store owners

A review of liquor policy is underway in B.C. that could trigger further reforms.
Federal Industry Minister James Moore.

Moore blasts back at telcos as tussle over Verizon entry intensifies

Big three telecoms in duel with Ottawa for public support in feud over future of cellphone service

Federal Industry Minister James Moore.