Business

Rio Kaneki in his home studio that he shares with his wife. Kaneki has worked for skateboarding brand Hurley, Nike and does graphic design for local companies like Dumpling Drop and Wheelies. (Samantha Duerksen)

From tattoo shops to Nike: graphic design with Victoria-based Rio Kaneki

Kaneki’s work is resonant to the tattoo and wood carving that influenced him deeply when he lived in Japan

 

Fans of hard-to-find videos will have a tougher time with the end of Pic-A-Flic Video in Victoria. Photo by Pic-A-Flic Video

‘Heartbreaking’: Beloved Victoria video store says it’s closing down

Pic-A-Flic Video says it’s lease is expiring

 

Chamber of Commerce CEO Bruce Williams - Kevin Light photograph

The Chamber celebrates 160 years by looking to the future

An update from Bruce Williams CEO, Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

  • Feb 9, 2023

 

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)
The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Auction action encouraged for much-needed Chemainus Theatre support

Less than a week left to make bids on unique items for Christmas

The Chemainus Theatre is still decked out for Christmas despite a prolonged shutdown due to COVID. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Dinner events satisfying for the Chemainus Theatre and patrons

Small groups enjoy entertainment and the food in the Playbill Dining Room

Dinner shows in the Playbill Dining Room are keeping the Chemainus Theatre going during the pandemic. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Arcade games a bright light to Chemainus public market space

Pinball being enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages

Arcade games in the Chemainus Public Market. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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