GREATER VICTORIA BUSINESS NEWS

Canadian GDP Shows Slight Upswing in July

BRITISH COLUMBIA – According to a recent report from the British Columbia Real Estate Association, the Canadian GDP edged up by 0.1 per cent in July, following a similar increase in June. Growth in...

BDC Announces Major Investment for Women

CANADA  – BDC has announced the launch of its $500 million Thrive Venture Fund and Lab for Women. Building on the success of BDC Capital’s Women in Technology (WIT) Venture Fund, launched in...

WestJet Group Inks Deal with Boeing

CANADA - The WestJet Group announced an agreement with Boeing to purchase an additional 42 MAX aircraft, along with options for 22 more. This order is in addition to WestJet's remaining 23 MAX...

CRD Develops Rebate Program to Regulate Water Waste

By Tyler Nyquvest VANCOUVER ISLAND – As the climate changes, we will continue to experience hotter and dryer summers which can put pressure on water infrastructure in the CRD. Every effort to look...

Gold-Winning Projects Showcased at 2022 CARE Awards

VICTORIA – The Victoria Residential Builders Association announced the Gold winners at the 2022 Construction Achievements and Renovations of Excellence (CARE) Awards of Vancouver Island held Friday,...

London Rooter Weathers The Storms

VANCOUVER ISLAND - After over three decades keeping Victoria and the lower Vancouver Island population dry, Gurparit Gill (Gurp), owner and operator of London Rooter Ltd., is confident there is no...

BC Offers Funding For Amateur Sports

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Government is providing $4 million in post-pandemic recovery funding to reignite the amateur sport sector by rebuilding sport membership and bolstering volunteerism. In BC, 85 per...

BC Consumer Prices Rose 7.3 Per Cent in August

BRITISH COLUMBIA - The BC Real Estate Association has released their Canadian  Inflation Report for August 2022 showing Canadian prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 7 per...

WHY SUPPORT UBER?

VICTORIA - Earlier this month, Destination Greater Victoria publicly supported Uber's application for a licence transfer through the Passenger Transportation Board to operate in Greater Victoria....

Time Is Right For Business Hall Of Fame

GREATER VICTORIA - Last November, I went shopping for a new tie. It was more exhilarating than it probably should have been, but my excitement wasn’t really about the tie. Sure, it was sweet and...

Big Timber! TV Series Renewed For Third Season

By Mark MacDonald SOOKE – Ready, set, action! Again! Big Timber, the reality TV series featuring the Wenstob family and their Wenstob Timber Resources logging/milling operation, has been renewed for...

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