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Chrissy Olsen, second from left, says she is not sure yet what she will do after Sassy’s Restaurant closes this Saturday, but she will miss owner Cory Porter (left) as well as Barry McGarvy and Rich Nelson, who have also worked decades at the restaurant. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Staff says goodbye to Sassy’s Restaurant in Central Saanich

Chrissy Olsen will miss her colleagues and the Porters as the iconic restaurant closes this Saturday

Chrissy Olsen, second from left, says she is not sure yet what she will do after Sassy’s Restaurant closes this Saturday, but she will miss owner Cory Porter (left) as well as Barry McGarvy and Rich Nelson, who have also worked decades at the restaurant. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Canada’s high court won’t hear dispute over $1B Vancouver waterfront development

Dispute centred on one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land

The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear an appeal from property developer Concord Pacific Acquisitions, ending a long-running legal dispute over the billion-dollar development of one of Vancouver’s last parcels of waterfront land. British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Many crops on Vancouver Island like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Spring’s cold shoulder has left Vancouver Island farmers behind

Many crops so far have been slow developing due to low spring temperatures

Many crops on Vancouver Island like peppers and tomatoes got late starts because of the cold spring. Photo by Mike Chouinard
This undated image provided by Stellantis shows the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. (Stellantis via AP)

Gas-powered muscle cars drive into the sunset, turn electric

Dodge will stop making gasoline versions of Challenger and Charger muscle cars by end of next year

This undated image provided by Stellantis shows the Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept. (Stellantis via AP)
Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Labour shortages felt in communities across Vancouver Island’s west coast

Businesses struggling to find answers in the wake of a shrinking pool of available workers

Restaurants and other hospitality operations are struggling to find staff, but they aren’t the only industry affected, according to Vancouver Island job market watchers. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
Lisa LaFlamme holds her award for best news anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Media analysts say shakeup at CTV News robbed many of a historic moment

Observers says Laflamme departure, Sachedina arrival overshadowed by the circumstances

Lisa LaFlamme holds her award for best news anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on March 1, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Airbnb is rolling out new screening tools to stop parties

System produced a 35% drop in unauthorized parties when tested in Australia

FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Iconic building transformed into kayak museum in Ucluelet

West Coast celebrates opening of Manke at the Wreckage on Peninsula Road

James Manke has been “overwhelmed” by the local support he’s received since rolling new life into the town’s iconic The Wreckage building with a brand new kayak museum. (Andrew Bailey photo)
People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

As inflation stays hot across Canada, here’s a look at how much some items cost

As food costs skyrocket, some other household products and services are not following suit

People shop for produce and seafood at the Granville Island Market in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Parksville home to Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office

Dr. Emily Roback says a patient’s environment can help them heal

Dr. Emily Roback recently opened Canada’s first sensory-friendly chiropractic office in Parksville. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent to $71.8 billion in June as the petroleum and coal product sector helped lead the way lower. An oil drilling rig operates surrounded by canola and hay fields near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales down 0.8% in June

Wood product sales fell 7.2 per cent in June, while aerospace product and parts dropped 16.8 per cent

Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales fell 0.8 per cent to $71.8 billion in June as the petroleum and coal product sector helped lead the way lower. An oil drilling rig operates surrounded by canola and hay fields near Cremona, Alta., Monday, July 12, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Saravanan “Sammy” Periyasamy, 45, takes a break from his work in Yumbrosia Fine Foods He and his family were set to reopen the business Monday (Aug. 15) after its closure last December following the sudden death of owner Ihsan Askar. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

Yumbrosia reopening in Oak Bay after months of closure

Southern Indian family works to preserve late owner’s legacy and business model

Saravanan “Sammy” Periyasamy, 45, takes a break from his work in Yumbrosia Fine Foods He and his family were set to reopen the business Monday (Aug. 15) after its closure last December following the sudden death of owner Ihsan Askar. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)
A man enters Freedom Mobile store in Toronto on Thursday, November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
A man enters Freedom Mobile store in Toronto on Thursday, November 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
In this photo taken using a drone, homes under construction are seen in a new suburb, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Investment in residential construction falls for first time in nine months: StatCan

Investment in commercial construction had fallen in May, the first time in 13 months

In this photo taken using a drone, homes under construction are seen in a new suburb, Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Unbuilders removes the brick walls of a building on Fort Street in Victoria. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
Unbuilders removes the brick walls of a building on Fort Street in Victoria. (Katherine Engqvist/News Staff)
An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski

Luxury tax on Canada’s super-rich could hit green cars: experts

Measure could hit some electric and hybrid vehicles, such as certain Teslas

An unsold 2021 Model X sports-utility vehicle sits at a Tesla dealership Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Littleton, Colo. A tax on yachts, luxury cars and private planes and helicopters, designed to hit super-rich, could also cover some electric and hybrid cars, tax experts are warning. THE CANADIAN PRESS AP/David Zalubowski
Travellers at Heathrow airport, in London, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Heathrow Airport has introduced a cap on passenger numbers this summer as the aviation sector struggles to cope with demand for travel. No more than 100,000 daily passengers will be able to depart from July 12 until Sept. 11, the west London airport announced. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Heathrow airport says passenger cap has eased UK travel chaos

Britain’s busiest airport has capped the daily number of departing passengers at 100,000

Travellers at Heathrow airport, in London, Wednesday, July 13, 2022. Heathrow Airport has introduced a cap on passenger numbers this summer as the aviation sector struggles to cope with demand for travel. No more than 100,000 daily passengers will be able to depart from July 12 until Sept. 11, the west London airport announced. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)
Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel and Spa was fifth on the list of Tripadvisor’s top-rated Canadian stays. (Courtesy of Magnolia Hotel and Spa)

Three Greater Victoria hotels make top-25 list of highest-rated Canadian stays

B.C. properties well represented on Tripadvisor’s top 25 hotels in Canada list

Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel and Spa was fifth on the list of Tripadvisor’s top-rated Canadian stays. (Courtesy of Magnolia Hotel and Spa)
Digital work on laptop (pixabay photo).

Digital marketing program rebooted, to help smaller businesses hone media skills

Businesses digitize materials creating a stronger online presence and revenue assisted by Alacrity.

Digital work on laptop (pixabay photo).