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The Comox Valley Airport is looking at some positive signs for the organization as they enter into the summer months as the aviation industry slowly emerges from pandemic-related travel restrictions. Black Press file photo
The Comox Valley Airport is looking at some positive signs for the organization as they enter into the summer months as the aviation industry slowly emerges from pandemic-related travel restrictions. Black Press file photo
The region’s first and only fully electric taxi fleet is ceasing operations June 28, citing the effects of the pandemic on business. (Current Taxi/Facebook)

Electric taxi service pulls the plug on Greater Victoria

Current Taxi will maintain Victoria licence, plans to return when economy rebounds

The region’s first and only fully electric taxi fleet is ceasing operations June 28, citing the effects of the pandemic on business. (Current Taxi/Facebook)
A rendering of One Bear Mountain, a 209-unit condo building expected to begin construction in Langford in early 2022. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica and Terracap corporations)

18-storey condos with 15th floor pool to soar on Langford mountaintop

One Bear Mountain expected to begin construction in early 2022

A rendering of One Bear Mountain, a 209-unit condo building expected to begin construction in Langford in early 2022. (Courtesy of 360 Pacifica and Terracap corporations)
Owner Brun Dahlquist is pleased with the character and the space as Pluto’s fits into its new location at Quadra and Hillside. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Owner Brun Dahlquist is pleased with the character and the space as Pluto’s fits into its new location at Quadra and Hillside. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
Mieran Loira, who works at Moxie’s restaurant on Yates Street, was named a winner in the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association’s #StandUpForService campaign. (Courtesy Town Hall Brands)
Mieran Loira, who works at Moxie’s restaurant on Yates Street, was named a winner in the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association’s #StandUpForService campaign. (Courtesy Town Hall Brands)
Two volunteers work to sieve a sample of sand and ocean water through a filter, capturing any potential microplastics. (Courtesy of Ocean Diagnostics)

Victoria startup making waves in microplastics research

New products from Ocean Diagnostics will make research faster, more affordable

Two volunteers work to sieve a sample of sand and ocean water through a filter, capturing any potential microplastics. (Courtesy of Ocean Diagnostics)
Steve Mann and Tim Hackett consider Marigold Lands their finest development. (Rendering courtesy Marigold Lands)

Marigold residences grow more townhouses and condos in Central Saanich

50 condos, 14 townhouses up next for project adjacent to Pat Bay Highway

Steve Mann and Tim Hackett consider Marigold Lands their finest development. (Rendering courtesy Marigold Lands)
Staff member Lena Laitinen gives the wall at BoulderHouse a workout during a media tour on June 16. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)

BoulderHouse raring to rock Langford

Popularity of bouldering continues to climb across Greater Victoria

Staff member Lena Laitinen gives the wall at BoulderHouse a workout during a media tour on June 16. (Rick Stiebel/News Staff)
GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)

GardenWorks puts down new roots in Oak Bay this summer

Nursery shifts down The Avenue to fill former fitness studio space

GardenWorks nursery in Oak Bay at its home until August. (Black Press Media file photo)
Tyson Muzzillo, regional manager of BC Cannabis Store, welcomes shoppers to their Uptown location, opening on June 16. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Government-run cannabis store opening at Saanich’s Uptown

BC Cannabis Store the first for government in Greater Victoria, 27th in province

Tyson Muzzillo, regional manager of BC Cannabis Store, welcomes shoppers to their Uptown location, opening on June 16. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
A patio built by The Village is shared by three eateries in Estevan. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Oak Bay eateries sharing communal patio space in Estevan Village

The Village invested $25,000 in streetside patio, hopes to make it permanent

A patio built by The Village is shared by three eateries in Estevan. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
A pub patio in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Patio and picnic dining could mean a free meal for Greater Victoria patrons

Local celebrities pick up the tab with latest Greater Victoria chamber contest

A pub patio in Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
Elaine Kirwin in her Expedia Cruises office talks about the future of travel. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)

Sidney travel agency charts course through pandemic

Owner of Expedia Cruises in Sidney expects smooth sailing ahead once travel restrictions lift

Elaine Kirwin in her Expedia Cruises office talks about the future of travel. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Graeme Wright is the owner of Hullabaloo, a new ice cream and coffee food truck serving patrons at the Red Barn on West Saanich. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff).

VIDEO: Cool treats, warm bevvies a specialty for new Saanich food truck

Hullabaloo owner Graeme Wright passionate about blending green space with sustainability

Graeme Wright is the owner of Hullabaloo, a new ice cream and coffee food truck serving patrons at the Red Barn on West Saanich. (Photo by Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff).
Nicky Cook and Kelly Yee set up their stand at Peninsula Country Market. (Black Press Media file photo)

Peninsula farmers markets ready to welcome back patrons

Both the Peninsula Country Market and North Saanich Farm Market plan to expand offerings in the summer

Nicky Cook and Kelly Yee set up their stand at Peninsula Country Market. (Black Press Media file photo)
A crowd waits outside the government liquor store in North Vancouver, 1942. (Courtesy of BC Liquor Stores)

BC Liquor Stores toast a century

Exclusive offers on wine and spirits begin Saturday, will continue until July

A crowd waits outside the government liquor store in North Vancouver, 1942. (Courtesy of BC Liquor Stores)
An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
An aerial view of Central Saanich from the Saanich Inlet. (Black Press Media file photo)
Aurora Coast in Comox is a 32,200 sq ft breeding and genetics centre with more than 10,000 sq ft dedicated to research and 21,700 sq ft of greenhouse space. Photo submitted
Aurora Coast in Comox is a 32,200 sq ft breeding and genetics centre with more than 10,000 sq ft dedicated to research and 21,700 sq ft of greenhouse space. Photo submitted
Will and Stacey Sparling, owners of Moka House, are getting ready to open a new location in Cadboro Bay – in the same space Starbucks left in October 2020 after some 16 years in the neighbourhood. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Local coffeehouse owners branch out to Saanich, transforming former Starbucks

Opening day fast-approaching for Moka House location in Cadboro Bay

Will and Stacey Sparling, owners of Moka House, are getting ready to open a new location in Cadboro Bay – in the same space Starbucks left in October 2020 after some 16 years in the neighbourhood. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech review their script ahead of a previous Best of the WestShore Awards celebration. (Black Press Media file photo)

Registration now open for Best of the WestShore Awards

Public voting opens this summer for West Shore’s favourite awards

WestShore Chamber of Commerce executive director Julie Lawlor and View Royal Mayor David Screech review their script ahead of a previous Best of the WestShore Awards celebration. (Black Press Media file photo)