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Aviation analytics company Cirium says Canada’s two biggest airlines ranked low in terms of on-time performance this year. The data firm says that among the ten biggest airlines in Canada and the U.S., Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. ranked worst and second-worst for their punctuality. An Air Canada flight taxis to a runway as a WestJet flight takes off at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian airlines come in at low end of on-time performance: analytics firm

WestJet and Air Canada only managed on-time arrivals for around 40 to 45 per cent of their flights

Aviation analytics company Cirium says Canada’s two biggest airlines ranked low in terms of on-time performance this year. The data firm says that among the ten biggest airlines in Canada and the U.S., Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd. ranked worst and second-worst for their punctuality. An Air Canada flight taxis to a runway as a WestJet flight takes off at Vancouver International Airport, in Richmond, B.C., on March 20, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Credit cards are seen in Montreal on December 12, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

‘Death by a thousand cuts’: How to take stock of your subscriptions

Streaming services, meal delivery boxes and music platforms can add up quick

Credit cards are seen in Montreal on December 12, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Wildwood Sauna's Josh Dupuis portrait.  photography by Lia Crowe.

Feeling the heat

Josh Dupuis of Wildwood Saunas

  • Dec 28, 2022
Wildwood Sauna's Josh Dupuis portrait.  photography by Lia Crowe.
Jared Vandermeer - portrait photography by Lia Crowe

Creating content for content creators

Jared Vandermeer has amassed over a million followers in the past year

  • Dec 28, 2022
Jared Vandermeer - portrait photography by Lia Crowe
A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. Canadian oil and gas companies are expected to increase spending in 2023, but experts say expect another year of modest growth and not a return to boom time levels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian oilpatch likely to surpass 2022’s production record, but only slightly

Experts say 2023 will likely be another year of modest growth

A pumpjack draws out oil and gas from a well head as the sun sets near Calgary, Alta., Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. Canadian oil and gas companies are expected to increase spending in 2023, but experts say expect another year of modest growth and not a return to boom time levels. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Bronwyn Bertles portrait by Lia Crowe

Secrets and lives with Bronwyn Bertles

Creating a network of trusted people

  • Dec 26, 2022
Bronwyn Bertles portrait by Lia Crowe
FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 13, 2013. Microsoft is headed for a battle with the Federal Trade Commission, filing a formal challenge Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, over whether the U.S. will block the tech giant's planned takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Microsoft will fight US over $68.7B Activision Blizzard deal

Microsoft is headed for a battle with the Federal Trade Commission over…

FILE - The Activision Blizzard Booth during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 13, 2013. Microsoft is headed for a battle with the Federal Trade Commission, filing a formal challenge Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, over whether the U.S. will block the tech giant's planned takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
FILE - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award in Berlin on Dec. 1, 2020. Musk says he plays on remaining as Twitter’s CEO until he can find someone willing to replace him in the job. Musk's announcement came after millions of Twitter users asked him to step down in an unscientific poll the billionaire himself created and promised to abide by. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Musk says he’ll be Twitter CEO until a replacement is found

Elon Musk said Tuesday that he plans on remaining as Twitter’s CEO…

FILE - Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award in Berlin on Dec. 1, 2020. Musk says he plays on remaining as Twitter’s CEO until he can find someone willing to replace him in the job. Musk's announcement came after millions of Twitter users asked him to step down in an unscientific poll the billionaire himself created and promised to abide by. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Quatsino First Nation photo

Quatsino First Nation enters into agreement with Northisle Copper and Gold Inc.

The agreement covers all North Island Mining Corp. mineral claims within Quatsino Territory

Quatsino First Nation photo
A large sign greets shoppers saying that the Toys ‘R’ Us location is closing on Jan. 2, 2023 after several decades at Mayfair. The nearest Toys ‘R’ Us store will now be Nanaimo. (Chris Campbell/Black Press Media photo)

‘Really sad’: Victoria’s biggest toy store closing forever

Toys ‘R’ Us shutting down in Mayfair Shopping Centre

A large sign greets shoppers saying that the Toys ‘R’ Us location is closing on Jan. 2, 2023 after several decades at Mayfair. The nearest Toys ‘R’ Us store will now be Nanaimo. (Chris Campbell/Black Press Media photo)
A Canada Beer Cup bronze is a good reason for the Riot Brewing gang to celebrate. From left: Ralf Rosenke, Aly Tomlin and Jesse Grass. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Canada Beer Cup bronze as good as gold for Riot Brewing

No others in its category rank ahead of Working Class Hero ale

A Canada Beer Cup bronze is a good reason for the Riot Brewing gang to celebrate. From left: Ralf Rosenke, Aly Tomlin and Jesse Grass. (Photo by Don Bodger)
People are silhouetted as they sit in a bar having a drink in Toronto on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits on the rise as demand grows

More people becoming ‘sober curious,’ say industry experts

People are silhouetted as they sit in a bar having a drink in Toronto on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
William Buckley, owner of CARE Funeral Services, has had his licence suspended for not meeting reporting requirements, according to Consumer Protection BC. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

‘They rule by fear’: Langford funeral home cries foul after B.C. strips licence

Province has fined local business repeatedly over reporting methods

William Buckley, owner of CARE Funeral Services, has had his licence suspended for not meeting reporting requirements, according to Consumer Protection BC. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green in April, 2021, to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Residents and supporters of Tofino’s Crab Apple Campground gathered at the Village Green in April, 2021, to draw attention to their concerns over losing their homes. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Grant money aims to help businesses with improvements. (Pexels photo)

Esquimalt launches grants to support revitalization and business improvements

The new program will work to fill the gaps left by the repealed 2015 tax exemption bylaw

Grant money aims to help businesses with improvements. (Pexels photo)
FILE - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on a second test flight to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux

‘Opportunities to invest’: Experts say space business needs boost in Canada

Decreasing cost of space technology, launch opens opportunity for citizen investment

FILE - A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Boeing Starliner crew capsule lifts off on a second test flight to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force station in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, May 19, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux
October 13, 2022 -  Alan Jackson photographed at his Nexus Modular Solutions offices and factory in Cobble Hill. Don Denton photo

The future is modular

Nexus Modular in place to meet housing shift

  • Dec 7, 2022
October 13, 2022 -  Alan Jackson photographed at his Nexus Modular Solutions offices and factory in Cobble Hill. Don Denton photo
Ann Squires Ferguson is the CEO of Western Design + Build and is a Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board member. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)

Greater Victoria chamber names its member of the year

The award recognizes individuals who have advocated for businesses

Ann Squires Ferguson is the CEO of Western Design + Build and is a Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce board member. (Courtesy of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)
Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)

Province promises Tofino-Ucluelet highway will open to two-way traffic in early 2023

Four years of travel delays may finally be coming to an end for West Coast residents and visitors

Crews install a cantilever along Hwy. 4 in August 2022. (BC Ministry of transportation and infrastructure photo)