Business

A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Survey shows Christmas bells will be ringing on store cash registers

One in five Canadians have not paid off last year’s holiday purchases

A recent survey finds that Canadians will spend an average of $675 this holiday season. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Store manager Ken Layden is back working in the Langford Curious Comics store more than two years after a fire rendered 844 Goldstream Ave. uninhabitable. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Langford comic book store rises from the ashes

Curious Comics reopens Goldstream Avenue location more than two years after blaze

Store manager Ken Layden is back working in the Langford Curious Comics store more than two years after a fire rendered 844 Goldstream Ave. uninhabitable. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, said the company’s goal is to see 50,000 hectares of seaweed cultivation by 2040. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Seaweed industry looking at potential to scale up production on Vancouver Island

Seaweed farming’s economic and environmental benefits discussed at economic summit in Nanaimo

Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, said the company’s goal is to see 50,000 hectares of seaweed cultivation by 2040. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
Amazon logo on the facade of one of their office buildings. Dreamstime | TNS
Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)

Ucluelet restaurant named Canada’s best fine dining experience

Pluvio tops TripAdvisor’s Best of the Best Awards

Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey smile at the bar of their Pluvio Restaurant, which was recently named Canada’s best fine dining restaurantby TripAdvisor. (Andrew Bailey photo)
FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition on March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk posted video Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, showing him strolling into Twitter headquarters ahead of a Friday, Oct. 28, deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Musk floats paid Twitter verification, fires board

Billionaire Elon Musk is already floating major changes for Twitter — and…

FILE - Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition on March 9, 2020, in Washington. Musk posted video Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, showing him strolling into Twitter headquarters ahead of a Friday, Oct. 28, deadline to close his $44 billion deal to buy the company. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Tim Miller - Lia Crowe photography

Life and style with Tim Miller

Being authentic to yourself

  • Oct 31, 2022
Tim Miller - Lia Crowe photography
The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar

Cable 2.0: Netflix and other streamers bring back ads after disrupting TV landscape

Free ad-supported platforms set to launch in Canada as Netflix releases its own cheaper version

The Netflix menu is shown on a screen in Pittsburgh, on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022. Netflix joins an array of new ad-supported streaming options when it launches the cheaper tier of its service on Nov. 1. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Gene J. Puskar
Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and deputy premier, speaks Thursday, Oct. 27, at the State of the Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Deputy premier says forestry an industry in transition, but has ‘strong future’ on the Island

Mike Farnworth talks about forestry and other industries at economic summit in Nanaimo

Mike Farnworth, B.C.’s minister of public safety and deputy premier, speaks Thursday, Oct. 27, at the State of the Island Economic Summit at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Jessica Erion - Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and lives with Jessica Erion

Driven by three values: beauty, compassion and independence.

  • Oct 26, 2022
Jessica Erion - Lia Crowe photography
Darla Tate recently sold the Petro-Canada gas station in Qualicum Beach to Mid Island Co-op, after owning it for 33 years. (Kevin Forsyth photo)

Iconic full-service gas station in Qualicum Beach sold to new owners

Petro-Canada business acquired by Mid Island Co-op

Darla Tate recently sold the Petro-Canada gas station in Qualicum Beach to Mid Island Co-op, after owning it for 33 years. (Kevin Forsyth photo)
Keltic Seafoods in Port Hardy. (Keltic Facebook photo)

Employee owned Keltic Seafoods has been bought out by the Pacific Seafood Group

The full leadership team will continue with Mickey Flanagan still serving in the role of CEO

Keltic Seafoods in Port Hardy. (Keltic Facebook photo)
The State of the Island Economic Summit will happen Oct. 26-27 in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

Business and community leaders gathering for Vancouver Island Economic Summit

Sessions explore forest health and climate, future of Island food production and more

The State of the Island Economic Summit will happen Oct. 26-27 in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Bruce Charbonneau has been professionally framing pictures for more than four decades. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Small Business Week: B.C. has the largest number of local entrepreneurships in Canada

The week is a chance to recognize the hard work, adaptability and determination of small businesses

Bruce Charbonneau has been professionally framing pictures for more than four decades. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Mohamed Zeid, store operator/manager at the Sooke Pharmasave, said a number of factors have created issues with staffing. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)

Lack of staff hamstrings business in Sooke

Chamber of commerce says numerous businesses affected

Mohamed Zeid, store operator/manager at the Sooke Pharmasave, said a number of factors have created issues with staffing. (Rick Stiebe l- Sooke News Mirror)
Origen business - Lia Crowe photo

A breath of fresh air

Origen’s plant-based filters take air purification to a new level

  • Oct 19, 2022
Origen business - Lia Crowe photo
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce inducted its first five honourees into its new Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 5. Clockwise from top left: Chief Robert Sam, Clare Copeland, Helen Beirnes, Ian Maxwell, and Ron Lou-Poy. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce inducted its first five honourees into its new Business Hall of Fame on Oct. 5. Clockwise from top left: Chief Robert Sam, Clare Copeland, Helen Beirnes, Ian Maxwell, and Ron Lou-Poy. (Courtesy Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce)
Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Tough ruling against former cannabis execs could send message: experts

CannTrust found to have been growing thousand of kilograms of cannabis in unlicensed rooms

Cannabis cuttings are photographed at the CannTrust Niagara Greenhouse Facility during the grand opening event in Fenwick, Ont., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Cannabis industry observers say how seriously some in the sector treat marijuana regulations in the future could hinge on the outcome of a case against the former CannTrust Holdings Inc. leaders, whose company was caught growing pot in unlicensed rooms. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cannabis is shown in a display jar on the first morning of opening for Toronto’s “The Hunny Pot,” one of the retail stores licensed to sell Cannabis in Ontario, on Monday, April 1, 2019. Toronto cannabis shoppers will soon be able to request cannabis deliveries through Uber Eats. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young