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Stephen Maser photographed by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives with Stephen Maser

Efficiency allows him to focus on clients

  • Oct 10, 2022
Stephen Maser photographed by Lia Crowe
Chris Germana and Motor Werke. Photograph by Lia Crowe

Making it Werke

Chris Germana’s popular mechanics

  • Oct 7, 2022
Chris Germana and Motor Werke. Photograph by Lia Crowe
Photo credit: Janice & George Mucalov

Indigenous-owned driving school to strengthen economic opportunities on the North Island

The ‘Namgis First Nation Driving School will be modeled on the All Nations Driving Academy

Photo credit: Janice & George Mucalov
Taylor Musseau - Lia Crowe photo

Game changer

Real estate dynamo Taylor Musseau brings a holistic approach to life and career

  • Sep 30, 2022
Taylor Musseau - Lia Crowe photo
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally — and getting away with it — and others trashing properties with Silly String, feces and more. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

As criticisms grow, the question is being asked: is Airbnb itself the problem — or are the guests?

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally — and getting away with it — and others trashing properties with Silly String, feces and more. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)
Best of the City magazine is being delivered today, Sept. 21, with print issues of the Nanaimo News Bulletin. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s Best of the City winners and runners-up revealed

A searchable list of the Best of the City survey results for 2022

Best of the City magazine is being delivered today, Sept. 21, with print issues of the Nanaimo News Bulletin. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Mount Arrowsmith Brewing is one of the participants in the Central Vancouver Island Tasting Passport of the BC Ale Trail. (PQB News file photo)

Vancouver Island breweries tap into popular BC Ale Trail festivities

Central Vancouver Island Tasting Passport set to start Oct. 1

Mount Arrowsmith Brewing is one of the participants in the Central Vancouver Island Tasting Passport of the BC Ale Trail. (PQB News file photo)
Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.

Ucluelet passes new bed and breakfast restrictions in heated 3-2 vote

“We need to do something because people are losing the ability to live here”

Ucluelet has past new bed and breakfast restrictions.
Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber

Schools, Crown Corps. to close as Horgan declares Sept. 19 a holiday to mourn the queen

Businesses scramble to set their own paths, Ontario and Quebec not recognizing federal holiday

Tourists stand outside of Westminster Place in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, will lay in state at Westminster Palace from Wednesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Markus Schreiber
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FTC Fines Credit Karma $3 Million For ‘Tricking’ Users With Misleading Offers

According to the FTC, Credit Karma pushed customers to apply for credit…

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Bed Bath and Beyond CFO jumps to his death

Gustavo Arnal jumped from an apartment in a 57-story high-rise building in…

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The stairs in Summit Park in Victoria offer a great fitness opportunity as walking deemed a popular activity among British Columbians. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Survey says British Columbians are tired of trying to walk off COVID pounds

79% of survey respondents walk at least once a week, but 41% are bored with their regimen

The stairs in Summit Park in Victoria offer a great fitness opportunity as walking deemed a popular activity among British Columbians. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)
The owners of the Qualicum Beach Bakery, Helena and Peter Schneider, said their farewell to patrons and community on their last day at their place of business on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Michael Briones photo)
The owners of the Qualicum Beach Bakery, Helena and Peter Schneider, said their farewell to patrons and community on their last day at their place of business on Wednesday, Aug. 31. (Michael Briones photo)
Angela Hall portrait by Lia Crowe

Secrets and lives with Angela Hall

Questions for the founder of Blo Victoria

  • Aug 31, 2022
Angela Hall portrait by Lia Crowe
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Otter Co-op purchases 25 more retail fuel locations

As part of a federal co-operative deal, Otter bought several Husky convenience stores and gas bars

  • Aug 30, 2022
BC Lottery Corp. was the winning team at the Otter Co-op and Angry Otter golf tournament on Aug. 25. They picked a charity, BC Children’s Hospital, to receive a $10K donation from the tourney proceeds. (Bailey Ridder/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Chamber can help you establish a businessThe Sooke Chamber of Commerce has the expertise to help you set up your business. (File - Metro-Creative)

Chamber Chatter: Chamber of Commerce can help you establish a business

Contacts crucial in setting up a company

  • Aug 29, 2022
Chamber can help you establish a businessThe Sooke Chamber of Commerce has the expertise to help you set up your business. (File - Metro-Creative)
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe

Brands for Better

Uniting for meaningful change

  • Aug 29, 2022
Karla and Scot    Brands For Better   Photography b y Lia Crowe
Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.

BC plant propagation facility signs deal with major cannabis provider in Canada

Bevo Farms’ parent company was acquired by Aurora Cannabis for more than $45 million

Leo Benne, president and CEO of Bevo (left), and the rest of his management team will remain significant shareholders as part of the Aurora Cannabis deal.
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Elon Musk’s Twitter Legal Battle Heats Up With Subpoena of Former Twitter CEO

Musk’s legal team is reportedly seeking a wide range of information from…

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Fox & Monocle in North Saanich is among the top new restaurants in Canada, named by enRoute magazine, a few months after opening this spring. (Fox & Monocle/Facebook)

Spring startup in North Saanich makes top 30 list of Canadian new restaurants

Fresh-faced bakery/restaurant finds itself on the enRoute long list of best new restaurants

Fox & Monocle in North Saanich is among the top new restaurants in Canada, named by enRoute magazine, a few months after opening this spring. (Fox & Monocle/Facebook)