Merridale Takes on the Big City in New Victoria Location

If you’re thinking cider when you think of Merridale’s new location in Dockside Green in Victoria, think again. The planned four-storey brewhouse and distillery...

Hold the Toasters, Please

How much of that stuff you got from your wedding gift registry do you use? Bet you would have preferred a shiny new house...

Vancouver Island’s New Age of Artisan Alcohol

It’s an explosion in distilling not seen since the end of Prohibition. From DIY home stills to an ever-expanding league of legitimate artisan distillers,...

Downtown Victoria Throws Off Its Old, Outdated Image

There’s a new face in the CEO role at the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA), but Jeff Bray is more interested in talking about...
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BMO Financial Group Announces $500,000 Commitment To AGGV’s The NEXT Gallery

The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (AGGV) Board Chair Christopher Jones was joined by BMO Financial Group’s (BMO) James Kitamura, Regional President, Personal Banking,...

Why the World Loves Canadian Whisky

If you think single-malt and scotch when you hear whisky, you may be surprised to learn that worldwide export sales of Canadian whisky were...

Chinatown is Changing

Victoria developer Chris Le Fevre remembers that momentous day 25 years ago when he first came to the city on a “quiet walkabout” and...

Retail Reset

To stay relevant in a world increasingly skewed to e-com, shopping centres and their retailers are bridging the gap between in-store and online shopping...

The Man Behind Rifflandia: Douglas Q+A with Nick Blasko

Nick Blasko is sitting back in his trademark uniform of basic black, a coffee in hand, appearing way too relaxed for a guy who...

In the Age of E-Readers and Amazon, Russell Books Is Stronger Than Ever

It’s a reality across the country: many once-booming independent bookstores are shutting their doors. But not Russell Books. Here, business is better than ever. Visit one...