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Vancouver Island industrial park welcomes weed work

Victoria’s BC Canna Park zoned for cannabis growing and distribution

Western Forest Products strike sees both sides digging in

A strike that has sidelined thousands of forest industry workers on Vancouver Island for the last two months appears no closer to resolution, with one side ratcheting up the stakes and the other...

Vast majority of Vancouver Island residential buyers are local to the island: agent survey

Survey of Island real estate agents raises question of why province applied speculation and vacancy tax to places such as Nanaimo and Lantzville

Swedish game studio buys Victoria’s Kixeye, deal worth up to $120m

In a deal that could be worth up to $120 million US, Sweden-based game software studio Stillfront has purchased Victoria-based game developer Kixeye. The deal, which makes Victoria the centre of the...

Oyster farmers use government funds to reseed beds

Oyster farmers on Vancouver Island, who have endured several difficult years, have this season taken advantage of a provincial fund designed to help stabilize the industry. More than 100 oyster...

After long delay, legal pot shops open in Victoria

Victoria’s first two legal pot shops have opened, six months after cannabis was legalized in Canada. The Original FARM on Douglas Street and Cloud 9 Collective on Fort Street both operated in the...

Tougher role urged for B.C.’s police watchdog

Civilian office should be empowered to investigate misconduct, group says

Building vessels overseas maintains low fares: BC Ferries CEO

BC Ferries would prefer to build its vessels locally, but in order to keep fares affordable it has little choice but to use foreign shipyards, according to chief executive Mark Collins. During a...

Province balks at condo Airbnb tax proposed by Victoria

The province’s new speculation and vacancy tax declaration could provide a pathway to taxing condos being used as Airbnbs as commercial operations, says Victoria Coun. Geoff Young. But it doesn’t...

Romance scams, CRA calls top fraud list across Canada

The scams may not have changed much, but the scammers behind them — idling in cyberspace or across phonelines — have become more sophisticated and aggressive resulting in massive losses for the...