Pucker up for sweets

Local sign company SignWave Designs has just invested in the latest large format digital printing technology. At nearly eight feet wide, the Roland printer/cutter produces sharp full-colour images and offers unlimited design possibilities for banners, sandwich boards, contour-cut decals and labels, vehicle graphics, trade show displays, and just about any sign imaginable. Operated by Colin Franks, and located in North Saanich, SignWave Designs has been doing business in the area since 1988. Contact Colin at signwave@telus.net or call 250-655-3600.

Local sign company SignWave Designs has just invested in the latest large format digital printing technology. At nearly eight feet wide, the Roland printer/cutter produces sharp full-colour images and offers unlimited design possibilities for banners, sandwich boards, contour-cut decals and labels, vehicle graphics, trade show displays, and just about any sign imaginable. Operated by Colin Franks, and located in North Saanich, SignWave Designs has been doing business in the area since 1988. Contact Colin at signwave@telus.net or call 250-655-3600.

Barbara’s Boutique is getting a spring makeover. Proprietor Barbara Hubbard will suspend operations at the anchor shop at the corner of Fifth and Beacon in Sidney, the last week of January, and move operations down the street to Barbara’s Boutique II Showroom at 104-9840 Fifth Street. Barbara’s, and sister store Baden-Baden, carry distinctive European and North American glamour and everyday fashion collections. Spring fashions, including cruise wear and wedding outfits, have arrived. Open Monday through Saturday. Contact Barbara’s at 250-655-0372.

The British Columbia Environment Industry Association (BCEIA) has appointed David S. Rogers, of BCHAZMAT Management Ltd., to their board of directors. Rogers will also sit as chair of BCEIA’s Hazardous Waste Committee. Rogers, president of Sidney-based BCHAZMAT Management Ltd., is recognized as an industry leader in the hazardous waste and emergency response sector. BCHAZMAT offers environmental consultation services, hazardous materials handling and storage, safety consultation and training. Contact Rogers at 250-656-3382.

Partners in Amaranta Designs Ltd., Nikayla Johanson and Douglas Watt, are connecting the Saanich Peninsula with the exotic markets of far-off lands. With an eye to price, quality and design, Amaranta offers one-of-a-kind, hand-picked sterling silver jewellery, Baltic amber and natural gemstones in unique settings. Find them at 2367 Beacon Avenue in Sidney. Call 250-654-0070.

Peninsula sweets lovers are looking forward to the opening of Lolly Gobble Sweet Shop, Inc. Owner Ann Roche operates the family business and will offer a traditional candy store experience, complete with friendly service. Expect to see novelty candy, organic candy and chocolate, sugar free candy and chocolate, British sweets, Dutch and Finnish licorice, jelly bellies, salt water taffy and 17 flavours of ganache. Ann is also the franchisee for Candy Bouquet, a delicious alternative to flowers. The doors open this Saturday, at 10 a.m. The first 50 children through the door get a free six-inch Pucker Power tube. There’ll be free candy samples, a prize draw for a Candy Bouquet or stuffed balloon and complimentary hot chocolate and snacks. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Located at A-9774 Third Street. Phone 778-426-2541. Web at www.lollygobblesweets.com.

Eileen Leddy is executive director of the Saanich Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Contact her at eleddy@peninsulachamber.ca.