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SAANICH PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Start your projects here!

SAANICH PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Start your projects here!

From retailers to service providers and more, your Chamber of Commerce has all the bases covered

  • Mar 16, 2020
SAANICH PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Start your projects here!
The building which houses Cherry Bomb Toys at 1410 Broad Street is for sale (Google Maps)

Cherry Bomb Toys, which houses the National Toy Museum of Canada, has had a rough year

The property that’s home to Cherry Bomb Toys is listed at $2.6 million

The building which houses Cherry Bomb Toys at 1410 Broad Street is for sale (Google Maps)
Karen Mason is the new president of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed Photo)

Sooke Chamber of Commerce turning a corner, says new president

New executive works to regain relevance in the community

Karen Mason is the new president of the Sooke Region Chamber of Commerce. (Contributed Photo)
Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria security company sees jump in clients in lower downtown after influx of thefts

Themis Security has signed several new contracts for businesses in lower Yates, Johnson streets area

Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)

Island Bakery in Cobble Hill to close

Cobble Hill store in business since 1982

Cobble Hill’s Island Bakery is closing due to changing markets. (Island Bakery Facebook page)
Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria businesses band together to hire private security company following rise in thefts

Lower Johnson Street businesses have had little to no response from VicPD

Local businesses on Lower Johsnon Street are looking to up the area’s security. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria charities invited to take all remaining food at Wellburn’s Market

The long-standing local grocery store was forced into an early permanent closure after flooding

Linda and Patrick Plunkett both work for 9-10 Club Soup Kitchen. They were able to stock up on some much needed supplies at Wellburn’s Market, which was giving away all leftover food before the store is boarded up. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A sewing needle was found in food purchased from the Oak Bay Red Barn Market. It was in one of these four items, though it is not certain which one. (File contributed/ Josh Stevens)

Oak Bay woman finds sewing needle in food

Kim Stevens says she found the needle in food purchase from local grocery store

A sewing needle was found in food purchased from the Oak Bay Red Barn Market. It was in one of these four items, though it is not certain which one. (File contributed/ Josh Stevens)
Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, has decided to close down her business after months of efforts to combat the damages felt from a fire that occurred next door on May 6, 2019. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria spa permanently closes its doors eight months after devastating fire

Sattva Spa will no longer reopen after the building was destroyed by neighbouring fire

Heidi Sherwood, owner of Sattva Spa, has decided to close down her business after months of efforts to combat the damages felt from a fire that occurred next door on May 6, 2019. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Scott Thompson took over W&J Wilson Clothiers from his parents. The shop has been in his family for generations, and is the oldest running family business in its original location in North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria’s longest-running, original location business is older than Canada

W&J Wilson Clothiers is also the oldest family-run clothing business in North America

Scott Thompson took over W&J Wilson Clothiers from his parents. The shop has been in his family for generations, and is the oldest running family business in its original location in North America. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Van Isle Jewellers wasn’t your average “off-the-shelf” kind of shop store manager Cathy Scott said. The family-owned business will close in December after 70 years in Victoria. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

Van Isle Jewellers closing its doors

Untimely death of owner followed string of financially tough years

Van Isle Jewellers wasn’t your average “off-the-shelf” kind of shop store manager Cathy Scott said. The family-owned business will close in December after 70 years in Victoria. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS