Business

Mastermind Toys CEO Sarah Jordan poses in this November 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Mastermind Toys

Depth of Black Friday discounts depends on resiliency of retailers’ supply chains

Analyst says retailers may back off on on discounts because they don’t have the inventory

Mastermind Toys CEO Sarah Jordan poses in this November 2021 handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Mastermind Toys
Edward Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Communications, is shown before the start of the CRTC hearing looking into the merge of the two communication companies in Gatineau, Quebec, on Monday November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Telus says Rogers takeover of Shaw would harm competition, urges CRTC to reject

‘This will greatly reduce competition and consumer choice, and impoverish the diversity of voices’

Edward Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Communications, is shown before the start of the CRTC hearing looking into the merge of the two communication companies in Gatineau, Quebec, on Monday November 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
MN Mattress and Sofa Shop owner Mark Nagra gives over an $8,325 cheque donation that will be divided among the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach, Royal Canadian Legion Mount Arrowsmith Branch 49 and Royal Canadian Legion 211. (Submitted photo)

Parksville’s M&N Mattress and Sofa Shop wins Torch Award for customer service

Nagra: ‘Just make the people happy and it’s really not that hard’

MN Mattress and Sofa Shop owner Mark Nagra gives over an $8,325 cheque donation that will be divided among the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 76 in Qualicum Beach, Royal Canadian Legion Mount Arrowsmith Branch 49 and Royal Canadian Legion 211. (Submitted photo)
Holiday shoppers check on discounts at Lush, a cosmetics store at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. THCANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tatiana Flowers

Lush Cosmetics to deactivate Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat accounts

Co-founder: ‘overwhelming evidence we are being put at risk when using social media’

Holiday shoppers check on discounts at Lush, a cosmetics store at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in Denver, Colo. on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. THCANADIAN PRESS/AP-Tatiana Flowers
Nurse Iciar Bercian prepares a shot at a vaccine clinic in Calgary on June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta apartment building owner hopes to set precedent with vaccine requirement

Strategic says it’s first major landlord in Canada to implement a vaccine requirement for new tenants

Nurse Iciar Bercian prepares a shot at a vaccine clinic in Calgary on June 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines in the Kootenay and Northeast regions. (Port Metro Vancouver)

B.C. deficit shrinks as economy, taxation recovery continues

Real estate, coal and copper up, flood costs still unknown

Deltaport coal shipping facilities at Tsawwassen, where U.S. thermal coal is shipped to Asia as well as metallurgical coal from B.C. mines in the Kootenay and Northeast regions. (Port Metro Vancouver)
Dylan Tucker and Julian Sale of Motorize EV have fun in front of a Tesla Model 3 on their View Royal Lot. Sale said the uncertainty around gas availability in the aftermath of damaging floods has led to a surge in electric vehicle interest in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Julian Sale)

Greater Victoria fuel shortages supercharge electric vehicle interest

Independent delivery drivers especially interested in EVs as they look to stay profitable

Dylan Tucker and Julian Sale of Motorize EV have fun in front of a Tesla Model 3 on their View Royal Lot. Sale said the uncertainty around gas availability in the aftermath of damaging floods has led to a surge in electric vehicle interest in Greater Victoria. (Photo Courtesy of Julian Sale)
The Bank of Nova Scotia building is shown in the financial district in Toronto on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Canadians eyeing internships, co-op placements and graduate positions at Scotiabank no longer have to polish up their resumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Scotiabank ditches resumés for campus hiring, widening candidate pool

The decision has already boosted the bank’s number of hires for people of colour, increased retention rates

The Bank of Nova Scotia building is shown in the financial district in Toronto on Tuesday, August 22, 2017. Canadians eyeing internships, co-op placements and graduate positions at Scotiabank no longer have to polish up their resumes. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
(File photo)

Qualicum Beach council offers support for patio dining downtown

Staff to come up with report on potential permanent program

(File photo)
A woman and children who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

B.C. storm disrupts supply chain, could have lasting impacts on economy: experts

All major highways between B.C.’s Lower Mainland and the Interior severed by severe rainfall

A woman and children who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat Abbotsford, British Columbia on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. Officials in a small city near the Canada border are calling the damage devastating after a storm that dumped rain for days caused flooding and mudslides. City officials in Sumas, Washington said Tuesday that hundreds of people had been evacuated and estimated that 75% of homes had water damage. Just over the border, residents in about 1,100 rural homes in Abbotsford were told to evacuate as waterways started to rise quickly. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
A vinyl record by The Verve plays on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted record store owners who saw a surge in sales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Not just Adele: Surging vinyl sales amid supply squeeze derail some artists’ plans

Vinyl sales in Canada up an astounding 53 per cent, but shippers and manufacturers can’t keep up

A vinyl record by The Verve plays on a turntable, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Falmouth, Maine. The COVID-19 pandemic benefitted record store owners who saw a surge in sales. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks by video link to the annual Council of Forest Industries convention, April 8, 2021. (COFI video)

Timber buy-back, redistribution in latest B.C. forest overhaul

New rules to audit, enforce payment for log exports

B.C. Premier John Horgan speaks by video link to the annual Council of Forest Industries convention, April 8, 2021. (COFI video)
Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

Troubled Duncan highway corridor chasing business away

Discarded needles, graffiti and even small fires plaguing area shops

Shelly Bell, manager of Destination Motorcycle on the highway corridor, holds up discarded needles that were collected in front of the shop. (Robert Barron/Citizen)
Moonlight Madness in the Town of Qualicum Beach features a variety of activities that include groups singing Christmas Carols. The event is slated to take place on Nov. 25. (PQN News file photo)
Moonlight Madness in the Town of Qualicum Beach features a variety of activities that include groups singing Christmas Carols. The event is slated to take place on Nov. 25. (PQN News file photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Experts call on Canada to take harder line with U.S. at Three Amigos summit Thursday

It’s the prime minister’s first visit to Washington since Biden was sworn in

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, right, sits beside U.S. President Joe Biden at an event about the Global Methane Pledge at COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. Business leaders in Canada are urging Trudeau to show some tough love when he visits the White House this week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Natural gas revenues to B.C. have fallen along with the price since the surge in shale gas production has continued across North America. (B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)

B.C. begins review to restore revenue from natural gas sales

Falling royalties as province prepares for LNG exports

Natural gas revenues to B.C. have fallen along with the price since the surge in shale gas production has continued across North America. (B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources)
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca

B.C. death doula’s mission is to transform how we think and talk about death

‘There is such a thing as a good death - if you plan for it’

Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Janet O’Dell is a death doula, offering her services in the Comox Valley via her website, dynamicjourneydoula.ca
Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)

Nature’s Path acquires majority interest in Chilliwack organic food business

Largest organic cereal and snack maker buys into Anita’s Organic Mill

Anita’s Organic Mill co-owner Taylor Gemmel outside the Chilliwack location. (Michelle Gemmel submitted file photo)
Dana Collins, Managing Director of The Juniper Collective, named to the 2021 list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (CNW Group/The Juniper Collective)

Vancouver Island’s Dana Collins listed among Canada’s most powerful women

Forestry consultant making a name for bringing inclusion/diversity to the industry

Dana Collins, Managing Director of The Juniper Collective, named to the 2021 list of Canada’s 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network (CNW Group/The Juniper Collective)
Co-founder Alexis Cobham in the Cheese Maker office set in a historic Oak Bay home – the one where she grew up. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

VIDEO: Oak Bay cheese kit business feeds Do It Yourself culture

Poutine, vegan kits round out traditional mozzarella/ricotta, farmhouse cheddar options

Co-founder Alexis Cobham in the Cheese Maker office set in a historic Oak Bay home – the one where she grew up. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)