Business

A sign on a shop window indicates the store is closed in Ottawa, Monday March 23, 2020. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is raising its estimate for the number of businesses that are considering the possibility of closing permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Small business struggling amid COVID-19 pandemic looks for aid in Liberals’ budget

President Dan Kelly said it is crucial to maintain programs to help businesses to the other side of the pandemic

 

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce executive director Ritu Khanna said a new provincial grant will help businesses hard-hit by March 30 ‘Circuit Breaker’ health orders. (File photo)

New provincial ‘circuit breaker’ grant wins praise from SSWR Chamber of Commerce

Funding to help businesses hit by most recent health orders

 

Marnie Naka . Photography by Darren Hull

Secrets and Lives Interview with Marnie Naka

Calgary transplant enjoys the Okanagan outdoor lifestyle on her mountain bike

  • Apr 9, 2021

 

Delight Indian Bistro general manager Aayush Arora. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Newly-opened South Surrey restaurants excluded from federal financial support

Lack of federal aid is ‘ruining people,’ MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay said

Delight Indian Bistro general manager Aayush Arora. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Royal Bank president Dave McKay speaks at the Royal Bank of Canada annual meeting in Toronto on Thursday, April 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Canada needs to be more inclusive, fair and sustainable: RBC CEO

Dave McKay says that means addressing climate change and inequities that hold people back

Royal Bank president Dave McKay speaks at the Royal Bank of Canada annual meeting in Toronto on Thursday, April 6, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)

Girl Guide cookie sales return to B.C. London Drugs stores

Door-to-door sales cancelled amid pandemic’s third wave

Boxes of chocolate and vanilla Girl Guide cookies are being sold online and at London Drugs this year. (Girl Guides of Canada photo)
The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)

Woodside sold: Sooke couple buys Western Canada’s oldest working farm

South Island’s Woodside Farm is the oldest continuously operated farm west of the Great Lakes

The earliest known drawing of Woodside Farm in the 1850s. (Contributed - Sooke Region Museum)
A customer carries a pail of hydraulic fluid to Semiahmoo Bottle Depot for recycling last June. The South Surrey business was recognized this month for efforts to keep toxic waste out of the landfill. (Tracy Holmes file photo)

Two Surrey businesses recognized for recycling effort

Semiahmoo Bottle Depot and Hallmark Ford Sales receive ‘Top Collectors Award’

A customer carries a pail of hydraulic fluid to Semiahmoo Bottle Depot for recycling last June. The South Surrey business was recognized this month for efforts to keep toxic waste out of the landfill. (Tracy Holmes file photo)
South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre, known by locals at the Pink Palace. (File photo)

Farmers market proposed for South Surrey’s ‘Pink Palace’ property

Market pending approval by City of Surrey

South Surrey’s Pacific Inn Resort & Conference Centre, known by locals at the Pink Palace. (File photo)
South Surrey’s Everbean Cafe is selling ‘Hatching Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs’ to support its campaign to show appreciation for frontline workers. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey coffee shop fundraiser marks one-year with Easter-themed sale

Everbean Cafe selling Easter treats in support of gift-card campaign for health-care workers

South Surrey’s Everbean Cafe is selling ‘Hatching Egg Hot Chocolate Bombs’ to support its campaign to show appreciation for frontline workers. (Contributed photo)
inFoster Martin project, which is currently under construction on the 1500-block of Martin Street, won ‘Best Display Suite Interior Design and Best Marketing Campaign.’ (Landmark rendering)

White Rock’s Foster Martin development provincially recognized

Landmark Premier Properties and Foster Martin honoured at 2021 Georgie Awards

inFoster Martin project, which is currently under construction on the 1500-block of Martin Street, won ‘Best Display Suite Interior Design and Best Marketing Campaign.’ (Landmark rendering)
Daniel Frankel, Tap and Barrel Group and Brewhall. Lia Crowe photography

Daniel Frankel taps into the Vancouver restaurant scene

Business and hospitality with Tap and Barrel Group owner

  • Mar 22, 2021
Daniel Frankel, Tap and Barrel Group and Brewhall. Lia Crowe photography
Bakery owners Mike Livingstone and Annie Hoare, shown in this March 2021 handout image, opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Georgetown, Ont., in December. “I didn’t have as much to lose,” Livingston says of launching a business in the midst of a pandemic after he was laid off as a transportation executive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Side hustle, necessity or too late to turn back: Meet Canada’s newest business owners

While some startups will stick around, others will fade away with the novel coronavirus

Bakery owners Mike Livingstone and Annie Hoare, shown in this March 2021 handout image, opened the first COBS Bread bakery in Georgetown, Ont., in December. “I didn’t have as much to lose,” Livingston says of launching a business in the midst of a pandemic after he was laid off as a transportation executive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)

Retiring B.C. shoe store owner donates his entire inventory to Salvation Army

Shafi, 91, retires after more than 70 years in the business

Mohammad Shafi of Parksville has retired after 70 years in the shoe business. (Facebook photo)
South Surrey’s Kirk Arsenault has started a new company, Str8laced, that sells cleat wraps that aim to keep athletes’ shoes from coming untied during games and practices. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey sports equipment entrepreneur tying up loose ends before Alberta move

Str8laced wraps keep laces from coming loose in the middle of play, says Kirk Arsenault

South Surrey’s Kirk Arsenault has started a new company, Str8laced, that sells cleat wraps that aim to keep athletes’ shoes from coming untied during games and practices. (Contributed photo)
Labour Minister Harry Bains addressing Surrey Board of Trade digital meeting Friday. (Screen shot)

Labour Minister says Surrey businesses’ resilience through pandemic ‘impressive’

‘Surrey’s effort in bending the curve has been among the best,’ Harry Bains says

Labour Minister Harry Bains addressing Surrey Board of Trade digital meeting Friday. (Screen shot)
Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company's warehouse and offices in North Saanich.  Don Denton photo

Epicure’s Amelia Warren’s “Good Food, Real Fast”

North Saanich business feeds North America with healthy nutritious fare

  • Mar 3, 2021
Amelia Warren, Epicure CEO, stands outside the company's warehouse and offices in North Saanich.  Don Denton photo
Starting March 1, Ikea Canada is introducing a plant-based alternative to its Swedish meatballs. (Photo courtesy of Ikea Canada)
Starting March 1, Ikea Canada is introducing a plant-based alternative to its Swedish meatballs. (Photo courtesy of Ikea Canada)
The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted a COVID-19-related webinar Friday.

Vaccine rollout, supporting local businesses focus of virtual town-hall event

Zoom webinar hosted by South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce

The South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce hosted a COVID-19-related webinar Friday.
Conservative Part of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole will speak at a virtual town hall hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce. (The Canadian Press file photo)

Erin O’Toole to provide ‘road map to economic recovery’ at virtual town hall

South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce to host Conservative Party of Canada leader

Conservative Part of Canada Leader Erin O’Toole will speak at a virtual town hall hosted by the South Surrey and White Rock Chamber of Commerce. (The Canadian Press file photo)