BUSINESS BEAT: Tuscany restaurant switches labels

Saanich the new home of Original Joe's 59th Canadian location

Tuscany Village in Saanich has a new tenant, Original Joe’s Restaurant and Bar, which opened on Sunday in the former Applebee’s space. Co-owner Michelle Britton and her husband also own the location in Westshore Town Centre in Langford. The eatery is the 59th in Canada for the company, which claims to be the fastest-growing casual dining establishment in the country. For menu details, visit

Bosley’s appreciates pets and shelters

For the month of April, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus is offering customers the opportunity to help out local animal shelters. “Paws” will be available in-store to purchase for donations of  $1, $2, $5 or $10. During donation drives this weekend (April 5 to 7) and next (April 12 to 14), pet food, supplies and toys will be accepted, to be passed on to shelters in the area. Visit for local Bosley’s stores locations.

Painters offer charity service

White Knight Painting is giving the Victoria Brain Injury Society a hand this week, donating an estimated $3,000 worth of services to repair and paint the society’s programming room. The work is part of Bob Fuchs’ company’s fifth annual Charity Paint Giveaway. Past recipients include Bridges for Women Society, Single Parent Resource Centre, the Cridge Transition Centre for Women and the Cridge’s McDonald House, a support centre for people suffering from brain injuries.

Names in the news around Greater Victoria

The Vancouver Island Health Authority named Dr. Brendan Carr acting CEO to replace outgoing boss Howard Waldner. VIHA decided last week to suspend its search for a permanent replacement until after the provincial election … London Drugs chair/CEO Brandt Louie has been named 2013 distinguished entrepreneur of the year by the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business. Louie will receive his award at a gala dinner May 22.

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