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A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s new electric-vehicle registrations soar in 2021 but still lag behind Europe

More EVs registered in first 9 months of 2021 than any previous full year

A car is charged at a charge station for electric vehicles on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
People eat in a McDonald’s restaurant in the main street in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo)

Once a powerful symbol in Russia, McDonald’s withdraws

‘It’s impossible to predict when we might be able to reopen our restaurants in Russia’

People eat in a McDonald’s restaurant in the main street in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 13, 2022. (AP Photo)
Missy MacKintosh, founder of MisMacK Clean Cosmetics with stores in Salmon Arm and Victoria, is taking another shot at appearing on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. (Photo contributed)

Cosmetics entrepreneur opens Victoria shop, sharpens pitch for second stab at Dragons

Salmon Arm resident Missy MacKintosh now boasts two stores, expanded line

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Missy MacKintosh, founder of MisMacK Clean Cosmetics with stores in Salmon Arm and Victoria, is taking another shot at appearing on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. (Photo contributed)
Standing in the middle of her deli kitchen, Adriana Ramirez shows some of the products sold through her business, Adriana’s The Whole Enchildada, in Central Saanich. The business is playing an increasingly important role in the local food and agri-industry. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Authenticity, commitment served at Adriana’s The Whole Enchilada in Central Saanich

Multifaceted Keating Cross Road business deeply rooted on Saanich Peninsula

Standing in the middle of her deli kitchen, Adriana Ramirez shows some of the products sold through her business, Adriana’s The Whole Enchildada, in Central Saanich. The business is playing an increasingly important role in the local food and agri-industry. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Pedestrians walk past Scotia Plaza in the financial district in Toronto on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Tara Munro’s counselling business has been expanding by adding more in-person and online counsellors. (Contributed - Tara Munro)

Sooke counselling centre expanding to meet community needs

Tara Munro said she wasn’t able to keep up with community’s needs on her own

Tara Munro’s counselling business has been expanding by adding more in-person and online counsellors. (Contributed - Tara Munro)
The Mom Market Collective has run a number of markets on Vancouver Island. It will host a series of Thursday night events in Langford in July. (Courtesy of Mom Market Collective)

New summer night market coming to Langford

Mom Market Collective to descend on Veteran’s Memorial Park on Thursdays in July

The Mom Market Collective has run a number of markets on Vancouver Island. It will host a series of Thursday night events in Langford in July. (Courtesy of Mom Market Collective)
Quality Foods was named to the Forbes list of ‘Canada’s Best Employers’ for 2022. (Submitted photo)
Quality Foods was named to the Forbes list of ‘Canada’s Best Employers’ for 2022. (Submitted photo)
Sam Soliman, president and chief executive officer of Island Blue Print, says the business plans to grow in Sidney after Rolex Plastics and Printing Ltd. acquired the business in January. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney printing business looks to press on with growth after purchase

CEO clarifies sale of Island Blue Print after some misunderstanding

Sam Soliman, president and chief executive officer of Island Blue Print, says the business plans to grow in Sidney after Rolex Plastics and Printing Ltd. acquired the business in January. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
A bulk carrier cargo ship is seen at anchor on Burrard Inlet at sunset in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. International merchandise trade numbers for January are expected from Statistics Canada on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

5 things to watch for in the Canadian business world in the coming week

Statistics Canada will publish its latest reading on household debt

A bulk carrier cargo ship is seen at anchor on Burrard Inlet at sunset in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. International merchandise trade numbers for January are expected from Statistics Canada on Tuesday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market during a previous season. The farmers market will run twice weekly starting April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)

Esquimalt Farmers Market adding second night to weekly offerings

Organizers add Monday night market at Gorge Park Esquimalt starting April 4

Delisa Lewis works at her Green Fire Farm stand at the Esquimalt Farmers Market during a previous season. The farmers market will run twice weekly starting April 4. (Black Press Media file photo)
Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)

Nanaimo roofing truss manufacturer acquires Lantzville-based competitor

Nanaimo-based Atlas Engineered Products buys Hi-Tec Industries in $9 million deal

Nanaimo's Atlas Engineered products announced this week the acquisition of Lantzville's Hi-Tec Industries for $5.8 million, plus $3.25 million for Hi-Tec's land and buildings. (News Bulletin photo)
British Columbia Premier John Horgan poses for a portrait after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Premier not concerned about impacts to B.C. after Canada raises tariffs for Russia

‘We’re not, at this point, concerned that there will be significant costs to British Columbians’

British Columbia Premier John Horgan poses for a portrait after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Victoria, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Telkwa Coal founder Mark Gray announced last week the company has submitted its Environmental Assessment Certificate application. (Interior News file photo)

Northwest B.C. coal mine reaches Environmental Assessment application milestone

If EA is approved, company projects production to start in 2026

Telkwa Coal founder Mark Gray announced last week the company has submitted its Environmental Assessment Certificate application. (Interior News file photo)
A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

WestJet Airlines to buy Sunwing Airlines

Terms of deal unclear, virtual town hall between management and employees planned today

A Sunwing Boeing 737-800 passenger plane prepares to land at Pearson International Airport in Toronto on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem participates in a media availability at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Bank of Canada hikes key interest rate for first time since pandemic began

Central bank increases key rate by a quarter of a percentage point in bid to help fight inflation

Governor of the Bank of Canada Tiff Macklem participates in a media availability at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Window cleaners hang from ropes to clean the an office building’s windows in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).

Post-pandemic back-to-work puts spotlight on office maintenance

Reactivating dormant, or barely used buildings could come with re-start maintenance issues

Window cleaners hang from ropes to clean the an office building’s windows in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).
A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a subdivision in Beckwith, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Statistics Canada says Canadian economy grew 4.6% in 2021

Home construction, resales and renovations increased at near-record levels as country bounes back

A worker carries wood as a house under construction is shown in a subdivision in Beckwith, Ont. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Open-pen fish farm operations in Nootka Sound. (Submitted photo)

Aquaculture suppliers call on federal government to support industry

Organization asking for ‘confidence-building measures’ including license renewals

Open-pen fish farm operations in Nootka Sound. (Submitted photo)
Michelle Joo joins a rally for Ukraine at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Phil Melnychuk/Twitter)

Support refugees fleeing Ukraine invasion, B.C. premier urges

Politicians can’t interfere in public service pension fund

Michelle Joo joins a rally for Ukraine at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Phil Melnychuk/Twitter)