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The shop uses funds from resales and donations to fund community programs that support women and others. (Hollie Ferguson/News Staff)

‘It was a labour of love’: Women in Need Resale non-profit opens new shop in Saanich

The new store will help the non-profit provide community services to women and LGBTQIA2S+ people

 

As Brown's The Florist celebrates 110 years in business, the women there strive to uphold the values of the woman who started it all.

Flower shop keeps Victoria in bloom for 110 years!

When Mary Ann Brown opened the doors to her greenhouse and flower…

  • Oct 10, 2022

 

Victoria-based fabric artist Deb Bell is dedicated to creating pieces with love and encouraging people to shop local during the holidays. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Indigenous fabric artist encourages Victoria residents to shop local during the holidays

Deb Bell sews masks, healing scarves, change purses and more using locally purchased materials

 

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (left) and Katie Underwood enjoy a sunny September day at Peas n’ Carrots, a Saanich farm. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)

Saanich farmer encourages area residents to get closer to their food

Peas n’ Carrots on Prospect Lake Road offers farm fresh vegetables and eggs

Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes (left) and Katie Underwood enjoy a sunny September day at Peas n’ Carrots, a Saanich farm. (Megan Atkins-Baker/News Staff)
Linda Biggs and Jayesh Vekariya founded Victoria-based Joni period care in March 2020 with the mission of empowering menstruators. (Courtesy of Linda Biggs)

New Victoria period care company looks to empower menstruators

Joni donates one period care product for every one purchased

Linda Biggs and Jayesh Vekariya founded Victoria-based Joni period care in March 2020 with the mission of empowering menstruators. (Courtesy of Linda Biggs)
Morgan Hass quit her job as a resturant manager to become a full time thrifter after her Instagram page (@whatslostandfound) took off. (Photos by Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Thrifting, vintage community booms in Victoria despite pandemic

‘Wow people want this and they will pay a premium not to have to go find it’

Morgan Hass quit her job as a resturant manager to become a full time thrifter after her Instagram page (@whatslostandfound) took off. (Photos by Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A cornucopia of berry crops… but they won’t last long!

A cornucopia of berry crops… but they won’t last long!

Peninsula family farm harvests familiar favourites and rare treats

  • Jul 6, 2020
A cornucopia of berry crops… but they won’t last long!
A Gold River resident fills out her details, after shopping at the pharmacy, to qualify for the shop local gift certificate. (Submitted photo)

Gold River organizes a shop local initiative to creatively boost economy

Local purchases can earn shoppers $200 gift certificates to be spent on businesses within Gold River

A Gold River resident fills out her details, after shopping at the pharmacy, to qualify for the shop local gift certificate. (Submitted photo)
UsedVictoria.com’s Open for Business Directory encourages supporting the local economy while maintaining social distancing. (Unsplash)

COVID-19: New directory connects Victorians with open businesses

UsedVictoria.com connects consumers with local businesses

UsedVictoria.com’s Open for Business Directory encourages supporting the local economy while maintaining social distancing. (Unsplash)