Western Canada: BC/AB/SK/MB

Amid high vacancy rates, Calgary Downtown Association says revitalization will take time

Downtown business owners should remain patient as customers make their way back to inner-city streets as the economy recovers, Calgary Downtown Association chair Brad Krizan urged...

calgaryherald.com

Business Notes: Treefrog Tropicals opens in Duncan - Cowichan Valley Citizen

After 18 years of business in Vancouver, Treefrog Tropicals has opened its doors at 277 Government St. in Duncan.

The store specializes in tropical plants that have health benefits, like the ability to remove toxins from the air, as well as furniture and household accessories.

Owner Bernie Moschenross said the increasing cost of rent in Vancouver has led him to search for another location to set up his business.


“We also have daughters who are studying at Queen Margaret’s School, so we’re able to be real close to them from this store,” he said.

“I think we’re really going to like it here.”

cowichanvalleycitizen.com

Mobile grocery market launches summer program into Calgary's 'food deserts' | CBC News

Calgary organization launches project to provide affordable food to communities that lack easy access to it.

cbc.ca

Shyamal & Bhumika—the "Vera Wang of Indian fashion"—arrives in Metro Vancouver

We sat down with leading bridal-wear designer Shyamal Shodhan to chat South Asian attire and how social media has changed the game for brides-to-be.

straight.com

A Massive Italian Food Festival Is Coming To Vancouver

A street festival dedicated entirely to celebrating Italian culture is returning to Vancouver, where the entire street will be transformed into a lively 14 block fiesta.

narcity.com