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#441 aastra

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Posted 12 November 2023 - 06:53 PM

There are always new trends.



#442 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 01:57 AM

Nobody was actually forced, as in held down and stuck against their will. There was always the choice, there always is the choice. But there was some serious coercion.


Some children were.

#443 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 15 November 2023 - 05:42 AM

Free parking this Saturday and next at downtown Victoria parkades

 

The parking promotion is an initiative of the Downtown Victoria Business Association, the Bay Centre and Robbins Parking


#444 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 08:59 AM

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#445 Nparker

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 09:03 AM

Those 7% must spend most of their time elsewhere.



#446 Mike K.

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 09:05 AM

On Twitter, telling people who have been victimized by crime and disorder, that their voices don’t matter.
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#447 Tony

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 11:36 AM

People WERE forced to get vaccinated to work from home.

This can be argued all day and to what end other than continually playing the same tune over and over again no matter which is your perspective.

Say your piece and move on. The message has been received.


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#448 Nparker

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 12:28 PM

...Say your piece and move on...

VV is not an appropriate place in which discuss my or anyone else's piece.



#449 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 11:21 PM

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#450 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 01:42 AM

Downtown Victoria businesses can now get up to $10,000 to improve their storefronts through a partnership between the city and the Downtown Victoria Business Association.

The program was introduced last summer to help businesses with the cost of improving and cleaning their building exteriors, upgrading exterior lighting, cleaning or replacing exterior awnings and landscaping.

There was a lot of interest, but the program requirements were too limiting, and no grants have been given out so far, said Jeff Bray, chief executive of the DVBA.

The original agreement required at least 50 per cent of a street block to participate and it was difficult for business owners to get others on board.

Council voted Thursday to allow individual businesses to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 from the city, up from $2,500 previously. Property owners are eligible to apply for up to $5,000 per commercial tenant with a street-facing storefront, up to a maximum of six tenants.

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Esquimalt launched a similar program early last year that allows businesses to apply for grants for permanent improvements to storefronts, such as signs, awnings, lighting, windows and exterior surfaces. Businesses can receive up to $10,000 per street-facing side of the building, so a corner business could receive up to $20,000, said Holly Courtright, president of the Esquimalt Chamber of Commerce, which is administering the program.

Four applications were accepted last year and one was completed, while two projects have carried into 2024, Courtright said. One applicant decided not to continue with the project.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 February 2024 - 01:43 AM.


#451 aastra

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 11:26 AM

 

Downtown Victoria businesses can now get up to $10,000 to improve their storefronts

 

Does that include removing the coverings over street-facing windows?



#452 LJ

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Posted 16 February 2024 - 07:42 PM

The only thing I would be investing in is a security roll shutter.


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