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Telus Tower Approval Decision Delayed by Victoria City Council

According to the Times Colonist, government approval for Telus's proposed HQ building in downtown Victoria, British Columbia, has been delayed. City councillors heard from dozens of speakers for more than three hours during a public hearing on Thursday, December 9, but failed to reach a verdict. Councillors will reconvene on Thursday, December 16, at 9...

Revised Telus Tower Plans in Victoria Head to Public Hearing

After nearly a year of back-and-forth talks, Telus and the City of Victoria have agreed on final plans for the telco's proposed headquarters in the B.C. capital, which now heads to a public hearing, reports The Times Colonist. Telus originally announced the 'Telus Ocean' project in 2020, and the proposal has been on the brink of...

Amazon Warehouse Confirmed for Victoria Airport Lands

Back in April, the Victoria Airport Authority announced a last-mile distribution centre was being proposed on its commercial lands in west Sidney, on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island, B.C. At the time, we believed the unnamed tenant would be Amazon, based on the renders supplied with the project proposal. Today, the Victoria Airport Authority...

Telus Launches 5G Network in Quebec City; Expansion Coming to Greater Victoria

Telus officially launched its 5G network in Quebec City on Tuesday, part of a $38 million investment in Quebec’s Capitale-Nationale region. “The significant investments we are making in our world-leading network to rapidly expand our 5G footprint is enabling us to connect the citizens of Quebec City to the people, resources and critical information they...

Massive Amazon Fulfillment Centre Rumoured for Town of Sidney in B.C.

Image via York Realty The seaside town of Sidney, located on the Saanich Peninsula in Greater Victoria, British Columbia, may be getting an Amazon distribution centre, according to early proposal plans. The site address at 9899 MacDonald Park Road is on land that belongs to the Victoria International Airport and ruled by the Victoria Airport...

Proposed Telus Tower in Victoria Reaches Public Hearing Stage

[caption id="attachment_349879" align="aligncenter" width="804"] Image: City of Victoria[/caption] According to the Times Colonist, Victoria City Council has approved Telus' plans for a massive 12-storey office building with a glass facade in British Columbia's capital city for public hearing, despite concerns over the tower's height, density, and possibility of blocking views of the Olympic Mountains in...

Uber Eats Launches in Central/North Saanich, Sidney on Vancouver Island

Uber Eats has expanded its presence in the Capital Regional District within southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. You can now order Uber Eats for delivery or pick up in Central Saanich, North Saanich and Sidney on the Saanich Peninsula. Many residents noticed the quiet launch on Tuesday. Uber Eats confirmed on Wednesday the launch to...

Telus Acquires Price’s Alarms Based in Victoria

A local institution from Victoria, B.C., is now owned by Telus. According to The Times Colonist, Telus has acquired Price’s Alarms. Those growing up in the city have seen the Price’s Alarms stickers and logos throughout their neighbourhoods. Price’s Alarms was started in 1895 as a locksmith business but has since been acquired by Telus,...

Shaw Internet Outage Hits Victoria as Services Slowly Restore

Shaw customers in Victoria, British Columbia, are dealing with an internet outage right now that has lasted most of the mid-morning and afternoon. According to Shaw, the outage in Greater Victoria is affecting Internet, Business Internet, Phone, Business Phone, Digital TV, VOD, Gateway, BlueCurve TV and  WiFi Access Points. "Some customers in Victoria and the surrounding...

VicPD Connect App Launches for iPhone and Android

The Victoria Police Department in British Columbia has updated and relaunched its mobile app, known as VicPD Connect. The app includes push notifications to let citizens in Victoria, B.C., know about an active public emergency, including being alerted about high-risk missing persons or missing children. VicPD Connect will also bring news, while let readers report...