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Dawg Grillz is a dog toy developed in the heart of the Beach by a couple who want to “put a smile on the face of both you and your pup.” The brightly-coloured dog toys feature cartoon-like teeth that make it appear dogs are smiling, and according to product designer Scott Luscombe, the idea is […]

Looking back at 2014, and ahead to the new year

Winter has finally arrived and the cold temperatures are sure to slow things down in the neighbourhood. Like many business owners and operators, we live in the Beach and know that most of us just want to escape the cold chill of the lake and stay warm inside our homes. However, this is the time […]

City taxes hurt Birch Cliff businesses

A group of small business owners in Birch Cliff say city taxes are leading to less business and more bed sheets in shop windows on Kingston Road. Organizer Paul Ryan said he has seen several local shops and wholesalers fold and then sell to new landlords who rezone the properties as residences to get a […]

Local shopping helps local business during construction

As the old adage goes, there are two seasons in Canada – winter and construction! Now that old man winter has finally gone into hibernation, brace yourself as we enter a busy construction season. Construction is unavoidable but we can lessen the pain if we all know what to expect and how to avoid affected […]

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Royal LePage Estate Realty has won the Shelter Award for Office of the Year from the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, the largest public foundation in Canada dedicated to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Royal LePage Estate Realty owners Jennifer and Keith Burton were honoured to receive the award at the annual Royal LePage […]

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Beacher Mark Bishop and his business partner Matt Hornburg were recently honoured at a gala event with an Outstanding Acheivement award from Playback Magazine, the bible for the media industry in Canada. “For us it’s a huge honour, because it’s coming from our own industry and our peers,” said Bishop. Bishop’s and Hornburg’s company, marblemedia, […]

Queen car dealer celebrates 40 years

One Monday morning 40 years ago 24-year-old Mario Geremia opened the door for the first time to what is now Queen Compact Cars, and said “well, here I am.” Laughing at the memory, he said, “what did I know about running a business?  I’m a mechanic.” From the time he was a youngster in Bianco, […]