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VICTORIA Apex Steel & Gas has served the region for more than 35 Years

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SAANICH Tru Value Foods has served Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands for 25 years



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OUR 30TH YEAR

YYJ’s Turn to Take Off

Victoria International Airport Keeps Pace with Master Plan BY: ERIC REYNOLDS

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ecent developments at Victoria International Airport continue to advance YYJ further from its humble beginnings as the “Pat Bay Airport” and closer to the realization of its multi-phase development plan and increasingly international nature. In 2012, InterVISTAS Consulting Inc. with EBA Engineering and Stantec prepared a plan for the Victoria Airport Authority stating, amongst other things, that growth was expected to increase from a post-recession negative slump to an average increase of 2.7 per cent per annum. Their estimates have proved to be modest. YYJ serviced 1,710,825 passengers in 2015, up 3.6 per cent from 2014, maintaining its position as BC’s second-busiest airport.

That growth has become a catalyst for further development in the surrounding area. SEE AIRPORT |  PAGE 36

YYJ has responded to the increased demand by following the tenets of its master plan, namely, expanding the aprons to allow for increased capacity. PHOTO CREDIT: VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Quality Food Is Key to Pub’s Business Success Bleue Coyote Bar & Grill Has Become an Iconic Local Hangout

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RENTWOOD BAY – The Bleue Coyote Bar and Grill has become more than a destination for quality food and exceptional service, it’s become a genuine focal point of the local community. “The Coyote is

definitely a community-driven pub, everything we do here is about the community,” explained pub owner Rebecca Burrows. “Many of our customers have been coming here for years. We have very much become a local iconic fixture, a local hangout. I probably know 90 per cent of

the people who come in here by name. Our customers are great and have supported me for years as they’ve seen my kids being born and growing up. I’ve known many of these people even before owning the pub, back in my twenties. It’s great to have that kind of connection to the

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community.” Burrows and her now ex-husband, became partners in the Bleue Coyote in 2007, buying it outright the following year from its original owners. Having worked previously in the SEE BLEUE COYOTE |  PAGE 13

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