Canada Safeway announced a partnership with SeaChoice.org to launch an information program in all of their stores here, complete with a labeling program on the seafood products in each store.
If any one company can send ripples through a supply chain it is McDonald’s. In Canada, the chain has already been using Alaskan Pollock for its sandwiches for a while, which is on the Marine Stewardship Council’s safe list, and now all the McDonald’s in the USA will be using MSC certified fish in their Filet O Fish sandwiches as well as something new called Fish McBites, which will debut in February. They will even put the MSC blue certification labels on the packaging. read the full story at http://blog.dongenova.com/2013/01/food-matters-safeway-and-mcdonalds-go-sustainable-seafood.html
Ça Va Restaurant is now open for luch, dinner and brunch on Saturday and Sunday . Located across from the Belfry Theatre. Ca Va emphasizes local, organic and ethically raised produce whenever possible.
A true oasis, Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa places you in the heart of south Okanagan’s rich cultural landscape and Okanagan wine county in Osoyoos, British Columbia, an area known as “Napa of the North”. Surrounded by dramatic sun-drenched landscapes, miles of vineyards and views to Lake Osoyoos’ warm, blue waters, Spirit Ridge’s Osoyoos vacation rentals are within reach of desert golf, luxurious spa experiences and unique cultural opportunities at the cultural centre.
Designed to accommodate breathtaking views and al fresco luxury, the 4.5 star Osoyoos accommodation of Spirit Ridge embraces you and your loved ones with exacting details from nine-foot ceilings to gourmet kitchens, opulent bedrooms with room enough for all of you, plus spacious balconies and patios perfect for BBQs and moonlit cocktails. Spend a day at the Sonora Desert Spa, on the golf course at Sonora Dunes Golf Course, at NK’MIP Cellars winery or linger over a decadent meal at Passatempo Restaurant.
Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa
1200 Rancher Creek Road, Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada V0H 1V0
Local: 250.495.5445 or Toll free: 1.877.313.WINE
Centrally located near Victoria’s inner harbour and easily accessible by bus, foot or car, the Executive House has two restaurants, a pub and lounge and live entertainment. Continue reading →
Bartholomew’s is the place for entertainment with live music Wednesday to Sunday. The pub staff are very attractive and friendly and for sports fans there are four television screens, including a big screen and all major sporting events are shown. The bar is a popular meeting place for locals, including quite a few UK and European ex-patriots so soccer (English football) is one of the hot topics most days of the week but particularly on the weekend when English premiership games are shown live on television.
Doubles Bar is a focal point for residents and has a traditional lounge atmosphere with some of the heaviest and most comfortable bar stools you will find anywhere. Again the staff are attractive and welcoming – they interchange with Bart’s. Doubles is open Tuesday through Saturday (evenings only) but is a great spot for a quiet conversation in one of the intimate booths or lively conversation at the round table or the bar. Wednesday at Bart’s and Doubles is well known around the town as ‘Winey Wednesday’ when the house wines are on special. Doubles and Bart’s have the same menu of excellent pub-style food and Oysters are a specialty of both houses. Dinner specials 5PM on..
Tourism Victoria and the BC Restaurant & Foodservices Association (BCRFA), Victoria Branch, are once again teaming up to organize the popular Dine Around & Stay in Town Victoria event. More information
Restaurants will offer three course menus costing $20, $30 or $40 per person
Accommodations offer one night room rates of $69, $79, $99 and $129
Doubles Lounge in the Executive House Hotel has re-opened after extensive renovations to both the decor and the menu.. The cozy atmosphere has been retained while modernizing the decor. Open 4-11PM with an extra hour on Friday and Saturday evening.