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Coastal Timber Supply Chain Threatened, Communities at Risk

A mill shutdown in Port Alberni that resulted in close to 100 workers being laid off is symptomatic of a much larger problem as timber harvesting contractors up and down the BC coast are struggling to be sustainable in the face of consistently low rates.   Western Forest Products (WFP) Alberni Pacific Division mill sent home the workers due to ... Read More »

Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation Appoints New CEO

Nanaimo, BC.  –  The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of John Hankins as Chief Executive Officer. Hankins will start his new position on January 4th, 2016. “We are very excited about working with John, and feel that his blend of private sector and economic development experience will make him a valuable asset ... Read More »


mount washington alpine sale

Owners Retire from Ski Business After 25 Years at the Helm COMOX VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – On Tuesday, Vancouver Island’s Mount Washington Ski Resort, Ltd. (MWSR) announced the sale of all of the ski and recreational operations of the resort to a subsidiary of Pacific Group Resorts, Inc. (PGRI), a multi resort holding company headquartered in Park City, Utah.  The ... Read More »

Conservatives Pledge Support for Downtown-to-Downtown Ferry Service NANAIMO

John Duncan, Conservative candidate for Courtenay-Alberni announced Thursday that a re-elected Conservative government will provide the required financial support to establish the Island Ferries proposal. This will be in partnership with the Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation to provide foot passenger service from downtown Nanaimo to downtown Vancouver. Duncan has been supportive of this initiative from the beginning and understands the ... Read More »

Power of Attorney: Understanding the Implications

Power Of Attorney When engaging in estate planning, people often focus on their will, and what will happen after death. Although often overlooked, planning for incapacity during your lifetime is a key part of estate planning. Incapacity refers to a situation where an individual in no longer able to manage their affairs. Incapacity can be both mental and/or physical. It ... Read More »

Tapping into LNG Opportunities in BC

BC businesses have a new online tool to help them be ready to tap into the generational opportunities that will be driven by the Liquefied Natural Gas industry. Read More »

VIU Launches Master of Community Planning Degree Program

VIU Community Planning

Canada’s newest community planning school is opening its doors in Nanaimo, BC. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is launching a new two-year Master of Community Planning degree program. “We have completed all stages of the BC government’s degree quality assessment process, and are seeking accreditation by the Canadian Institute of Planners,” says Dr. Dave Witty, VIU Provost and Vice-President Academic. “Applications ... Read More »