Thursday , 20 July 2017

People in Business

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 »

Community Gardens Society gets $40k for Greenhouses

Nanaimo Community Gardens Society is getting new greenhouses after receiving $40,000 in a co-op contest. The funding was received from the Co-op Community Spaces Program, which was launched this past spring to donate $1 million this year to fund projects related to recreation, environmental conservation and urban agriculture across Western Canada. The Nanaimo society’s greenhouse project is one of 16 ... Read More »

Qualicum Beach Lockout Ends

by Kelly Whiteside After five weeks of being locked out of their jobs, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 401 in Qualicum Beach will return to work. On Tuesday it seemed that an agreement was far-sighted. The union filed a bad faith bargaining complaint to the Labour Relations Board after the town said they would agree ... Read More »

VIU Art Gallery Seeks Community Engagement

by Kelly Whiteside This past May, the Nanaimo Art Gallery (NAG) officially separated from the art gallery at VIU. With the separation, VIU has chosen to renovate the space and create new goals. Previously, the whole building was an art gallery. Now, only the upstairs remains as a gallery. Justin McGrail, art history professor and curator, says that condensing the ... Read More »

Gallery Row in Downtown Nanaimo gets Facelift for New Courtyard Venue

Gallery Row in downtown Nanaimo has new improvements that will bring a little bit of Europe to the area. George Ewing, owner of the 10 shops on Gallery Row on Fitzwilliam St, says he recently completed the improvements in time for the Art Festival held on Aug. 26 to attract more people to the area. While the blustery weather played ... Read More »

Town of Qualicum Beach Gives Conditional Approval to Recommendations from Labour Relations Board Mediator

by Kelly Whiteside Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 401 in Qualicum Beach have been locked out since July 31, 2015 following unsuccessful negotiations between the town and the union over wage increases. On August 29, the locked out workers voted to accept a mediator’s recommendations for a new contract. After a meeting today, the Town ... Read More »

Search and Rescue awareness brought to Nanaimo Chamber members

Members of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce were treated to boat rides and more from search and rescue officials during the Business After Business event on Thursday. About 50 people came out to the networking event hosted at the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue station 27 at Brechin Boat Ramp in Nanaimo. Media liaison Jerry Berry says the ... Read More »

Smythe Celebrates Two Years as CEO

In September of 2013, after a short term of only 16 months, Susan Allen resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce, stepping down to take up a position at Vancouver Island University as manager of Professional Development and Training. The board of directors commenced the hunt for a new CEO, having not expected to do ... Read More »

Our Team is Expanding

Nanaimo Business News (NBN) and our parent company, Evolution Business Media Group (EBMG), are excited to announce our newest staff members, Marilyn Zink and Kelly Whiteside. Both join the NBN team as experienced writers. Zink has been writing for and publishing the Herbal Collective magazine for the past 20 years. The magazine was previously circulated as a print publication from ... Read More »

Nanaimo Chiropractor does Epic Swim

Nanaimo chiropractor Jason Hare recently completed an epic France to Canada swim off the east coast of Canada. Hare, his 16-year-old daughter Abigail and brother Joshua were the first people in history to do the 7 km. swim from the island of St.Pierre, France to Little Green Island in Canada. The island of St.Pierre is a self-governing territory of France ... Read More »