Friday , 21 July 2017


New Comic Book and Video Game Store is a Success

by Kelly Whiteside For 12 years, James McIlwraith and Scotty Rivest talked about starting a business together. This year, they decided to make their dream a reality. The announcement for the new specialty store came at the beginning of February. On September 18, The Two-Headed Giant, a comic book and video game store, opened their doors to the public. Their ... Read More »

Galaxy Cinemas Offer Half-Off Movies

by Kelly Whiteside Beginning this Monday, August 31, all Cineplex movie theatres across Canada, including Nanaimo’s Galaxy Cinemas, will be offering a 50 per cent discount on tickets. The discount is valid for 3D, IMAX, UltraAVX, DBOX, and VIP experiences as well and will run until Friday, September 4. Customers with a SCENE points card will receive an additional 10 ... Read More »

Exciting Plans in Store for Hub City Cinema Society

by Kelly Whiteside Zachary Tannar’s passion for filmmaking stemmed from writing stories as a child and beginning to explore cameras at 15 years old. Most of his friends outgrew the movie-making stage, so he needed to seek out a group of people that he could talk with about his passions. What started as a small group meeting for coffee every ... Read More »

VIREB President’s Report: Home Sales Up Sharply Over 2014

In his monthly video podcast Jason Finlayson, President of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) reported that home sales last month across the VIREB coverage area was up sharply when compared to last year. In June 636 homes sold in the VIREB area, up sharply from the 469 sold in June 2014. The inventory of available home is shrinking ... Read More »

$6 Million Provided For Provincial Tech Sector

The Government of B.C. is providing $6 million, through the BC Innovation Council (BCIC), to support the growth and success of the province’s active technology sector while furthering the momentum of the BC Jobs Plan. “These new programs will encourage the development of small and medium tech firms in B.C. and the training of a new workforce, adapted to the ... Read More »

BCREA Economist Reports Province Wide Increase In Sales

Cameron Muir, Chief Economist with the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reported in his monthly video podcast that home sales in the province were up approximately 19 per cent from the same time last year, while residential home sales were up eight per cent from January 2015. Muir also stated that housing inventories in the province were down nearly ... Read More »

VIREB President Examines February Housing Sales

While housing sales across Vancouver Island were up dramatically in February, as compared to the numbers recorded in January, they were virtually identical to the residential sales reported in February 2014. That’s just one of the items addressed by Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) President Jason Finlayson in his monthly video podcast. There were 282 homes sold in the ... Read More »

BCREA Stats Show BC Home Sales Down Last Month

Cameron Muir, Chief Economist for the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reported that residential housing sales in BC were down nine per cent from the levels recorded in December 2014. He also said the inventory of available homes in the province has declined to a two year low. Muir provides an overview of the provincial housing market in his ... Read More »

Home Sales Down But Prices Up Slightly

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) President Jason Finlayson reports on residential home sales activity from January 2015. The benchmark price of homes sold across the island recorded a three per cent increase last month, but the actual number of homes sold were down eight per cent from January 2014 and a decrease of 23 per cent as compared to ... Read More »