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Northisle Copper and Gold map photo

Proponents see gleam of promise in North Island copper and gold mine

Northisle Copper and Gold expects to accelerate activities ‘significantly’

 

Eternity Medical Equipment’s ECAN95 masks have received Health Canada approval and CSA certification. (Eternity Medical Equipment photo)

B.C. company makes 1st Canadian-made mask to receive official CSA certification

Eternity Medical Equipment producing N95-equivalent masks out of Campbell Heights facility

 

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Vancouver, Victoria among top 10 tech markets in Canada

Tech education and industry continue to boom in B.C.

 

Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives and The Seven Sins with Kristen Russell

An interview with Bayside Goods boutique owner

  • Dec 28, 2020
Business owner Kristen Russell. Lia Crowe photography
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe

Sales surge for Arbutus RV

Recreational vehicles on a roll for province’s largest RV dealer

  • Dec 25, 2020
Arbutus RV owners Rose and Craig Little. Photography by Lia Crowe
InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.

Innovate BC offers boost to those growing their business online

COVID recovery programming includes digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching and more

  • Dec 21, 2020
InnovateBC offers business owners COVID-19 recovery programming including digital skills hiring grants, no-cost business coaching, access to local connections and more.
Neelam and Mark Nagra show one of the three queen mattresses M&N Mattress and Sofa Shop will give to a deserving recipient in their 12 Days of Christmas Free Mattress Give-A-Way. (Submitted photo)

Parksville business to give away 15 mattresses for Christmas

M&N Mattress and Sofa Shop owners give back to community

Neelam and Mark Nagra show one of the three queen mattresses M&N Mattress and Sofa Shop will give to a deserving recipient in their 12 Days of Christmas Free Mattress Give-A-Way. (Submitted photo)
British Bobby Restaurant proprietor, John St John, stands outside his business in Parksville. The restaurant is set to close on Feb. 13 2021, with John preparing a silent auction for the restaurant’s decor and movie memorabilia. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville’s iconic British Bobby Restaurant falls victim to COVID-19

Owner John St John says business will close on Feb. 13, 2021

British Bobby Restaurant proprietor, John St John, stands outside his business in Parksville. The restaurant is set to close on Feb. 13 2021, with John preparing a silent auction for the restaurant’s decor and movie memorabilia. (Mandy Moraes photo)
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe

Secrets and Lives With Rus Collins

Zebra Group designer talks creativity, painting and baking during Covid-19

  • Dec 14, 2020
The Zebra group's Rus Collins - Photography by Lia Crowe
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph

Fashion Forward With Devon Bird

Moden Boutique owner expands her business during Covid-19 with Moden Essentials

  • Dec 10, 2020
Devon Bird - Lia Crowe photograph
Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Island man’s expertise earns international award with home-built elevator

Experience put to use in winning contest entry for furniture and home projects

Bob Higgins pulls the gate across on the elevator built inside his home. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The No. 3 paper machine at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton mill will be brought back into production in the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

58 people headed back to work as Crofton mill restarts paper machine

Nearly 60 jobs will return with the restart

  • Nov 24, 2020
The No. 3 paper machine at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton mill will be brought back into production in the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Oceanside Initiatives. (Facebook photo)

COVID-19: Survive and Recover applications now open for non-profits and charities

Two-month program helps develop financial strategies

Oceanside Initiatives. (Facebook photo)
Dolly’s Home Hardware is now open after closing for day due to COVID-19 exposure. (MIchael Briones Photo)

COVID-19: Qualicum Beach hardware store re-opens after complete sanitization

Business voluntarily closed for one day for cleaning

Dolly’s Home Hardware is now open after closing for day due to COVID-19 exposure. (MIchael Briones Photo)
MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)

Not-so-rosy State of the Island report caps off virtual summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s summit took place online Oct. 27-29

MNP senior economist Susan Mowbray presents the State of the Island Economic Report on Thursday night to conclude the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s virtual summit. (VIEA image)
Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)
Jodie Lucas and Will Gemmell, owners of the Rusted Rake Farm. (PQB News file photo)
A video message from Mrime Minister Justin Trudeau was streamed to attendees at the State of the Island Economic Summit on Tuesday morning. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)

Prime minister greets Vancouver Island economic summit attendees

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance conference being held virtually this week

A video message from Mrime Minister Justin Trudeau was streamed to attendees at the State of the Island Economic Summit on Tuesday morning. (Vancouver Island Economic Alliance image)
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Oceanside Initiatives offers regional economic update to Parksville council

Group aims to reduce negative economic impact of COVID-19 in the area

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From left, Carley Freeman, assistant manager, Fabiano d’Andrea, general manager, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Jeremy Pott, regional operations manager perform an official ribbon-cutting as Cascadia Liquor opened its eighth location, at 389 Alberni Highway in Parksville, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)

Cascadia Liquor opens new Parksville location

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Sunday, Oct. 18

From left, Carley Freeman, assistant manager, Fabiano d’Andrea, general manager, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne and Jeremy Pott, regional operations manager perform an official ribbon-cutting as Cascadia Liquor opened its eighth location, at 389 Alberni Highway in Parksville, on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (Peter McCully photo)
Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ocean potential takes the spotlight at the 2020 ‘State of the Island’ Economic Summit

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance’s annual summit goes digital for 2020

Kendra MacDonald is CEO of Canada’s Ocean Supercluster. She is the keynote presenter at the State of the Island Economic Summit, taking place virtually Oct. 27–29, 2020. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)