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Vancouver Island Western Forest Products strike gets “hot”

Federation of Labour supports striking WFP workers with ‘hot edict’; sides argue over mediation

South Island’s Deep Cove Chalet set to re-open following fire

North Saanich eatery says July 24 will be ‘business as normal’ following rebuild

Push on to establish Vancouver Island as an arts powerhouse

Island-wide conversation underway on how the arts and culture can amplify economic development

Island exports focus of keynote at Economic Summit in Nanaimo

Peter Hall, vice president and chief economist with (EDC) is one of four keynote speakers

  • Jul 15, 2019

Statistics Canada warns of ‘deteriorating market conditions’ in Greater Victoria

Housing prices dropped 0.4 per cent in May 2019, according to Statistics Canada

Tofino officially opens new $2M visitor centre at Cox Bay

‘You’ve created a facility this town can be proud of and is a great place to welcome visitors’

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Nanaimo fish farm fertilizer pitched for $100,000 Telus contest prize

VIU students team with Nanaimo land-based fish farm to try to bring new product to market

Victoria jumps on board with an Island-wide business licence initiative

Up to 24 municipalities may join the Inter-Community Business Licence program

Air North starts up non-stop flights from Nanaimo to Kelowna

Company running charter flights to Watson Lake, Yukon, including stops in Kelowna and Prince George

Tofino approves permit for cannabis production facility

Tofino Harvest Company earns two-year permit for town’s first commercial cannabis production facility

Nanaimo a prime market for new plane, Air Canada says

Vice-president previews Airbus A220, praises Nanaimo’s growth in passenger numbers

Greater Victoria records drop in building permit values

Values are up for British Columbia and Canada thanks to Vancouver

Architectural Institute sues Langford over building not designed by architect

Mayor calls lawsuit detrimental during affordable housing crisis

  • Jun 13, 2019

Teal Jones shuts down second-growth harvesting in Honeymoon Bay

About 40 logging contractors impacted locally, company blames high stumpage

Port Alberni store sells another big lottery winner

A1 Convenience in Port Alberni has continued its winning lottery streak

Sooke claims win on building permit backlog

Developers are still only cautiously optimistic in the changes

Vancouver Island’s dryer ball guru makes G20 summit history

Parksville entrepreneur Jennifer LeBrun attends G20 summit in Japan as first female partner delegate

Companies use employee morale monitoring tools to boost happiness and performance

2017 poll shows 85 per cent ‘not engaged or actively disengaged at work’

Longtime downtown Victoria restaurant gets renovicted

Pluto’s Restaurant has until April 2020 to move out to make way for a development

Pellet plant proposal economic lifeline for Port Alice?

Arterran intends to use cellulose, the waste wood left behind from logging projects, as raw material

  • Jun 4, 2019