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Entering the Dragons’ Den

How do you pitch a dragon? The partners of Rumble decided to take a team approach when they auditioned for CBC’s hit television show, Dragons’ Den, this past Saturday in Victoria.

President of Camosun Speaks to Future Skills Gap

A looming skills shortage in the labour force could affect the province’s prosperity and quality of life, according to Kathryn Laurin, president of Camosun College.


Good as Gold


The Atrium joins an exclusive club of buildings with LEED Gold certification.

Five Minutes With ... Mayor Dean Fortin


The emerging centre of economic gravity is China, and in October, Mayor Dean Fortin led a 26-person economic and education delegation to visit British Columbia’s second largest trading partner.

Douglas announces Top Influencers of 2012


Discover Vancouver Island’s Top Influencers of 2012 in the newest issue of Douglas magazine.

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Luigi the Lovebird is now the official “spokesbird” for IDSS


Earlier this fall, Douglas reported on the success of Luigi the Lovebird and his owner Mary McQueen, who appeared on Dragon’s Den and received investment financing for their greeting card company from David Chilton of Wealthy Barber fame.

Locals Looking Good and Reaching Out


Tourism Victoria and Royal Roads University have been recognized this month for their creativity in reaching out to their audiences through multifaceted creative campaigns designed with their agency partners. Please read on for details about the campaigns …

Vancouver Island Economic Summit 2012 Recap


If there was ever any doubt that the communities and sectors of Vancouver Island want to work together toward a prosperous and sustainable future — economically, environmentally, and culturally — the 2012 State of the Island Economic Summit brought the message home.

Lovebird Pulls at Heartstrings of Dragons


Birds of all feathers flocked to Hallmark Cards in the Mayfair Shopping Centre last night to toss shredded paper and cheer as the latest CBC’s Dragons’ Den success story made her debut.

Social Enterprise on the Rise


In uncertain economic times, with government funding increasingly scarce and citizen donors keeping a tighter grip on personal purse strings, burgeoning numbers of charitable and non-profit organizations are thinking and behaving more like businesses than shoestring NGOs. It’s a trend known as social enterprise.

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