VIU launched EleV in 2017. Photo from the launch event, courtesy of the Vancouver Island University.

Decolonizing post-secondary institutions: VIU leads the way

Educators and learners at Vancouver Island University (VIU) have provided input into a new article that shows how inclusive reconciliation practices can shape a...
Explore Next Door tourism campaign

Island Communities Encourage Residents to Explore Next Door

The Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce and the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce have partnered on a new support local initiative called Explore...
Hotel Zed Tofino

Tofino gets that 70s vibe as Hotel Zed celebrates grand opening

Instagram-famous BC brand Hotel Zed has opened its newest hotel in Tofino. Its design is a luxurious take on the retro-chic vibe the hotel...
Callum Bottrell and Megan Henwood, owners of Digable Roots.

Creative collaborations grow farming community

How do you encourage young people to enter the farming industry at a time when agricultural land is limited and costly? You create creative...

Cumberland, B.C. is Hip to Growth

When Douglas sent writer Andrew Findlay to find out what makes Cumberland cool, we could have predicted his article would become one of the...

Cowichan Valley Designated Official Wine Producing Region

It is home to over a dozen wineries, and now it has been given an important stamp of approval by the British Columbia Wine...

Road to Recovery: How Business is Rebounding from the Pandemic

How well is our Island positioned for business recovery from the pandemic? As it swept across the planet, COVID-19 dealt swift and harsh blows...

Cowichan Milk Company is a Pint-Sized Revolution

Remember the milkman? Cowichan Milk Company is looking to the future by looking to the past: home delivery of milk in old-fashioned glass bottles. “We...
Big Lonely Doug Douglas Magazine Vancouver island news

A Closer Look at B.C. Forestry and Tall Tree Tourism

A few determined rays of sunlight pierced to the forest floor, illuminating electric green moss in pools of light. Branches, filigreed with lichen, arced...
Curved Shelving from Natural Pod is ideal for educational and work spaces.

Natural Pod’s Furniture Creates Better Learning Spaces

She wanted to be a journalist at first, then a dancer. Then she did degrees in communications and marketing psychology, and started working for...