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...

How the Tofino Towel Co. Found Success in a Roundabout Way

Devin Sorenson knew he couldn’t let a good thing go. Back in 2008, while Sorenson was enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce and Entrepreneurial...
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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...

There’s Something Fishy About Vancouver Island University’s New Venture

The ICSS recently started selling cans of smoked sturgeon and fresh fillets to restaurants and retailers as a revenue generator to help with the...

1800-Acre Vancouver Island Mega-Project Rises From the Ashes

Lone Tree Properties Ltd., a subsidiary of Storm Mountain Development Corporation, announced today the launch of the first phase of The Foothills in Lantzville...

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...

The Story of Artisanal Yogurt Company Tree Island Gourmet Yogurt

Six years ago, when Scott DiGuistini and Merissa Myles decided to launch a yogurt-making business, they were told by more than one critic that...

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...
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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...

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...