InDro Robotics CEO Philip Reece (left), together with an InDro pilot and technician, prep a drone flight to Penelakut Island.

True North, True Potential

InDro Robotics is the leading Canadian expert in the innovative field of drone technology. Founded on Salt Spring Island, B.C., in 2014, InDro Robotics...

Shadow Over Tofino: The Fight to Protect Catface Mountain From Open-Pit Mining

Imperial Metals, which also has another mining claim in Clayoquot Sound, known as Fandora, caused a local stir this spring in a CBC report...

Port Alberni’s Coulson Group uses Green Technology for Industrial Cleaning

Industrial cleaning is a dirty business, but a new green technology patented by Port Alberni’s Coulson Group and adopted by the likes of Tesla,...
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...

There’s a Unique Maple Syrup Coming Out of the Alberni Valley

When the Hupacasath First Nation originally developed their economic development plan, the idea was to add fishing stations at the Kleekhoot reserve in the...
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...

Key Questions for the 2020 VIEA Economic Summit

Is there a theme to the 2020 VIEA Economic Summit? The theme of the 2020 VIEA Economic Summit is the same as past years –...

LIFT Aims to Elevate Mid-Island Entrepreneurs

Growing up in the Comox Valley, Hans Peter Meyer noticed a trend. While many locals recognized the Valley as a desirable place to live,...
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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...

The Comox Valley: Land of Plenty

Down at Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. Ltd., the air is filled with the din of spinning blades and the scent of freshly cut lumber...