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...

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...

When You Need to Push Your Own Limits

I drive a bare-bones 2010 Toyota Corolla, so you’d think I’d have leapt at the chance to get behind the wheel of the new...

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...

How Nanaimo Got Its Groove: Politics and Progress in Harbour City

An aging blues hack, battered guitar case in hand, strides through the door of the storied Queens Hotel on Victoria Crescent in downtown Nanaimo....

Small in a Big Way — Duncan Dares with Rebrand

The town of Duncan is letting the rest of us in on a little secret — there’s way more to the town than what...

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...

New Owners And New Vision For Mount Washington

Last November, Utah-based Pacific Group Resorts Inc. (PGRI) signed a deal two years in the making to purchase Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Fans of...

Vancouver Island’s New Motorsport Circuit

It’s a gorgeous, sunny day in the Cowichan Valley, so there’s no need to worry about water on the asphalt as I ease the...

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...