A Third Hotel Zed Scheduled to Open In Tofino

Accent Inns, which owns Hotel Zed, recently announced plans to transform the 38-room Jamie’s Rainforest Inn in Tofino into the newest Hotel Zed. This...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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 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....

Vancouver Island Gets in the Zone

Small- and medium-sized enterprises from Port Hardy to Victoria will benefit from new jobs and business opportunities, thanks to Vancouver Island's official designation as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), championed...