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...

Bluebird Pads Wins Big at LIFT’s PitchFest2

A sell-out crowd of 140 entrepreneurs packed The Prime Chophouse September 28. They were there as part of the second annual PitchFest and #WeAreYQQ...

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...

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...

Campbell River Goes Big with Its Own Broadband Network

To help its business community compete globally in the digital economy, Campbell River has launched CR Advantage, its new municipal broadband fibre optic network....

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...

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...