Film Industry – Is Vancouver Island only “Alone” in Film and Television?
If you build it, they will come Vancouver Island is seen as a destination location for the film industry, but in order to grow the Island...
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VI Agriculture – Opportunities, Challenges, and Next Steps.
Limited food supply If the transport of food to Vancouver Island stopped there would only be about three to four days of supplies available on store...
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Spotlight on Cowichan: Changing Times, Changing Priorities, Changing Perceptions.
To her parents’ horror, Cathy Robertson moved to the Cowichan Valley about 20 years ago to be closer to them after they retired to the area....
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Renewable Energy on Vancouver Island
By Jenn McGarrigle  Finding ways to reduce the carbon footprint of communities, businesses and individuals is top of mind for many. Is there a future for...
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Earthquake and Tsunami Risk Management
By Aly Winks Presenters: Peter Yanev, Prinicple EQE; Art Ringwald, Partner EQE Moderator: John Hankins, CEO, Mid-Island Business Initiative   There are moments when burying one’s...
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Addressing Poverty on the Island
By Jenn McGarrigle The statistics are shocking – 21% of Vancouver Island’s youth are currently living below the poverty line. That is more than one in...
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Financing a Venture: An Updated View of Options
By Aly Winks Panelists: Kath Britton, Business Advisor for Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC); Paulina Cameron, Director BC & Yukon Futurpreneur Canada; Kara Zucker, Marketing Director FrontFundr;...
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Trade and Transportation: Utilizing Trade Corridors
By Aly Winks Panelists: Peter Amat, General Manager, Vancouver Pacific Basin Shipping Ltd; Allison Boulton, Program Manager, Export Navigator; Adam Cook, Director of Supply Chain Sales,...
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