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March 11th 2013 at 03:48 PM
Game Changing Cash & Prizes up for Grabs for Tech Startups with Launch of 2013 BCIC-New Ventures Competition
BRITISH COLUMBIA – More than $300,000 in prizes are waiting to be scooped up by emerging companies in BC's technology space through the annual BCIC-New Ventures Competition, which kicks off this week.  Now in its 13th year, the competition has welcomed over 1,400 early-stage tech entrepreneurs...
March 7th 2013 at 01:14 PM
New trades program starts at VIU this month
Published: March 06, 2013 6:00 PM A provincial grant has made Vancouver Island University the only institution on the Island where students can get a fourth-class power engineering certificate. There is a high demand for power engineers across Canada, but long wait lists at institutions that...
March 5th 2013 at 05:00 PM
Teen tech week focuses on services at regional library
Published: March 05, 2013 5:00 AM All branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library are inviting teens to check in during Teen Tech Week to learn about the variety of resources available for teenage customers, including online homework help, free downloadable music and DVDs, book clubs, recommendations...
March 5th 2013 at 12:00 AM
Nanaimo Economic Development Update
Published: February 05, 2013 12:00 PM “The innovative cities of the coming age will develop a creative union of technology, arts and civics.” – Sir Peter Hall, renowned geographer and authority on the economic, demographic, cultural and management issues facing cities. Sir Peter Hall...
March 4th 2013 at 12:00 AM
Vancouver Island Technology Park
Providing startup help in Victoria and more, the Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP), a University of Victoria Enterprise, facilitates the growth of technology on Vancouver Island by providing physical infrastructure that links provincial, national and international resources with emerging...
March 4th 2013 at 12:00 AM
Leader in BC Science and Innovation sector retires after 35 years
Thursday, February 28, 2013 Earlier this month, BCIC staff celebrated the retirement of Dr. Max Cairns after 35 years of dedicated service to BC’s science and technology world! Dr Max Cairns was born and educated in the UK and moved to British Columbia in 1973. He was a founding staff member...
March 4th 2013 at 12:00 AM
Accelerate Okanagan Technology Association Announces New Coworking Space, The Pod
Kelowna, BC  – Accelerate Okanagan has announced the opening of The Pod, a coworking space located at 1334 St. Paul Street in downtown Kelowna. The Pod will offer a full service coworking environment for innovative startup and early stage companies and technology entrepreneurs.  Jeff...
February 27th 2013 at 09:15 AM
2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award
Are you an entrepreneur aged 18-35? Is your company at a crossroads? Do you have a solution that could take your business to the next level? Tell us about it. It could be worth $100,000, or $25,000 in consulting services. All companies reach turning points — decisive moments when entrepreneurs...
February 26th 2013 at 12:15 PM
Why Nanaimo? The city had everything couple was looking for
The Daily News Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 When Andrew Torgerson and his wife, Crystal, first considered moving to the coast from Calgary, Alta., Nanaimo didn't rank on their list of potential new locations. The family admits they had seen the Harbour City as a place to pass...
February 26th 2013 at 11:43 AM
Explosives experts from throughout armed forces in Comox Valley to train
By Contributed - Comox Valley Record Published: February 25, 2013 11:00 AM  Experts from across the Canadian Armed Forces are in the Comox Valley to hone their skills at safely disposing explosives. Exercise Tazz-Runner '13 is a two-week training opportunity, designed to challenge explosives...