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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...
February 20th 2013 at 02:16 PM
College sells land for new hospital in Courtenay
By Contributed - Comox Valley Record The sale of land to the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) for the North Island Hospitals Project has been finalized, North Island College confirmed Tuesday afternoon. North Island College received approval Feb. 15 from the Ministry of Advanced Education...
February 19th 2013 at 03:14 PM
Comox fire trucks now equipped with iPads
BY MICHAEL BRIONES, COMOX VALLEY ECHO FEBRUARY 8, 2013   The Comox Valley Fire Department has added a new hi-tech feature to its emergency services - iPads. Four of its fire trucks are now equipped with the latest Apple technology, which fire chief Gordon Schreiner says will be a valuable...
February 18th 2013 at 02:25 PM
Hacker night aids creativity
Calling all hackers. On Wednesday (Feb. 20), Innovation Island is hosting Hack Night from 6-9 p.m. Hack Night is a free monthly event for developers, designers, programmers and other techies who want to code and collaborate for a couple of hours after work. It’s an unstructured way to brainstorm...
February 15th 2013 at 09:33 AM
NEDC Rolls Out New Brand
February 14, 2013  Nanaimo: The Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation (NEDC)  nveiled its new brand “Nanaimo. Infinite Possibilities.” on Thursday February 14, 2013. The brand, developed with Impact Visual Communications of Nanaimo included community consultation,...
February 7th 2013 at 02:19 PM
Diving history and underwater technology featured in new exhibit in Campbell River
By Paul Rudan - Campbell River Mirror Published: February 07, 2013 12:00 PM  Updated: February 07, 2013 12:04 PM At the Maritime Heritage Centre, Glenn Ashby takes on the light- and heavy-lifting chores. The past president of the Maritime society is happily painting doorway trim on the...
February 6th 2013 at 03:15 PM
UBC Alumni and students: Receive up to $5K in business services through UILO Voucher Program!
The UILO Start-up Services Voucher Program provides up to $5,000 worth of business services to new ventures formed by recent UBC alumni as well as current UBC students, faculty and staff. Offered as part of the entrepreneurship@UBC initiative, the program is now accepting applications...
February 6th 2013 at 03:02 PM
Research endowment to position Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health as a centre of excellence in medical technology
Surrey, BC –Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health Authority are poised to become leaders in medical research and technology innovation with the launch of a $5.25 million Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation B.C. Leadership Chair in Multimodal Technology for Healthcare Innovation. The Hon....
February 5th 2013 at 02:25 PM
New Ventures BC releases economic impact and entrepreneurial research study
BRITISH COLUMBIA – It may have been the prize money that attracted more than 1,400 new ventures to participate in the BCIC-New Ventures Competition since its inception in 2001, but according to a newly released economic impact study undertaken by a team of researchers at SFU’s...