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January 31st 2013 at 12:15 PM
New technology puts the brakes on distracted drivers
CAMPBELL RIVER – A North Island auto dealership has added a new product to its retail line; one that’s designed to keep drivers safer behind the wheel. Harris North Island Nissan has started marketing “The Textbuster”, an American product which is mounted under the dash of any vehicle...
January 31st 2013 at 12:03 PM
College gets money for skills training equipment
BY LYNN WELBURN COMOX VALLEY ECHO JANUARY 29, 2013     John Yap, B.C.'s minister of advanced education, innovation and technology, announced more than $662,000 in additional funds for new skills training equipment on Monday during a tour of the Courtenay and Campbell River campuses....
January 28th 2013 at 04:07 PM
Wireless technology installed in schools
By Jenn McGarrigle - Nanaimo News Bulletin Published: January 21, 2013 2:00 PM  Efforts to install wireless Internet technology in all Nanaimo school district facilities are continuing. The technology upgrades are almost complete in the district’s secondary schools and the goal is to...
January 28th 2013 at 02:17 PM
Nanaimo firm adds cutting-edge technology
Robert Barron, Daily News Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 The new owner of Nanaimo's PI Granite Fabricators Ltd. has major expansion plans. James MacIntyre, who bought the business along with its sister company, Studio Kitchens & Design Ltd., a little more than a year ago,...
January 24th 2013 at 03:46 PM
BCIC Welcomes Innovation Island Technology Association to the BCIC Acceleration Network
BCIC Welcomes Innovation Island Technology Association to the BCIC Acceleration Network Partnership brings the Venture Acceleration Program to innovators in  Mid and Northern Vancouver Island January 23, 2013  Nanaimo, British Columbia – BCIC is pleased to welcome the Innovation...
January 21st 2013 at 04:05 PM
Dragon's Den-like B.C. tech contest taps local talent
Firm's desalination process making a splash   By Sam Cooper, The Province January 17, 2013 A unique contest for tech startups in B.C. is getting credit for fostering innovation and catalyzing some major success stories. The BCIC New Ventures Competition runs annually from April to...
January 16th 2013 at 10:41 AM
Nanaimo schools will be equipped for technology
Robert Barron, Daily News Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 All the schools in the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district should be equipped to allow access to wireless technology by the end the 2013-14 school year. A report prepared by IBM Consultants that was tabled in July recommended that...
January 14th 2013 at 03:33 PM
10 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2013
Four Canadian tech CEOs pick the most promising firms for the coming year By Daniel Schwartz, CBC News Posted: Jan 4, 2013 2:45 PM ET  A 'phenomenal' year for Canada's young tech companies Who will be Canada's next tech darling? The year ahead looks promising for Canada's tech start-ups,...
December 20th 2012 at 04:08 PM
Comox Valley Technology Tempts Powell River's Leaders
By Alex Rawnsley Powell River The Comox Valley Regional District's mapping technology is set to be contracted out to the RD in Powell River. "This is just a classic case of another regional district putting a system together, which we like," said Powell River Regional Board Chair, Colin Palmer....
December 20th 2012 at 02:33 PM
3 reasons why Canadian startups should stay put
December 15, 2012 10:22 AM  Derek Ting If you’re a software startup, people assume you want to be in Silicon Valley, to be immersed in the hub of high tech; surrounded by other like-minded entrepreneurial spirits; and delighted by the normally mild California weather and scenic Pacific...