MIBI News & Media Releases

Keep up to date will the latest business development and lifestyle news from the best place to live: Vancouver Island.

Where is the PUCK going next in British Columbia, Canada

Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky is famous for saying the reason for his success was “skate to where the puck is going, not where it has been.” If we apply this advice to the business...

Harbour Air providing daily service between Nanaimo and Vancouver leads the way by converting engines to electric

Harbour Air that includes daily return flights between Nanaimo to Downtown Vancouver and Vancouver Airport is showing real innovation By Justin Bachman from Bloomberg, March 26, 2019 Airlines With Electric Engines Are Coming Harbour Air...

More exciting development news in Downtown Nanaimo

Wertman Development Corporation moved a step closer with the approval of their Development Permit for the construction of a 24-storey, 110-unit residential condo building in downtown Nanaimo. The plans include ground floor commercial and office...

New 172 Room Marriott Courtyard set to open in Downtown Nanaimo in December 2020

NANAIMO, British Columbia (March 13, 2019) – PEG Companies (“PEG”) a Utah-based commercial developer, today announced plans to begin construction on a nine-storey Courtyard by Marriott hotel. The property, located at 100 Gordon St. across from...

The First Pure Car & Truck Carrier Arrives into the Port of Nanaimo

March 8th saw the arrival of the first Pure Car and Truck Carrier (PCTC) from Europe into the Port of Nanaimo.  The cars will be offloaded and prepared to send to vehicle dealerships on Vancouver Island...

$75 Million Investment Announced into Nanaimo Fibre Optic Network

Exciting Announcement demonstrating the growth of the Mid-Island. TELUS announced today they are investing $75 million to connect more than 90 per cent of homes and businesses in Nanaimo and Lantzville, including the Snuneymuxw...

It’s all happening on Mid-Vancouver Island

Wow what an amazing start to 2019, so much positive attention and announcements being made on mid-Vancouver Island.  The year started with Nanaimo in the spotlight as the whole of BC and other parts...

Local Tech Company grows from Tenant to Co-working Space Owner

It is exciting to see the Tech Scene growing in Nanaimo, the Economic Development Corporation had the vision to invest in a start up space and 5 years later one of the original start...

We are excited to announce “The Angel Forum” is coming to Nanaimo

The Angel Forum is coming out of Vancouver for the first time in many years and they chose Nanaimo because they see what is happening in our region.  On their newsletter they recently announced...

Congratulations to Eastside Games for being Recognized by Deloitte’s Technology Fast Winners in 2018

Congratulations to the team at Eastside Games it is exciting to have this company establish a satellite operation in Downtown Nanaimo Deloitte Announces 2018 Technology Fast 50 Winners – BC Companies Take Top Two...

Tax and Land Benefits to Manufacturers / Importers on Vancouver Island

Mid-Vancouver Island Manufacturers / Importers can take advantage of the Island being designated a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) “Anyone actively exporting products from Vancouver Island, and especially anyone importing materials or components for production,...

Cloudhead Games Wins the 2018 Virtual Reality (VR) Game of the Year

Mid-Vancouver island based Cloudhead Games wins global recognition at the VR Awards in London, England. Extract from Nanaimo News Now by Spencer Sterritt “I think why we won, ultimately, was because we have a...

Ernst & Young 2018 Entrepreneur of the year recognizes Nanaimo’s Morgan Carey as a Finalist.

BCBusiness Magazine: October 2018 Feature 2018 Technology Enterpreneur Runner Up Morgan Carey, Founder and CEO, Real Estate Webmasters Nanaimo-based Morgan Carey should be used to accolades by now. This is the third year in a row...

Nanaimo based Hyas Continues to be Noticed

HYAS, a leading provider of attribution intelligence solutions for infosec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced that long-time industry visionary and investor, Ariel Silverstone, has joined as Data Protection Officer. Building on the momentum of its...

Exciting News – Vancouver Island Receives Foreign Trade Zone Designation

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada News release Foreign Trade Zone status will help businesses facilitate exports and create jobs for the middle class September 24, 2018 – Vancouver Island, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification...

Nanaimo’s Own Gaming and Cosplay takes place Sept 15th & 16th at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

MCon is Nanaimo’s very own GAMING CONVENTION! Check out the exciting activities at M CON Website Founded in 2015 by Mosaic IT, MCon celebrates all things gaming and geeky! We have everything from Board games,...

Nanaimo Tech Company HYAS Announces $6.2 million investment

Media Release – August 2, 2018: HYAS, headquartered in Nanaimo, with offices in Victoria and Seattle is a leading provider of attribution intelligence tools for infosec and cybersecurity professionals, today announced it has raised $6.2 million...

WCMRC selects Nanaimo to be main operations base for Vancouver Island.

Article By: Nicholas Pescod, Nanaimo News Bulletin. Western Canada Marine Response Corporation announced on Monday that it has signed an 25-year agreement with the Nanaimo Port Authority to lease nearly 12,077 square metres of land...

Engineering firm Aplin Martin establishing a presence in Nanaimo and looking to hire locally

Exciting to see a Lower Mainland Engineering Company establishing a presence in the Mid-Island and looking to hire locally. Aplin Martin was founded in 1968, and since then we’ve grown into an innovative,  multi-disciplinary...

Nanaimo based Cannabis grower Tilray valued at up to US$1.5 billion for Nasdaq IPO

The Nanaimo-based producer is the last large Canadian marijuana company to go public. By: Mark Rendell, July 9th, 2018 Nanaimo cannabis producer Tilray Inc., will be valued between US$1.3 billion and $1.5 billion when its...