MIBI News & Media Releases

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

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...

First Ever Direct Flight between Nanaimo and Toronto starts Today

On June 22nd, 2018 Air Canada will commence their first direct flight between Nanaimo, (on Vancouver Island) and Toronto. To mark this occasion business and tourism leaders will travel to Toronto from Nanaimo on...

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announces major investment of $6.3 million to the Nanaimo Port Authority

Exciting news as more investment comes to support the great work by the Nanaimo Port Authority and their partners Below Report from Transport Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced a...

Over 1,250 Delegates from 50 Countries attending a 6 day Conference in Nanaimo

The Mid-Island Business Initiative is pleased to offer our congratulations to the team at Vancouver Island Conference Center for bringing the Science & Spirituality Conference to Nanaimo that has attracted over 1250 Delegates from 50...

Consul Generals Visit the Mid-Island

On May 15th MIBI working with Vancouver Island University (VIU) hosted Consul Generals in Nanaimo and Milner Gardens. The day consisted of showcasing the both the University and Business opportunities that exist for students...

Exciting to see East Side Games coming to Nanaimo

East Side Games is on the lookout for a Lead Software Engineer with Unity experience.  We want you (yes, you!) as our dedicated Lead Software Engineer who will make use of your technical experience...

Top 20 under 40 Congratulations to MIBI member Tony Harris and all the 2018 Winners

Extract from the Times Colonist, April 22nd, 2018 The Island’s Top 20 Under 40 How do you find the 20 best young entrepreneurs on Vancouver Island? For the sixth year in a row, an Island-wide...

Construction begins on Nanaimo Airport’s $15-million expansion

Carla Wilson – Times Colonist Nanaimo’s $15-million airport expansion officially kicked off Tuesday in a ground-breaking ceremony to start construction of a 14,000-square-foot terminal addition. The investment comes as the Nanaimo Airport marks eight...

Nanaimo Auto Terminal Planned for Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) is partnering with Western Stevedoring (Western) and their affiliate organization, the Auto Division of SSA Marine (SSA) to design, build, finance and operate a multipurpose break bulk terminal with...

Inspiring Global Leaders Share their Stories In Nanaimo

On Saturday evening I had the great honour to moderate a panel of inspiring young leaders who came to Nanaimo from England, California and Toronto to share their story to an eager crowd of...

Register today to attend this weekend’s exciting Leadership Conference in Nanaimo

Vancouver Island University, through the Office of Co-Curricular Engagement and Learning, will host the 10th annual Vancouver Island Leadership Conference (VILC). The VILC is a student led, non-profit conference that aims to connect students with...

New Residential Development in Nanaimo – 2 bed strata homes for sale at $472,390

Emerald Woods Place is a north-end Nanaimo gem surrounded by forest and access to a wetland, creek and easy trail access to the Nanaimo Parkway Trail. You will also appreciate the convenience of being...

Construction has started on 91 Chapel Street condo development

This new development by Island Creek Developments is only a short distance from the Nanaimo downtown waterfront and is already reporting 80% sold. Mid-Vancouver Island is being rediscovered. Read More

Nanaimo Airport Expansion scheduled to start this spring

Construction set to begin on Nanaimo airport terminal expansion by Nicolas Pescod, Nanaimo News Now Feb. 21, 2018 First phase of construction project to begin in March or April. The Nanaimo Airport is about...

Vancouver developer announces a 90 unit boutique condo and townhouses in downtown Nanaimo

Wertman Development Corporation based in Vancouver since 1962 is seeing the potential of the Mid-Island with it’s recent development announcement in Nanaimo of a 90 unit boutique condo and townhouse development close to the ocean...

Spotlight On Nanaimo based Real Estate Webmasters

Real Estate Webmasters has grown to over 150 employees and created a tech campus in the heart of Nanaimo.  Judy Stephan interviews their new COO Kent Flint in her monthly Nanaimo Magazine Celebrity Spotlight Feature....

Prime Minister Trudeau, the Conference Board of Canada and More

Last week Prime Minister Trudeau finished a cross country series of town hall meetings in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.  This was his only stop in British Columbia. In April the Conference Board of Canada...