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 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...

Conference Board of Canada returns to Nanaimo for the third year

The Western Business Outlook in Nanaimo promises to be the premier economic forecasting event on the island this year. This is the third year that the Conference Board has hosted a Western Business Outlook...

How basing your company in a smaller community can improve retention

Chris Hamilton article in the Globe and Mail “The case for basing your company in a small community” Key Highlights employee retention at Mars employees on average, our associates stay with us for nine years....

Mid-island based VMAC win BC Export Award

Manufacturing is alive and well and thriving on Mid-Vancouver Island. VMAC (Nanaimo, British Columbia) won the Manufactured Products Category at the 2017 BC Export Awards. The prestigious BC Export Awards are presented annually by...

Air Canada announces direct sevice between Nanaimo and Toronto

Further evidence of the Mid-Island emerging as a business hub. Non-stop Air Canada Rouge seasonal services start in June from Toronto-Nanaimo Today Air Canada announced new nonstop, seasonal services will begin next June from Toronto to...

Ladysmith First Avenue awarded Canadian “Great Street” winner 2017

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) 2017 Great Places in Canada Winner – Great Street (First Avenue, Ladysmith, Vancouver Island) Just more reasons to check out Mid-Vancouver Island. CIP Jury Statement: First Avenue exhibits all...

BC Export Awards shortlists Mid-Island manufacturer VMAC

VMAC is a great example of a manufacturer located on Vancouver Island successfully sending its products to global customers. VMAC has been named a finalist in the BC Export Awards’ Manufactured Products category. The...

Film studio opening in the Mid-Island labeled a ‘game changer’

Vancouver Island Film Studios officially opened Thursday in Parksville.  A small studio is currently open, with a larger one to be ready by early 2018 and two more to follow. Developer Ron Chiovetti said...

Vancouver Island has become a go-to destination for young entrepreneurs

In the October Edition of Douglas Magazine Paulina Cameron, a chartered professional accountant (CPA) and director of Futurpreneur for B.C. and the Yukon. says the Island’s lifestyle, affordability and proximity to Vancouver’s communities and resources are some...

Cruise Ship Star Princess visits Nanaimo

The Star Princess returns Thursday, October 19th at 7am and departs at 6pm. She is a Grand-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruise Lines, 290 metres in length with a beam of...

Co-Working Space Growing in the Mid-Island

The Network Hub provides on demand, short, and long term fully furnished private offices for rent with high speed internet connectivity, a meeting room, mail service and shared office equipment & kitchen. The Network...

Westjet adds new routes from the Mid-Island

WestJet announced today that it will begin operating daily, year-round service from Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport to Vancouver International Airport on WestJet Encore. “Developing service is key to Nanaimo Airport’s continued growth to ensure...