MIBI News & Media Releases

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

Vancouver Tech Talent Challenge is Mid-Island’s opportunity

Does the ongoing Vancouver cost challenges provide an opportunity for Mid-Vancouver Island? The Vancouver Sun recently published an article which included the following “For the last 18 months to two years, it’s been a...

Multi Family Site available in North Nanaimo

Things are really starting to happen in the Mid-Island!  An exciting opportunity is available to acquire a prime 3.2 acre high rise multifamily development site in North Nanaimo. The zoning covenant allows for two buildings...

Further growth in the Mid-island – Alkan Air official opening at YCD

Canadian aviation company Alkan Air Ltd officially opened its hangar and operations base at Nanaimo Airport. “We are delighted to welcome Alkan Air and its wide range of flight services, this growth aligns with...

Tesla selects the Mid-Island to install it’s first Superchargers on Vancouver Island

A sign of the importance of the Mid-Island is Tesla’s decision to install it’s first Tesla Superchargers on Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, not just one supercharger but 8 Superchargers all located at the island’s...

Nanaimo apartment complex sold for $4M above assessed value

The lure of the Mid-Vancouver Island is growing with multi family residential developments being planned and existing multi family units being bought and sold. Western Investor has reported that Arbutus Gardens a 55-unit rental...

Mid-Island Brewery wins big at the 2017 World Beer Awards

White Sails Brewing located in Nanaimo came home winners from the “World Beer Awards” in London, England.  Their dark beer Snake Island CDA was crowned Best Canadian and Best World Black IPA and their...

$8M infrastructure contract awarded for Foothills housing development in the Mid-Island

A multi-million dollar contract to install infrastructure services for the Lantzville Foothills development has been awarded. The developer Lone Tree Properties (a subsidiary of Calgary’s Storm Mountain Development Corp) announced it has awarded an...

Fast foot passenger ferry service between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver a step closer

Media Release: August 23, 2017 Island Ferries and Nanaimo Reach Agreement on “Offer to Lease” The Nanaimo Port Authority and Island Ferry Services Ltd. (Island Ferries) are pleased to announce that they have reached...

MIBI working closely with HQ Vancouver

MIBI and HQ Vancouver sign an MOU.  HQ Vancouver is focused on promoting Canada’s competitive advantages in key sectors to attract major international firms to establish North American head offices in British Columbia. They have...

Report finds: Amount of Vancouver office space expected to become dire.

“Unprecedented demand for office space in Vancouver is expected to drive commercial real estate vacancies to the lowest rates ever, a new report says” The Mid-Island can provide a solution and allow your team...

Northern Biomass moves its head office to Nanaimo

Northern Biomass is relocating its head office to Nanaimo and will create up to 45 new jobs in the Mid-Island Full Press Release    

Vancouver Island Named the #1 Island in Canada

Vancouver Island was named the best island to visit in Canada by Travel + Leisure. There’s no need to rough it any more than you care to on this island, which is beloved as...

Report states “The Mid-Island apartment markets are more active than ever”

The Mid-Vancouver Island apartment markets are more active than ever; specifically, Nanaimo will add 331 units of purpose built rental product in 2017 with an additional 469 units in the rezoning and development permit stage. Major market...

Time to find a new Vancouver elsewhere in British Columbia

The Western Investor concludes that   “Possible options include Nanaimo and District, a potential Silicon Valley north with a nascent high-tech industry, oceanfront, a land mass of 2,034 square kilometres, – nearly equal to Metro...

Seaspan opens its $44 Million upgraded terminal in response to rising demand on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island continued strong growth is evidenced by Seaspan opening it’s new $44 million upgraded  terminal facilities in the Mid-Island Read More  

CBRE Predicts Industrial Land in Metro Vancouver will now run out by 2020

Vancouver now has the lowest industrial availability rate in North America, according to a new report by CBRE Vancouver, and the city will be in a critical state by 2020, about 10 years earlier than...

Chesapeake Shores Season 2 Starts Filming on Vancouver Island

After becoming Hallmark’s most-watched series in its history during its first season, Chesapeake Shores season 2 starring Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory starts filming on Mid-Vancouver Island.   In the communities of:- Qualicum Beach Parksville Nanoose Bay Nanaimo  ...

Further Growth and Expansion announced at Nanaimo Airport YCD

Nanaimo Airport will soon start expanding its Air Terminal Building, thanks to a $7.46 million infrastructure investment announced by the federal government. Passengers will benefit from an expanded departure lounge and security area in...

Britco in Nanaimo now part of the Black Diamond Group

Black Diamond Group Limited (“Black Diamond” or the “Company”) (TSX:BDI), a leading provider of modular work space solutions and workforce accommodations in Canada, United States and Australia, is pleased to announce it has completed...

Local University wins National MBA Games and raises record fund raising

As first-time hosts of the Games, the student organizing committee at Vancouver Island University’s faculty of management was determined to present a memorable event, held in Western Canada for the first time in 30...