MIBI News & Media Releases

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

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...

Vancouver Island University (VIU) to expand trades complex and create energy system with $22.4M investment

“VIU’s District Geo-Exchange Energy System will reduce the carbon output for heating and cooling at the school’s Nanaimo campus by tapping into geothermal energy. “ will support VIU’s community sustainability mandate, allowing the...

Helijet International expands its service between Nanaimo and Vancouver.

“When we looked at how our traffic has increased since entering the Nanaimo market and at how positive the feedback has been to our superior service and reliability, we felt now was a good...

$20 Million upgrade completed at Woodgrove Shopping Mall

The new look to Vancouver Island’s largest shopping centre includes a revamped, larger food court, an improved guest services location and upgraded bathrooms. The mall was given a cleaner and brighter look, with new...

Check out the Clean Tech sector on the Mid-Island

In recent years the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada have blazed a trail as the nation’s leader in green technology and sustainability. The green economy in the Mid-Island consists of...

Famed underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau described Vancouver Island as “the best temperate water diving in the world..”

The warm Pacific Ocean currents give Vancouver Island one of the mildest climates in Canada and that’s why the local waters are so sought-after not only by cold water divers. Jacques Cousteau once described...

Lowe’s opens store on the Mid-Island as part of it’s ongoing growth in Canada

The store will become the company’s first location in Nanaimo under the Lowe’s banner, and is expected to create 130 permanent positions in addition to 5-10 seasonal roles. The new Nanaimo Lowe’s will have...

Mid-Island home to a global leader in Virtual Reality “Cloudhead Games”

Cloudhead Games was recently named by Time Magazine as having one of the best HTC Vive launch games.   Read More

Bloomberg News Visits Nanaimo

In February 2016 Bloomberg News visited the Vancouver Island to see for itself how the Mid-Island was starting to be seen as a made in British Columbia solution to the growing growth challenges being...

Expedia names Nanaimo as one of the top 10 Canadian Cities you must visit

This slice of harbour front heaven is on Vancouver Island. Why do you need to pay it a visit? The reasons have a little something to do with the thriving arts district and bounty...