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 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...