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Quatsino First Nation photo

Quatsino First Nation enters into agreement with Northisle Copper and Gold Inc.

The agreement covers all North Island Mining Corp. mineral claims within Quatsino Territory

McWilkie’s kitchen trailer. (Debra Lynn photo)

Fast food takeout restaurant opens in Port Alice

McWilkies Fast Food is served out of two trailers at the Rumble Beach Marina

  • Nov 21, 2022
The Ehattesaht Chinehkint First Nation is located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. (ehattesaht.com photo)

First Nation purchases one of B.C.’s largest natural resource consulting services companies

By acquiring SNRC the Ehattesaht will be able to fast track a number of their opportunities

The Ehattesaht Chinehkint First Nation is located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. (ehattesaht.com photo)
Keltic Seafoods in Port Hardy. (Keltic Facebook photo)

Employee owned Keltic Seafoods has been bought out by the Pacific Seafood Group

The full leadership team will continue with Mickey Flanagan still serving in the role of CEO

Keltic Seafoods in Port Hardy. (Keltic Facebook photo)
Incoming Grieg Seafood Managing Director Jennifer Woodland Photo courtesy of Grieg Seafood

Grieg Seafood names Jennifer Woodland new Managing Director

Woodland outlines First Nations reconciliation as top priority.

Incoming Grieg Seafood Managing Director Jennifer Woodland Photo courtesy of Grieg Seafood
Photo credit: Janice & George Mucalov

Indigenous-owned driving school to strengthen economic opportunities on the North Island

The ‘Namgis First Nation Driving School will be modeled on the All Nations Driving Academy

Photo credit: Janice & George Mucalov
Business & Community Excellence Awards

Awards for Business Excellence to resume in Port McNeill & District

Merit-based awards to highlight innovation, green business, resilience, and investment

Business & Community Excellence Awards
The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted file photo)

Chips happening on northern Vancouver Island

‘The acquisition of Atli Chip Plant is a huge win for Atli Resources LP and the North Island’

The Atli Chip Limited Partnership team achieved an important milestone when they loaded their first barge of slash chips which will be delivered to a Paper Excellence mill. (Submitted file photo)
Quatsino First Nation photo
Quatsino First Nation photo
Nicole Wilson and Grant Cook in front of their Frigon Paddling Trailer. (Debra Lynn photo)

Frigon Paddling kayak rental service open in Port Alice

Frigon Paddling rents sit-on-top kayaks, single composite kayaks, double kayaks and paddle boards

  • Jun 27, 2022
Nicole Wilson and Grant Cook in front of their Frigon Paddling Trailer. (Debra Lynn photo)
Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)

New business partners breathe new life into Vancouver Island’s most remote pub

Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant in Holberg is edge of civilization for wilderness adventurers

Tim Sangha, a member of the Nanaimo-based business partnership that has owned the Scarlet Ibis Pub and Restaurant since November 2020, presents a carving by woodcarver Rick Rotar of the Ibis business logo to Patricia Gwynne who owned and operated the Island’s most remote pub for more than 40 years. (Scarlet Ibis image)
Candice Vanoverschot giving eyelash extensions to her mother, Lonnie Collins. (Debra Lynn photo)

Candi Island Beauty Bar opening in Port Alice

Vanoverschot’s former life is a far cry from the beauty industry

  • May 12, 2022
Candice Vanoverschot giving eyelash extensions to her mother, Lonnie Collins. (Debra Lynn photo)
A map of the North Island Projects. (Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. photo)

North Isle Copper and Gold appoints new vice president project development

Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. (Northisle) has announced the appointment of Ian…

A map of the North Island Projects. (Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. photo)
Mowi’s centralized feed station. (Mowi photo)

Mowi furthers investment in Klemtu with new centralized feed station and staff accommodation

Salmon farming to continue in Klemtu thanks to Mowi Canada West investing in the future

Mowi’s centralized feed station. (Mowi photo)
21streetclub was dreamed up by a UVic student who dreams of helping art and design students earn money from their pieces while attending school. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Walusimbi)

University of Victoria student turns class project idea into full-blown fashion business

Website aims to help art and design students find platform to share, sell their fashion pieces

21streetclub was dreamed up by a UVic student who dreams of helping art and design students earn money from their pieces while attending school. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Walusimbi)
(Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. photo)

Northisle Copper and Gold drills in new area with potential ‘immense opportunities’

Northisle is currently deciding whether or not to proceed with creating a mine by 2026

(Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. photo)
Oweekeno Lake at the head of Rivers Inlet. (Photo contributed)

Wuikinuxv Nation acquires forest licence from Interfor Corporation

The tenure purchase marks a milestone in the relationship between Wuikinuxv and Interfor

Oweekeno Lake at the head of Rivers Inlet. (Photo contributed)
A Pipe Eye vacuum truck at work in Port Alice in 2021. (Debra Lynn photo)

Pipe Eye Video Inspections: the phone rings every day

Ken Peligren started out his working life in logging and the trades

  • Jan 19, 2022
A Pipe Eye vacuum truck at work in Port Alice in 2021. (Debra Lynn photo)
Marnie Chase (left) and Narda Bradshaw (right) on their first cruise to Alaska. (Submitted photo)

Wizards on the hook: The life of the entrepreneurial crocheter

WRITTEN BY DEBRA LYNN Narda Bradshaw and Marnie Chase are old friends…

Marnie Chase (left) and Narda Bradshaw (right) on their first cruise to Alaska. (Submitted photo)