Community Futures Mount Waddington: Alternative Business Finance for Rural Areas

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The Regional District of Mount Waddington: Community Futures is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting rural-based small business and community economic development since 1986. There are 34 Community Futures offices throughout rural BC and 268 Community Futures offices across Canada. They support businesses who may not fit into the overall… Read more »

WestCoast Helicopters: Getting a Start in Port McNeill, B.C.

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Port McNeill, B.C. A success story in aviation was born in Port McNeill, B.C. and branched out into the province. “West Coast Helicopters is a light to intermediate helicopter service provider with bases in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Port McNeill and Bella Coola. Our fleet of helicopters consists of nine intermediate Airbus AStar helicopters, an Airbus Twinstar… Read more »

NIEFS & WorkBC: Collaborating for Community Employment

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Port Hardy, B.C. The regions largest employment assistance organization is North Island Employment Foundations (NIEFS) and their staff works to connect people with employers and places! “NIEFS is a charitable community-based not-for-profit organization and the major employment agency for Northern Vancouver Island. As a leader in workforce development we provide services to over 5000 job… Read more »

Western Forest Products: A major regional employer

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Port McNeill, B.C. Western Forest Products “North Island Forest Operations” are run out of an office located five minutes West of Port McNeill. From here, area managers run all aspects of the logging and forestry operations of Western Forest Products. The footprint of this operation extends to the West, North and East for the main… Read more »

Getting Around: Health and mobility on My Vancouver Island North

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The Regional District of Mount Waddington: There is a misconception that rural health care has standards lower than urban centres. However, in the Regional District of Mount Waddington this isn’t true. What is true is that transportation becomes a more valid concern, but organizations like “Wheels for Wellness” and the Volunteer Transportation Network run by… Read more »

Lemare Group: Providing Learning Opportunities

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Port McNeill, B.C. The shop at Lemare Lake Logging is manned by trades professionals who work maintaining and rebuilding equipment. Countless local youth and people looking to expand their careers have gotten their start in the Lemare shop, where the pursuit of excellence and rigorous demands of operational resource management provide an environment where these… Read more »