The North Island Concert Society: Did you Know?

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My Vancouver Island North supports all manner of arts and skills that enhance the culture of living in this wonderful part of the world. The North Island Concert Society and supporters are in the 21st year of working diligently to present quality performances for us to enjoy. Do yourself, and your friends and family a treat, and… Read more »

Keltic Seafoods: A Co-Op on My Vancouver Island North

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Port Hardy, B.C. A story of a co-op: local people banding together to create opportunity. When Keltic Seafood was on the block in 2000, the local employees banded together to purchase the business, and it’s been run as a coop ever since. “Keltic Seafoods Ltd, established December 1, 2000, is located in a safe harbour… Read more »

Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish: What a Story

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Port Hardy, B.C. – From www.hardybuoys.com Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish Inc. was founded in 1994 by Bruce and Carol Dirom. What started as a hobby, a way for Bruce to supplement his young family’s income has evolved into one of the largest employers in Port Hardy. An avid sports fisherman, Bruce Dirom recognized a need… Read more »

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 »