Fair Harbour Dock Revitalization

Miners Bay Wharf Infrastructure Renewal on Mayne Island

Nanaimo Airport Socio-Economic Impact Study

Deliver Vancouver Island (DELVI) Social Enterprise Commercialization

Inside the Deliver Vancouver Island micro-fulfillment centre in Parksville, photo credit Kevin Forsyth.

Ahousaht Matsquiaht Property North Dock & Barge Landing Site Re-Development

The sun sets over the Tofino mudflats as Meares Island looms in the background, on April 14, 2020. Photo Credit - Melissa Renwick

Community Benefit Hub

Strategic procurement is an opportunity for communities to leverage tax dollars to achieve social, economic and environmental objectives aligned with community values. Since 2016, a working group of local government leaders have collaborated on the concept of a Community Benefit Hub – a cost effective framework for communities to integrate strategic procurement into public-spending. This… Continue reading Community Benefit Hub

Seaplane Base Boat Launch

In recent years, the District of Ucluelet has evolved into a major tourism centre on the west coast of Vancouver Island and has acquired the status of resort municipality. However, this Oceanside community did not have a deep-water public boat launch. The capacity of existing private boat launches had been exceeded and they did not… Continue reading Seaplane Base Boat Launch

Cowichan Bay Harbour Expansion and Upgrade

Historically, Cowichan Bay has been highly dependent upon the fishing and forestry sectors for local employment and economic growth. The dramatic downturn of the salmon fishery, in the late 1990’s, had a devastating effect on employment in the community and led to the current economic diversification strategy targeting tourism. Marine tourism has been steadily increasing… Continue reading Cowichan Bay Harbour Expansion and Upgrade

Denman Island Community Dock

Denman Island had been without a small-boat community dock for almost 20 years — ever since the government dock was removed due to deterioration. The lack of a public docking facility had limited the attraction of recreational boaters to the community and impeded the growth of businesses in the commercial fishing, aquaculture, tour and charter… Continue reading Denman Island Community Dock

Ford Cove Harbour Improvement

Nestled near the southern tip of Hornby Island, Ford Cove Harbour was built to accommodate commercial fishing boats, though a decline in fish stocks in the Salish Sea resulted in less commercial use. With the transition away from fishing, more recreational boaters enjoy the area and the Harbour is well used by a variety of vessels.… Continue reading Ford Cove Harbour Improvement