The commitment, vision and concern of our volunteers measure the success of community-based organizations like Community Futures. The annual Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an individual in each Community Futures office who has demonstrated outstanding service in the field of community and business development.
Dennis... Read more
Ministers of International Trade and Small Business and Tourism announce new export program for Canadian companies
January 5, 2016 - Kitchener, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small... Read more
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North Vancouver Island has some of the best cedar of anywhere in the province. This fact wasn’t lost on Linda Minihan when she took over Port McNeill Shake & Shingle in 2007, with help from EcoTrust Canada and Vendor Financing. “We are close to some of the best cedar in the province,” says Minihan. “It is better that the mill is kept in Port McNeill rather than be in the Lower Mainland.” She says it “just makes sense” to have jobs... Read more
Annie LeBlanc and Dawn Harilstad
"Roll me away tonight" - The Rock Pub
The Rock, located in the Dalewood Hotel in Port McNeill, is the brainchild of Annie LeBlanc and Dawn Harilstad, both longtime residents of the North Island. Annie and Dawn actually worked together at the pub in the late 1980’s. “Over the years that we worked there and through the years since, we always had a vision for what we would do with the bar if we ever had the chance,” says Dawn. That... Read more