Campbell River Economic Development Blog

Economic development and all that it may encompass is the subject of many a blog posting for the Campbell River area.

Life on MARS: Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Centre adds Tourism Element

Mountainaire Avian Rescue Centre goes Tourism After more than 20 years of rehabilitating sick and injured wildlife from across northern Vancouver Island, the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS)is about to embark on a major expansion, adding educational tourism to the services it provides. MARS has experienced significant growth in its caseload, and purchased a 4.4 … Continue reading Life on MARS: Wildlife Rescue and Rehab Centre adds Tourism Element


Improved Broadband in Campbell River A new open access municipal broadband network in Campbell River, funded by the City and the Island Coastal Economic Trust, will provide businesses in the downtown core with affordable access to high-speed internet. High-speed internet is a necessity for most of today’s growth-oriented businesses, and people that depend on this technology are … Continue reading IMPROVED BROADBAND ACCESS WILL SPUR ECONOMY IN CAMPBELL RIVER

North Island Hospitals Project 2014

Before the project on the Campbell River Hospital began we interviewed Tom Sparrow, project Manager. Here is the video. We’ve all heard about the two new hospitals slated for construction in Campbell River and in the Comox Valley. But there still remains some unanswered questions and some confusion regarding the process, leaving some burning questions, … Continue reading North Island Hospitals Project 2014

The Last Salmon Dance

The Last Salmon Dance Beginning in mid July every year the Campbell River lays host to a gathering of hundreds of thousands of salmon, if not millions. This past few years the number of pink salmon migrating to the Campbell River and Quinsam River systems has been simply staggering, paying tribute to the ongoing efforts … Continue reading The Last Salmon Dance

What is #Hootup #CampbellRiver

Background on Hootup #CampbellRiver Well we’ve all heard of Twitter, really how could we not have heard of Twitter and we have all heard that Social Media is the immerging technique for creating a social following, which in turn creates a marketplace for our products and services. From the perspective of marketing Campbell River, Twitter … Continue reading What is #Hootup #CampbellRiver

2nd Year 90,000 Visits

Campbell River Community Website hits 90,000 visits in its second year. What a Milestone and yes it’s true, after 5 grueling years in production and two years spent enhancing, modifying, tweaking, polishing and learning, we did it.  September has marked’s second year on the internet and we topped the scales with a whopping 90,008 … Continue reading 2nd Year 90,000 Visits

11 Rules to Live by on Twitter

11 Rules ot Live by on Twitter Sooner or later we will all be engaged in social networking, even if you aren’t now, you probably will be someday “soon“.  Our world is becoming wrapped around being able to navigate, collect and send information quickly and Twitter is one of the fastest growing platforms in which … Continue reading 11 Rules to Live by on Twitter

Campbell River Cycling SWOT Anaylsis – Summary – December 2013

How to do a S.W.O.T Anaylsis (SWOT) Introduction & Background Campbell River’s location at the epicenter for Vancouver Island’s adventure corridor effectively positions the city as the gateway to a myriad of outdoor activities. Global economic trends, particularly as they relate to health, fitness and outdoor activity are on the rise at virtually alarming rates … Continue reading Campbell River Cycling SWOT Anaylsis – Summary – December 2013