Investing in BC's Nanaimo Regional District



Region:  Vancouver Island and Coast



Community Size: 3,200.71 km²

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Well Established Landscaping Biz In Top Retirement Community is a business for sale in BC.

Well Established Landscaping Biz In Top Retirement Community

863 - Hollywood Rd., Qualicum Beach, BC
Well established, turn-key Landscaping Business available in Qualicum Beach, BC - a top retirement community on Vancouver Island means endless customers!We are going into our 12th year here in the Parksville / Qualicum district, and we have developed a large clientele.We have all the equipment that ... continue

Fitzwilliam Gate is a commercial real estate opportunity in BC.

204 - Fitzwilliam Gate

427 Fitzwilliam St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 3A9
Unique office space. Very nice, open office space available. Lower area has reception area, waiting area, private office, washroom, lots of open space. Upper level is an open vaulted space with lots of natural light. Unit is @ 1100 sq ft. Lots of windows overlooking the Fitzwilliam Gate courtya... continue

Top Brand Service Station is a business for sale in BC.

Top Brand Service Station

660 Primrose St, Qualicum, BC
2017 adjusted net income of over $300k!@Here is your rare chance to own a profitable business that you can actually run as an absentee owner. Top Brand Service station with C-Store. Located in the Parksville-Qualicum area, this high volume service station sold 2,000,000 Liters last year and climbin... continue

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TREK Wildland Services brings fire control expertise to Indonesia

British Columbia’s expertise in managing forest fires has led a B.C. company to win a contract to train workers in fire-plagued parts of Indonesia. TREK Wildland Services has trained 400 Indonesians in Sumatra and East Kalimantan to fight out-of-control forest fires using the Incident... continue

B.C. Cleantech Company Drives Fuel Efficiency in Trucking Industry

Sidney, B.C.-based Empire Hydrogen Energy Systems Inc. is sparking interest and sales in North American trucking fleets. The company’s innovative new fuel enhancement system allows large diesel engines to burn fuel 10-25% more efficiently.   The system consists of a small box of... continue