Category Archives: Business

Business on Vancouver Island

Brush Clearing and Towing Services Wanted

Opportunity knocks, the City of Nanaimo is looking for brush cutting and clearing services.  The closing date and time: tenders must be received at the Purchasing Department before 2:00 P.M. (14:00 hrs) PST on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

Do you offer Towing and Storage Services? The City of Nanaimo requires your services. Closing date and time: Prior to 2:00 PM PST on March 24, 2011. 

Closing Location is the City of Nanaimo, Purchasing Department
2020 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J9.

Proposals will not be opened in public, for more information on these bid opportunities go to City of Nanaimo on the blogroll.

Wanted: Vending Machine Services – Oceanside

Opportunity knocks! Do you offer a healthy food vending machine service in Parksville or Qualicum Beach?

This month the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) will  issue a request for proposals for a new contract to operate vending machines at Oceanside Place and Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach. The chosen contractor will be required to supply healthy choice vending in accordance with the three year healthy eating guide implementation chart approved by the regional board.

For more information visit RDN on the blogroll and follow the links to Recreational Services.

Is Freight Rail an Option?

Have you ever wanted to ride the train down to Victoria? If you have a business do you think it would be cheaper to truck it or go by freight rail?

These are good questions to ask in a time when highway traffic on the Island is only getting more and more congested.  Unfortunately, there is only one company that runs the rails and they can set the price – CN.  Local Mid Island business owners have seen their rail rates increase by over 25% just since last year. Is there any other option other than trucking?

Time to think about our local highways and the increase in congestion of truck traffic and the lack of fare priced passenger rail transportation on mid Vancouver Island.  Take your opinions to the Federal Ministry of Transportation.

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Nanaimo Software Upgrade Project

Do you sell software? The City of Nanaimo is seeking quotes for a SAP Software Upgrade Project.

The City of Nanaimo is requesting quotes from interested parties for the upgrade of their existing SAP BW and EP environments to the latest versions. For more information visit The City of Nanaimo or for more bid opportunities visit BC Bid.

Closing Time: Tenders must be received before 2:00 PM Pacific Time on: June 2, 2010

E&N Train Station Restoration Campaign- Nanaimo

Looking for a community cause to get behind?  The shovels and tools are getting into action to give a facelift to the old E&N train station on Selby Street in Nanaimo. First, a little history for you: In 1920 the new E&N Station was built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company on the site of the original station and remained in continuous use until it was gutted by fire in 2007.

Who is behind the rescue of the Nanaimo train station?  The Nanaimo Train Station Partnership which was created to raise the funds necessary for the restoration of Nanaimo’s E&N Train Station.  The Partnership includes the Young Professionals of Nanaimo, the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership Society and the Island Corridor Foundation.

The Nanaimo Train Station Partnership hopes to raise the remaining $400,000 for the full restoration of the E&N Station.

To find out how you can be a part of rebuilding Nanaimo’s E&N Station contact Andre Sullivan of the Young Professionals of Nanaimo or Matt Hussmann of the Downtown Nanaimo Partnership Society.

Commuting from Nanaimo to Victoria?

Are you living in Nanaimo and working in Victoria?  How would you like to take the train into work? Imagine boarding the Vancouver Island Dayliner at the E&N train station in Nanaimo at 6am and arriving in Victoria at 8am.  Have a relaxing trip: read, sleep or catch up on some work on your morning commute. Then the train would be back in the evening for the commute home!  The Island Corridor Foundation is working on this with other groups in the hopes this can become a reality.