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Delegates from the Chinese city of Zhuanghe tour some of Powell River’s industrial and manufacturing facilities. Both

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1.2 Of the 800 acres owned by the PRSC Limited Partnership among the City of Powell River, Catalyst Paper Corp. and a Tla’amin First Nation

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by the Scia’new First Nation and the Trust for Sustainable Development. With up to 800 units proposed, the 100acre luxury development is one of several large-scale projects planned by bands across the region. Complementing these new accommodation projects, the provincial government, along with federal and local partners, has invested $200 million in major infrastructure projects across Vancouver Island and the Coast over the last two years. Among them are upgrades to the Belleville Street terminal– which houses U.S. customs and the ferry line between Victoria and Washington’s Port Angeles. Nanaimo Airport is also embarking this year on the first phase of a two-decade, $45 million facility improvement plan. Yet the Island is much more than tourism. Its technology sector is generating more than $3 billion in revenues and

SOURCE: STATISTICS CANADA

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