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Conference Board Head Sees Bc Leading Canada’s Economy Chief Economist Glen Hodgson provides Western Business Outlook 2016 forum with provincial, North American and international overview BY MARK MACDONALD BUSINESS EXAMINER VANCOUVER ISLAND

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ANAIMO – British Colu mbia is ex pected to lead Canada’s economy in the near future, the Chief Economist of the Conference Board of Canada told attendees at the attendees at the Western Business Outlook 2016 gathering at the Coast Bastion Hotel May 19 Glen Hodgson, Senior V i c e -P r e s i d e n t a n d C h i e f E c o n o m i s t o f T h e C o n fe rence Board of Canada shared his insight while speaking on Economic Outlook: BC, Canada, U.S. and Beyond, sharing SEE CONFERENCE | PAGE 12

From left, John Hankins of Nanaimo Economic Development Corporation, Glen Hodgson, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada, Sohee Ahn, Executive Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations, British Columbia Ministry of International Trade, and Adrian Legin, President and CEO of Coastal Community Credit Union.

Design Firm’s Roots Run Deep In The Community CA Design: The Creative Team Behind Numerous Local Projects


UALICUM BEACH – With a passion for their craft, a love of their community and a lineage in construction that goes back generations, brothers John and Jeremy Larson, the co-owners of multi award-winning CA Design, literally have home building in their blood. “Jeremy and I grew up in construction, our Dad was a developer / builder, his Dad was a builder, his Dad was a builder so we’re the fourth generation of our family into construction and

development,” explained John Larson. Founded in Qualicum Beach by Jeremy Larson in 1997, CA Design is a full service design and consulting firm specializing primarily in the design of custom single family residences. Not builders themselves, the brothers Larson develop the designs for the properties (including multi-family and commercial projects) and work alongside of the clients and the construction companies to

see their imaginings turned into realities. “Having grown up with construction all around us we essentially fell into it,” John explained. “Jeremy started in drafting and moved onto a larger development company called IntraCorp and worked with them for 13 years managing design studios, including at the Craig Bay project in Parksville.” Today CA Design is a four person office that specializes in custom

single family residential designs. More recently the firm has been involved in multi-family project design and has completed some commercial work, including their contribution to the redevelopment of the Qualicum Beach Inn, an iconic landmark boutique hotel. “We did a full exterior and interior renovation, which resulted in a pretty extensive change to the hotel which used to be called the SEE CA DESIGN | PAGE 30

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