B.C. Premier John Horgan has been announced as a guest speaker for the State of the Island Economic Summit a week and a half from now in Nanaimo. (NEWS BULLETIN file)

Premier announced as speaker for Island summit in Nanaimo

John Horgan to give an address at State of the Island Economic Summit Oct. 25

Those gathering at this month’s Island summit will have a chance to hear about the provincial government’s direction for the economy.

B.C. Premier John Horgan has been announced as a guest speaker for the State of the Island Economic Summit a week and a half from now in Nanaimo.

“After 16 years of a Liberal-led government, Premier Horgan leads an NDP/Green coalition bringing a different approach and a new agenda for B.C.,” notes an event press release. “What will this mean? Where are we headed? How will this work?”

Other topics, according to the release, include affordability, services and job creation.

Horgan will speak at a dinner Oct. 25 on the first day of the two-day summit.

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance will deliver its State of the Island Report at the summit. There will be a range of discussions over the two days including Vancouver Island’s film-industry potential, earthquake preparedness for business owners, and more.

The summit is an annual meeting of business, community and government leaders gathered for co-operative discussion about Vancouver Island’s economy

For more information or to register, visit www.viea.ca.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Nanaimo cat with a disability can still teach foster kittens ‘how to cat’

Life goes from sour to sweet for Lemon, an adopted cat from B.C. SPCA Nanaimo

Protesters in Nanaimo call for greater protection of old-growth forests

Extinction Rebellion organized rally at Maffeo Sutton Park on Saturday afternoon

VIDEO: Internet famous Yukon-based bhangra dancer explores Vancouver Island

Gurdeep Pandher spreads joy through dance, forms cross-cultural connections amid pandemic

Nanaimo River Road ‘hotspot’ for theft from vehicles, says RCMP

Over dozen reports of theft in past month, say Nanaimo RCMP, many victims were headed to backcountry

Process begins to try to get Lantzville lookout trail authorized

Regional District of Nanaimo staff will report back to parks and trails committee

QUIZ: Do you know the truth?

In what has been described as a post-truth era, how much do you know about truth and lies?

Simon Cowell breaks his back falling from electric bike

Incident happened at his home in California

Unofficial holidays: the weird and wonderful things people celebrate around the world

On any given day of the year, there are several strange, silly or serious holidays to observe

Missing teen visiting Courtenay found safe

She had last been seen going for a walk on Aug. 6

Moving on: Tanev scores 11 seconds into OT as Canucks oust Wild

Vancouver beats Minnesota 5-4 to move into first round of NHL playoffs

Island Health warning of spike in overdoses in Nanaimo area

Substance users advised to visit overdose prevention site on Wesley Street in Nanaimo

Do-over vote has similar result, 280-unit development in Lantzville going to public hearing

Mayor’s motion to rescind Clark/Medd application’s second reading fails 3-2

B.C. wildfire crews have battled 111 blazes in the last seven days

Twenty-nine fires remain active, as of Friday (Aug 7)

Fitness non-profit challenges citizens to invent a game to be physically active

The campaign was launched after a study showed only 4.8 per cent of children and youths in Canada met required standards of the 24-hour movement guidelines

Most Read