The islands off the West Coast of B.C. are home to an inspired group of people eager to preserve and protect the unique culture of the area. With pressure placed on businesses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rural Islands Economic Partnership Society brought together stakeholders from across the rural islands to develop Island COMEBACK as a means for ‘keeping the island vibe alive’!
Here are recent news articles about the ways Island COMEBACK is supporting the rural island communities of BC.
Aqua Magazine, a Gulf Islands Newspaper, published a feature about Island COMEBACK in its January-February 2021 Issue, highlighting local businesses who are part of the Island COMEBACK community
The article below, published in August 2020, by the BC Government "Ideas Exchange", reviews the Island Comeback initiative in great detail. Download article.