Coming up Green: Powell River

Once B.C.’s foremost pulp-and-paper hub, Powtown is courting a new kind of green industry. The Toronto-headquartered cannabis producer Santé Veritas Therapeutics just finished converting a onetime Catalyst Paper office into a 40,000-square-foot medical-marijuana growing facility, set to start producing nearly three million grams per year. “We anticipate the facility will bring more than 100 new jobs to the region,” says CEO John Walker.

Buy here: Powell River average detached home value (2018): $328,000 (up 13%).

By Kirsten Rodenhizer