Young people continue to inject fresh energy and entrepreneurship into many smaller B.C. communities. Take Sharie Minions, for example: A successful realtor and mortgage broker, in 2018 she was elected mayor of Port Alberni at age 30, making her the youngest mayor in Vancouver Island’s history. She now adds restauranteur to her resumé. Together with her husband, Colin, this past summer she opened Brie & Barrel, a casual Italian spot specializing in handmade pasta and wine flights.
Buy Here: 2019 average assessed value of a single-family home in Port Alberni: $299,000 (up 8%).
By Michael White