Looks like the east coast of Vancouver Island got a huge resolution increase in Google Earth. Previously, a large proportion of this area was low-resolution satellite imagery. Now much of the island appears in what looks like half-metre (18 inch) resolution. The copyright on this data reads IMTCAN, which I assume is Integrated Mapping Technologies. In general, this is a great upgrade and these photos really show off some of the recently improved terrain.
I feel sorry for the folks in Port Alberni though… Not only did they miss out on the new imagery for most of the city, but they also have a huge imagery glitch in the middle of their community:
There are a couple other places where the imagery was not very well edge-matched (some white triangles in the middle of the Strait of Georgia) and there are some really odd colours in the water, but I think that most people will be happy to trade consistancy for clarity.