Andrew Duffy

Townline’s Victoria project seeing heavy rental demand

Vancouver-based Townline has already leased 55% of its 106-unit residential rental building in Victoria’s Hudson District, even though the leasing centre has only been open a few days. Executives...

Third and final Salish Class ferry on its way to B.C. from Poland

Salish Raven, the last of three BC Ferries’ new Salish Class vessels, is on its way to British Columbia. Fuelled by natural gas, the ship left shipyards in Gdansk, Poland April 28 for a...

Premier urges U.S. coal shipment ban to fight softwood duties

Canada may want to consider retaliatory action if the United States refuses to come to the negotiating table and the legal wrangling over the softwood lumber dispute drags on, according If the...

Victoria sails closer to goal of being cruise ship home port

The Greater Victoria Harbour Authority’s (GVHA) goal of having a small or mid-sized cruise ship call Victoria home by 2020 has moved closer to reality. The organization says it took a major step...

Jet catamaran chosen for service between Victoria and downtown Vancouver

A company that has been offering passenger ferry service between Victoria and Seattle since 1986 has found its vessel and plans to launch passenger service between Victoria and downtown Vancouver in...

B.C. lumber industry applauds task force launched for U.S. lumber battle

The federal government has created a new federal-provincial softwood lumber task force as a way of coordinating Canada’s efforts in the softwood lumber dispute with the U.S. The body, chaired by...

Condo values jump in Victoria region in response to low inventory

As in Vancouver, homeowners in the Victoria region have seen double-digit increases in assessed property values, according to figures released this week by BC Assessment, with condos and townhouse...

Coast Capital Savings expanding out of B.C. in 2018

Following a lopsided membership vote, credit union Coast Capital Savings has announced it intends to spend next year seeking regulatory approval to operate across the country and plans to offer its...

Rental market tightens across Victoria region: CMHC

The rental housing market is tightening in Victoria in response to the region’s strong economy and idyllic environment. CMHC’s fall rental market report showed the region’s vacancy rate dropped to...

BC Ferries has profitable summer after visitor surge

BC Ferries realized a $95.2 million profit in 2016’s second quarter after a strong summer with plenty of American visitors, according to financial results released November 25. The corporation also...