Carla Wilson

Largest spill-response ship being readied in Victoria to work off B.C. coast

The K.J. Gardner is in Victoria after sailing from the Netherlands to start its new job working off B.C.’s coast

B.C. Ferries’ strong passenger numbers and earnings offset by higher operational costs

B.C. Ferries carried 7.8M passengers and three million vehicles in this year’s second quarter

Too-tall cruise ship docks in Victoria to have its funnel removed

The Carnival Panorama had been headed to a Portland shipyard for repairs, but was too tall to get under a bridge over the Columbia River

B.C. Ferries planning for seven new hybrid ferries to replace retiring Queens

Call for shipyards interested in designing and building the ferries closes Dec. 1, with the first vessel in the new ferry class expected to be ready for service in 2029

B.C. Ferries seeks buyers for Mayne Queen, other recently retired ferries

The Mayne Queen, the M.V. Bowen Queen, and the Powell River Queen, all built in 1965 in Victoria, are all part of a new request for expressions of interest closing Dec. 13.

B.C. Ferries asks for feedback in survey running until Nov. 28

A summary of the first stage of the engagement process is to be released in early 2024

B.C. introduces legislation to spur small-scale multi-unit home construction

Municipalities will be required to adopt new zoning bylaws to comply with the provincial changes by June 30 of next year

Pair short-term rental crackdown with vacancy controls, says B.C. advocacy group

Together Against Poverty Society says new restrictions on short-term rentals will potentially bring new 'desperately needed' rentals into the long-term rental market

Victoria sees record number of cruise-ship passengers

Not quite as many ship dockings, but the ships had more passengers

B.C. made wise move by restricting short-term rentals, says prof

Mark Holland says the move was needed to stop the proliferation of short-term rental units amid an affordable-housing shortage