Carla Wilson

Nanaimo Port Authority CEO Ewan Moir leaves post after one year

Ewan Moir has left the Nanaimo Port Authority after one year as its president and chief executive. Ian Marr, the port’s senior vice-president, and Mike Davidson, vice-president of real estate, will...

BC Ferries to start accepting debit cards on some sailings

BC Ferries is accepting debit cards on its Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen vessels. The corporation has started a two-month test of debit cards, beginning with the Spirit of British Columbia on Wednesday...

Seaspan takes on new COO from Philadelphia shipyard

Seaspan Shipyards’ new chief operating officer is joining the B.C. company from Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia. Jari Anttila brings more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial...

B.C. shipyards urged to seek offshore partners to build ferries

The most practicable way to give B.C. shipyards a piece of impending new ferry construction is for local companies to partner with large offshore firms, says the executive director of the Association...

BC Ferries, premier want smaller ships built locally

BC Ferries has announced plans to have up to five new smaller ferries built to serve inter-island routes. The company is also speaking in favour of B.C. shipyards bidding for the work. “We want to...

Nanaimo-Vancouver foot-passenger ferry service will not happen this summer

Island Ferry Services will not be launching a foot-passenger service between Nanaimo and Vancouver this summer as expected. A company spokesman would not estimate Tuesday when the service might...

Victoria tops Christie’s global luxury housing markets list

Greater Victoria is on top of the world when it comes to the “hottest” housing markets around the globe, according to Christie’s International Real Estate. The company’s “luxury thermometer” for...

Nanaimo Port Authority planning new hub for importing cars from overseas

New European-built vehicles will be delivered and processed into Canada at a facility being prepared on Nanaimo Port Authority land, in partnership with Western Stevedoring. “The project has the...

First-home purchase program closing in B.C.

A short-lived and little-used loan program for first-time homebuyers in B.C. is coming to an end. Applications under the B.C. Home Owner Mortgage and Equity Partnership will be accepted until the end...

Richmond shipyard signs deal for Salish ferries warranty work

Meridian Marine Industries Inc., a Richmond company on the Fraser River, has inked a deal to handle warranty work for BC Ferries’ three new Salish-class vessels that were built in Poland. Meridian...