Carla Wilson

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...

Air Canada Rouge launching direct flights from Victoria to Montreal, Nanaimo to Toronto

Travellers from Vancouver Island will soon have the option of flying directly to Montreal and Toronto, as Air Canada Rouge is launching direct seasonal flights between Victoria and Montreal and...

Viking Air employees back on job after three-month layoff

Viking Air employees are on the job again after a three-month layoff that saw the company sell several new Twin Otters and move forward on future deals. “There are a number of deals that are coming...