Carla Wilson

Victoria deemed most walkable city outside U.S.

Readers of the online TravelAwaits group ranked Victoria above the other Canadian cities on the list, Quebec City in 13th place and Vancouver in 15th

Gregory Martel, B.C. company no longer allowed to act as mortgage brokers

The B.C. Financial Services Authority said investigators obtained evidence indicating Martel and Shop Your Own Mortgage had conducted business 'in a manner prejudicial to the public interest'

B.C. biosolids could be headed to Richmond plant, Nanaimo quarry

LaFarge Canada says it may be ready to resume taking biosolids as fuel for its cement manufacturing facility in Richmond, while a new site has turned up at an old quarry near Nanaimo

Crofton mill to be idled for 30 days, Port Alberni for two weeks

Closures come just five months after senior governments contributed $18.8M to support the Crofton mill and its jobs

Work awarded for B.C. Ferries' fleet maintenance unit overhaul

Contract value is commercially sensitive and is not being disclosed, B.C. Ferries says

B.C. shipyards interested in $2.5B in funding to construct small coast guard vessels

Point Hope Maritime specializes in ship repair and maintenance, but it said Thursday it plans to 'explore this opportunity in more detail'

New program aims to train young B.C.'ers in manufacturing jobs

Secondary school students and recent graduates are eligible for the program, which will provide short-term paid work placements for those age 16 to 24

B.C. Hydro seeking contractor for major work on Ladore Dam

The request for proposals to upgrade the dam — near McIvor Lake west of Campbell River — and to supply and install spillway gates closes Aug. 30

Electric plane could be flying between Vancouver Island, mainland in two years: Harbour Air

The company is hoping the plane, at Victoria Harbour until Wednesday, will grab the attention of the federal government and convince it to contribute funds

Some B.C. hotels putting staff up in rooms amid housing shortage

Some hotels and resorts on Vancouver Island and elsewhere in the province are putting temporary foreign workers up in rooms just to make sure they have enough staff to get through the summer...