Carla Wilson

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...

Vancouver Island man arrested in connection with $200m securities fraud

A Port Alberni man and former Victoria resident was arrested this week in connection with a $200 million international securities fraud. Colin Heatherington was arrested by RCMP in Port Alberni...

Vancouver developer buying Victoria’s Dockside Green

Bosa Development, the company that owns the Fairmont Empress Hotel, is purchasing Victoria’s multi-use Dockside Green development from Vancity. The sale for the planned community in VicWest closes...

Heat wave leading some B.C. workers to seek ‘cooler’ employment

High temperatures are bringing new meaning to the idea of holding down a red-hot job for some workers in the province. There’s nothing torrid about the over-heated tales readers are sharing of past...

Contentious Rockland development proposal sent to Victoria City Hall

A Rockland development proposal has been reworked and new plans are at Victoria City Hall for staff review. “It is considerably different,” Mike Miller, head of Abstract Developments, said June...

Vancouver developers drawn to Victoria to build in capital region’s core

A growing number of Vancouver developers are looking across the Strait of Georgia for opportunities in the capital region, where prices and housing demand are strong and the economy is...