Carla Wilson

Vancouver-to-Nanaimo passenger ferry possible for summer

Walk-on passengers could be riding a direct Vancouver-to-Nanaimo ferry this summer provided needed investment funds come in for the venture, says an official for Island Ferry Services Ltd. “I can’t...

Port of Nanaimo plans to increase size of city’s downtown marina

The Port of Nanaimo is hoping to expand capacity at its boat basin marina under a $15-million capital plan developed following extensive consultation. “We are seeing a need for expansion,” said Mike...

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...