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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...

UVic condo plan for Old Town site irks Victoria councillor

The University of Victoria wants to turn a downtown heritage building that once housed a brothel into condos and housing for graduate students. The Duck’s Building, at 1316 Broad St., would be...

B.C. pension fund heavily invested in oil: UVic study

At a time when many British Columbians are protesting the Trans-Mountain pipeline expansion, their pension money is likely invested in oil, including Kinder Morgan, a University of Victoria study...

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...

Victoria’s Viking Air hiring 200 workers to rebuild firefighting bombers

Viking Air will hire more than 200 workers as the aviation manufacturing company starts a new program to rebuild a firefighting water bomber. The Victoria-based company said Monday (May 7) it will...

Oyster-linked illnesses damaging B.C. shellfish industry

A norovirus outbreak linked to people eating raw oysters from farms in south and central Baynes Sound has hurt B.C.’s entire shellfish industry, a growers’ association said Wednesday (May...

Phase-out of MSP premiums likely to result in higher property taxes

Many British Columbians could be facing property tax increases to cover the province’s shift away from Medical Services Plan premiums. In Victoria, city staff say a 2% increase in property taxes —...