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New hybrid-electric ferries to be floated into local waters on Friday

Break out your binoculars to watch the two new Island-class hybrid-electric ferries float off their partially submerged carrier vessel into local waters on Friday morning. The Sun Rise carrier,...

Former party leader Andrew Weaver quits Green caucus, will sit as independent

Former B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver has quit the party’s caucus and will sit in the legislature as an independent for the duration of his term. The Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA announced the...

V2V Vacations shutting down its Victoria-Vancouver ferry service

V2V Vacations, the passenger ferry service running between downtown Victoria and downtown Vancouver, announced Monday that it is shutting down. In a statement on its website, V2V Vacations said it...

Mediated bargaining breaks down for Western Forest Products workers

Western Forest Products announced Tuesday that talks have broken down in mediated bargaining that had resumed Dec. 12 with the striking United Steelworkers Union. Mediators Vince Ready and Amanda...

B.C.'s online camping reservation system revamped

Campers hoping to stay at B.C. parks will find a revamped online reservation system with new features on the Discover Camping website. Campers who can’t get a reservation for a favourite site...

Striking forestry workers rally in Nanaimo

Hundreds of unionized forest workers on strike since July 1 turned up the heat on Western Forest Products Wednesday by taking the fight to the company’s front door in Nanaimo. In what was a...

$200 million deal for four more electric-hybrid ferries

Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands has won a contract to build four more electric-hybrid ferries for B.C. Ferries that will be identical to two vessels that Damen just completed for the ferry...

Mooring steel from China to accommodate larger ships at Victoria’s Ogden Point

Work on a new mooring dolphin to accommodate larger cruise ships at Ogden Point in Victoria could start within two weeks, according to the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Ian Robertson, CEO of...

Passengers toast beer and wine on BC Ferries

Ryan Kelly of Tacoma, Washington, couldn’t believe it Thursday as he rode Coastal Celebration to Vancouver while enjoying a surf-and-turf buffet and a beer while watching breaching whales. “I think...