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Vancouver Island film industry gets back into action

Film production on Vancouver Island has been showing signs of life in recent weeks, which is welcome news as casts and crews look to get back to business after months of inactivity. Three projects...

Ferries CEO asks for ‘patience’ heading into a summer of ‘sailing limitations’

BC Ferries president and CEO Mark Collins says the company will not be running as many sailings this summer as it did in 2019, although it still expects to be able to meet overall demand. Collins...

Restaurant survey says industry might take up to a year to recover

Restaurants across the country might need a more than a year to recover from the economic bruising of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is, if they can survive long enough to see daylight again. Those...

May backs Sonia Furstenau for leadership of B.C. Greens

Former federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May wants to see Sonia Furstenau as the next leader of the provincial Greens. May endorsed the Cowichan Valley MLA, who is deputy leader of the B.C. Green...

B.C. Housing explains why it paid millions above assessed value for Paul’s Motor Inn in Victoria

B.C. Housing paid about $15 million — several million above the assessed value — when it bought Paul’s Motor Inn to provide shelter and support for people without homes. The provincial agency says...

B.C.’s private bus companies at risk without aid, firms say

The pandemic will kill most of B.C.’s motor-coach companies if the provincial government does not come to the table with some sort of aid package, industry executives say. In a letter to...

B.C. Ferries set to add more sailings for summer

B.C. Ferries is continuing to ramp up its summer service, offering extra sailings starting on Thursday. These sailings come on top of additional sailings announced the previous week. Schedule...

Award-winning B.C. hotel sells for $5.6m under a court-ordered sale

A North Vancouver real estate company is buying the storied property, and says they plan to reopen it next year

These are the brands most trusted by Canadian consumers in 2020

The sixth annual trust index was based on surveys carried out pre-COVID and from a followup study showing how consumer trust has changed since then

Americans sailing north to Alaska causing waves of worry around Vancouver Island

A small stream of Alaska-bound American pleasure boats continues to travel along the east coast of Vancouver Island, despite a border closure barring non-essential travel, prompting concerns about...