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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...

Provincial Liberals introduce bill for tax relief on commercial sites

The Opposition B.C. Liberals introduced a private member’s bill Wednesday aimed at giving tax relief to commercial property owners. Municipal affairs critic Todd Stone introduced a bill, the...

Big insurance-price jump for out-of-province drivers

Some part-time B.C. residents are in for sticker shock when they go to renew their vehicle insurance, thanks to new regulations brought into force in September. Under the new rules, aimed at helping...

Victoria takes fight over plastic-bag ban to Supreme Court of Canada

The fight over Victoria’s ban on single-use plastic bags is going all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada. Mayor Lisa Helps confirmed Wednesday that Victoria will seek leave to appeal a lower...

Mediated talks between union, Western Forest Products collapse, prolonging strike

Mediated talks have broken down between striking forestry workers and Western Forest Products as the labour dispute enters its 12th week. Western Forest Products and United Steelworkers Local 1-1937...

Vancouver Island industrial park welcomes weed work

Victoria’s BC Canna Park zoned for cannabis growing and distribution