Business and Industrial

Greg Willmon, left, from Devon Transport Ltd. of Nanaimo meets with Mike Surrell to talk about the transfer of ownership of Lady Rose Marine Services to Willmon and his partner Barrie Rogers. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

New owner says ‘business as usual’ after rescuing marine service to Bamfield

Greg Willmon said decision to purchase ailing Lady Rose Marine Services was easy

 

Letter to the editor.

Time to reconsider priorities and start a new philosophy of responsible natural resource use

Industry being allowed continuing access to fresh water quite environmentally irresponsible

  • Aug 5, 2021

 

Crofton mill was the scene of a Wednesday night fire. (File photo by Don Bodger)

5 Crofton mill workers treated for smoke inhalation after Wednesday night fire

One firefighter also treated for heat stress from fire in the mechanical pulp mill operation

 

A fire at the Paper Excellence Crofton mill was contained as of late Wednesday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)

Fire at Crofton mill contained late Wednesday night

No details yet on the extent of damage or the cause

A fire at the Paper Excellence Crofton mill was contained as of late Wednesday night. (File photo by Don Bodger)
Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)

The Day They Closed The Old Mill Down in song

Former member of Trooper captures the essence of small town struggles and triumphs

Frank Ludwig in the control room of his home studio. (Photo submitted)
Blake Sam applies paint to his building to cover up the bright blue colour. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Blue building being converted to Oxford grey

Colour change being marked favourably by the public

Blake Sam applies paint to his building to cover up the bright blue colour. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Michael Tremblay. Darren Hull photography

Charting The Course

Michel Tremblay navigates work and adventure

  • Mar 29, 2021
Michael Tremblay. Darren Hull photography
Bonsall Hill road work is going to be a considerable part of the Crofton Road improvements. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crofton Road work progressing on schedule

Paving to commence in May, completion expected in July

Bonsall Hill road work is going to be a considerable part of the Crofton Road improvements. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Australia a model for solving its freighter anchorage problem

A vessel arrival system just might provide an answer

  • Mar 4, 2021
Letters to the editor.
The Port of Nanaimo has signed a 50-year-agreement with DP World around short-sea shipping operations at Duke Point Terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)

Lease ‘important first step’ in $105-million Nanaimo port expansion project

Port of Nanaimo and DP World sign 50-year shipping operations agreement for Duke Point

The Port of Nanaimo has signed a 50-year-agreement with DP World around short-sea shipping operations at Duke Point Terminal. (News Bulletin file photo)
Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus Feb. 5, 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacGregor joins local First Nations leaders to address freighter anchorages in the Salish Sea

Letter sent to the new Minister of Transportation

  • Feb 6, 2021
Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus Feb. 5, 2021. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the Editor.

Ships and the ocean go together like bread and butter

Freighters can’t possibly be the only vessels that pose any harm to aquatic life

  • Dec 19, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
Letters to the Editor.

Expert panel on freighter anchorages missing the affirmative side

Canada’s image as a trading nation enhanced by getting products to distant markets

  • Dec 12, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
Letters to the Editor.

Freighters a positive presence

Many don’t have a problem with anchorages

  • Dec 12, 2020
Letters to the Editor.
Lamp standards have given the upgraded section of Chemainus Road a great look. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Improved route not a speedway

Chemainus Road looks great, but not a license for going faster

Lamp standards have given the upgraded section of Chemainus Road a great look. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letter writer thinks the beefs about freighters are all about waterfront property owners who don’t want them in their back yards. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Shipping trade the most economical and environmentally friendly mode

A lot of whining by self-serving people with waterfront property about freighters

  • Dec 5, 2020
Letter writer thinks the beefs about freighters are all about waterfront property owners who don’t want them in their back yards. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)

MacGregor to host expert panel for virtual town hall on freighter anchorages issue

Residents can participate through MP’s website or Facebook page Dec. 3

Freighter anchored off Kin Beach in Chemainus. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Bhagwan Mayer. (Photo submitted)

Organizer of transporting the World’s Largest Hockey Stick to Cowichan remembered

Bhagwan Mayer a “hard-working fellow who cared about his community.”

Bhagwan Mayer. (Photo submitted)
The No. 3 paper machine at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton mill will be brought back into production in the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Paper Excellence Canada announces restart date of Crofton paper machine

Nearly 60 jobs will return with the restart

  • Nov 24, 2020
The No. 3 paper machine at the Catalyst Paper Excellence Crofton mill will be brought back into production in the new year. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Mills fouling the air

Chemical content within wildfire smoke

  • Nov 7, 2020
Letters to the editor.