Transportation

BC Ferries is expecting a busy May long weekend and has added 110 extra sailings to help ease traffic. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

BC Ferries pads long weekend with 110 extra sailings as reservations sell out

More than 300,000 passengers and 100,000 vehicles expected over May long weekend

 

A section of train tracks on Vancouver Island. (Black Press Media file photo)

Trail advocates ask for active transportation along Vancouver Island’s rail line

Friends of Rail to Trail Vancouver Island lobbying owners of old E&N line to change their focus

 

Damage to vehicles from potholes on Highway 19 in late December, early January resulted in about 90 claims to the maintenence contractor. (Devon Matheson/Facebook photo)

Vancouver Island driver hits pothole in Island Highway pothole claims process

Damage during winter stretch north of Lantzville resulted in about 90 claims

Damage to vehicles from potholes on Highway 19 in late December, early January resulted in about 90 claims to the maintenence contractor. (Devon Matheson/Facebook photo)
The MV Quinsam is now on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Long lineups certain at Crofton ferry terminal again

With more people travelling and no immediate fix, summer promises traffic gridlock

The MV Quinsam is now on the Crofton-Vesuvius ferry route. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Cargo containers are seen stacked at port, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Ottawa pledges cash for supply chain problems, but plenty of gaps persist

Backed-up supply chains can lead to price hikes, product shortages and delays

Cargo containers are seen stacked at port, in Vancouver, on Thursday, February 10, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Truckers against Trafficking corporate partner Day & Ross has terminals across Canada including in Kelowna, Kamloops, Surrey, Richmond, Nanaimo and Victoria. (Day & Ross/Facebook)

‘Eyes on the road’: Canadian truckers fight human trafficking along highways

You don’t have to be a trucker to be a “trucker against trafficking” says senior executive

Truckers against Trafficking corporate partner Day & Ross has terminals across Canada including in Kelowna, Kamloops, Surrey, Richmond, Nanaimo and Victoria. (Day & Ross/Facebook)
Princess Cruises vessel Caribbean Princess is seen in this promotional image. The ship was scheduled to dock in Victoria on April 6, marking the first time a cruise ship has docked in Canadian waters since the pandemic began, but maintenance schedule changes cancelled the visit. (Photo Courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Victoria unfazed by cancellation as cruise industry tries to come back from COVID

COVID regulations won’t hamper 2022 season, says Greater Victoria Harbour Authority CEO

Princess Cruises vessel Caribbean Princess is seen in this promotional image. The ship was scheduled to dock in Victoria on April 6, marking the first time a cruise ship has docked in Canadian waters since the pandemic began, but maintenance schedule changes cancelled the visit. (Photo Courtesy of Princess Cruises)
Laura Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.

Calgary man speaks out after rockfall on Trans-Canada Highway kills daughter-in-law

Alan Tennant said his family didn’t realize it could happen, wants others to be aware of the risks

Laura Tennant was travelling through the Golden area when her car was struck with a boulder in a rockslide.
Provincial government staff host public engagement session over Cathedral Grove safety at the Port Alberni Friendship Center in 2019. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)

Future of Cathedral Grove’s high-alert parking lot pushed back onto the front-burner

Visitor safety and traffic congestion back under consideration after talks stalled in 2019

Provincial government staff host public engagement session over Cathedral Grove safety at the Port Alberni Friendship Center in 2019. (MIKE YOUDS/ Special to the AV News)
Washington State Ferries has confirmed it will not resume sailings between Anacortes in Washington State and Sidney this spring. (Black Press Media file photo)

Spring sailings cancelled between Vancouver Island, San Juans; summer sailings unlikely

Washington State Ferries cites lack of crew for cancellation

Washington State Ferries has confirmed it will not resume sailings between Anacortes in Washington State and Sidney this spring. (Black Press Media file photo)
Letters to the Editor.

Bus stop in Chemainus shouldn’t be a big issue

It’s not like reinventing the wheel

  • Feb 19, 2022
Letters to the Editor.
The MV Quinitsa docked at Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Speed up ferry terminal project

Lag time on redevelopment far beyond COVID impacts

The MV Quinitsa docked at Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
The MV Quinitsa docked at Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Crew shortage cancels Crofton-Vesuvius evening ferry schedule last Tuesday

Customers advised to check latest information for other possible disruptions before travelling

The MV Quinitsa docked at Crofton. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Letters to the editor.

Island railway going to remain just a footnote in the history books

Cars the predominant choice for transportation in survey

Letters to the editor.
Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Engine fire on board B.C. school boat off Vancouver Island; students, crew safe

Vessel taking students and staff from Gulf Islands to the high school on Salt Spring Island

Boats are seen anchored in the waters off Sidney Spit in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve east of Sidney, B.C., on Saturday August 5, 2017. Students and crew were safely rescued after an engine fire occurred on a passenger vessel that regularly serves as the local marine school bus for the southern Gulf Islands. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Trucker convoy raises millions in funds as vaccine-hesitant supporters flock to cause

‘Freedom Convoy’ says it has raised more than $3.5 million from some 46,500 donors

Truckers and supporters raise their fists and hold a banner before a cross-country convoy destined for Ottawa to protest a federal vaccine mandate for truckers departed in Delta, B.C. on Sunday, January 23, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Letters to the editor.

Island railway must be restored

If it isn’t obvious now it never will be

  • Jan 21, 2022
Letters to the editor.
Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Drivers told not to stop for photos along flood-damaged Coquihalla highway

Reopening to traffic quickly followed by reports of unprepared drivers

Crews work to repair the Bottletop Bridge on the Coquihalla Highway on Saturday, Nov. 27 2021. (B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure)
A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)

UPDATE: Spill of 30 crushed cars cleaned up on Highway 1 near Kamloops

Crews were on scene since 4:30 a.m. until almost 4 p.m. cleaning up

A semi-truck lost a load of crushed cars on the Trans Canada Highway near Kamloops Thursday morning. (A&M Towing)