Transportation

Gas stations around Greater Victoria saw a rush of customers Nov. 17 and 18 as residents feared a shortage following a partial closure of the Malahat. That panic buying, before trucks arrived with more fuel, caused the shortages, says one expert in supply chains. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Panic buying on Island affects gas availability more than gaps in supply chain

Shortages around Victoria result of Malahat partial closure so far, not lack of supply: experts

 

Excavation work on the Island Highway at Superior Road in Lantzville on Friday, Nov. 19, where a sinkhole opened up the day before. (B.C. Government photo)

UPDATE: Island Highway reopens north of Nanaimo after sinkhole caused closure

Sinkhole opened up Thursday, Nov. 18, on Highway 19 at Superior Road in Lantzville

 

A sinkhole at Superior Road in Lantzville has closed the Island Highway in both directions. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Sinkhole closes Island Highway in both directions north of Nanaimo

Traffic being detoured through Lantzville; sinkhole is at Superior Road

 

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Number of sites, looming winter, complicate ‘unprecedented’ B.C. highway repairs

B.C. government has already drawn up lists of available contractors and equipment

Flood waters cover highway 1 in Abbotsford, B.C., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)

BC Ferries sailing through the night between Mill Bay and Brentwood Bay

Closure of Malahat on Highway 1 prompts action to move traffic on South Island

  • Nov 15, 2021
B.C. Ferries MV Klitsa and crew will be doing extra duties tonight and overnight between Brentwood Bay and Mill Bay, in an attempt to get travellers stranded by the closure of the Malahat due to heavy rains to their destination. (Black Press Media file photo)
Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.

BC Ferries cancels eight sailings between Vancouver Island and mainland for Nov. 11 and 12

Additional round trips added to compensate for Spirit of Vancouver Island’s temporary loss

Travellers looking to go to and from Vancouver Island and Tsawwassen will need to watch for changes and cancellations in sailing Nov. 10 and 11. (Black Press Media file photo)
Don Denton/News staff October 20 2012 - The BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay.
A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)

Hwy. 4 camera at Sutton Pass remains down a year after lightning strike

Ministry of transportation and infrastructure says camera damaged beyond repair

A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)
A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)

Hwy. 4 camera at Sutton Pass remains down a year after lightning strike

Ministry of transportation and infrastructure says camera damaged beyond repair

A lightning strike destroyed this radio receiver at the summit of Porter Mountain knocking DriveBC’s Sutton Pass camera out of service in November, 2020. (Photo courtesy of B.C.’s ministry of transportation and infrastructure)
BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)

Fuel rebates to be discontinued by BC Ferries in December

Discontinuation applies to Metro Vancouver-Island routes

BC Ferries’ vessel Spirit of British Columbia arrives in Tsawwassen from Swartz Bay. (Black Press file)
Nanaimo RCMP say they expect the performance of a cut-out image of a Mountie on Speed Watch operations will be anything but flat when it comes to curbing speeders. (Photo submitted)

‘Const. Scarecrow’ has got his eye on you, Vancouver Island speeders

Nanaimo RCMP’s cut-out Mountie designed to remain stoic while accompanying Speed Watch volunteers

Nanaimo RCMP say they expect the performance of a cut-out image of a Mountie on Speed Watch operations will be anything but flat when it comes to curbing speeders. (Photo submitted)
A BC Transit bus leaves the Diversified Transportation Ltd. garage on Fourth Avenue Oct. 8, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

Trio of Port Alberni transit bus drivers test positive for COVID-19

‘low risk of transmission’ among staff, customers, says BC Transit

A BC Transit bus leaves the Diversified Transportation Ltd. garage on Fourth Avenue Oct. 8, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)

Late-night Nanaimo ferry sailings cancelled as Queen of New Westminster re-assigned

BC Ferries working to repair Spirit of Vancouver Island vessel

Queen of New Westminster. (News Bulletin file)
Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)

Island Coast Salish artist’s colourful design selected for newest BC Ferries vessel

Maynard Johnny Jr. honoured for his vision for the Salish Heron

Maynard Johnny Jr. created this steering paddle orca design using a playful colour palette and as he was painting the fun colours it reminded him of how playful and happy his granddaughter is, therefore becoming granddaughter orca. “I’m proud to be a part of the Coast Salish Renaissance and perpetuating the style to the forefront of the West Coast Native Art world,” he noted. (Photo submitted)
Clipper Vacations resumes its Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry service on Friday (Sept. 17), for U.S.-based passengers. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)

Victoria Clipper ferries visitors to the Island for first time in 18 months

Company resumes weekend service for U.S.-based passengers Sept. 17

Clipper Vacations resumes its Seattle to Victoria passenger ferry service on Friday (Sept. 17), for U.S.-based passengers. (Clipper Vacations/Facebook)
The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)

New lease agreement renews Nanaimo-Vancouver fast ferry hopes

Port of Nanaimo, Snuneymuxw announce deal with funding partner

The Port of Nanaimo and Snuneymuxw First Nation announced a lease agreement with Conqora Capital Partners for a long-term lease at the port’s Nanaimo Assembly Wharf. (Photo courtesy Nanaimo Port Authority)
A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: Ferry between Campbell River and Quadra Island resumes service

Service will operate in shuttle mode to accommodate the accumulated vehicle traffic from the earlier sailing cancellations

A Quadra man in the middle of a heart attack had difficulty getting on the ferry to go to hospital. File photo/Campbell River Mirror
Letter to the editor

LETTER: Tougher penalties are needed for bad drivers

Our legal system is completely inane when it comes to drivers…

  • Sep 8, 2021
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Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo

Retracing the long road to the Inland Island Highway

As it celebrates 20 years, a look back at the campaign to replace the old Island Highway

Local mothers and other interested parties travelled to Victoria to voice their opinions to Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi. Campbell River Courier-Islander photo
The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Ferry reservations close to full between mainland, Vancouver Island ahead of weekend

Those without bookings may experience sailing waits, BC Ferries warns

The majority of ferry reservations between the Mainland and Vancouver Island are full as of Thursday morning, ahead of the Labour Day long weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)

BC Ferries testing out midnight sailings from Nanaimo’s Duke Point

12:15 a.m. sailings will depart starting this month

B.C. Ferries’ Queen of New Westminster will run a midnight sailing between September and October from Nanaimo’s Duke Point terminal. (News Bulletin file)